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The state of Wisconsin is actually the original American home to the Hungarian born Father of the California Wine Industry, the legendary Agoston Haraszthy. Before leaving for California in the middle of the 19th century, Haraszthy was a key figure in the early settlements of Wisconsin and a very successful farmer and businessman here. Haraszthy did plant the first wine grapes in the state, but frustration with the difficult Midwest climate refocused him on making his fortune with hops and grains. Would that he could see the renewal of winegrowing interest in Wisconsin today. Today Wisconsin is home to about a dozen wineries, most making a combination of grape and fruit wines. Despite there being an official AVA (Lake Wisconsin AVA) in the state, only a few producers actually grow their own or make wine from locally grown grapes, most opting to bring in grapes from California, Washington, and New York States. Of the locally grown grapes, hybrids dominate with varieties like Seyval, Vidal, Marechal Foch Read more »

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  • St. Croix

    St. Croix grapes produce medium to full bodied, dry, deep red wines with low tannins, good fruity aromas, and have cu...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Wisconsin View all

  • Red Oak Vineyard

    Red Oak is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard started in 2002. Click here for more h...

  • Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery

    Award winning wines from estate-grown grapes are a part of the wine experience that waits for you...

  • Autumn Harvest Winery

    Established in 2004 as the Chippewa Valley's first winery, Autumn Harvest Winery produces 12 wine...

  • Botham Vineyards

    Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s Iowa County Uplands and surrounded by more than 900 acres of ...

  • Orchard Country Winery

    Residing above the bluffs of Fish Creek, the Lautenbach family estate, known as Orchard Country c...

  • Mason Creek Winery

    Making wine in small lots allows us to ensure our handcrafted high quality wines right down to th...

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