Enjoy a Tasting at these Wisconsin Wineries this Fall

Wisconsin Wineries, photo of ripe grapes on the vine

Our Midwest region provides a list of fantastic activities for a fun weekend or extended getaway in the Driftless Region. Among these leisurely options, wine tasting at the Wisconsin wineries nearby is a particular favorite of ours. This exquisite experience provides the opportunity to savor grape varietals grown in the Upper Mississippi Valley AVA, as well as outstanding fruit-based wines that can only be found in Wisconsin.

Vineyards have been a part of our state’s history since the mid-19th century. However, it wasn’t until 1967 that the first modern Wisconsin winery, the von Stiehl Winery, was established. Today, more than 60 Wisconsin wineries offer vineyard tours and wine tastings, and many have fantastic food options too. Among the most successful grape varieties that thrive in the humid summers and survive the cold winters are Marquette and LaCrescent, two popular hybrid-grape varieties.

As a guest at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast resort, Justin Trails, you’ll be in a great location to explore the nearby Wisconsin wineries. There’s a handful within 30 to 45 minutes of our Inn, and the scenic byways are even more beautiful in autumn when the fall colors are in full glory. Our resort offers a variety of lodging styles for your upcoming getaway, from private B&B suites and luxury log cabins in Wisconsin to glamping tents and cozy, traditional campsites. Start planning your last-minute fall getaway and book your lodging today! 

Wisconsin Wineries for wine tasting near our cabins, photo of a happy couple wine tasting

Add These Wisconsin Wineries to Your Itinerary

Imagine spending a lovely day on the rolling backroads of the Driftless Region, the beautiful fall colors outside your car window, and stopping off at some of the best Wisconsin wineries for tours, tastings, and a meal. It’s bound to be an unforgettable adventure on your next getaway. 

Here are five Wisconsin wineries, all within under an hour of Justin Trails Resort: 

  1. Elmaro Vineyard: One of our favorite places for wine tasting is in Trempealeau, WI, about 45 minutes from our resort. You’ll love the sweeping vineyard views at this beautiful Tuscan estate nestled in the Mississippi River Valley with an emphasis on Midwest grape varietals. The unique location offers the ideal conditions for cold-hearty vines to thrive. Elmaro Vineyard was voted the 2016 Wisconsin Winery of the Year and continues to be one of the best places for wine tastings! 
  2. Tenba Ridge Winery: Another great selection of Wisconsin wineries in Trempealeau, this gorgeous wine terrace location looks out over thousands of acres of woodlands. The award-winning wines are bold and floral, offering some of the best cold-weather varietals grown in the Driftless Region. They also have a fantastic happy hour every Friday from 5 to 6 pm! 
  3. Creekside Winery: Open on Saturday and Sunday only, this winery in Black River Falls is a lovely place to taste their big, bold reds and crisp, fruity whites. Weather permitting, find a spot on their expansive outdoor patio overlooking lush forests. 
  4. Vernon Vineyards: This vineyard and tasting room is about half an hour from our cabins in Wisconsin. They offer a wide selection of whites, reds, and blushes, ranging from dry to sweet, light to full-bodied, crisp to fruity, and everything in between. 
  5. Burr Oak Winery: This family-owned and operated winery in Lisbon, WI, offers various cold-weather varietals for tastings. This is one of the best Wisconsin wineries for a truly original experience. 

For those who would prefer to stay close to Sparta during your visit, Cork & Barrel is a fantastic wine bar downtown. Head here for bottle selections from the best Wisconsin wineries, international choices, fun events, and craft cocktails. 

After exploring the nearby Wisconsin Wineries our beautiful cabins in Wisconsin will be awaiting your return

The Coziest Cabins In Wisconsin for Your Next Getaway

Do you dream of escaping to a secluded nature retreat in a private valley in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin? Unplug and return to the simple life in our luxury cabins in Wisconsin. Wake to birds singing and step out into nature for your morning coffee. Each cabin’s vibe is campfire-snug, with roaring fireplaces, spectacular foliage views, and much more privacy than your average cabin. There’s nothing quite like heading out to explore the nearby Wisconsin wineries, knowing you have such a fantastic lodging option awaiting your return.

The Little House on the Prairie Cabin (pictured above) is a delightful destination for couples to relax and refresh. It’s one of the most romantic log cabins in Wisconsin for a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or even just a quick getaway to reconnect. Relax in a queen-size bed and watch the flickering flames in the gas fireplace, or climb the ladder to the private loft, where you’ll find a BainUltra Whirlpool tub with stunning views of our wooded property.

In the mornings, join us in the Lodge for a fresh-made, hearty breakfast with sweet and savory options, piping hot coffee, and a bright atmosphere to start your day on the right foot. If you want to stay nearby, our property offers many wonderful fall things to do, including hiking trails, two championship disc golf courses, and so much more. We can’t wait to host you in the heart of the Driftless Region! Book your lodging today. 

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