Celebrate Mom with Vino in the Valley

Vino in the Valley - Celebrate MomMoms…we love them, and heck, we wouldn’t be here without them. And, as we like to joke, we’re all the reason that they drink. So bring your mom down to Vino in the Valley to celebrate her day in a special way!

Join us Sunday, May 10, from 12 – 6pm (get your reservations in now for group of 10 or more). For Mom we’ve got free flowers, free chair massage, and Free Flat Pennies Ice Cream Dessert! We’ll have wagon rides through the vineyard, and entertainment by local favorites, Colleen Raye and family (Trey, Reed, and maybe Jenny), for all to enjoy!

Sounds like the makings of a great afternoon! Come on down, sip on a glass of wine, and enjoy some great fun and entertainment with Mom. She’ll love you for it!

Open Air Solutions’ Motion Vinyls the Solution for Us!

We love our open air Pavilion here at Vino in the Valley; there’s nothing like enjoying a great meal and a glass of wine while taking in the spectacular views! But our dining arrangements make our guests vulnerable to quickly changing weather conditions. Wind, rain and unseasonably cool temps sometimes put a damper on our guests’ dining experiences, even though we did our best to make everyone comfortable, and they never seemed to let the weather ruin their great time!

Still, we’ve always been on the lookout for just the right solution, and we found it with Open Air Solutions and their Motion Vinyls. New for our 2015 season, we’ll be able to maintain our open air atmosphere, while also offering sun, wind and weather protection for our guests.

With the push of a button we can enclose our eating area should inclement weather roll in. We can also enclose the Pavilion for our Christmas at Vino in the Valley weekends, and keep our guests toasty warm, while still offering a clear view of the winter scenery! We’re so happy with our decision that we partnered with Open Air Solutions on a television commercial. Consider this your first glimpse of our new Pavilion accessory!

We think the commercial turned out pretty great, but you know what seems to be getting all the attention? You guessed it; the blooper reel! If you thought I would be a natural behind the camera I had you all fooled! But not to be outdone, Jeff from Open Air Solutions, made a few mistakes himself. Go ahead, laugh along with us…

We’re pretty excited about our Motion Vinyls from Open Air Solutions. Jeff and his team were extremely efficient with the installation, and the quality of my panels and their work is amazing. I can’t wait to show them off to our guests this season and invite you all to come see them for yourselves!

New at Vino in the Valley

Vino in the Valley Opens May 7, 2015We sure missed you this winter and this recent round of nice weather made us even more excited for season 2015 at Vino in the Valley. We’ll be opening doors for the season on Thursday, May 7. We can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been up to! Here’s a teaser of what’s in store for our guests this season:

  • Our kitchen staff has been busy creating a unique line-up of special entrees! Just what they do will remain our secret… that is until the day they are announced as a day or weekend special. Watch our Facebook page for special announcements. And, you never know, the most popular of these dishes may make their way on to our regular menu someday?!
  • Last season we announced that Vino in the Valley private label red and blush would be produced by Cannon River Winery. The feedback on our “new” Rush River Red and Lost Creek Sunset was so overwhelming, that we made the decision to have Cannon River Winery produce our Moonlight Whisper white, too. Crisp and refreshing; we can’t wait for you white wine lovers to try it!
  • No more walking across the grass (unless you want to). A new sidewalk will guide our guests from the pavilion to our Bella Sera patio bar. And we’re expanding our patio area to allow more space for umbrella covered patio tables. What a great spot to enjoy a bottle of wine and some entertainment on a sunny summer afternoon.
  • Protecting our environment here in the valley has always been a top priority for us. To even further reduce our carbon footprint, we’re installing solar panels and are proud that beginning this season our operation will be partially run by renewable solar power.

And now for the most exciting addition of all… we worked with the great people at Open Air Solutions to recommend a solution that would allow us to maintain our open air atmosphere, while also offering sun, wind and weather protection for our guests. After discussing our options we chose to install Motion Vinyls on the Pavilion. With the push of a button we can enclose our eating area should inclement weather roll in. We can also enclose the Pavilion for our Christmas at Vino in the Valley weekends, and keep our guests toasty warm, while still offering a clear view of the winter scenery! We’re so happy with our decision that we partnered with Open Air Solutions on a television commercial. Have you seen it? If not, you can view it here.

So now you understand why we’re particularly excited to kick off our 2015 season on Thursday, May 7, and are literally counting the days until our opening night! We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Win a Private Dinner in our Vineyard!

Vino in the Valley - Win a Private Dinner in our VineyardAs many of our longtime friends and customers will recall, we kicked off last season’s opening with a Facebook contest. The grand prize was a dinner for two in our vineyard and an overnight stay at Maiden Rock, WI’s, beautiful Journey Inn. The prize was awarded to Chris and Natalie McClory and they were a delightful couple who thoroughly enjoyed their overnight stay in the area. Since then, we’re continuously asked if we would ever do a similar prize giveaway again.

Your wish is our command! Earlier this week we launched another contest on our Facebook page. Grand prize… you guessed it! A private dinner package at Vino in the Valley! The drawing will take place when our Facebook page hits 15,000 followers. You’ll want to hurry and get your entry in; only about 500 “likes” to go before we select our winner!

Picture it… A private dinner for two in our vineyard (complete with valley views and full V.I.P. treatment). You and your date will enjoy your choice of appetizer, fresh brick oven bread, your choice of entrees, and to finish off the meal, you’ll be served one of our delectable desserts. Where’s the wine, you ask? Don’t worry; we’ll be including a bottle of vino (your choice from our wine list), as well.

Before dinner, your V.I.P. treatment will begin with a private tour of our grounds. See the confluence of Lost Creek and the Rush River, hear the story of the great flood of 2010, and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a fly fisherman in mid-cast.

Enjoy a leisurely evening with us, and when your visit concludes there will be a bed waiting for you at Journey Inn Bed & Breakfast, located about 15 minutes away near Maiden Rock, WI. Designed as an earth-friendly, soul-pleasing building on 66 acres of prairie, hilly woodland and a spring-fed creek, Journey Inn is a destination that inspires and restores. We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up your special night!

The experience will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015, and we hope it inspires you to stay for a long and relaxing weekend on the West Coast of Wisconsin. Good luck, and regardless of whether you’re the winner, we look forward to seeing you at Vino in the Valley this season!

This prize package could be yours! We’ll be giving it away to one lucky winner by random drawing from among our page followers when our page hits 15,000 fans! Register, and learn how you can earn extra entries, HERE.

Kicking off the 2015 Season on May 7, 2015!

Slide1I think it’s pretty safe to say that even with a mild winter we’re all ready for summer! Well, you can join us in our excitement for Vino in the Valley’s opening on Thursday, May 7. We hope you can make it down for dinner or a glass of wine (or craft beer) during our opening weekend.

Opening weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 7-10, 2014!

You can check our hours here. And as always, for Vino in the Valley news as it happens, you’ll want to like our page on Facebook.