End of the Year Blow Out Sale!

end-of-year-sale-12-16-1It’s time for our end of the year blow-out sale! It’s our way of clearing off the Gift Shop shelves to make way for new merchandise and wine for the 2017 season.

Receive 20-50% off all Gift Shop merchandise. PLUS… Buy 2 bottles of wine, get 1 free! Wine discount good on all inventory offered in the Gift Shop!

Now’s the time to stock up on your winter wine and holiday gift purchases! Visit the Vino in the Valley Gift Shop Saturdays & Sundays, December 10, 11, 17 and 18, 11am – 6pm.

The Biggest Gift Certificate Sale of the Year is Here!

gift-cert-sale-2016We know the sooner you finish your holiday shopping, the sooner you can enjoy the season (and your wine)! That’s motivation enough for us to make your gift-giving as easy as possible this year.

Vino in the Valley gift certificates make great gifts, and from now until December 24, 2016 when you purchase $100 in gift certificates you receive an additional $20 gift certificate FREE!

Take advantage of this special opportunity in the Vino in the Valley Gift Shop during business hours (see our holiday hours here). Or by calling 715-639-6677. Or by visiting the following locations:
Voila! Media Group (purchase by December 16) – Hudson, WI
Lori’s Salon and Day Spa – River Falls, WI
Body Kneads Massage & Wellness Center – Red Wing, MN
The Twisted Oak Coffee House – Prescott, WI
JoJo’s Jewelry & Gifts – Ellsworth, WI
Langer’s Bar – El Paso, WI

Why not give the gift of an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime…Good Vino, Good View and Good Vibes! We can’t imagine a more perfect gift.

Start a Family Tradition: Join Us for our Christmas Weekends

img_3027If you happened to join us last year for our Christmas weekends, you know it’s purely magical; kind of like walking into a Norman Rockwell painting! If you’ve yet to experience a country Christmas “Vino-style”, you must check it out for yourself… And bring the whole family!

We’ve put the sides down on the pavilion for the festivities and our heaters keep things nice and warm. Enjoy sleigh or wagon rides around the vineyard, visit with Santa (Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm), or sit by the fire! We will be serving up our famous brick oven Pizzas and Italian Nachos. Oh, and how can we forget the wine? Yes, the wine will be flowing (as will the hot cocoa for the kids). And the kiddos will also have to check out our “Cookie Decoration Station”!

Adjacent to Vino in the Valley you’ll see our Rush River Tree Farm. Add to your holiday memories and enjoyment with a beautiful and lush fresh Christmas tree. ‘Choose & Cut’ your own tree or make a selection from our inventory of fresh cut trees. Varieties include Balsam, Fraser Fir, Canaan, and White Pine (long needle) with sizes varying from 5′ to 10′. Prices start at just $30 and include shake, bale, and drilling for stands. We also offer beautiful fresh wreaths and swags and spruce tips for holiday decorating at your home or business.

Visit our gift shop where you can pick up a few bottles (or a case) of your favorite Vino in the Valley wines for hostess gifts and your personal holiday enjoyment. And don’t forget to bring your gift list and get a few presents handled. The gift shop is fully stocked with merchandise and you can never go wrong with a Vino Gift Certificate.

Plan your Christmas outing with family and friends this December for Christmas at Vino in the Valley!ChristmasSlide6

Open weekends November 26 – December 18: Saturdays and Sundays 11am-6pm

Additional hours on Black Friday –  Friday, November 25, open from 11am-6pm! Join us for our Black Friday Specials at Vino…
• Order a large 14″ pizza and get a bottle of wine for 1/2 off!
• 20% everything in the Gift Shop! All wine, clothing, jewelry, and more!

 

Horse Drawn Vineyard Tours Again This Weekend!

14691248_10211380596660708_1523820959027576373_oWell folks, the last weekend for our 2016 regular season is upon us. But it’s going to be a great one! The Star Belgians will be making another rare fall appearance at Vino in the Valley this weekend – October 29-30!

The mother and daughter team of Dahkota & Avalon will be taking our guests on a beautiful fall tour of our vineyard, along the Rush River and throughout our grounds, all at no charge.

Plus, be sure to enjoy everything else Vino has to offer! We have a great line-up of entertainment; Don & Doreen on Saturday and Tommy Bentz on Sunday. We’ll be serving up our full menu on Saturday and our famous buffet on Sunday (brick-oven specialties – pizzas and nachos – also available on Sunday).

 

Horse-Drawn Vineyard Tours
Saturday: 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm

Vino in the Valley Hours
Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

Bring the entire family and plan to spend a beautiful fall day of fun in the valley!

Horse Drawn Vineyard Tours this Weekend!

belgians-3-2The Star Belgians will be making a rare fall weekend appearance at Vino in the Valley this weekend – October 22-23!

The mother and daughter team of Dahkota & Avalon will be taking our guests on a beautiful fall tour of our vineyard, along the Rush River and throughout our grounds, all at no charge.

Plus, be sure to enjoy everything else Vino has to offer! We have a great line-up of entertainment; Stacie, Russ, and Steve on Saturday and Mare Lennon on Sunday. We’ll be serving up our full menu on Saturday and our famous buffet on Sunday (brick-oven specialties – pizzas and nachos – also available on Sunday).

Horse-Drawn Vineyard Tours
Saturday: 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm

Vino in the Valley Hours
Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

Bring the entire family and plan to spend a beautiful fall day of fun in the valley!

Sip, Swirl, Savor: Join us for our Annual Fall Festival

We would like to extend a formal invitation to you and your friends to join us for our upcoming customer appreciation day! Join us Saturday, October 8, for Fall Festival: Swirl, Sip, Savor! We’ve planned a big event for you this year, full of activities, food, artisan vendors, and giveaways! And best of all, it’s dedicated to you – our customers.

Be sure you’re following our Facebook page; we’ll be sharing updates about the event as the day draws near! We look forward to seeing and celebrating you!

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Living Social Reminder

LS_Logo_Color_CMYKWe just wanted to remind those who have yet to use this year’s Living Social offer that the expiration date is quickly approaching. Our Living Social offer expires on Sunday, October 30 (although, after that date we will still honor your certificate for the amount paid).

As you might expect, with an offer this good, there were a few strings attached… Remember, as stated in the rules on your certificate, only one offer per table per visit (sorry folks, this will be strictly enforced).

Announcing our New WeatherBug Special

01-01All this crazy rainy weather has had Larry glued to WeatherBug checking the latest forecast. As they say, you win some, you lose some… we’ve had some gorgeous days this season, and some downpours, too (thank goodness for those new motion vinyls!).

Well, if you can’t beat ’em then we’ll join ’em. We’re not going to let the weather keep us down, especially on Thursdays!

Introducing… Our WeatherBug Special!

Each Thursday afternoon at 3pm Larry will refer to his trusty WeatherBug. The chance of rain for 6pm that evening will become the discount off a house bottle of wine with the purchase of an entrée.

For example…
30% chance of rain = 30% off
60% chance of rain = 60% off
100% chance of rain = yep, that bottle of wine is free!

If we’re not going to be blessed with sunshine, we might as well drink wine, right? Keep your eye to our Facebook page this Thursday when we announce the evening’s discount!

(Only 1 discount per bottle per table. Ask for the “WeatherBug Special” when placing your order.)

Storm Damage Causes Detour

directions_signWow, that was some storm that blew through the Rush River Valley and surrounding areas last night. We’ve sustained some minor damage here on our grounds, but clean-up is underway and we’ll have things looking beautiful again for our guests when we open for the weekend tomorrow night.

However, we did experience one major loss due to flash flooding. The bridge on 400th Street, Vino in the Valley’s access from Highway 10, has been washed out, and it’s unknown how long it will be before the bridge can be replaced.

Needless to say, 400th Street is closed and this closure will affect our visitors coming on Highway 10 from destinations west. But never fear; there’s more than one way to get to Vino in the Valley…

Feel free to download our handy map by following the link below. We’ve outlined a few of our favorite alternate routes (including a few short-cuts only the locals know!). You’ll find that none of them take you very far out of your way; and you may even find a shorter and more beautiful road that will become your preferred trek!

Please keep in mind that these routes are on narrow, local roads with several houses and farms along the way; many of which are homes to small children.  As you get off the main highways, please reduce your speed and be aware of children playing, folks walking or riding bikes, farm equipment, etc. We want to be sure everyone stays safe.

Download map here.

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We will be receiving an update in the coming days as to the status of the bridge replacement and road closure. We’ll be sure to keep you posted each step of the way! Please be sure to “like” our page on Facebook so that you will see updates come across your news feed. If you’re not on Facebook, then the next best way is to be sure your email address is included in our email database (sign up here).

It’s times like this that we’re especially grateful for you. Most businesses would be more than a little bit concerned when the main road to their business is closed unexpectedly. I’ll admit; we were in shock (and a little panicked) when we first heard the news. But as they say, it could be worse. We’re grateful and know our customers won’t let this stand in the way of their Vino visit!

We look forward to seeing you all real soon!

Larry and the Vino in the Valley Team

Red, White, and Blues at Vino in the Valley

Great wine, delicious food, and awesome music… Commemorate the Independence Day holiday by joining us for Red, White and Blues on Sunday, July 3, featuring the music of Trevor Marty and the Tommy Bentz Band with our famous fireworks show at dusk.

Grab family and friends for a fun afternoon and evening in the valley. Take a tractor tour around the vineyard, enjoy a glass of wine or a beer on the patio, listen to blues music over a pasta dinner… Then grab your lawn chairs or blanket and settle in for the fireworks show after dusk!

It’s a patriotic evening in the valley you won’t want to miss!

The last seating of the night will be at 9pm (our staff want to take in the fireworks, too!). There’s no admission charge. Sorry, no carry-on allowed on the grounds.

Check out this entertainment line-up!

3:30pm – 5:30pm Trevor Marty

Singer-songwriter guitarist Trevor Marty plays in a classic style drawing on Blues, Folk and Americana. Trevor performs regularly around the Midwest with his base in Rochester, MN. He’s a 4th generation gigging musician; for the last 80 years someone in his family has been entertaining the masses and it’s Trevor’s turn at bat. Whether he’s playing a resonator or his flattop guitar, his joy for playing is palpable and addictive!

6:00pm – 9:00pm Tommy Bentz Band

The Tommy Bentz Band is a trio that often gets described as Van Morrison meets the Allman Brothers. Led by singer-songwriter Tommy Bentz, one hears strong soulful vocals with tasty slide and lead guitar, a rock-solid rhythm section with tight vocal harmonies that often makes the listener think that as many as 5-6 people are on stage. The band tours around the Midwest and yearly to the UK, for their annual fall tour, playing 2 blues-rock festivals in Ireland and Scotland this September. Enjoy blues and blues rock classics from artists like Clapton, Allman Brothers, SRV, The Band, Freddie King, as well as songs from their 4 original albums.

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