Celebrate Mother’s Day at Vino in the Valley

Moms…we love them (and really, 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 this Sunday, May 8, from 11–5 pm (get your reservations in now for groups of 10 or more… they’re going fast!). For Mom, we’ve got free flowers and a free glass of house wine (or dessert if they don’t drink). Plus, a $10 gift card for a future trip to Vino!

Enjoy music by the Karina Kern Duo, and tractor-pulled wagon rides.

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

Now Open for the 2022 Season!

It’s been a cold winter and a crummy spring – I know we’re all itchy to get back outside and enjoy some great food, wine, and good times. Just in time for the start of our season, the weather looks to be finally turning around!

This weekend, we kick off our 16th season! Can you believe that?! 16 years!

Thursdays: 5-10pm (sorry, no Steak Night at this point due to an insane increase in prices)
Fridays: 5-10pm
Saturdays: 3-10pm (patio bar opens at 1pm)
Sundays: 11am-5pm (buffet and brick oven specialties)

And what’s new this year…Bloody Marys will be available each and every Sunday this season! Featuring Trumies award-winning Vodka (Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co.) and Nan’s Naughty And Nice Bloody Mary Mix (Hudson, WI) served with our own Vino Antipasto Skewer!

We hope to see you soon!

Now Hiring! A Note from Larry

Hi Folks,

We’re getting ready for our 2022 season and looking forward to welcoming you back to Vino in the Valley beginning May 5 (that’s Mother’s Day Weekend–get that date on your calendar!).

Part of our prep for a great season is recruiting an awesome team who will guarantee you the best time when you visit! People tell me that might be tough this year because of a tight labor market. I hear them but I also know that a job at Vino in the Valley isn’t like any other job out there. I wanted to share what makes working with us unique in case you or someone you know would be interested in joining our team this year.

We think of Vino in the Valley as a place where you can work and grow. We love to mentor young people in their first jobs, give college students time in the summer for work and for fun, offer moms and dads a change of pace and opportunity to earn extra family income, and give retired folks a way to get out and socialize and supplement their retirement.

The #1 qualification we look for in a candidate is a positive attitude. Next is work ethic. We can train on the rest, and to us, there’s nothing better than to see eager team members grow in their roles here. The more you learn and advance, the more you’ll earn, too.

Those working in the restaurant or foodservice industry, we value your experience. If you’re looking for an exciting new change, give us the opportunity to meet you and make an offer that could possibly match or beat your current job!

If you love being social, meeting new people, and hearing their stories, being a server, host, bartender, or table runner will be like a vacation for you! Our guests visit from all over the region (and sometimes from further away). They are the greatest and come to have fun. You’ll meet some interesting characters and make new friends!

If you’re more of a behind-the-scenes person, that’s perfect for our cook, kitchen, and pizza maker positions. You get to work with a great team, make delicious food, and learn how to work our pizza ovens!

With today’s schedules, flexibility is important. You pick your own hours every week and every month. We will work around your vacations, family functions, school, and even other jobs. Work as much as you would like or as little as a few days a month.

Did I mention our staff gets employee discounts on food, beverages, and in the gift shop? How’s that for a bonus?!

And all this in the most amazing work environment that includes fresh air, sunny days, and million-dollar views!

Of course, you’ll find all the details on our website, along with a short pre-application form if you’re interested in getting the application process rolling. And please forward this along to your friends, family, and neighbors so we can meet them, too!

Thank you for being such a supporter of Vino in the Valley. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Larry

The 8th Annual Rush River Folk Festival returns to Vino in the Valley

The 7th Annual Rush River Folk Festival will take place at Vino in the Valley, Maiden Rock, WI, on Saturday, September 5. Three regional musical acts will provide two-hour outdoor concerts during the event, with tasty Italian food, wine, and other beverages available for enjoyment.

Announcing our Friday Night Salmon Specials!

We’re excited to announce that we’re adding salmon to our menu as our Friday Night Special! We’ve teamed up with the folks from Superior Fresh Aquaponics in Hixton, WI to bring you some of the freshest and healthiest salmon cuts in the county! Harvested Monday, on your plate by Friday. Starting tomorrow we will be featuring their fresh Atlantic Salmon and organic greens on our Friday night specials.

Get ready to be impressed with these two dishes coming at you this Friday…
Fresh Salmon Dinner
Salmon fillet butter-grilled to perfection and served with garden rice pilaf and herbed broccoli. $24

Salmon Salad
Salmon fillet buttered-grilled and served on a bed of organic mixed greens and drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette. $18

Specials will change weekly. 

Our Arcadia Location is For Sale

I want to be sure that you have all heard the big news concerning our Arcadia location…

Buffalo County has and will always hold a very special place in my heart. When the opportunity arose to purchase Hansen’s Hold-up in 2017 I jumped at the chance to share a bit of my ‘Vino in the Valley’ location with others, in Buffalo County, over the Valley. (Plus, to have a biker bar named after me, I mean come on, that’s pretty cool!)

Unfortunately, I’ve come to find out that I’m not as spry as I once was. Managing three successful businesses, in two separate locations, has proven to be more than I can keep up with. So I’ve made the difficult decision to sell my little slice of Buffalo County – both the Larry’s Lookout and Vino Over the Valley location.

In having conservations about this with our guests at Vino in the Valley, I’ve heard so many times, “I haven’t made it down to your other location yet.” Well, now’s your chance! Both businesses (Larry’s Lookout and Vino Over the Valley) will remain open and operating until the right buyer comes forward. So please make sure you stop by and see us this summer.

Now Open for the 2021 Season!

It’s been a wild year, hasn’t it? I never thought we’d be here, a year later, still talking about COVID. But, it is what it is and if last year proved anything for us here at Vino, it’s that all of you were still needing a night out, some time away, and our little valley offered that safe getaway. We’re fortunate to have such a vast outdoor space – which is why most of you love coming here. And our team and I love having you!

This weekend, we kick off our 15th season! Can you believe that?! 15 years!
Thursdays: 5-10pm (Steak Night!)
Fridays: 5-10pm
Saturdays: 3-10pm (patio bar opens at 1pm)
Sundays: 11am-5pm (full menu, no buffet at this time)

We’re fortunate to have such a vast outdoor space here in our little Valley – which is why most of you love coming here. We are committed to maintaining the safest environment possible for our guests and staff – and we thank you for joining us in this effort. We hope to see you soon!

The 7th Annual Rush River Folk Festival returns to Vino in the Valley

The 7th Annual Rush River Folk Festival will take place at Vino in the Valley, Maiden Rock, WI, on Saturday, September 5. Three regional musical acts will provide two-hour outdoor concerts during the event, with tasty Italian food, wine, and other beverages available for enjoyment.

Now Offering BYOBlanket – Takeout Picnic

Picnic in the vineyard? Or down by the river? Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?! We’re now offering a BYOBlanket dining option!

If you prefer to take advantage of our vast outdoor space, instead of dining in our pavilion, simply place a take-out order at our front desk. You’ll be given a pager that alerts you when your order is ready. Grab your food and a bottle of wine and find a cozy spot to enjoy your meal. And if your bottle runs dry or your sweet tooth needs a little somethin’, make your way back up to our front desk and we’ll be happy to place another order for you.

Now Open for the 2020 Season!

It’s been a long time coming and we’re happy to announce we’re re-opening this Saturday, May 23!

The safety of our staff and customers are always our #1 concern. Here’s what we have planned to keep everyone safe this summer:

• Social distancing practices will be encouraged
• Sanitizing/cleaning will be taking place constantly
• Staff PPE per local health department recommendations
• Removing every other table from our pavilion
• Spacing out the stools at both bars

👏👏New this year! Guests are welcome to BYOB (no, not bottle…blankets!), order take-out from our front desk, and have a magical picnic on the grounds, in the vineyard, or by the river. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?!

We’re fortunate to have such a vast outdoor space here in our little Valley – which is why most of you love coming here. We are committed to maintaining the safest environment possible for our guests and staff – and we thank you for joining us in this effort. We hope to see you soon!