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!

The Biggest Gift Certificate Sale of the Year is Here!

We 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, 2019 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 starting November 22! Or by calling 715-639-6677.

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.

Red, White, and Blues at Vino in the Valley

Great wine, delicious food, and fireworks… Commemorate the Independence Day holiday by joining us for Red, White and Blues on Thursday, July 4. With extended hours – opening at noon!

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 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!

Serving up our full menu (plus, it’s Thursday Steak Night!). The last seating of the night will be at 9pm (our staff wants to take in the fireworks, too!).

Have a glass of wine on us! Join us from 12-2pm and get a free glass of wine or beer with an entree purchase. Cheers!

There’s no admission charge for our fireworks display. Sorry, no carry-on allowed on the grounds.

Vino in the Valley hosts 10th Annual “Taste of Tuscany” Event

Once again we’re thrilled to be hosting the Ellsworth Community School District Foundation’s annual fundraising event, “Taste of Tuscany”. The event, which will be held at Vino in the Valley on Friday, May 31, 2019, supports the Foundation in their mission to enhance educational opportunities within our community using private revenues. In a time of ever-tightening budgets, supporting this great cause has become more important than ever.

Social Hour begins at 4:30pm with the event officially kicking off at 5:00pm. Attendees will enjoy the music, an art exhibit, wine tasting, silent auction, and of course, great wine and a delicious dinner buffet. Tickets are $35 and available at Vino in the Valley, Ellsworth School District Office, Nilssen’s Foods, and from Foundation board members.

We not only wish to encourage you to purchase your tickets and attend this worthwhile event, but also want to be sure all our guests are aware that due to this event, general seating will not begin until 8:00pm on Friday, May 31. Our outdoor bar, Bella Sera, will be open beginning at 5:00 pm if guests would like to come down to enjoy some wine, music, wagon rides, and the grounds until seating begins; although you’re always welcome to purchase a ticket to the event on the spot and join us! Your help in spreading the word to your friends and neighbors is always appreciated. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.