Start a Holiday Tradition: Join us for our Christmas Weekends!

If 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”!

“Choose & Cut” your family’s Christmas tree in our Rush River Tree Farm or select a pre-cut from our tree lot. 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!

Open weekends November 28 – December 20.
Saturdays and Sundays 11am-6pm

Additional hours Friday, November 27 for tree sales!

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Join us for Fall Weekends this October

Fall in the upper Midwest means we’re on borrowed time; in a matter of weeks it could turn to winter and we’ll be stuffed indoors for the 6 months (coming out only for Christmas Season at Vino in the Valley, of course!).  Get out outside while you can!  Join us at Vino for our Fall Family Weekends!  Fun for the entire family…bring the kids and enjoy!  If you’ve only thought of Vino as a summer destination, you’re in for a surprise!  The leaves will turn, the air will be cooler, but there is still plenty of fun, food, and wine to be had at Vino in the Valley.  Some people say our great food and wine taste even better during the autumn season.  There’s only one way to find out if the rumors are true.

Hayrides around the vineyard, Farmers Market featuring late season fruits and veggies, as well as honey, cheese, jewelry and crafts from area artisans.  Saturdays 12-10pm and Sundays 12-6pm in October.


Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Halloween falls on a Saturday evening this year, and that was just too good of an opportunity to pass up! We’ve planned a spooktacular bash!

Join us Saturday, October 31 from 5pm – 9pm for tricks and treats at Vino in the Valley! Come in costume for a chance to win one of our hourly giveaways.

And if October 31 is just another day on the calendar for you, don’t worry, we’ll be open our regular hours of 12pm – 10pm that day, with our Halloween party taking place from 5pm-9pm.

Either way, we look forward to seeing you for a wicked good time! Invite your friends by sharing via the handy buttons below!

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Win a Picnic in the Valley!

Giveaway Picnic FB postRomantics, wine lovers, picnic fans and foodies… have we got a prize package for you! Enjoy a private picnic for two in our vineyard or on the banks of our beautiful Rush River. You and your date will receive an eclectic picnic menu specially created for you by our chefs and packed neatly in a picnic basket (which you get to keep as a souvenir). 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 your picnic dinner, we’ll kick off your experience with a private tour of our grounds with owner, Larry Brenner. 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 some wildlife or a fly fisherman in mid-cast.

Enjoy your private picnic and spend a leisurely evening with us. Then when your visit concludes there will be a bed waiting for you at About Time Country Escape, located about 15 minutes away. About Time is the newest private hide-away in Western Wisconsin. Designed around the comfort of all; we couldn’t think of a better way to end to such a special outing!

Your prize can be redeemed anytime between now and July 31, 2016. We hope the winner will be inspired to extend their stay by planning 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 fall!

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 17,000 fans! Register, and learn how you can earn extra entries, via our Facebook page by clicking HERE.

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 10, 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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Our Sunday Buffet Is Back!

Vino-Sunday BuffetWe often receive requests from our guests to bring back our famous Sunday Buffet. We had no idea you loved it so much!

Since we always do our best to listen to our guests and accommodate their requests whenever we can, when the opportunity presented itself this past weekend, we made the decision to offer the buffet on Sunday now through the end of our summer season (September 27).

It was an Italian extravaganza; bigger and better than ever! We offered a variety of salad fixings and pasta dishes and allowed our Sunday guests to build the plate of their dreams. Our brick oven pizzas and gluten-free entrees were still available for those who preferred to go that route.

How did it go, you ask? Well, after all the rave reviews, and a little begging on behalf of our customers, we’ve decided to bring back the Sunday Buffet until further notice! $19 for adults, $9 for kids 5-12, and 4 and under free.

And, as an added bonus during the month of August, on Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm we’ll be offering a bottle of our house wine at half-price with the purchase of a meal. The reason for this Sunday special is simply because… Sundays ARE special at Vino in the Valley. Learn more here.

We look forward to your visit on a Sunday soon. As always, be sure to follow our Facebook page to be the first to hear the latest news, specials, menu updates and announcements!

Now Hiring: Kitchen Staff

Vino in the Valley - Now HiringWe’re gearing up for the busy fall season ahead. As a result, we’re looking for a few stellar people to join the Vino in the Valley family. Kitchen experience is preferred.

2 Saute cooks
2 Brick Oven Pizza cooks

Download an application here, and return your completed application following the instructions provided. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

New After-dinner Dessert Drink Launches this Weekend

Vino in the Valley - Not Your Father's Root Beer FloatWe’re launching a new after-dinner dessert drink this weekend! Ask for one of our “Not Your Father’s Root Beer Floats” made with real Wisconsin-dairy ice cream from our friends at Flat Pennies Ice Cream.

The Not Your Father’s Root Beer is crafted by Small Town Brewery in La Crosse, WI. We first checked them out online, “At 10% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique.” Could it be true?

At first sip we couldn’t help but recall fond childhood memories of the root beer floats at the long gone Ellsworth Milk Store (remember that little place down in East Ellsworth back in the day?)! We immediately understood why they achieved a 95 rating from Beer Advocate and are gaining popularity at Chicagoland bars! We didn’t want to be left out!

So we concocted a root beer float experiment and ran the dessert through a trial run last weekend. Not only did they sell out lickety-split, but they received rave reviews on our Facebook page! Rose commented, “Best adult Root Beer around!” and Judy posted, “We stopped today and the Root Beer Float is over the top soooo good!”

I don’t know; they sound like they know what they’re talking about. Only one way to know for sure and that’s to visit us this weekend and try one for yourself. Sounds like we’ll once again have prefect weather for your visit.


Discover Wisconsin Show To Visit Vino in the Valley

Discover Wisconsin at Vino in the ValleyWe have some exciting news to share! The Discover Wisconsin television show will be filming a segment at Vino in the Valley on Saturday, August 8. I guess all those weeks of calling them have finally paid off. Just kidding! They reached out to us and we couldn’t be more excited to host them. They’re the nation’s longest running tourism TV show, and when they called to inquire about a visit we did a couple of cartwheels!

They’ve heard some great things about our place, and wanted to experience the vino, views and vibes first hand. The whole crew, along with host Jake Zimmerman, will be visiting.

We would love to show them the “ultimate” Vino in the Valley good-time, which means packin’ the house! We’ll be operating regular hours (3pm – 10pm) on Saturday, August 8, and would love for you to join us. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be included in a shot or two! And you better start warming up the ol’ singing voice for “That’s Amore”! I’ll do the same!

As for air dates for this segment, we’ll have to be in touch with you on that one. Once we have those details we’ll be sure to post them on our Facebook page. You are following us there, right?


Join us this Saturday, July 4, for Fireworks!

Fireworks2 2015We’ve got big plans for a great Independence Day at Vino in the Valley this Saturday. Plan to spend the day with us…

Our hours for the holiday. Bella Sera, our patio bar, will open at 1pm, with the Pavilion opening for service at 3pm.

Enjoy live entertainment on the Gazebo stage. Stacie, Russ, and Steve will be here to entertain you throughout the evening. They’re a favorite here at Vino and we’re sure you’ll become an instant fan!

Come for the fireworks. Once again, the fireworks will be conducted by Chad Hines (and in honor of our dear friend, Kenny Hines). He’s pulled out all the stops for us, and will be bringing the latest and greatest in pyrotechnics for your viewing pleasure.

The show will start at dusk so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and watch the fireworks in the vineyard while enjoying a glass of wine or beer. We’ll also be offering brick oven pizzas to go, which you are welcome to enjoy on the grounds. We hope you’ll bring the entire family!

Stay up to date on the latest Vino in the Valley announcements via our Facebook page.