Celebrate Mom with Vino in the Valley

Moms…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 13, from 11 – 5pm (get your reservations in now for group of 10 or more… they’re going fast!). For Mom we’ve got free flowers, free chair massage, and free dessert!  Plus, we will have entertainment by local favorites, Colleen Raye and family, for all to enjoy!  Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any horse drawn wagon rides this year.  Avalon, the horse who helps us with the wagon rides is getting ready to become a mother herself!  She is due any day with her own baby!

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!

Vino in the Valley hosts 9th 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, June 1, 2018, 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 of Don & Doreen, a 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 have some amazing items on the silent auction again this year!

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Dinner and Show for 2
  • Klaas-Jonas Pool Party for 30
  • 2 Club Level Tickets Brewer’s Game, Pennant, Thames Bobble Head, Hat & Drink Wraps
  • 2 Tickets to Chicago
  • 2 Guthrie Theater Tickets
  • Fishing set, Double Hammock, Water Filter System, Insulated Bottle, Fish & Game Processing Kit, Scope

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 7:30pm on Friday, June 1. 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.

Don’t Miss Our Vino in the Valley Job Fair!

We’re working on building a fantastic team here at Vino in the Valley and to do that, we’re holding a Job Fair!

We’re not just looking for employees, we’re looking for family! We offer a fun and fast-paced work environment in a beautiful and unique outdoor setting.  Vino in the Valley is a great place to work during the most beautiful time of year. Plus employee discounts on food, competitive pay, beverage and gift shop, AND first in line for a job next season!  We can be very flexible in hours and you can work 1-2-3- or all 4 days…it’s up to you!

If you’re friendly, enthusiastic, and service-oriented, we want to meet you!

If you’re interested in joining our staff and working in a fun environment, please download an application and return it following the instructions. Then join us at our Job Fair on Sunday, March 18 beginning at 10am, which will be held at Vino In the Valley.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Vino family!

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Vino OVER the Valley Job Fair Scheduled for Feb. 10 & 11, 2018

Construction on the new Vino Over the Valley restaurant in Arcadia, WI is underway. However, there’s one more important construction project left… It’s time to build a fantastic team!

We’re not just looking for employees, we’re looking for family! We offer a fun and fast-paced work environment in a beautiful and unique outdoor setting.

Current openings include wait staff, bartenders, hostess, kitchen staff, and runners/bussers! Opportunities are part-time and seasonal — We offer competitive pay and a generous employee discount! A great opportunity for anyone looking for a second job!

If you’re friendly, enthusiastic, and service-oriented, we want to meet you! To apply, please download an application here and return it following the instructions. Then join us at our Job Fair on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, from 10am – 3pm, which will be held at Larry’s Lookout (formerly Hansen’s Holdup), adjacent to Vino Over the Valley’s future home.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Vino family!

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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, 2017 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 25! Or by calling 715-639-6677.

Or by visiting the following locations:

  • DS Liquor, Ellsworth
  • Lori’s Day Spa, River Falls
  • Ptacek’s Grocery, Prescott
  • Voila Media Group, Hudson
  • Body Kneads, Red Wing
  • Langer’s Tavern, Ellsworth

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

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 wagon rides around the vineyard, visit with Santa, 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!

Open weekends November 25 – December 17: Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm


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 14, 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!

Join us for our Fall Weekends!

This time of year not only brings a change of the seasons but also a change to our hours. Our summer hours (Thursdays-Sundays) continue through the end of September and then starting October 1 we transition to just Saturdays and Sundays. Join us this October from Noon to 10:00pm on Saturdays and 11:00 to 5:00pm on Sundays for family fun at Vino in the Valley!

Kids young and old will enjoy hayrides around the vineyard.

Enjoy our full menu on Saturdays; our delicious pastas, appetizers, salads, and desserts! And our famous buffet and brick oven specialties on Sundays.

Get your fall Vino gear and wines in our gift shop. Visit our Farmers Market for late season veggies, honey and crafts from area artisans.

And mark your calendar for our customer appreciation event; Swirl, Sip, Savor taking place on Saturday, October 14! Giveaways, vendors, food, entertainment, and fun!

Bridge Re-Opened!

It only took 419 days but the bridge on 400th Street, the main access to Vino in the Valley, is now re-opened! For more details on directions, click here.

Coming soon! Vino Over the Valley

Those who know me know I’m a pushover for a beautiful view.  One of my favorites, besides my own little piece of heaven here in the Rush River Valley, is an 11 mile stretch of State Hwy 95 between Fountain City, Wisconsin (the Mississippi river town) and the valley town of Arcadia. Referred to by the locals as “The Ridge”, it’s got a gorgeous view of the peaks and valleys of what is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the state, Buffalo County.

I was driving that stretch of road earlier this spring with friends and we made a random stop at a place called Hansen’s Hold Up. We couldn’t stop marveling at the view. We chatted a bit with the owners and discovered the property was actually for sale.

Let’s just say, there was electricity in that moment. It was a feeling I recognized from before. It’s the exact feeling I had when the idea of Vino in the Valley was first conceived. Could we recreate a similar energy to Vino in the Valley above the valley?

We’re going to give it a try! For 20 years Guy and Nancy Hansen have served a mix of locals and travelers great food and drink accompanied by a breathtaking view. We plan to continue their tradition serving a casual menu at the original bar (working name is Larry’s Lookout).

Then Vino Over the Valley will be built adjacent to the existing bar, offering same “good vino, good view and good vibes” our guests have come to expect at our original location!

We’ll officially assume ownership on September 28 and begin building an open air pavilion similar to our original. We hope to open as Vino Over the Valley in April of 2018.

I can’t wait to invite you all down for a visit. Soon, regardless of whether you prefer your vino and views from up top, or down below, we’ll be able to offer both!