Maiden Rock, Wis. (May 19, 2008) —

Vino in the Valley, the unique, outdoor wine and dining experience located between Ellsworth and Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, is now open.

Now in its second year of operation, Vino in the Valley is open for business through September 28, 2008 on Thursdays from 5 – 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 – 10 p.m. New this year, Vino in the Valley will also be open on Sundays from noon – 8 p.m.

Enjoy your meal in the welcoming open-air pavilion surrounded by the scenic Rush River Valley. On Thursdays and Saturdays, diners select from the evening’s choices of pasta, vegetables, meat and sauces. Or enjoy a tasty brick oven pizza. Chef Erik Hendrickson enhances many of the menu items by incorporating seasonal local vegetables, fruits and honey. Also on Thursdays and Saturdays, enjoy the very best in live music from talented local artists!!

Sundays now feature Vino in the Valley specialties served in a relaxing, buffet-style manner. Start with warm brick oven bread and a salad, then enjoy all-you-can-eat of four different, made-from-scratch pasta dishes. Dessert is also included!!! Prices are $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and kids under 12 are only $8.

Vino in the Valley is located less than an hour east of the Twin Cities, eight miles east of Ellsworth, Wisc., and is in close proximity to a number of cities and small towns known for their charm such as Red Wing, Maiden Rock, Pepin, Stockholm and Chippewa Falls.

Reservations are welcome for groups of eight or more. For more information, sample menus and directions to Vino in the Valley, please visit, call 715-639-6677, or email