The Finest on the Vine – As seen in VolumeOne

The Finest on the Vine – As seen in VolumeOne

Autumn Harvest Winery is proud to be featured as one of the best wineries in the Chippewa Valley in Volume One.

As seen in Volume One:

Whether you’re a wine expert or more of a novice, each of these winemakers are sure to have something you’ll be interested in. These wineries were voted the Best of the Chippewa Valley in Volume One’s 2018 reader poll for a reason. With a variety of wines unique to each location, there’s a wide assortment to choose from.

River Bend’s array of white and red wines is extensive, but their assortment of dessert and sparkling wines add a fun, unexpected touch to their menu. Autumn Harvest’s 13 fruity wines are made with apples from their own orchard, but they also feature a hard apple cider on tap. Finally, Infinity Beverages’ selection of both wines and spirits unique to them provides options for those who are looking for something extraordinary.

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2. Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

Using apples from their orchard mixed with grapes, whole fruit, and fruit juices, Autumn Harvest (19947 County Highway J, Chippewa Falls) makes light, crisp wines in 300 gallon batches. Since their opening in 2004, their list has grown from six to 13 wines. Visits to Autumn Harvest include a free wine tasting. In addition to wine, they offer “Grampa Mac’s hard apple cider” on tap. Several wines and the hard apple cider are only available in Autumn Harvest’s tasting room, and cannot be bought in stores. Autumn Harvest also hosts live music performances periodically throughout the season. Open May through October. To learn more, visit autumnharvestwinery.com.

Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard mentioned in StyleBlueprint’s “48 Hours in Eau Claire, WI”

Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard mentioned in StyleBlueprint’s “48 Hours in Eau Claire, WI”

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard is proud to have been mentioned on StyleBlueprint.com’s “48 Hours in Eau Claire, WI

12:30 p.m. — Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard 

There are few better ways to spend an afternoon than exploring a Wisconsin winery and orchard. Located less than 30 minutes from Downtown, Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard is located in the heart of apple orchard country in Chippewa Valley. Between May and August, take a tour of the blooming apple trees, and at the end of the summer, pick some of your own. During the month of July, the blueberry patch is open to pickers. Year-round, you can visit the tasting room to sample wines with owners Chad and Jean (Beej) McIlquham. The Northern Lights Riesling is the best seller of the group, but all are worth trying.

During the peak season, there is often live music. Either pack a picnic with snacks from Just Local Food Co-op or grab snacks at the winery and orchard for a make-shift lunch.

Check out the full 48-hour Eau Claire Itinerary in the full article https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/48-hours-in-eau-claire-wi/

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard mentioned in Outdoor Families Magazine

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard is proud to have been mentioned in Outdoor Families Magazine’s article: 40+ Things To Do In Eau Claire : A Wisconsin Family Vacation Guide.

“On my last day in Eau Claire, I sample fruit wines and pick honeycrisp apples at Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard. Leaves are just starting to turn and the air is sweet with the aroma of apples. The corn maze rustles in the wind as Chad and Jean McIlquham share how they got into the business. Like many people from around here, they moved away for school, then came back for the quality of life and started new (dream) careers. They admit that it’s been hard work, but look happy. What they don’t tell me is how many award winning wines they’ve produced. “Passionate, not pretentious” comes to mind again.”

Read full article: http://www.outdoorfamiliesonline.com/40-things-eau-claire-wisconsin-family-vacation-guide/

Autumn Harvest Winery mentioned on Trips to Discover

Autumn Harvest Winery mentioned on Trips to Discover

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard was mentioned as one of the “11 Best Wisconsin Weekend Getaways” on Trips to Discover! We were honored to be named such a great company.

“Wisconsin is an outdoor lover’s playground for people all across the Midwest. Chicagoans regularly make the trek up north to experience small-town life and big-time outdoor adventure. Weekends in Wisconsin are a way of life for Midwesterners, with plenty of boating, rock climbing, quirky roadside attractions, and delicious cheese to keep you coming back year after year. To help you plan your next trip, these are our top 11 picks for a weekend getaway destination in Wisconsin.

Chippewa Valley
Craft beer and wine lovers love traveling to the Chippewa Valley for the weekend. This is where the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, the River Bend Vineyard & Winery, and the Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard are located. It’s also fun to bike the Chippewa River Trail and check out Irvine Park to get outdoors and active here.”

Autumn Harvest Voted One of the Best Winemakers and Wine Selections in the Chippewa Valley!

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard is proud to once again have been voted one of the Best Winemakers in the Chippewa Valley, and was also voted one of the Best Wine Selections the Chippewa Valley, in Volume One’s Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll!

Autumn Harvest has been voted one of the best winemakers in the poll since 2012 when the category was introduced. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and supported us. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.

 

May 19 – Live Music With Mark Healey & Jim Schuh Duo

Join us for live music from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 19th with Mark Healey and Jim Schuh! Mark and Jim each began playing music during the mid 1960s. Mark has been in the world famous band Badfinger since 1986. In 2009, Mark released his CD Inside Out. Recently Jim played in his band Schuh Fly. As a duo Mark and Jim perform a variety of songs that they really like. Artists covered include: Badfinger, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Everly Bros., Buddy Holly, etc.

There will be wine, cheese, and good company!

Carry ins aren’t allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.

 

May 26 – Live Music With Jess McChesney

Join us May 26th for an afternoon of live music from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m with musician Jess McChesney.

AKA The Flying Carpet Show, Jess McChesney uses phrase sampling to bring depth to his solo show. Using a wide variety of styles, genres, and grooves from classic and progressive rock and folk to funk and bluegrass, Jess brings a positive vibe to any party.

We will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event.

No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.

June 2 – Live Music With Randy Adams

Join us for an afternoon of live music by Randy Adams from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain.

No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.

June 9 – Live Music with Nick Foytik

Join us for an afternoon of live music by Nick Foytick from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain.

No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze

 

June 16 – Live Music With Jerrika Mighelle

Join us June 16th for an afternoon of live music with Jerrika Mighelle!

Jerrika Mighelle began playing music with her sisters in the Eau Claire band, QuinnElizabeth, where she has developed her stage presence over their past 10 years of performing. As a solo performer she has created a sound separate from her QE roots that reflects self discovery, love and loss, and life’s big questions. A Jerrika Mighelle show is not just about her music as she also provides an authentic experience through her style of honest, playful, and lighthearted banter that makes you feel that you are old friends. Every show is a truly unique experience that leaves you smiling.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.