June 23 – 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.

July 21 – 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 30, 2018 – Customer Appreciation

From our family to yours, we appreciate YOU! So let’s celebrate! Join us June 30th for our 2018 Customer Appreciation event!

 

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.

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

Five Simple Steps

It’s Local Wine Week! We’re celebrating by sharing our wine tasting insights with you. A good friend and a bottle of wine isn’t all you need for a successful wine tasting. Learn how to tastewine like a professional with these five simple steps!

1. Cleanse Your Palate

Is important to have a clean palate while wine tasting to ensure an accurate taste of the wine. You can do this by eating the crackers provided or wine tasting on a relatively empty stomach. Once your palate is clean, pick your wine preference.

2. Glass Etiquette 

Something you may not consider is the size of the glass that you’re using. A large wine glass with a small amount of wine is ideal when wine tasting. Once the small amount of wine is poured, swirl it around to oxygenate the wine. Oxygenating the wine activates the true flavor of the wine.

3. Wake Up Your Senses 

Now that you’ve woken up the wine’s senses, smelling the wine far away and then up close wakes up your senses. Your sense of smell then anticipates the taste of the wine. Take time to look at the color of the wine. The color can give you more detail like how old the wine is. If you’re drinking a red wine, they tend to lose color as they age. White wines are vise versa, gaining a richer color as they age.

4. Taste Test 

It’s time to taste! Take a small sip and swirl it around your mouth. This gives all your tastebuds a chance to pick up any particular tastes that the wine offers. Allow time to enjoy the wine finish, which is the after taste that the wine offers. It’s an important part to the taste test!

5. Repeat & Enjoy

Once you’ve enjoyed your first sample, cleanse your palate and move onto the next!

Wine tasting is a fun way to visit with friends and family while tasting good wines. Enjoy complementary wine tastings are available in our tasting room Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

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.

 

Celebrating Local Wine Week on WEAU

It’s Local Wine Week! This morning on WEAU co-owner, Chad McIlquham, shared his insights on wine tasting. A clean palate isn’t all you need to enjoy your favorite types of wine. Learn how to taste wine like a professional!

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.

Celebrity Art Gala – Fan Favorite Winner!

 

Our own Jean McIlquham, co-owner of Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard received the Fan Favorite Award at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire Celebrity Art Gala on October 5th hosted at the Lismore Hotel. Her piece raised $1,900 for the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire and was purchased by Northwestern Bank.

Jean would like to thank her supporters, especially Jerry at Northwestern Bank and Jeff at Regis Court Dental Associates for their awesome bidding war!

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.

July 22, 2018 – Live Music with Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte

July 22, 2018 – Live Music with Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte

Join us Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for live music with Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte!

Yata, Sinz and Orfield are joined by Grammy award nominee Ellen Whyte on tour from Oregon.  This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of blues, folk and swing jazz with vocals, guitars and tenor sax.  Combined, these veteran musicians have won music awards in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington.  A special chemistry moves as they combine their songwriting and performing skills, presenting a musically powerful and entertaining performance.  They bring humor, and pathos to their show with musical expertise and passion.

Last year, Sue Orfield (saxophone), Randy Sinz (bass) and Yata (guitar) released their first CD, Dancing in the Light, with 12 beautiful, original songs. Grammy award nominee, Ellen Whyte (guitar) joins in with her own amazing blues songs, and in this band, everyone can sing.

7th Annual Celebrity Art Gala – As Seen on WEAU

 

Featured on WEAU this week was an introduction to the upcoming 7th Annual Celebrity Art Gala hosted at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, where our own, Jean McIlquham, is being featured as a celebrity artist this year!

The event will take place on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM hosted at The Lismore.  Presented at the event will be a live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces from local celebrities!

Celebrity Artists:
Dr. Rima DeFatta (DeFatta ENT)
Jean McIlquham (Autumn Harvest Winery + Orchard)
Catherine Emmanuelle (Eau Claire City Council)
Wes Escondo (Big Brothers Big Sisters)
Cyndee Kaiser (Local Artist)
Jamie Kane (Scheels)
Mark McHorney (United Heathcare)
Dr. Labcoat + Child Artists
Sara Brunner (Mayo Clinic Health System)
Mystery Artist!

Proceeds from the Celebrity Art Gala support the Museum’s Play For All Program. If you are interested in reserving a spot, please visit the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire website.

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.

Fall Festival at Chippewa Falls Orchard Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association – As Seen on WEAU

 

As seen on WEAU:

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) — The leaves haven’t changed color yet, but families got a head start on celebrating the fall season this weekend.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard in Chippewa Falls hosted day two of its annual Fall Festival Sunday.

People enjoyed apple picking, wine tasting, wagon rides, and a free corn maze.

Proceeds from apple picking and tasting room sales from Saturday and Sunday will be donated to a local charity.

“It’s a great event for people to come out and listen to live music, we have some big bands here this year and every year we give the proceeds to some kind of cause, this year is the Alzheimer’s Association,” said co-owner Jean McIlguham.

Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard will be open six days a week until October 31 and will feature live music on Saturdays.

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.