Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard mentioned in Outdoor Families Magazine

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 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.

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 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

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.

 

As seen on GO Chippewa Falls – The Chippewa Falls Ultimate Fall Bucket List

As seen on GO Chippewa Falls – The Chippewa Falls Ultimate Fall Bucket List

As seen on GoChippewaFalls.com:

The Fall is ultimately my favorite season. The weather is cooler, the food is tastier, the fashion is cuter, and the holidays are better. In Chippewa Falls, we want you to be able to experience everything the autumn season has to offer. I’ve compiled my personal GO-to list of 25 Fun Fall Festivities to help you get the most out of Chippewa Falls. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures doing these activities and tag us #GoChippewaFalls! You could be featured on our social media pages!

We’d love to hear what your Fall Must-Do traditions, send us a message!

Until next time, Chippewa Falls!

-Ally

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.

Northern Lights Top Seller at Wisconsin State Fair

Northern Lights Top Seller at Wisconsin State Fair

Autumn Harvest Winery is proud to announce that its Northern Lights was the top seller in the Wisconsin Wine Garden at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee.

The wine garden featured wines from all over Wisconsin and Northern Lights completely sold out there.

WI State Fair-01

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.

As seen on Visit Chippewa Falls – The Ultimate Girlfriends Weekend Getaway Guide

As seen on Visit Chippewa Falls – The Ultimate Girlfriends Weekend Getaway Guide

Visit Chippewa Falls featured Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard in their latest blog, The Ultimate Girlfriends Weekend Getaway Guide in Chippewa County!

By: Anna Li

Summer is a great time to have a getaway weekend with your girlfriends. But there is no need to buy a plane ticket to somewhere tropical because there are a ton of great activities to do right here in the Chippewa County.

Why travel to California to see the vineyards when there are so many local wineries that are booming in the area? A great weekend activity to do for a girl’s weekend is to travel and explore the local wineries. First on the list should be Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, this winery was founded by one of the youngest commercial winemaker and distiller in the area, producing innovative and distinctive wines while supporting American growers. Next on the list should be Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard this winery and orchard was founded by a local family with a rich history in the Chippewa County and a family tradition for making excellent apples and spirits. River Bend Winery & Distillery is next on the list, owned by a husband-wife duo their wines have won many awards and their grapes are locally grown. And the final stop for local wineries would be the O’Neil Creek Winery, stop by and enjoy the nice view on the patio with their locally owned and operated winery.

If wine tasting is not for your group of gals why not plan a relaxing weekend at a Spa or Retreat! You could book a spa day at Bravo! Salon and Spa, they offer a wide variety of massages, body treatments, and facials. They have a professional staff that will take good care of you and your friends. A spa day will make you feel more relaxed and is a great opportunity to take your mind off of your busy summer schedule. Or if you’re looking for a nice relaxing getaway you could rent a cabin and spend the weekend at a retreat center, two good locations to keep in mind are Hideaway Resortand White’s Wildwood Retreat. Hideaway Resort offers air-conditioned cabins with fully equipped kitchen and bedrooms along with boat rentals and an onsite campfire ring. Each cabin is unique with its own personal charm and is a nice place to get away. White’s Wildwood Retreat is also a good choice because it offers many different lodging options. The cabins also come with a fully stocked cookware for the kitchen, furnished bedrooms, and nice bathrooms. The location is also great because many local attractions are a short distance away. Both would be ideal places to stay up late laughing until your belly hurts and making memories.

However, if you’re looking for a more frugal activity to do over your girl’s weekend there are also fun little things to do in the Chippewa County. You could get the girls together to check out the local farmer’s markets and greenhouses, in particular, there’s Klinger’s Farm Market. Klinger’s offers many lawn care accessories like lawn chemicals, garden tools and many organic and earth friendly products. There are also 18 different greenhouses at Klinger’s which contain one of the largest selections of flowers, vegetables, and herbs in the area. Another option would be to spend a day atRay’s Beach in Chippewa Falls with your girlfriends. Pack a picnic and some sunscreen and you’ll be set for a day in the sun with your friends.

So for your friends who think they are Master Sommeliers to the group of friends who enjoy being pampered, Chippewa County offers and array of fun activities perfect for a girl’s weekend.

Until next time,

Anna Li

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.