Northern Wisconsin is home to an abundance of fruit orchards and farms. So, it’s no surprise that Bayfield County is an up-and-coming place for wineries. With locally grown fruit and family-owned businesses, the wineries in Northern Wisconsin are a must-stop destination for wines, ciders, and meads. Experience Wisconsin by sampling a variety of drinks in the tasting rooms. Buy a bottle of wine to take back with you and enjoy it with Lake Superior views at Old Rittenhouse Inn. Our historic bed and breakfast is the perfect lodging when you visit Northern Wisconsin.
Bayfield Winery and Seven Ponds Winery are both owned and operated by the same family. Bayfield Winery specializes in Bayfield apple and fruit wines grown at their nearby farm. Seven Ponds Winery produces wines from Wisconsin-grown grapes. The tasting menu for the wineries includes white wine, red wine, apple wine, and fruit wine. We would recommend trying the new release of Moonlight wine. This white wine is semi-dry, light, with flavors of apricot and geranium. Stop by these wineries on Betzold Road for a refreshing taste of locally made wines.
White Winter Winery crafts meads, ciders, and spirits from locally grown fruit and honey. Each glass reveals the unique flavors of the flowering plants of the region. Mead is the oldest fermented beverage in the world, and White Winter Winery strives to create unique meads that celebrate the history of the drink. We would recommend visiting the tasting room to try the many varieties of mead. You can’t go wrong with a traditional mead available, both dry and sweet. Drive to Iron River, Wisconsin, and sip on delicious mead while you enjoy live music.
Out of the Woods Winery carries a selection of wine, cider, and mead. They have released new drinks for the 2021 season. New red wine includes Cabin Red Wine Blend and Footsteps Old Vine Zin. The new cider Hop to It is a deliciously dry and tart drink. Finally, the Sour Cherry mead is smooth and refreshing, and perfect for the summer. The winery also includes a gallery where you can view art made by local artists. So, make the trip to Out of the Woods Winery; we promise it will be worth it!
Cozy Lakefront Lodging at Old Rittenhouse Inn
The wineries in Northern Wisconsin are an excellent place to try locally-made wine, mead, and ciders. Visit Bayfield Winery and sample the local apple wines or travel to White Winter Winery for delicious mead. At the end of your winery tour, return to the 1890’s Queen Anne Victorian mansion of Old Rittenhouse Inn. If you have any questions about booking a room with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out at 715-779-5111.