Project Category: Craft Beverage Trail

Garvin Heights Vineyards

The winery at Garvin Heights Vineyards is on the scenic bluffs above the Mississippi River city of Winona, MN. They offer a wide selection of grape wines made from 100% local grapes. They also offer fruit and dessert style wines; you’re sure to find several wines that match your taste. Purchase a bottle or a… Read more »

608 Brewing Company

  At the 608 Brewing Company their passions are simple:  Beer.  Friends.  Fun. A veteran owned and operated craft brewery with excellent, drinkable and high-quality craft beer for La Crosse and the Driftless Region. 83 Copeland Ave La Crosse, WI  54603 (P) 608-519-9686 www.608BrewingCompany.com Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 3 pm – 9 pm Thursday: 3… Read more »

La Crosse Distilling Co.

Come visit the city’s first distillery! Tour our downtown facility and see firsthand how our gin, vodka, whiskey and other spirits are made. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail at the bar of our world-class tasting room, and have a meal featuring the finest ingredients that the Driftless region has to offer. We brew our own house… Read more »

DNA Vintners

DNA Vintners produces primarily fruit wines from local sources with a tasting room located Uptown La Crosse.  DNA Vintners was voted #1 Winery – People’s Choice Award at the Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival in La Crosse in 2013, 2014, and 2016. National award winning wines made right here: Chocolate Paradise won… Read more »

Lost Island Wine & Skeleton Crew Brew

           Lost Island Wine & Skeleton Crew Brew is a small family-owned winery and craft brewery in Onalaska, Wisconsin.  They produce over 40 different flavors of wine and craft brews!  You are invited to stop in and taste their creations, as there is truly something for everyone.  Since the company opened… Read more »

Turtle Stack Brewery

Turtle Stack Brewery is a small craft brewery and tasting room located in historic downtown La Crosse.  They produce high quality local beer for the La Crosse area and visitors to the upper Mississippi River Valley. From ingredients to finished product, they focus on creating high quality, flavorful beers. Quality control procedures are designed to prevent… Read more »

Branches Winery

Branches Winery is a charming boutique winery.  They are known for their award-winning cold climate wines, produced from 10 varieties of grapes, plus other local fruits. They have something for every palate ranging from dry, oaked reds and crisp whites to luscious, sweet, table and dessert wines. They are proud to be one of the first… Read more »

WineSitter BrewHouse

WineSitter BrewHouse carries a wide  selection of wine and beer making equipment, ingredients, and kits for the home brew enthusiast. The WineSitters specializes in creating wines and labels for special occasions and events.  Most of our wines are made from premium imported grape juice and concentrates from all over the world. It’s time to schedule… Read more »

Elmaro Vineyard

The Elmaro Story
Our interest in growing grapes started with our love of wine, agriculture and family.

Our Pine Tree

The white pine that’s featured on our label has been on the property about twice as long as our family. The vineyard site was homesteaded in the 1850’s, and the Elmaro tree is estimated at being 300 years old. The lone white pine towers over the surroundings as a symbol of stability and determination. It’s also a representation of our family. We are a family that is fortunate enough to work together and produce something great. Come visit our vineyard and be our guest as you enjoy great wines with friends or family.

River View Vineyard & Winery

River View Vineyard and Winery is nestled in the scenic bluffs above the beautiful winding Mississippi River Valley, north of La Crescent, Minnesota

In 2003, River View Vineyard was started with cold hardy grapes, La Crosse (white), Frontenac (red), and Swenson Red (rose), developed for our region by Elmore Swenson and the University of Minnesota.