Vine-to-bottle has been a fundamental part of our winemaking philosophy for more than 25 years, long before it was hip to be farm-to-table, or in our case, grape-to-glass. We know that great wines begin in the vineyard and that in Wisconsin, great wine can only be made from the grapes that grow best in our climate. We are an original vine-to-bottle Wisconsin winery and one of only a handful of Wisconsin wineries with estate vineyards.
Grapes that Grow Wisconsin’s Finest Vine-to-bottle Wines
We grow red wines; grapes with names like Marechal Foch and Leon Millot. They are French-hybrid varieties that are cold-hardy enough to withstand our harsh winters and short growing seasons, but make lovely, earthy, fruit-forward and regionally distinctive wines. We produce white wines too, but find that these grapes grow better in slightly more temperate climates, so we purchase the grapes for these wines mostly from the Finger Lakes Region of New York. As cold-climate varietals, with names like Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc and Giesenheim, they too are indicative of our growing region and thus a fine complement to our estate-grown reds. Tasting Room, Gifts Shop, Terrace, Lounge Visit the tasting room, sample our wines and learn more about our uncommon approach to winemaking in Wisconsin. Pack a picnic and enjoy it with a glass or bottle of wine on our expansive terrace or in the popular Back-barn Lounge. Plan a special event and share the breathtaking beauty of this property and its extraordinary wines with family and friends. Our complete list of music and upcoming events can be found at www.bothamvineyards.com/events-calendar/. We’re confident that you will join the thousands of visitors who return each year eager to embrace our singular brand of Wisconsin hospitality and savor our regionally distinctive wines of international acclaim. We look forward to welcoming you.