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 producing authentic Wisconsin wine, through and through. In its feature The United States of Wine, Epicurious.com named Botham Vineyards’ Uplands Reserve Wisconsin’s BEST wine. Yup. Estate-grown, authentic vine-to-bottle.
Wisconsin’s Finest, Authentic 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 authentic, 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. All of the wines are produced on site.
Relax and Enjoy a Glass or a Bottle; Plan a Special Event
Visit the tasting room, sample our wines and learn more about our uncommon approach to winemaking in Wisconsin. Schedule a tour and get an up-close-and-personal, insiders view into our vineyard, our facilities and our winemaking processes. Your tour will be led by the guy who founded the business and is our winegrower and winemaker; no memorized a scripts or video recordings here. Authentic through and through.
Pack a picnic and enjoy it with a glass or bottle of wine on our expansive terrace, in the popular Back-barn Lounge or in our new, COMFY-lounge. Plan a wedding or 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/.
Join the thousands of visitors who return each year eager to embrace our singular brand of Wisconsin hospitality and savor our authentic, regionally distinctive wines of international acclaim. We look forward to welcoming you.