Situated in the heart of Wisconsin’s Iowa County Uplands and surrounded by more than 900 acres of nature conservancy, Botham Vineyards & Winery has been growing and producing regionally distinctive Wisconsin wines of international acclaim since 1989.
Authentic Vine-to-bottle Wines from this Wisconsin Winery
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 our wines are produced on site.
Designed and built as a dairy farm in the early 1900s, the soul of this property was carefully restored and given new purpose; its gently sloping pastures, once deeply lined with the hoof prints of a half-century’s herds and knotted with rocks and tree stumps, became host to the tranquil symmetry of trellis.
The circa-1900 hung barn, rare both for its architecture and longevity, was lovingly refurbished, now housing our tasting room, gallery, gift shop and Back-Barn Lounge. A large outdoor terrace provides spectacular views in every season.
The dirt floor and cinder block walls of a one-time cattle shed provided the shell for the original winery. In 2002 a 5000-square-foot purpose-built winery replaced it. The original building now houses our corporate offices and is the headquarters of Big Stuff Racing.
The traditional four-square farmhouse too has been carefully rehabilitated and though a private home, it stands as the vineyard’s welcoming matriarch, beckoning visitors from across the country and around the world to enjoy our singular brand of Wisconsin hospitality.
We look forward to welcoming you.