Oneida County Wineries & Craft Beverages
Oneida County Information
Everyone is searching for a Brigadoon. To enjoy what you’re doing, to be creative in the doing, and to be able to use your gifts and talents, that’s our Brigadoon. Here at Brigadoon Winery we are transforming our surroundings little by little with much hard work, perseverance and patience to reflect the natural beauty of Northern Wisconsin. It’s a life’s work, a labor of love and like wine, cannot be rushed. We produce grape wines, fruit wines and dessert wines for your enjoyment. Local fruit is used whenever possible and we continue to work on our own vineyard and plans for future fruit production here at our farm. Sit back and enjoy our slide show. We invite you to read our yearly newsletter and grow with us. But most importantly, we invite you to come and…Enjoy our Brigadoon! http://www.brigadoonwinery.com/
Lake Nokomis Cranberries Winery
Lake Nokomis Cranberries is a local cranberry farm established in 1977 with 318 planted acres and includes a winery and gourmet gift shop. Award winning Cranberry Wine is produced along with other fruit wines at the winery, and free wine tasting is offered daily at the gift shop. Along with wine, the gift shop offers many cranberry items including cheese, sausage, jams and jellies, soaps, lotions, candles, and of course, Craisins. Marsh tours are available and fresh cranberries are for sale during harvest. Open year round. https://www.lakenokomiscranberries.com/
Three Lakes Winery
Three Lakes Winery has been making the Original Cranberry Wine since 1972. As the second oldest winery in Wisconsin, we have our roots in tradition of authentic wine flavor. The McCain family's unique wines are made from whole fruits and berries, no flavorings or juices added. If you've never tasted a fruit wine before - start with these! You can taste up to 6 wines for free, but you’ll have a difficult time choosing! The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, with a variety of award-winning wines, cute gifts and specialty foods available. Rain or Shine, it’s definitely worth a look around! http://tlwinery.com
Four Must Try Craft Beverages
Oneida County is a place that takes its craft beverages seriously—you’ll find unique local beers, wines and spirits perfect to enjoy with one of the county’s famous Northwoods sunsets. Pick up something to enjoy on the pier or inside by the fireplace—you’ll savor every drop of your time here. Here are five places you can fill your glass in Oneida County
Rhinelander Shorty, Rhinelander Brewery
Great things come in small packages, and this pint-sized (actually, it’s a little less than half a pint) “Export Beer” has been quenching the thirst of Rhinelander travelers for generations. The stubby little bottles come in at just 7 ounces but they pack a crisp, refreshing taste that will bring back memories of lazy afternoons in Oneida County. Visit the taproom in downtown Rhinelander to pick up some Shorties or sample some of Rhinelander Brewing’s newer creations, including Hodag Ale.
Sundance Cranberry Wine, Lake Nokomis Cranberries
Visit this 320-acre farm at Lake Nokomis for some of the best cranberries around. Its gift shop features gourmet food and gifts and the farm’s very own Lake Nokomis wines. Try the Sundance Cranberry Wine, which won a silver medal at the Wisconsin State Fair and is made with 100% local Wisconsin Sundance cranberries.
Original Moonshine, Northern Waters Distillery
Visitors to Oneida County can also sip some delicious spirits at Northern Waters Distillery, which operates out of a recently renovated space on Highway 51 in Minocqua. Visitors can stop in the distillery’s tasting room from 11am to 3pm Tuesday through Thursday and 11am to 6pm Friday and Saturday, and tours are available at 4pm Friday and 2 and 4pm Saturday. Try Northern Waters’ Original Moonshine—an unaged, unfiltered corn whiskey that goes great in a Moonshine Mule.
Musky Bite IPA, Rocky Reef Brewing
The Northwoods of Wisconsin is known for great musky fishing, but those aquatic beasts can be elusive. It’s a lot easier to find a Musky Bite—just head to Rocky Reef Brewing Company in Woodruff. This brewery, which opened in 2015, offers a great mix of handcrafted ales, porters and stouts. The Musky Bite is Rocky Reef’s IPA offering, made with a mix of Simcoe and Mosiac hops. Visit their tap room to sample their offerings or take some back to the cabin in a crowler or growler.