Wisconsin’s first wine grapes were planted in 1847 by Agoston Haraszthy. The site of Haraszthy’s original planting is today the location of the Wollersheim Winery, the only winery located in Wisconsin’s only official viticultural area, Lake Wisconsin. In addition to producing cold-hardy hybrids such as Frontnac, St. Peopin, Seyval, Marechal Foch, Wisconsin wineries are also starting to produce quality vinifera, with Riesling leading the way. Dozens of wineries are conveniently located near the Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Minneapolis metropolitan areas. Scroll down to find Wisconsin’s best wineries. The “Highest Visitor Ratings” section lists Wisconsin wineries that have received visitors’ highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The “Highest Wine Critic Ratings” section lists the producers of Wisconsin’s best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions. The “All Wisconsin Wineries” section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of Wisconsin wineries. Click “map view” to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in Wisconsin wine country.