Get ready to uncork, un-wine-d, and savor the flavors at Eau Claire's wineries, breweries, and distilleries! Celebrate the spring season by making a toast with wine & beer samples and pairing plates in the area. Come with us as we break down the best spots to get wine and beer tastings in Eau Claire. Cheers!

a lady pouring a sample of wine into a wine glass at River Bend Winery

Photo: River Bend Winery & Distillery

River Bend Winery & Distillery

Find yourself among the vineyards in Wheaton, WI at the stunning River Bend Winery & Distillery! Here at the facility, you can sip on in-house wine, try cocktails with River Bend's vodka, whiskey, & gin, snack on cheese platters, eat at food trucks, and listen to live music on the lawn. When you order your glass or bottle of wine, you can sample up to 3 different wines with a flight that ranges from sweet to semi-sweet to dry. Once you've decided on your palette's top flavor, get your glass, grab a lawn chair, and soak up the sun in the countryside of Wheaton! Check out more ways to explore Wheaton, WI here.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Book an entire tasting & tour experience at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery! With the Tour & Tasting Package, you'll learn about Infinity's upbringing, tour the micro-winery & distillery, discover the production & processing techniques, and taste the distinctive wines and spirits crafted into Infinity's beverages. These 1-hour tours can be scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at select times. With the Private Production Room Tasting Package, your 8-person crew can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience tasting Infinity's wines & spirits right in the production room. Not only does this include wine & spirit tasting, but you'll also receive pairing plates, production sneak peeks, a logo glass, and more. Check out Infinity's website to schedule your tasting package today!

a photo inside 2 Roots with tables and endless wine bottles

Photo: 2 Roots Art & Wine Gallery

2 Roots Art & Wine Gallery

Experience a wine bar like no other at the new 2 Roots Art & Wine Gallery in downtown Eau Claire! This gallery offers over 100 wines by the glass from all around the world with a menu expanding every week. The knowledgeable staff at 2 Roots can help you through the process of tasting the various flavors and explain the origins behind them all! Along with wine and art, you can relish live music, charcuterie, pizza, and more events. 2 Roots searches all over the world for the finest wine and art selects to provide a one-stop-shop for artwork and vino admiration. Learn more about how 2 Roots works, the artists, and the wine here!

The Rev

The Rev, short for "revolutionary," is just that– a wine and beer tasting room that has changed the game in Eau Claire! This tasting room is located downtown and offers a rotating menu throughout the year. The Rev's motto is all about keeping things casual rather than intimidating when trying a new wine to be inviting to new wine drinkers. At The Rev, you can order wine flights and pair your wine tastings with charcuterie boards. Visit the link to plan your visit to The Rev in downtown Eau Claire.

Helix: a wine and craft cocktail bar in the River Prairie business district in Altoona, WI

Photo: Helix


Head to Helix in River Prairie to experience the area's newest wine excursion! This is another wine and cocktail bar that offers a private tasting room for your special occasions. And don't worry, Helix takes the stress out of choosing the right selections for you and your party and works hard to make sure that each bottle is perfect. If it's too nice outside to be stuck in the tasting room, head out to the patio or rooftop bar for drinks and shareable snacks. For the beer drinkers at the party, you're in luck– Helix offers craft cocktails, carefully selected wine, and an entire beer menu to drink. Not only that, but Helix also offers coffee and light breakfast options for the morning time!

3rd & Vine

Beer here! Check out 3rd & Vine for the ultimate beer and cheese pairings made with local, regional, and worldwide ingredients. The beer and cheese paring includes 4 tap beers each paired with a cheese from the case. The cheese and beer rotate regularly, keeping the pairings fresh and unique at almost every visit. Stay in touch with 3rd & Vine's event calendar to look out for beer-pairing dinners and other tasting events!

Bonus! Wine & Distillery Tour with Chippewa River Trolley Company

All aboard! The new Chippewa River Trolley Company has created an all-new way to explore the winery & distillery scene in Eau Claire. Step aboard the trolley and ride in style to the area's finest establishments where you'll receive tours, views, and wine or spirit samples at each stop. This tour ventures to Dixon's Autumn Harvest Winery, The Chippewa River Distillery, and River Bend Winery & Distillery. Visit the link to book this 3.5-hour excursion!

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