Eau Claire Distilleries
From tasting a unique concoction at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, taking in the scenic view while sipping artisan spirits at River Bend Winery & Distillery, or trying house-made liquor at Chippewa River Distillery in nearby Chippewa Falls WI, visiting all three distilleries makes an amazing tour of the Chippewa Valley. Learn more about each distillery and plan a trip filled with good spirits (literally) to Eau Claire!
One of kind spirits, wines, and all around good times are what you can expect from Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery. Here, "liquid innovation" is their mantra. All of their wines and spirits are made to be distinctive and something entirely new and different than what you could typically find on the shelves of your local grocery store. Infinity also hosts special events year-round like live music, open houses featuring seasonal cocktails, and many others. Large parties or meetings can also reserve their "Mezzanine" room to accommodate their group size. Apart from the cocktail tasting and drinking, you can also take a tour of their site and learn how they produce their wines and spirits.
River Bend Winery & Distillery is located just a short drive from Eau Claire over in Chippewa Falls, WI. Their spirits are made in a "grain-to-glass" distillery meaning that the finished products are authentic and of the highest quality they can be. Before River Bend was a distillery, it was a winery (and it still is)! After the owners' success producing wine, they wanted to put those same talents to another test and try their hand at operating a distillery. Come enjoy a glass of what makes you happy and enjoy the scenic vineyard views at River Bend!
Also over in Chippewa Falls, WI is Chippewa River Distillery. Located right along the Chippewa River, it is far more than just a place to get a tasty drink; it's a place to go for beautiful views too. Their rooftop patio is a favorite when it comes to choosing where to sit, drink, and laugh. They operate by the following mantra: "Average is not enough. We are here to exceed expectations." Well, prepare to have your expectations exceeded! Their line of spirits is truly impressive and you're guaranteed to want to snag a bottle to take home with you after your visit.
If you're craving some beer while you're here, you're in luck - they have that too! The Chippewa River Distillery operates in the same building as Brewster Bros Brewing Co. Visit their taproom to get a little taste of the craft brews made in the Chippewa Valley. Pro tip: Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company & Leinie Lodge is a short drive from this point too if you just want some more beer. After all, you are in Wisconsin!