Winery Earns Best Fruit Wine Award

The Winery is where Jake Drefs, the master wine maker, crafts his award-winning wines. The Apple Barn Winery specializes in fruit wines made from real, non-grape fruits and berries. They are fermented in small batches to ensure their richness and quality. The winery offers delicious fruit wines such as Honey Crisp Apple Harvest, Hardy Pear and Strawberry Jewel. Colorful variations include Raspberry Heritage, Summer Peach, Big Buck Blueberry and Country Rhubarb. Varieties perfect for the holidays and gift giving include the full-bodied, warm-your-soul Wild Blackberry and the light, semi-tart Cranberry Homestead. Each flavor is created with real homegrown fruits, so the fruit in the name is the fruit in your glass!

Wine Tasting Lounge

Wine sampling is available, but we recommend calling ahead if you plan to visit on a weekday in the fall. This is because we have many school tours visiting our establishment during this time and we do not offer wine sampling while large groups of children are present. Thank you for your understanding.

Visit our comfortable tasting lounge and bar where you can taste our award-winning wines.  Select something for yourself, or share one with friends and family. Pick a sampler pack or  bottle of wine from The Apple Barn Winery will make any occasion a little more special. Look for the limited edition wine labels featuring historic locales throughout Walworth County

News Release:

2017 UW-Madison “Wine is Wisconsin” Competition

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery’s Honey Crisp Apple Harvest won a Gold medal and was chosen as Best Fruit Wine of Wisconsin at UW-Madison’s inaugural “Wine is Wisconsin” Competition. The event was created by UW-Madison’s Fermentation Science Department and was open to Wisconsin wineries only and products had to be sourced at least 75% from Wisconsin products. The Hardy Pear, which is made from pears grown on site at the Apple Barn, also won a Silver medal.

 

Our 13 wines won ribbons and medals in 2016

At the Wisconsin State Fair Wine Competition and DMACC Mid-American Wine Competition the Apple Barn Orchard & Winery received medals and ribbons with our Raspberry Heritage, Hardy Pear, Strawberry Jewel, Summer Peach, Honey Crisp Apple Harvest, Cranberry Homestead, Country Rhubarb, Big Buck Blueberry, Red Cherry, Wild Blackberry, Royal Plum varieties.

2015 DMACC Mid-American Wine Competition

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery received a Gold medal, including a Sweepstakes winner for Strawberry Jewel,  Named the Best Fruit Wine in the Ninth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, IA. In addition Apple Barn Orchard & Winery received two Silver medals with Country Rhubarb in a food pairing with Strawberries and Crème Anglais and Hardy Pear in a food pairing with Baked Trout.

You can purchase all of these wines and more in our Country Store.

During our off season, select varieties of our wines can be found at:
  • Frank’s Liquor Piggly Wiggly – Elkhorn, WI
  • Delavan Lake Store, Delavan, WI
  • Richter’s Marketplace – Burlington, WI
  • New World Wine Shop – Lake Geneva, WI
  • Daniel’s Sentry Foods – Walworth, WI
  • Woodman’s Market – Janesville, WI
  • Woodman’s Market – West Madison, WI
  • Richter’s Marketplace – Twin Lakes, WI
  • Appleland Farm Market – Fredonia, WI
  • Rosewood – Delavan, WI