Tenba Ridge Winery
 
Big, bold boutique wines

(608) 525-2413

 
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Tenba Ridge winemaker John Gill

Winemakers John Gill and Linda Wildin provide a unique wine-tasting experience for guests.

Chocolate and Tenba Ridge wines

Elderberry and boysenberry wines make wonderful companions to dark chocolate.

Where to stay when visiting Tenba Ridge Winery

Brambleberry Bed and Breakfast
Brambleberry Bed and Breakfast is just down the road from Tenba Ridge on Hwy. C and is the area's most luxurious accomodations.


 

Visit Tenba Ridge Winery

Tenba Ridge Winery: Wine porch viewFrom high atop a ridge in rural Trempealeau County sits one of Wisconsin's most enjoyable winery experiences. With our unique Alsace-inspired grape wines and a variety of fruit wines, Tenba Ridge is the perfect spot to sip, sample and sit as you take in the view of thousands of picturesque acres of bluffs and fields.

Winemaker John Gill follows in the footsteps of his great-grandfather John Francis Gill, who ran a family wine and sheep business in the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany in the late 1800s before coming to America.

Alsace, which is now French, is the quintessential home of terroir-driven wines, the almost mystical French term for the total natural environment of a wine, comprising the soil, climate, sunlight and geology. Those who believe in the influence of terroir believe that every small plot or region can have distinctive wine characteristics.

John tries to emulate the methods and materials that would have been available to his great-grandfather more than 100 years ago, making wine in small batches of three to six gallons.

Varieties include Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cherry, Cranberry, Elderberry, Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Peach, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Vinifera grape, Zinfandel and white Zinfandel.

Wine tasting at Tenba Ridge

Guests may sample up to three wines for free. There is a $5 fee for tasting more than three wines and you get to keep your Tenba Ridge glass.

After you sample, purchase a glass or a bottle of your favorite and sip while you relax and enjoy the view. Bring a picnic lunch or snacks and make it an afternoon. Experience the gracious living of Tenba Ridge Winery.

The terrace at Tenba is a perfect place for tasting.

 


 

 

Tenba Ridge glasses

Tenba Ridge wine and fine cheese

Tenba's award-winning wines.

Award winning wines

Tenba Ridge produces a number of wines that have won national and state awards. The most recent accolades come from the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair Professional Wine Competition, which awarded the winery with a silver medal for its peach apple wine and bronze for its blueberry apple, black raspberry apple and white cranapple.

Winery Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 1 through Dec. 31. Other hours by appointment.
Call (608) 525-2413. Cash and checks only; no credit or debit card accepted.

 
 

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A super summer sipper!

This tip comes from a recent visitor to Tenba Ridge.
"Bumping into you folks today reminded me that I needed to tell you of my latest find! You need to keep this under-your-hat, otherwise you will never be able to keep berry wines in stock! TENBA SPRITZER! 3/4 Tenba Berry wine, 1/4 club soda, a slice of lime, lots of ice! Fabulous Summer drink! Black Currant makes the best. Cranberry Apple is next best, and Boysenberry Apple is okay.