This Is Why You Need to Visit Branches Winery

Branches Winery, just minutes from Westby House, is a wonderful vineyard, winery, and tasting room with award-winning local wines.


Branches Winery Years in the Making

When Branches Winery opened in 2013, just minutes from the Westby House Inn, we knew it would be a success. The owners, Gene and Therese Bergholz, are wonderful people with a passion for great wines and great customer service, and we are honored to highlight their exceptional local business. The Bergholzes began growing grapes in 2007, and opened the winery with five offerings, four wines made from grapes and one cranberry wine. Today, they have even more to offer, so on your visit to the Westby House Inn, you need to visit Branches Winery!


Branches Winery – The Wines

Today, Branches winery has twelve wines and two ciders, with something for every palate. From refreshing ciders to rich, full-bodied reds to crisp whites, to sweet and dessert wines; it’s hard to pick a favorite! But the Branches Reserve will always be on our list, and during the summer, we can never say no to a chilled glass of fruity Francesca. And trying the cranberry wine and cider is a must as well – such a unique blend and so refreshing!


Branches Winery – The Vineyard, Food, and Atmosphere

When you enter the winery, your experience will begin at the tasting area. From there, customers can choose to sit indoors or outdoors, enjoying a glass or two of their favorite wines. You can also order a meat and cheese platter, other appetizers, or their delicious wood-fired pizza to accompany your wine. The beautiful outdoor deck is a perfect place to sip and sample with friends. Some nights, they have live music or other events. Check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information! We also highly recommend a vineyard tour to go behind the scenes to where the wines you love began. You’ll learn about their unique process for creating a delicious cider, and more.


Branches Winery – Make it an Event!

For parties of six to 64, consider scheduling a private tasting, where you can tour the vineyard, learn more about the stories behind each wine, and have your tastings paired with artisan cheeses or the wood-fired pizza. Grab a few of your best couple friends or your entire motorcycle crew, they can handle it all!


From Great Wines at Branches Winery to Great Hospitality at Westby House

Branches Winery makes a perfect activity for couples on a romantic getaway, or girlfriends just looking to get away. And whether you’re looking for romance or escape, the Westby House Inn is the perfect place to begin and end your days of adventure in the Driftless region. We can even arrange transportation to and from the winery (and other local wineries like Vernon Vineyards), so your enjoyment doesn’t have to stop at just one glass. Full gourmet breakfasts will greet you each morning, while luxurious and comfortable rooms welcome you each evening. And for more activities, events, and places to visit in the area, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We hope to see you soon!