How to See the Best of the Great River Road Wine Trail

For travelers who love scenic drives and excellent local wine, the Great River Road Wine Trail is an absolute must. The Great River Road is a beautiful, winding route that follows the Mississippi River from Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The 11 wineries on the Great River Road Wine Trail are all in the Upper Mississippi area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa).

For more information on the Great River Road Wine Trail and other local attractions, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s the perfect pairing for your vacation to Westby and our surrounding communities!


The Great River Road Wine Trail

Eleven wineries call the Great River Road home. Between them, patrons have the opportunity to taste over 100 different local wines! Five of these wineries are located in Wisconsin, within driving distance of the Westby House Inn.

  1. The Elmaro Vineyard, a family-owned vineyard, produces award-winning wines and low-sugar jellies. Complimentary tastings are also available.
  1. Seven Hawks Vineyard is one of the largest vineyards in the area. The vines grow on steep bluffs, giving visitors an excellent view of the Mississippi River. Complimentary samples are available here as well. If you like red, try Hunters Blend, a delicious red table wine.
  1. Also family-owned, Danzinger Vineyard offers award-winning red, white, and specialty wines. If you’re a fruit wine lover, you’ll have to try their Twin Berry.

Also take a look at Villa Bellezza Winery and Maiden Rock Winery and Cidery, both excellent Wisconsin vineyards along the Great River Road.


All-Inclusive Wine Tour Packages at Westby House

As you’re making your way down the Wisconsin Great River Road, stop in and stay with us! For the convenience of our wine-loving guests, we offer an all-inclusive “Wine and Stay” package.

Our all-inclusive package includes wine tasting tickets to both Branches Winery and Vernon Vineyards. With this package, wine-lovers get to stay, taste and experience the amazing local wines we have to offer! This package will help take your wine trail experience to a whole new level with all of the wonderful things it includes: lodging, winery tours, a bottle of local wine, and so much more.

Other great wineries operate nearby as well. Check out our blog for 7 of the best local wineries you should visit!


Wind Down at Westby House

When you’ve spent some time exploring the views, wines, and foods that Driftless Wisconsin has to offer, come to your home-away-from-home at Westby House. Our elegant Victorian Inn will charm you, and our luxurious rooms will provide the comfort and rest you need. In the morning, you’ll be refreshed by our full, gourmet breakfast. And check out our specials and packages for a great deal, especially if romance is in your plans.

Download our complimentary Vacation Guide before you come, so that you have all the best resources available to plan your trip. We look forward to seeing you soon!