By Kylie Compe – Dangle some Edison bulbs from an old wooden support beam, roll in the barrels and get rid of that upper lever. Pull up a metal stool, let the light in with some statement windows and enjoy some wine with your friends. I know this is becomingContinue Reading

By Gabi Gruba – If you are in the South Central area of Wisconsin and you’re looking for somewhere to get out of the house with your family or just on your own to enjoy a day out, Oakwood Fruit Farm is a great place to go. It’s a family-owned,Continue Reading

By Kylie Compe – The Driftless region is known for its meandering rivers and rugged landscapes. The drive from Madison, WI to the Potosi Brewing Company will give you a stunning showcase of the rolling hills as the winding roads cut directly through the bedrock. I have made this driveContinue Reading

Cover Story by Kylie Compe If you find yourself passing through the quaint little knee-high town of Hillsboro, take a minute to turn down East Madison Street. It won’t take long before you find yourself admiring the beautiful 106-year-old historical Carnation Milk plant. Once upon a time, this factory producedContinue Reading

Candlewood Cabins: A Destination for Recreation or Solitude Cover Story by Marilu Miller The story of Candlewood Cabins, actually begins just after World War II, when Richard Calnin met Mechtild. They fell in love and he married her. They came to the United States and started teaching at St. Norbert’sContinue Reading

By Nolan Arentz –The La Crosse Distilling Co, located in, you guessed it, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is striving to change the way the spirits industry goes about procuring our favorite cocktails.  Headed by company owners Chad Staehly, Nick Weber, and Mitch Parr, La Crosse Distilling Co. opened last fall 2018 with anContinue Reading

Java Vino – Good things come in threes!  By Ben Potaracke  Good things come in threes.  The rule of three suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers. Java Vino is no exception. They have embraced this rule with wine, food, andContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – Have you ever felt like jumping back in time and experiencing the world from the perspective of, as the saying goes, the days when life was much simpler? Well, I often think about it and try to jump back through the photos posted online so IContinue Reading

By Aspen – When I googled “vegan restaurants near me” and the Cheeze Factory Restaurant in Baraboo came up, I dismissed it as a mistake, or maybe Wisconsin’s way of telling me to get real. I’d recently gone from vegetarian to vegan and found my options for eating out narrowedContinue Reading

By Joy Miller – As Driftless farmers, Rufus and I have the pleasure of meeting the creative chefs who turn our ingredients into full flavored compositions. I met Cindy Curtes and Tasha Peterson, owners of the Sunn Cafe, during an employee wellness fair at Duluth Trading Company in Mt. Horeb,Continue Reading

By Kylie Compe – Nestled in the backwoods of Barneveld, Wisconsin is a cute little barn that houses Botham Vineyards & Winery. Bright green trees loom over the little gravel road like something out of a fairytale as you pass by the vineyards and little house on the hill. DrivingContinue Reading

By Jenn Peitscher –     Where do you Wonder? The most obvious answer would be nature, right? But could that be in the woods of a brewery? I experienced the surprise of wonder in the cool crunch of the leaves at the New Glarus Brewery. So our visit began with aContinue Reading

By Erica Howe – The Driftless area is full of locally owned and run start-ups; from bookstores to restaurants to family farms. This includes, of course, breweries. The Driftless Brewing Company, located in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, is a prime example of the passion the residents of the Driftless area possess.Continue Reading

By Nicole Schroeder – “This place feels like you’re just hanging out in the backyard with your friends. It’s open, it’s inviting, it’s cool” said one visitor of Winghaven Pizza Farm. There are plenty of beautiful sights to see at Winghaven, with lush green trees and foliage filling the surroundingContinue Reading

An Interview with Lynita M Docken – Elmaro Vineyard About Lynita Lynita May Docken, by far the most active and creative woman you will ever meet, wanted a retirement project. Originally one of three women master plumbers (yes, you read that right: PLUMBERS) statewide, Lynita was finishing up her careerContinue Reading