Wineries and Applefest

episode 2 show notes

(October 2017) In this episode, host Nancy Christopher will talk with Mary Motiff, Bayfield County’s Director of Tourism, and Jon Hamilton, of White Winter Winery, to learn about the many divine beverages White Winter has to offer, as well as local agritourism. Additionally, we will highlight the upcoming Bayfield Apple Festival and preview a couple favorite Bayfield County holiday happenings.

Bayfield Apple Festival 

Bayfield’s annual Apple Festival is a celebration of the autumn harvest and Bayfield’s agricultural history. This year’s festival is October 6-8, 2017. 

White Winter WineryWhite Winter Winery 

Located in Iron River, Wis., White Winter Winery has been creating handcrafted meads since 1996. One of the truly authentic features about White Winter Winery is that they create their meads, spirits, and ciders by sourcing locally grown fruits. Mead Mead is an alcoholic drink made from honey, water, and yeast. The entire fermentation process takes approximately 12-18 months, from start to bottled and ready to enjoy. 

The best way to experience White Winter Winery is to visit the winery in person. White Winter offers tours, a tasting bar, and has a gift shop with everything from hats and handcrafted items to bottled varieties of each of their delightful meads, spirits, and ciders. 


Agritourism is growing in popularity across Bayfield County as locals and visitors alike continue appreciate the value of locally grown produce and fresh, farm-to-table foods. 

Holiday Preview

Wassail Dinner Concerts at Old Rittenhouse Inn: Treat yourself to an experience like no other that combines a delectable meal, music, theatre, and history into one unforgettable, holiday event. 

Tree Lighting Events: Various communities embrace the excitement of the season with traditional tree lighting ceremonies and events, beginning in late November. Be sure to subscribe to our podcasts, and don’t forget to grab the White Winter Winery coupon that Jon mentioned during the show! 

Get into nature at, and don’t forget to explore our interactive map. 

Affiliate Links 

Erickson Orchard - Erickson Orchard is a family-owned apple orchard and strawberry farm in Bayfield, Wis. that has been in business since 1954. Together they have kept the farm growing and offer cider, baked goods, jams & jellies and lots of other treats at the country store.

Old Rittenhouse Inn - Old Rittenhouse Inn is Wisconsin’s first Bed & Breakfast. The Country Inn and gourmet restaurant offers 20 guest rooms in 2 Victorian homes and a private cottage with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and spectacular Lake Superior views. 

North County Vacation Rentals - North Country Vacation Rentals offers comfortable vacation home rentals and cabins conveniently located on or near ATV/snowmobile trails in Drummond, Grand View, Cable, Barnes, Cable, Delta and Iron River, Wisconsin.