About Us

Vernon Vineyards consists of 75 gorgeous acres in Wisconsin's scenic driftless region and encompasses the VernonVineyards Winery and Tasting Room, as well as the Pedretti Family Vineyard just 10 minutes northwest of Viroqua, and 30 minutes southeast of La Crosse. The vineyard flows over 20 rolling acres right beside the patio and shaded deck of the friendly tasting room.  The area's most unique and scenic venue, Pedretti's Party Barn, is also located at Vernon Vineyards and is a popular wedding, exhibition and corporate event venue. 

Named one of the biggest and best wineries in Wisconsin

The 10 Best Wineries in Wisconsin - in Best of Wisconsin, Powered by Americantowns Media

13 Picture Perfect Wisconsin Wineries You’ll Want to Visit - ONLYINYOURSTATE

Largest Wisconsin Wineries - Milwaukee Business Journal

Best Wedding Venue Nominee - La Crosse Tribune's Best of the BestB

Best Vineyard within 50 miles of La Crosse nominee - Explore LaCrosse

People's Choice Award, 3rd Place - Best Winery - Between the Bluffs Wine, Beer, Cheese Festival

First Winery in Vernon County, Wisconsin


The Pedretti Family Vineyard was established in 2002 when John Pedretti planted a few thousand grape vines on 39 ridge-top seven miles northwest of Viroqua in Wisconsin's Driftless Area. (Town of Jefferson, Vernon County)

Just a couple of miles away Bob Starks and Loren Cade opened the first winery in Vernon County on Irish Ridge (Dahl Road) in the summer of 2006 and named it Vernon Vineyards. In 2012, John Pedretti purchased the retail and winery portions of Vernon Vineyards and relocated his newly acquired retail venture to an all new Tasting Room at S3426 Peterson Lane, right next to Pedretti's Party Barn, at the intersection of County Road Y and Peterson Lane. The purchase included the "recipies," inventory, naming rights and logo of the original corporation.

Over the years, there have been several expansions of the Pedretti Family Vineyards as newly developed cold-climate grapes from the University of Minnesota were added. In 2015, John purchased 35 adjoining acres from his father (John S. Pedretti), which included two barns, a house, and Pedretti's Party Barn. The old Party Barn had been converted from a dairy barn to a three-season event venue and hosted its first wedding in 1998. It was opened to the public in 2000. Hundreds of weddings, reunions and other celebrations took place there over the 18 years that ensued. 

A new Pedretti's Party Barn, measuring 144 x 45 feet and integrating rustic decor with up-to-date amenities and safety features, replaced the old barn late in 2016. It is a four-season venue with climate control, self-contained restrooms, a furnished kitchen, a large loft with a projection screen, movable serving bars, and other attractive features. It will comfortably seat 300 dinner guests, with ample program or activity space left over.

The vineyard and venues continue to grow and develop. In 2016, thousands of grape vines were added--in full view from the Tasting Room and its covered deck, the sunny patio, and from Pedretti's Party Barn with its large patio.  A Cook Shanty was added, the parking lot was expanded, a paved ceremony platform was added, the corn cribs from the original barn were relocated to the entrance of the new barn, and landscaping continued.

Work is now underway to convert the former "tobacco shed" into a processing plant so the actually wine-making can take place on site at the new Vernon Vineyards location. us

For more information or to make an event reservation at Pedretti's Party Barn, please call Deanna at 608-632-7042 or email us at Pedrettis.PartyBarn@gmail.com. For all other reservations or to purchase wine or grapes you may call or email us at info@VernonVineyards.com.

We look forward to your visit! Cheers!







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THU: NOON - 6 P.M.

FRI: NOON - 8 P.M.

SAT: NOON - 8 P.M.

SUN: NOON - 6 P.M.

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Page Summary: Vernon Vineyards offers vineyards, wine shops, where to buy wine and vineyard wedding venues. Products such as grape vineyard, vineyard tour, party rooms as well as venues for parties are also part of the scope of our business. We also specialize in company events, party venues in La Crosse, Sparta, Holmen as well as Richland Center. Other areas we serve include Westby, Viroqua, Onalaska and Tomah. We also service Prairie Du Chien, West Salem and beyond.

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