Our owners, Ric and Teresa Joranlien started a small vineyard on their Browntown WI property in 2012, and were making home-made wines in the basement. In December of 2013 the adjoining property and residence was purchased, and the renovation process was started. By March 2015, the Hawks Mill Winery was open for business with a small offering of wines. In 2016 the owners of Primrose Winery in New Glarus approached Ric and Teresa because Bob was considering retiring from the wine business. A deal was struck, and in late 2016 Ric and Teresa purchased the Primrose building. After some renovations, Hawks Mill Winehaus officially opened in March of 2017.
While we have a full range from dry to sweet wines, we really specialize in the sweeter blends and fruit wines. A refined palate and vast knowledge of wines is definitely not required to visit here!
We are located in a late 1800’s vintage building on the main street in downtown New Glarus. The tasting room still has the warm wood interior, wood beams and swiss style wood trim. We have comfy seating areas, so we invite you to come and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine with us.
Our owners Ric & Teresa Joranlien, Tasting Room Manager Nikky Thompson, Winemaker Ric Joranlien, Assistant Winemaker Ryan Alton and the rest of our tasting room staff will work very hard to be sure your experience at our winery is exceptional. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more enjoyable.