This article was taken from the Leader Telegram, September 2009. Joe Wynimko takes a pass on making wine from grapes. He’d rather make wine from rhubarb, dandelions, pumpkins and strawberries.
“It’s basically all fruits,” Wynimko said. “My niche is the specialty fruit wines. I don’t have a vineyard, I have an orchard. The rhubarb is all out of my garden, the pumpkin is all out of my garden.”
With the right mix of sugar and yeast, Wynimko can turn just about any fruit or vegetable into wine. He’s made carrot wine and onion wine.
“Onion (wine) is actually pretty good. I’d use it for marinating,” he said.
After working on obtaining state and federal permits for the past 1 1/2 years, Wynimko and his wife, Dorinda, opened O’Neil Creek Winery, southwest of Bloomer, on Friday.
They have a shop on the first floor of their home with room for people to stop in and purchase wine by the bottle or by the glass. Continue reading “Wine Without The Grapes”
O’Neil Creek Winery’s artist of the month of November and December is Linda Powers. Check out her art and biography on ,”Click on”pix-by-lin-b. Linda Powers
Nancy Erickson Dutmer’s, of Chetek, art is defined I never expected to become”crazier” as she aged, but She thrilled to every aspect of artistic lunacy. Nancy is inspired by great work of art. They may be historic or modern., famous or local, but universally, they are realistic or impressionistic. Nancy’s is not particularly drawn to abstract or modern art, yet she is as moved by a geographic pattern with vivid color, as she is by beautiful portraits.
Nancy’s brain is immersed whit unfinished art projects. Preferred mediums vary, oil, acrylic and fabric paint, beading, drawing , construction and found object conglomerations
Kathy is a retired nurse, but has enjoyed making stained glass items for family and friends for over 20 years. She will be displaying fall glass pieces during the month of September at O’Neil Creek Winery. There will be a variety of reasonably priced leaves and flowers of fall colors and textures.
“Kaiged Acoustic” Kim Negus and Paige Lieberman are a mother and daughter duo known for their strong vocals and harmonies. They play a variety of music from classic rock, country, and current hits. Including the Eagles, REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, Adele,Bruno Mars, Hank Williams, Alison Krause,Taylor Swift,Miranda Lambert, Band Perry just to name a few.
O’Neil Creek Winery’s entertainment for our Wine Woman Wednesday for the month of August will be Larry “Gater” Gates. Larry has been performing for over 40 years for all types of audiences young and old. Larry does a mix of several types of music from 1940’s to modern day music.
Ruth Lunblad art work will adorn the walls of O’Neil Creek Winery for the month of August. Ruth’s main Medium is watercolor because of its transparency of color and flexibility. Ruth’s artwork can be seen on her web site ART WORKS PLUS.BUZ
Secondhand Hearts will be playing, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at O’Neil Creek Winery on July 20. Order off the menu of FAT BOYS Pizza, ask for a menu, and it will be delivered free of charge.
June 15 2016 music for O’Neil Creek Winery’s Wine Women Wednesday will be Jeff White. Jeff is an alternative country artist from the hills of western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays and vibrato with out law grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss and lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the melancholy country western and dark folk music from times past.
- Jeff will be plying from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Tasting from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. No tastings after 5:00 pm
- Order off menu of Fat Boy’s Pizza, FREE DELIVERY” ask for menu”
Photography has been a hobby of mine for about 30 years. I am a native of Menomonie, WI. I particularly enjoy capturing nature, God’s artwork, where there are endless subjects. Since I have a farm background, old barns and rural scenes are also my favorites. There are many interesting things in our everyday world if we just take the time to notice. Small children notice everything, but somehow during the growing up process we generally lose the ability to see the little and fascinating things all around us. Digital photography has been wonderful for me, as I thoroughly enjoy using editing programs which enable me to create different looks for the same photograph.