Wine Without The Grapes

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”

September’s Artist of the Month

kathyKathy 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.

September’s Wine Woman Wednesday

Kaiged Acoustoc“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.

August’s Wine Woman Wednesday

GaterO’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.

June’s Wine Women Wednesday

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”

Jeff @ livery

June’s Artist of the Month

IMG_9340 crPLszPhotography 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.

May’s Artist of the Month

Noriko Slowinski will be O’Neil Creek Winery’s artist for the month’s of May. Noriko was born and raised in Tokyo Japan. She earned her BA in Graphic Design from the university of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Noriko has been living in Chippewa Falls WI. since she was a student. Noriko’s inspirations come from childhood memories, color and patterns of surrounding, and annual trips to Tokyo with her sons. Noriko likes to add ” WHIMSY” to her art.

November & December Artist if the Month

O’Neil Creek Winery’s artist for the month’s of November and December is Judy Dekan. Judy has always had a passion for art in a variety of mediums. Throughout the years I have attended workshops that have allowed  me to explore my creative side. These varied from woodcarving, basket weaving, mosaic, potter, and a bjt of experimenting with other mediums. I referred to myself as a dabbler of many and a master of continued discovery.

In January 2012 I picked up a brush and attended a mixed media workshop. After retiring from the education field. I have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, most using watercolor. I have painted on yupo with watercolor and alcohol ink which has been a great discovery in color and design.

As a continuing learner I greatly enjoy the creative process, It has opened my eyes to the many patterns of nature and how they might be found within each painting. After being an educator for many years it is wonderful to be a student and to practice with fellow artist.