Traditional, hand-crafted wines made in Wisconsin

Don't let our name fool you, we specialize in warm-climate, barrel-aged red wine and also produce semi-sweet to sweet whites.

The winery is open year-round for guests and private events. Visitors 21+ years of age are welcome to enjoy wine tasting flights, wine by the glass or bottle, cheese, and antipasto platters, as well as flatbread pizzas during select hours. For those who are not quite into wine (yet), we have Wisconsin beers and non-alcoholic beverages available too. Enjoy the summer months on our beautiful patio and the winter months by our brick fireplace!

Special Selection Red Wines
Special Selection White Wines
Reserve Collection Wines

Preserving History...

From Apple Orchard to Winery


Our Winning Winemaker

As an avid engineer and entrepreneur at heart, Kevin Behnke has been a forward-thinking visionary who is always on-the-go. At just 25 years old, Kevin purchased a small machine shop with the idea of expanding it to a machinery rebuilding company to service manufacturers nationally. The company has given him great joy in doing what he does best: building something from nothing or repairing things to its former glory. 


In 2002, Kevin acquired the formerly known Apple Works orchard as a real estate investment and as a potential new home for his family. Given the hundreds of apple trees on the property, in 2007, he decided to harvest them to make wine, at first, only as a hobby. As time went on, he set out to produce more than just apple-related products and began experimenting with more traditional, warm-climate grape winemaking. For fun, he would enter amateur wine contests and found himself winning bronze, silver, and even gold medals throughout the Midwest.


Knowing his wine was well-received, he decided to turn his once hobby into a business that would allow him to share his love of unique wine with those looking for something different. Kevin renovated the once orchard garage storefront into what now is the wine tasting room, which is filled with his personal craftsmanship both inside and out.


Kevin spends a lot of his time experimenting with new recipes and hopes the winery continues to produce fine, handcrafted wines.


Live Music, Vino & Vinyasa, Wine Release Parties.


Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sat: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


We are closed all major holidays, please call to confirm.

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W179 N12536 Fond du Lac Ave.

Germantown, WI 53022


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Apple Works Winery & Behnke Estates wines are intended for consumers of legal drinking age. Please enjoy our products responsibly.