Our Winery

As its name indicates, Apple Works Winery is located on what was previously an orchard. Over 30 years ago, world-renowned heart surgeon, Dr. W. Dudley Johnson, set out on an adventure to plant certified-organic apple trees in an effort to fulfill a hobby of providing healthy products and farm-life activities for the local community.


In 2002, Kevin Behnke, owner of Behnke Estates, acquired the picturesque Apple Works Orchard in Germantown, Wisconsin. At its new home, Apple Works Winery and Behnke Estates set out to produce more than just apple related products. With a commitment to honor the property’s rich history, the Apple Works name remained, as well as many of the original buildings. It’s with great passion, and relentless dedication, that the Behnke family sets out to produce some of the finest wines from America’s Heartland, and the world.


Our Team

Kevin Behnke

Owner & Winemaker

Lisa Behnke

Tasting Room & Events Manager

Jennifer Behnke

Marketing Director

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Your Visit

We enjoy sharing our passion and labor of love with all wine-lovers. The wine tasting room provides a warm experience for you to learn about our winemaking process, taste a variety of wines (dry to semi-sweet), and make new friends.

Carry-ins and pets are not allowed.


In Our Tasting Rooom

Wine Flights, Wine By the Glass & Bottle

Wisconsin Cheese & Antipasto Plates

Flatbread Pizzas

During Select Hours


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.