Our New Beginning
After the passing of my dad in March of 2017, I was thrown for a loop on running the winery and taking care of the grounds without him. It was difficult for me to work every day on the place we created together, and he wasn’t here.
I had always known the Lord, but it wasn’t until the winery and my dad’s passing that I found how profound my dependence on him is. I now know that my spiritual life and my business has no separation, and that all I do is to bring glory to God.
With 2017 in the past, and the Lord guiding my future, I feel that Cottage Winery & Vineyard can move forward with confidence. My mom and I are now the proud care-takers of this gorgeous property that the Lord has entrusted to us.
I thank my mom for all she has done! Taking care of all the lawns and gardens, so green and lush, and that her behind-the-scenes help, has not gone unnoticed and is much appreciated!
Teresa Jorgensen, Daughter
Arlet Jorgensen, Mom
“We were bringing people from out of town and didn't realize closing time was 6. We showed up at 5:45. They were still very accommodating and were not bothered by staying a little later. THANK YOU. We all had a great time and loved it!” Tasting Room Guest April 2016
“Always love visiting.... The staff is always so pleasant and knowledgable of your wines... A totally great experience... We'll be back!!!” Tasting Room Guest March 2016
“Lots of smiles!! From our friends and family! With a beautiful back drop.Thank you for the experience!!” Tasting Room Guest March 2016
"Just love you all. Thank you, Teresa and Bonnar!! I am enamored with your lovely, cozy winery! Rest up, and I'll see you in 2016....." Kimber Maurine December 2015
"Amazing time third year coming will absolutely be back" Wine Tasting Guest November 2015
"Great staff and the environment is unbelievable!" Wine Tasting Guest November 2015
"We had a great time! The place is beautiful and the people are so nice. I will be back. Thank you." Carol Guest October 2015
"Absolutely amazing atmosphere. We are so luck to have Cottage Winery in Menomonie!" Wine Tasting Guest Sept 2015
"Great experience. We will be back!" Wine Tasting Guest May 2015
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything. We couldn't have had a more perfect wedding. Everything went very well. All of our guests absolutely loved your winery. I can't thank you enough for all you have done, we really appreciated it. Tammy Berg (Cox) Wedding 2015
"Teresa, Thank you so much for making our son's wedding such a wonderful event, our friends are still raving! Special thanks too, to your mother and aunt. They both helped so much that day. Everything and the weather was absolutely beautiful!!! p.s. Loved the chardonnay!" Shaun & Jim Tripp Wedding 2015
"Teresa, WOW! Thank you so much for helping make my dream wedding come true! You've been so wonderful throughout the whole process! We are eternally grateful for your time, beautiful venue, and work. Thank you Thank you! :)" C&S Vang Wedding 2015
Where we’re headed
Plans are to create a balance between private events on the property and the public wine tasting-room, so that all can enjoy throughout the season. We can also look forward to the Wine Chill and Grill nights!
(dates posted on the “Hours” tab page)
Please stop out and say hello to my mother and I! We look forward to sharing our peace of heaven on earth with you!
Giving back to the community
Whether it is donating event space, wine bottles, or gift certificates, Cottage Winery over the past 2 years has donated over $15,000 of in-kind donations. Organizations such as Stepping Stones, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Foundation, The Bridge to Hope, local church groups, and the many individuals that are with tough times are among those that we give to. Are plans to give back to the community will continue, and with God’s grace, be generous.
Cottage Winery and Vineyard came into being the summer of 2012. A father-daughter team, Tom and Teresa Jorgensen came together to create this unique Old World winery, and outdoor wedding venue. Tom’s talents are in architecture while Teresa’s expertise is in business and event planning.
We saw a need for a relaxing setting with gorgeous views where guests could come to enjoy great wine in a friendly atmosphere. Having been
longtime residents of west-central Wisconsin, the rolling hills of Dunn County proved ideal to grow a vineyard.
The Tasting Room, outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions and seasonal outdoor gatherings are our main concern, but we feel it is important to give back to our community by hosting several charitable events every year. We are easily accessible from the freeway with many nearby overnight accomodations.
We hope that you will join us soon. Cheers!
Our Old-World European venue is perfect for a fun time with family and friends to gather, weddings, showers, birthday, holiday, food & wine pairing parties, meetings or anything in between. We want to assist you in making your special event something out of the ordinary.
Located 3 miles north off I-94 in Menomonie, Wisconsin makes the Cottage Winery and Vineyard a convenient location for your event.