About Us

Ted and Helen Kearns are the owners of the Bauer-Kearns Winery. Both Ted and Helen have something unique and very special to offer. Their winery and gift shop is located four miles NE of Platteville, Wisconsin, just north of the big "M" symbol of the UW-P Engineering School.

Free tastings are conducted during our open hours or by appointment. Tours of the winery are available subject to the availability of Ted the winemaker.  Helen has assembled a marvelous collection of gifts for everyone's household. Hand painted window hangings highlight the collection. A large selection of shirts, classic glassware and wine accessories round out the choices. Quilters are especially welcome and you will find a sampling of quilts made by Helen. If you need some top-notch stitching done, she may be able to work it into her schedule.

Let Bauer-Kearns Winery and Gift Shop get you ready for the holidays. Give the gift of wine and so much more!

The winery offers special labels for any occasion for a small fee.

Bauer - Kearns Winery
19245 W. Mound Road
Platteville, WI 53818

Located right below the "M"

Open Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open Sunday: Noon - 5:00 PM

Groups & Tour Buses Welcome Anytime By Appointment


Bauer Kearns Winery

Bauer-Kearns Winery Wins Gold
In International Cold Climate
Wine Competition

Bauer-Kearns Winery entered its Driftless White into the first ever International Cold Climate Wine Competition held in conjunction with the Minnesota State Fair which started on the 27th of August  and runs through September 7th in St. Paul Minnesota.  Wineries from 16 states participated in the event. Fifteen judges evaluated the entries on the 23rd and 24th of August and the results were announced the first day of the fair. Click here for a list of all winners.  Over 300 hundred entries were judged in this competition.


Bauer-Kearns  Driftless White made from Lacrosse grapes grown on the slopes of the Platteville Mound won a Gold Medal with its entry. Bauer-Kearns opened its operation on Labor Day weekend last  year. Ted and Helen are very pleased that their first entry into competition won a gold medal; especially since it was competing with many cold hardy wines. The 2008 Driftless released last May has a very pleasant taste that some compare with a Riesling wine.


In celebration of this medal the winery will have a 15% discount sale on all gift items in their store during the month of September. The medal winning wine  is available in 750ml and 375ml bottles at the winery on West Mound Road near the “M” and in over 12 retail stores and restaurants in Southwest Wisconsin. If your favorite store or restaurant does not have it, ask for it.

Ted and Helen



Contact Us

You can call us at 608-348-7700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              608-348-7700      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email: bkwinery@centurytel.net

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