ABOUT ASPEN SKY WINERY & DISTILLERY
When Aspen Sky opens in Spring 2023 it will be the regions premier winery and distillery for locally hand-crafted wine and spirts. Aspen Sky will be a welcoming, family friendly destination with a great atmosphere, tasty bites and even better wine and spirits. We strive to be your local escape – a place to spend time with family, celebrate life events or just enjoy a drink with friends. We will be sourcing our wine and spirits from the top producers across the US and adding our own touch onsite.
The Aspen Sky Event Center will be an ideal setting for weddings and other events. With private indoor & outdoor space for up to 300 guest, Aspen Sky will provide a modern venue option offering a full bar comprised of Aspen Sky wines and spirts along with a wide selection of beers.
AMY (BACH) BRIDGEO
Born and raised in Slinger, Amy spent the past decade dreaming of a concept that would become Aspen Sky. Amy spent the past 12 years in Corporate America from Boston to LA to Denver gaining experience in finance, marketing and management. Armed with a Professional Winemaking Certificate from UC-Davis, Amy returned to her hometown to make her dream a reality.
JANALEE (BACH) OTTO
Janalee has spent the last seven years photographing weddings throughout Wisconsin and dreaming of opening a wedding venue. After working as a teacher for a decade (six of which were spent at Slinger High School), she turned her passion into her job. Janalee can’t wait to see you at the winery and help make your wedding dreams a reality.
We believe good wine is a wine you enjoy drinking. It doesn’t have a specific AVA, a specific varietal or a specific winemaker. Because of this, we source our wine from across the United States, focusing on finding the best wine at the best value. We then bring it to our location in Slinger to blend, condition and bottle as needed to deliver the best wine for the best price.
We believe that spirits are an essential compliment to wine. We don’t believe that a person should be forced to choose one or the other. Therefore, we have taken a similar approach to our spirits as we have our wine. We source our spirits from a variety of suppliers and then blend them onsite with the assistance of an experienced distiller to deliver accessible, easy-drinking spirits.
Delicious wine, gorgeous location, perfect ambiance- it would have been a mistake to not have an event center on site capable of hosting larger groups. Our event center is designed to offer private space. While weddings are our primary focus, our event center can be used for a multitude of purposes – birthday parties, fundraisers, baby showers.
Updates & More About Us
Our team is currently small, but we are excited to add to it in the coming weeks! We are actively hiring for our General Manager and Assistant General Manager. Soon we will be hiring for our Cook, tasting room attendants, wedding venue coordinators, food prep, facilities/production assistant, custodian and special events bar staff – if you or anyone you know is looking – please send them our way.
I took a class in college where we explored the concept of the triple bottom line – people, planet, & profit. Candidly, I didn’t get it. I didn’t understand how a company could prioritize social and environmental issues and still be profitable. Fast-forward ten years (or so) and Aspen Sky is being built on the concept – we want to be more than just another business, we want to have a positive impact on our community.
I can’t imagine taking on this project with anyone with my dad as my builder. As many of you know, it is an incredibly challenging time to build. Between supply chain issues and a lack of workers, this hasn’t been the easiest project. But it is coming together and we are still on track for a Spring open – thanks to Kahl Construction.
Over the course of my career, I’ve done the pre-meeting chit chat routine with hundreds of different people. Whether it was my accent, the topic of football, someone complaining that 50 degrees was cold or my cell phone area code (yes, I kept the same number I got at...
This week we had our first couple book their wedding at Aspen Sky for 2023. Every wedding is unique, but we wanted to take the opportunity to walk you through what a wedding day at Aspen Sky could look like. If you or anyone you know is looking for a wedding venue starting next year, please reach out!
On June 1st, we celebrated our ground breaking ceremony. We were joined by our family and by multiple people that have helped us along this journey thus far. Kids ran around, we gave “tours” and enjoyed some bubbles and food. I wanted to share some of what I said that day.