Our Story

Water 2 Wine is a custom winery that provides a fantastic wine experience. Customers are considered family, and can come to enjoy a glass, a bottle or to make their own custom batch of wine. We like to offer our customers a relaxed atmosphere with knowledgeable and friendly staff and fabulous wines.

The original Water 2 Wine Custom Winery was opened in San Antonio, Texas, by John McFadden in 2003. In 2005, the corporate headquarters was officially established in North Austin. Over the years, Water 2 Wine has continued to expand its franchising operations across the country with current locations in Texas, Colorado and Wisconsin.

Larry and Barb VanHoveln opened the first Water 2 Wine in the Milwaukee metro area in May 2012. After being introduced to Water 2 Wine by their son and daughter-in-law who had visited the Water 2 Wine winery in Round Rock TX, they spread the bug to Larry and Barb. After leaving industry after 2 years in R&D, 11 years in steel and 25 years in plastics and armed with a degree in Chemistry and a taste for wine, Larry loved the idea. Come join us in Brookfield at The Plaza shopping center and see how much fun we have.