After nearly three years (9-27-2010), Al and I are back at Wollersheim Winery in Prairie Du Sac for a visit. We took the tour again, which is $5 and includes a wine tasting at the end. They have done many exciting upgrades and we wanted to see them. It was a perfect summer day, a little cool with lots of sunshine. We arrived in time for their 12:15 tour. Just arriving to the winery the scenery is quite pretty. They also recently won a major competition in California. Napa Valley better watch out! A huge wine barrel greets visitors at the entrance.
The path up to the main building has changed. There is now a historical sign, installed in 2011.
We reach the top of the steps, it’s always breath taking to see the grounds of the winery and lots of happy people also enjoying the view.
A view of the cave on the right, now fully enclosed. On the inside, in the back looking out. Also looking in toward the back. There is now a Sensory Garden next to the cave. It features plants that add to the flavor notes of the wines. There is a chart also detailing the correlations to the wines.
The tour also took us to one of the rooms where the wine is processed. We went below in the main building where many barrels of wine were being stored. We found out that cream of tartar is a by-product of wine production, very interesting! Wollersheim now produces brandy, new addition to their offerings. The batches are not yet very large so pre-ordering is a good idea.
We concluded the tour with some wine tasting of their most popular wines. Our guide Morgan was happy to take a picture with us at the conclusion of our time with her. Thanks Morgan!
Wollersheim Winery has a connection to Cedar Creek Winery in Cedarburg as well. They bought Cedar Creek in 1990 and have a separate vineyard. Al and I were just there in May.
We enjoyed our visit even more than in 2010. If you ever have a chance to try their wine or Cedar Creek, don’t pass it it up. A great taste awaits you!
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