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September 13, 2005
From journal The Dells of Wisconsin
November 29, 2012
From journal The Wisconsin Series - Weekend in the Dells
by Asia Traveler
January 7, 2006
From journal A Winter Getaway in the Dells
May 9, 2005
On a hillside in Wisconsin (yes, there are hills in America's Dairyland) sits Wollersheim Winery, established in the 1840s by the man who would eventually be credited with founding the California wine industry. The original building is surrounded by 23 sloping acres of vineyards.
The winery does produce wines from the grapes in their vineyards, and they also work with out-of-state vineyards to produce other wines. They also sell wines from their sister winery, Cedar Creek.
On a beautiful day, take a tour, sample, buy your favorite, and then sit outside and enjoy the landscape. The winery is very active and offers special events in addition to tours.
We are very fond of the Johannesburg Riesling and the Cedar Creek Cabernet. If you find your own favorite you decide you can't live without, don't worry, as you can order it by phone.
Wollersheim is open 10am to 5pm year-round and offers tours daily.
Visit www.wollersheimwinery.com for directions, wine listings, and other information.
From journal Door County/Lake Michigan/WI Road Trip
Williston, North Dakota
June 19, 2005
At the end of the tour, we were taught the correct way to examine, swirl, and taste the wine. Our tour group all got the giggles acting like wine connoisseurs. There was quite a variety to sample, tasting first the five estate wines and moving on to any of the other 15 or so they create if you wanted. These wines have won hundreds of awards in national and international competitions. Children are welcome on the tours and were served their own grape juice champagne during the tasting. This champagne is also made here. Guided tours run daily starting at 10:15am, running on the hour until 4:15pm. Tours last an hour and cost $3.50 for adults, with 11 and under free. Wine-tasting is at no charge and available at any time during the day or along with the tour. You must be 21, of course. They also had a wine garden where you can purchase a glass of wine and some Wisconsin cheese and enjoy looking out over the vineyards. What a relaxing way to end our country drive. And needless to say, I didn't go home empty-handed. To reach the winery from the Dells, take Hwy 12 East (going south) past Baraboo, turn left on Hwy PF going through Prairie du Sac, continue straight ahead to cross Hwy 60 bridge, and turn right on Hwy 188; the winery is 3/4 of a mile on the left, approxmately 30-40 minutes from the Dells.
From journal Wisconsin Dells - Playing Like a Child
November 1, 2009
From journal Wisconsin: The Farmers and the Dells