Several years ago, we visited Wollersheim Winery in Wisconsin. We discovered a delightful winery experience. The ambience of the facility added to our experience. The winery specializes in cold weather grape varieties and also has an assortment of other traditional wines available.
Originally the property was planted with grapevines in the 1840s. Until the devastating Prohibition was enacted, wine and brandy were produced here. During Prohibition the property was farmed as a dairy farm
Eventually in 1972, the property was purchased by the Wollersheims who sought to discover grapevines that would grow well in this colder region. Today the Wollersheim vineyards are home to Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, St. Pepin and LaCrosse. In addition to their own estate grown grapes, Wollersheim sources other varieties from New York, Washington and California. These other varieties include Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Riesling , Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, Muscat and Carignan.
Today the Wollersheim family has continued the winery and established the Wollersheim Distillery and a bistro.
Check out the Wine Trail Traveler article we wrote about our visit to Wollersheim Winery.
As of today, July 16, Wollersheim Winery has opened with some modifications. The winery hours are now 12Noon until 5pm. Tours are not available. Currently reservations are required for wine tastings. Events offered with reservations required are: Seated Wine Tastings, Summer Cocktail Tastings and until July 19 – Vineyard Walks.
Wollersheim wines are also available online for shipping to residents in certain states including: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Check out Wollersheim Winery soon!