The Story of Our VineyardsWhere:
Our 27 acres of vineyards at our estate are part of the “Lake Wisconsin Viticultural Area” Appellation.
We are growing four winter hardy hybrid varietals; two French-American red hybrids: Marechal Foch and Leon Millot, along with two Wisconsin-native American white hybrids: St. Pepin and LaCrosse.
Seven different wines are made from the grapes grown in our vineyards:
- The young, flat vineyards give us young, light-bodied wines: Prairie Blush, Eagle White, Prairie Sunburst Red, and Ice Wine
- Medium-aged vines on medium sloped vineyards create medium-bodied wines: Ruby Nouveau and Domaine du Sac
- Our oldest and steepest vineyard give us the rich, full-bodied Domaine Reserve wine
We also work with vineyards in New York & Washington who custom-grow additional varietals for us: Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc & Muscat grapes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Depending on the season, our Wollersheim vineyards produce APPROXIMATELY:
Miscellaneous Vineyard Statistics
- 1 bottle = 3 ½ pounds of grapes | 1 vine = 4 bottles | An average of 10-12 pounds of grapes on one vine
- 1 acre = 700 vines | Wollersheim’s 25 acres = approximately 17,500 vines
- 1 acre = 9,800 pounds of grapes | 25 acres = 245,000 pounds of grapes in our vineyards
- 1 gallon = 17 ½ pounds of grapes | 245,000 pounds of grapes = 14,000 gallons of Wollersheim wine
- About 2,800 bottles per acre = 70,000 bottles of Wollersheim estate wines