Upcoming Events at the Winery

WINERY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our annual Open House offers grapevine pruning, cooking with wine demonstrations, and winemaking talks. Visits through the winery’s modern fermentation facilities and historic underground aging cellars take place throughout the day, plus bottling line demonstrations and interactive displays are available for families to enjoy along a self-guided tour.
(No admission fee. Open to the public.)

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Wine Tasting | While you tour, taste a selection of our wines including Wisconsin-grown Prairie Sunburst Red and multiple Platinum and Gold medal winner Prairie Fumé. Our sparkling grape juice is available for the kids.

Brandy & Beyond | Winemaker Philippe and Distiller Tom will share what is behind our Brandy & Beyond. As we look to the future of our new distillery, they will talk about basic distilling terms and expand upon our future distilled spirit products such as whiskey, bourbon, gin, apple brandy and pear brandy.

Grapevine Pruning | Observe pruning techniques for home grapevines as we share what we’ve learned about growing grapes in Wisconsin. The morning demonstration will begin upstairs in our Vineyard Room and conclude with a visit outside* to our vineyard, where we'll take you among the vines to show actual pruning. Saturday afternoon’s demonstration will only take place in the vineyard. (* Dress for the elements).

Cooking with Wine | Hear tips on cooking with wine and enjoy a taste as Executive Chef John Williams, UW Health, features our White Port in his morning demonstration and our Pinot Noir will be featured in the afternoon.

Fun for All Ages | Stops along our self-guided tour will offer unique opportunities to learn about growing grapes, distilling brandy, and the wildlife that visit our vineyards.   Our bottling line will also be in action for you to see.

Food & Wine | Lunch items from local Wyttenbach Meats will be available for purchase from 11am to 3pm. Our wines can also be purchased by the glass during the event.



EVENT SCHEDULE

10-4pm        Self-Guided Tours
10:30am        Grapevine Pruning
11:30am        Cooking with Wine (Paired with White Port)
12:45pm        Winemaker Talk
1:45pm        Cooking with Wine (Paired with Pinot Noir)
2:45pm        Grapevine Pruning (Outside Vineyard Demo Only)
3:15pm        Winemaker Talk