Welcome March and the earliest signs of spring while attending Wollersheim Winery’s annual open house Saturday and Sunday, March 1–2, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Wildlife In Transition: As early as the first week of March we have seen sandhill cranes return to the Baraboo Bluffs, which we at the Inn consider the first sign of spring in Wisconsin. Yet, if the ground is still frozen and snow covered, there’s a great possibility of seeing bald eagles from Wollersheim’s outdoor eagle-watching shelter. And the winter birds will still be dining, and flirting, at our feeders below the sunroom.
Wollersheim’s two-day event highlights the modern and historic aspects of this 41-year-old winery in Prairie du Sac, Wis., one of the oldest in the country. Tour the underground aging cellars and the modern fermentation facilities, plus other production areas normally closed to the public. See bottling demonstrations and interactive displays, and take self-guided tours.
Winemaker Philippe Coquard will speak and give a grapevine pruning demonstration daily. Learn from chefs how to incorporate Wollersheim wines in your recipes during several cooking demonstrations. New this year is a presentation about cheese by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Sample wines and purchase wine by the case to take home. The local meat market and deli, Wyttenbach Meats, will sell lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. See the daily schedule and more details at www.wollersheim.com.
Join us in our Indigo Lounge for our wine and cheese hour where we always feature Wollersheim’s wines with Wisconsin’s finest cheeses, among other delicious nibbles.
The Inn at Wawanissee Point is the closest bed and breakfast to Wollersheim Winery, a pretty 15-minute drive through the Lake Wisconsin valley.
Reserve a guest room to enjoy the last of winter’s snowshoeing, skiing and hiking while watching for spring’s first sign of emergence as March rolls in.