Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wollersheim Winery

This past Sunday, Aaron and I decided to get in the car and get out of Madison. We went to the Wollersheim Winery in Prarie Du-Sac, which was recommended as a good picnic place/relaxing afternoon trip.

The wine wasn't really our style (mostly because we have a problem where we only buy Malbec), but its nice to try something different every now and then. We had their red flight ($3 each for four samples), which was in the older part of the winery. It was a beautiful room that smelled like an old school-house you visit in elementary school (wood).

Then we tried the complimentary flight, which included white, red, and rose wine. It also included a port, which was by far the best thing we tried all afternoon. It was just the right amount of sweetness with a little bit of brandy flavor.

The weather was chilly but nice, so we grabbed a glass of wine and some cheese and sat in the wine garden.

The cheese spread has wine in it and was so delicious. We also got some wine mustard.

Being very pensive.

Actually he was trying to figure out what this was. Turns out it is the original wine cellar.

The grapes were in large clumps all over the vineyard. Apparently, now is the time! Only certain types of grapes can be grown in the area and they import some of their grapes from other states and also from a family member's vineyard in Italy.

We bought a bottle of Syrah to enjoy at some undecided time. We didn't go on the tour, so we have a reason to go back!

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