We had the best time pairing our wines with cheese from the Benoit Cheese Haus!
We're grateful to owner Jill & her staff member Christine for their expertise, hospitality and for putting together an impressive & delicious cheese tray for our Anniversary Celebration.
Stop in Friday, September 1st between 1-4pm to sample what they have created.
Seriously - what is better than local wine & cheese?
(See that center area of the cheese platter? Yeah, that's chocolate cheese...drool).
We are lucky to have the wisdom of the ladies from the Benoit Cheese Haus, but what if you want to try pairing cheese with your favorite wines at home?
You don't need to be an affineur, fromager, Maitre Fromager or wine connoisseur.
You just need to like cheese and wine!
Here's a fun and informative link to take the intimidation factor out of pairing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wine-and-cheese-pairings-for-dummies_us_567851b6e4b06fa6887e237c
We invite you to spend an afternoon with us on Friday, September 1st from 1pm-4pm to celebrate.
We'll be offering complimentary tastings, wine & cheese pairings featuring Benoit Cheese Haus Cheeses and Mayana Chocolate and half price glasses of wine.
We're grateful to you for supporting local wine created with local ingredients.
Everything that goes into our wines is either grown in our orchards, the surrounding area farms or sourced from other Wisconsin growers.
We look forward to what the future brings and have many exciting plans for expanding our tasting room, production facility and outreach to local retailers and restaurants.
Cheers to you and cheers to a future filled with local wine!
"I only like dry wines."
"I don't like fruit wines."
"I won't like a wine made from apples."
These are just a few of the comments we hear daily at the tasting bar.
Part of what we love about offering tastings is seeing the joy and surprise in people's faces when they try a wine they normally wouldn't think they like and find a new favorite.
It is not at all unusual for someone who "only likes dry wines" to purchase a bottle of Raspberry Farm House Cider or someone who "doesn't like apple wines" to walk out the door with numerous bottles of Autumn Crisp.
We are even surprising ourselves with the popularity of LaPointe!
LaPointe is a sweeter red wine but it is appealing to almost everyone - the dry wine drinkers and the non-red wine drinkers alike.
Another comment we frequently hear from people that may shy away from tasting is "I don't know anything about wine."
Hey - that's okay! In fact it's more than okay, that's why we're here. You don't need to be an educated wine drinker to enjoy a tasting. Ask questions, enjoy the experience and start your journey to discovering the beauty of wine with us.
No experience required.
We currently have fifteen wines to try and encourage you to be adventurous!
Give it a swirl and see what surprises may await you.
One of our guests recently commented on the rock formations at our front door and asked why he has been seeing so many of these around the area.
We explained it was a cairn and he said he had never heard of these before.
"A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn [ˈkʰaːrˠn̪ˠ] (plural càirn [ˈkʰaːrˠɲ]). Cairns have been and are used for a broad variety of purposes, from prehistoric times to the present." - Wikipedia
There is much history around these stone formations which can be found in places all over the world and some of the residents and visitors to this area enjoy leaving their mark, and creating a bit of art, by stacking stones.
There is also come controversy regarding cairns created for pleasure and not solely for trail marking or religious purposes. Some people would rather not see markers in a remote area reminding them that others ventured there before them. And there is also the view that stacking stones near the water can cause erosion and take away homes for animals.
Whatever your stance on stacking stones we wanted to share a bit of insight into the formations welcoming you at our front door.