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Wine & Winter

Wine & Winter

Wisconsin is often overlooked when it comes to the world of wine, and its infamously long and cold winters play a large part in that misconception. How do we do it?

The Sazerac – A Brief History

The Sazerac – A Brief History

The Sazerac cocktail has a rich history in American cocktail culture, with a past that predates the American Civil War.

Wisconsin Terroir

Wisconsin Terroir

Wollersheim Winery and Distillery sits on the slopes of a picturesque riverside bluff, nestled just 20 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin. This uniquely beautiful location lies just below the final dam on the winding Wisconsin River and marks the start of the final...
Mixology Monday: Scarlet Apple

Mixology Monday: Scarlet Apple

Is it spring yet? The Scarlet Apple cocktail is bright, tart and refreshing and celebrates our Wisconsin bounty by combining our Apple Eau de Vie, made from Wisconsin grown Apples, with a Cranberry Sage shrub.

Mixology Monday: Brandy Buck

Mixology Monday: Brandy Buck

Like Moscow Mules? Then you’ll love this Wisconsin variation combining Press House Brandy, Lemon and Ginger Beer!

Pumpkin Toddy

Pumpkin Toddy

Happy National Hot Toddy Day! Hot Toddies are the perfect way to brighten a chilly day.

Mixology Monday: Vintage Flip

Mixology Monday: Vintage Flip

In honor of the grand opening of Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie we offer a special edition of Mixology Monday.

Happy New Year!

As we celebrate the New Year, join us as we take a look back at 2017: a Wollersheim Winery & Distillery Year in Review…

Ice Wine: An Extra Special Harvest

Ice Wine: An Extra Special Harvest

A December sky lit by the moon and a spectacle of shooting stars provided the perfect conditions for an extra special Ice Wine harvest.

Mixology Monday: Jack Frost

Mixology Monday: Jack Frost

The Jack Rose cocktail is perhaps the most famous of all Apple Brandy cocktails, dating back to 1914.

Eagle White 2017

Available now at the Winery.
Our estate-grown Eagle White is a semi-dry white wine with soft hints of pear and apricots.

Mixology Monday: Pre-Prohibition Old Fashioned

Mixology Monday: Pre-Prohibition Old Fashioned

Before the Old Fashioned became the drink we know and love in Wisconsin, it started with three simple ingredients: spirit, sugar, and bitters. Our version of the Pre-Prohibition Old Fashioned features our delicate and floral Coquard Brandy with a rich cinnamon simple...
Mixology Monday: Nouveau Sangaree

Mixology Monday: Nouveau Sangaree

Funny name. Tasty drink. The Sangaree is a wine-based cocktail that’s said to have been popular in colonial America. This re-imagined version by former Madison bartender Jim Meehan combines our vibrant Ruby Nouveau wine with Wisconsin Apple Brandy and maple...
Holiday Wine Pairings

Holiday Wine Pairings

The holiday season is here! Wondering which wines to pair with your meal? From appetizers & entrees to side dishes & desserts, our Wine & Food Pairing Tool can help!

Mixology Monday: Hot Buttered Brandy Cider

Mixology Monday: Hot Buttered Brandy Cider

The Hot Buttered Brandy Cider combines hot apple cider, apple brandy, and spiced butter…and it’s perfect for your holiday celebrations. It will keep you warm all winter long! Hot Buttered Brandy Cider 1 ½ oz Wollersheim Wisconsin Apple Brandy 1 tablespoon...
Mixology Monday: Cranberry Collins

Mixology Monday: Cranberry Collins

The Tom Collins is a classic refreshing gin cocktail that lends itself to easy experimentation. By using a cranberry simple syrup you can convert the classic summer cooler into a festive fall cocktail. The floral qualities of our Garden Gate Gin combine with the...
Mixology Monday: Brandy Sour

Mixology Monday: Brandy Sour

The Sour is one of the classic American cocktails. It’s spirit-forward, easy to make, and very refreshing. Our version is made with Press House Brandy as the base spirit and includes egg white for velvety texture, though the egg white can easily be omitted. Brandy...
Mixology Monday: Corpse Reviver #1

Mixology Monday: Corpse Reviver #1

Corpse Revivers are an entire family of cocktails that were originally intended as “hair of the dog” drinks, to be consumed in the morning as a hangover cure. The great 1920s bartender Harry Craddock prescribed the Corpse Reviver #1, “To be taken before 11 am, or...
Mixology Monday: French 75

Mixology Monday: French 75

The French 75 is said to be named after the French 75mm field gun used during the first world war. While it can be served with either gin or brandy, here we present the famed cocktail made with Coquard Brandy, similar in style to the Cognac-based version served at the...