Wollersheim Winery & Wollersheim Distillery
Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm
Take a break from Wisconsin’s winter at our Port Wine Celebration!
Walk behind the scenes to see how our Port wines are made in our modern fermentation facilities and age in barrels in our historic underground aging cellars. Along the way, enjoy tastes of the Red Port and White Port, plus a few of our other wines. Hear from Winemaker Philippe as he shares remarks on our Red Port, White Port and our Tawny Port.
Enjoy a special Winter Tonic cocktail made with our White Port, Pear Eau de Vie and tonic water and light food that complements our Port wines. A Port plate combination featuring handcrafted Carr Valley Cheese Porto Duet made with our Red Port wine or Carr Valley’s 6-year aged cheddar, along with a flavorful chocolate truffle, locally-made bread, almonds and fresh fruit. The Port plates are available to purchase with or without a glass of Red or White Port wine (while supplies last).
Warm up to the riveting performance of Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets upstairs in our historic Sugarloaf Room. Enter our Port Lady and Port Guy look-alike contest for a chance to win a Port gift box. Judging will take place at 3:00pm in our Sugarloaf Room and will be based on crowd applause.
February 10 & 24, 2018 and March 10 & 24, 2018
1pm, 2pm or 3pm
A casual, seated tasting of wines paired with light snacks. Seated tastings will be conducted in our Sugarloaf room on Saturdays in winter months. A few additional wine flights are available to taste inside the Winery, and may be purchased while visiting.
Friday, February 16, 2018 | 3pm – 7pm
Reserve your ticket that includes a bottle of Round Top Rye Whiskey, spirits tasting, craft rye whiskey cocktail, and tasty appetizers prepared by Dan Fox and Heritage Catering, along with music by guitarist Michael Gellings. Music and food are from 4:30 to 6:30.
Limited spots are available.
Three Ticket Options:
$80 per person, includes event attendance and 1 bottle
$125 per couple, includes event attendance for two and 1 bottle
$50 per person, includes event attendance only
You must be 21 or older to attend.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10 am – 5 pm
Our long awaited Rye Whiskey release!
Visit the distillery anytime between 10am -5pm for a debut taste of the first in a series of straight whiskeys that have been distilled and aged onsite. The rye whiskey is made with locally-grown grains and aged over two years in American oak barrels.
Throughout the day talk with Distiller Tom, along with our local grain growers, who will be in our Still House to answer any questions you may have. A tasting of other aged spirits will be available, along with a special edition craft cocktail menu featuring the Rye Whiskey. Enjoy music by local singer Maria Pape Thompson accompanied by piano player Joe. If you are a Spirits Society member, be sure to have your card with you to receive points with any purchases.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm
Take a walk behind the scenes to explore the winery’s modern-day fermentation room and historic underground aging cellars and the distillery’s stills, barrels, and granary. While you tour, taste a selection of our wines, along with a couple of our hand-crafted, Wisconsin-grown spirits. Our sparkling grape juice is available for the kids. See the bottling line in action at the distillery.
Hear from Winemaker Philippe as he shares news on the 2017 estate vintage and the impact the seasons have on our Lake Wisconsin Viticulture area. Also, hear from Distiller Tom about our spirits that are aging in barrels and how all are made with local grains, grapes and fruits. Observe pruning techniques for home grapevines as we share what we’ve learned about growing grapes in Wisconsin. The demonstration will begin inside and conclude with a visit outside* to our vineyard to show actual pruning. (*Dress for the elements.)
Hear tips on cooking with wine and spirits and enjoy tastes as Executive Chef Paul Short features our estate-grown Domaine du Sac and our estate-grown Coquard Brandy. Both products will be featured in one demonstration.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Self-guided Tours – 10am-4pm
Grapevine Pruning – 11:00am
Cooking with Wine & Spirits – 12:00pm
Distiller Talk – 1:30pm
Winemaker Talk – 2:30pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 9:30am – 2pm
Wollersheim Winery Vineyard Room
Give blood during our annual blood drive. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins welcome.
You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass! Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
All donors will receive a complimentary tour pass that can be used in the future.
Visit redcross.org or call 800 RED CROSS (800 733-2767) to sign up today!
Note: Regular guided winery tours and wine flight tastings are not offered during our public events.