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Prairie du Sac, Wis – Wollersheim Winery & Distillery will hold their 2017 Open House Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer a behind-the-scenes view of the winery and distillery including some new features, as Wollersheim celebrates 45 years in business and releases a brand new Dry Rosé wine.

Wollersheim Dry Rosé will be one of the tasting selections along the wine and spirits tour, and will also be featured in the morning cooking demonstration. Dry Rosé is a blush wine made from a blend of custom-grown Lemberger, Syrah, Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc grapes, with vivid flavors that are reminiscent of raspberries and currents.

In addition to getting the first taste of Wollersheim Dry Rosé, Open House visitors will also be able to:

  • Taste a selection of wines including multiple Platinum and Gold medal winning Prairie Fumé and White Riesling, along with family-crafted, Wisconsin spirits. Sparkling grape juice will be available for the kids.
  • Take a self-guided tour of the historic underground aging cellars, modern-day fermentation room, bottling line, stillhouse, and other production areas.
  • Head out to the vineyard for a pruning demonstration and learn maintenance techniques for home grapevines.
  • Listen to presentations by winemaker Philippe Coquard and distiller Tom Lenerz.
  • Hear tips on cooking with wine and spirits and enjoy a taste as Executive Chef Paul Short cooks with Dry Rosé in the morning and Dancehall Absinthe Blanche in the afternoon.
  • Purchase lunch items from local Wyttenbach Meats and Wollersheim cocktails and wines by the glass.

“Our Open House is a great chance to taste and learn about wine and spirits,” said Winemaker Philippe Coquard. “And it’s the one time each year when visitors can get the most in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the entire process of winemaking and distilling.”

Wollersheim’s Open House is open to the public, and there is no admission fee. For more information, visit www.wollersheim.com.

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