AROUND THE AREA
Natural Beauty Abounds...
Spectacular scenery and rock formations, hiking trails, this very popular state park celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. (All parked vehicles must have a valid vehicle admission sticker. )
Devil’s Lake State Park
Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area | 20 Minutes from the Winery.
Wisconsin’s first State Natural Area, Parfrey’s Glen is a gorge deeply incised into the sandstone conglomerate of the south flank of the Baraboo Hills. (A State Park sticker is required)
Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area
Natural Bridge State Park | 20 minutes west of the Winery via Hwy 12 West.
Natural Bridge and Rock Shelter contains the largest natural bridge known in Wisconsin, created by wind erosion and weathering of the sandstone. (A State Park sticker is required.)
Natural Bridge State Park
August Derleth Park | 5 minutes from the Winery on Water Street in Sauk City, WI.
Named after the local author, this park is located near on the Wisconsin River and is a great place to fly your kite, or picnic. Connected to the Sauk City bridge by a Bike & Pedestrian Trail.
August Derleth Park
V.F.W. Memorial Park | 5 minutes from the Winery on Hwy 78 north of Prairie du Sac.
Situated along the Wisconsin River, just below the Prairie du Sac dam with 25 campsites, and shelter with picnic tables and playground equipment.
Highway 60 is named Wisconsin’s 2nd Scenic Byway | Winery is just ¾ of a mile south of Scenic Byway 60.
On April 27th, 2009, Highway 60 was designated as Wisconsin’s 2nd Scenic Byway from Lodi to Prairie du Chien. It includes many historical sites along with numerous rolling hills and picturesque small towns.
Mirror Lake State Park | 31 minutes from the Winery via Hwy 12 West in Lake Delton.
Located 3 miles from the Wisconsin Dells, with sandstone bluffs, fishing, swimming, canoeing, camping, and picnicking.
Mirror Lake State Park
On the Water...
Lake Wisconsin was formed when the hydro-electric dam was built at Prairie du Sac in 1912. Recreation on Lake Wisconsin includes: swimming, water skiing, boating, fishing, and camping. Many lakeside resorts and restaurants are accessible by boat.
The Dam at Prairie du Sac | 5 minutes North of the Winery on Hwy 78.
The Dam at Prairie du Sac is a popular spot on the Wisconsin River the whole year-round. In the summer, you’ll find folks with fishing poles. In winter, it is the perfect feeding area for the region’s population of Bald Eagles. Bring your binoculars, but kindly park and view from your vehicle.
Public Safety around Dams
Merrimac Ferry | 20 minutes from the Winery via Hwy 188 North.
The Merrimac Free Ferry is Wisconsin’s only free ferry. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week from, April 15th to November 30th. A single crossing of Lake Wisconsin takes about 7 minutes. It can hold 15 vehicles at one time.
Bender’s Bluffview Canoe & Kayak Rental | 20 minutes from the Winery on Hwy 60.
A private landing located on the Wisconsin River near the Ferry Bluff Eagle Refuge.
Bender’s Bluffview Canoe & Kayak Rental
Sauk Prairie Canoe/ WI River Outings | Minutes from the Winery in Sauk City at the corner of US HWY 12 and the Wisconsin River.
A private landing located on the Wisconsin River near the Sauk City Bridge.
A 100 year old cheese factory with a store and occasional tours. Please call ahead for tour days and times. 1-800-200-6020 E5904 Mill Rd. Plain, WI 53577
Cedar Grove Cheese Factory
Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron | 15 Minutes from the Winery on Hwy 12 West.
Dozens of fantastical mechanical creatures made from salvaged factory parts created by self-taught artist Dr. Evermor.The sculpture garden is available for public viewing.
House on the Rock | Approximately 40 Minutes from the Winery.
It is a place of mystery and intrigue—a place where one person’s imagination and dreams have become reality. Located near Spring Green, Wisconsin, the House on the Rock is a unique place where memories of a lifetime are truly made.
Frank Lloyd Wright® Taliesin & Visitor Center | Approx. 30 minutes from the Winery in Spring Green.
It’s special because… Put simply, Taliesin is the source, the ideas, concepts, theories and techniques applied to every structure that bears Frank Lloyd Wright’s imprint.
Cave of the Mounds | Just 30 minutes from the Winery in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin.
Open Year-round. Over a million years ago, deep beneath the ground, Cave of the Mounds began to form. A tour through Cave of the Mounds is an experience you and your family will never forget.
Treinen Farms | 10 Minutes from the Winery on Hwy 60 East. Seasonal.
A nearby farm with fall activities for the whole family, such as hay rides, corn maze and pumpkin patch.
Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau
Official website for Wisconsin Dells, “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®”, this site highlights places to stay, attractions & activities, restaurants in Wisconsin Dells, about a 40 minute drive from the winery.
Greater Madison Convention & Visitor Bureau
Official website for Madison and Dane County. Learn about activities and attractions, not far from the winery.
Sauk Prairie Riverway / Gateway to Fun on the Lower Wisconsin River
Visit this website for information on where to explore, stay, shop and dine along the Sauk Prairie Riverway. Create your own personal travel itineraries, post stories and photos about your riverway experiences or check out upcoming events in the local community.
Sauk Prairie Home Page
The local Chamber of Commerce with information about the Sauk City and Prairie du Sac area, including January’s Eagle Watching Days and Labor Day Weekend’s Cow Chip Festival.
Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Information on where to go, stay, eat and more in the Lodi and Lake Wisconsin area.
Southwest Wisconsin Visitor’s Bureau
Famous for its many hills, valleys and unspoiled natural beauty, Southwest Wisconsin is also home to a collection of natural, educational, ethnic and historical tourist attractions.
Located on Lake Wisconsin with beautiful panoramic views, the Lake Wisconsin Country Club offers golf and Friday evening dining.
Devils Head Ski and Golf Resort | 15 minutes from the Winery.
Year-round resort with activities from golf to skiing, dining and accommodations.
Other Points of Interest...
Cedar Creek Winery
Our sister winery located 2 hours east of Prairie du Sac in historic downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Cedar Creek Settlement
A restored 19th century woolen mill that is now the home of the Cedar Creek Winery, as well as a unique collection of shops and restaurants.
Wisconsin Winery Association
Includes information and links to the over 40 member wineries around the Badger State.