Ciders on Tap!

Now serving four ciders on tap: 
The Cider Farm Classic Dry Apple - Mineral Point, Wi
Wyder's Dry Pear - Middlebury, Vermont
B. Nektar Zombie Killer - Ferndale, Michigan
Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime - Sweden

Stop in for a glass or a tasting flight. Have a favorite cider that you want us to carry?  Let us know and we'll see what we can do.  Cheers!

New Wine Arrivals June

We've brought in some new wines.  Stop in for a tasting and give us some feedback!

  • White Knight Viognier

    • Swooping in to rescue your palate from the ordinary, this sleek, rich Viognier will excite the senses and tickle your fancy. Flirtatious green apple, honeysuckle and white peach aromas playfully engage with flavors of pear and melon. A medium to full bodied white wine, with a balanced and sustaining finish.

  • Plungerhead Cabernet Sauvignon

    • Deep purple in color, with dark alluring aromatic notes of blackberry, molasses, leather, cinnamon and toasted cedar with hints of mint and rosemary. The first sip shows juicy flavors of dark ripe cherry, raspberry compote, graham cracker pie crust and toasted marshmallow. The finish is long and drying with notes of plum, vanilla and toasted pecan. 

  • Niepoort Tawny Port

    • Niepoort tawny, with an average age of three and a half years, originates from low yielding vineyards in the Cima corgo region of the Douro Valley. Brick red/tawny in color, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits. On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish.

  • Quinta do Noval Fine Ruby Port

    • This is a deep-colored, lively, peppery wine, full of fresh fruit flavours. An ideal Port for informal drinking. Bright ruby color. Intense youthful nose with a distinctive fruity character reminiscent of wild cherries. On the palate, it is well balanced, with intense fruit and good length. Drink it slightly chilled as an aperitif or at room temperature with a dessert.


Wildflowers and Dragonflies

Wildflowers are in full bloom and dragonflies are buzzing.  Perfect time to take a break, stop and enjoy the scent of wildflowers in Hayward, Wisconsin.  After your time in the woods or on the lake, stop into the shop for a glass of wine and hot eats.  We'll be waiting and ready.

Wine Tasting Flights

We're creating some prototype wine flight trays to make our wine tastings more customer friendly.  We'd appreciate your feedback on the concept.

The problem:  When the winery fills up with folks, it's sometimes tough or us to get around and keep everyone's glass filled with wine. 

The solution: With the flight trays, you pick three wines from the tasting menu and we'll pour you three, two-ounce carafes and give you a wine glass. You can sip, converse and refill at your leisure without ever having to wait.  In a group?  Everyone can order different wines and share tastes from their carafes with everyone at the table.  And of course, we'll stop by to check in and answer any questions you may have about the wines.

We'll be out in the garage all week making a dozen or so trays. Stop in over the next couple of weeks and give a flight a twirl. Let us know if the concept works, or if there's something we can do different or better!

New Summer Wine Arrivals

We've expanded our summer pontoon wine selection!  These wines are best served chilled while moving across a lake at 2.5 mph with a light breeze, chirping frogs, and the setting sun reflecting on the water. Cheers!

  • Astoria Sparkling Moscato (Veneto, Italy) - ABV 7%
    • Aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and violets. Juicy berry flavors with a hint of honey. Delightfully sweet.
  • Zonin Prosecco Cuvee 1821 (Veneto, Italy) - ABV 11%
    • Fun and refreshing. Opens with scents of spring flower and white stone fruit. The lively palate doles out creamy white peach and green apple alongside fresh acidity. 
  • Chateau Diana Sparkling Moscato (Sonoma, CA) - ABV 6%
    • Fresh floral, citrus and pear aromas. Creamy-tart green apple flavors. Toasted almonds in the fruity finish.
  • Obikwa Still Moscato (Western Cape, ZA) - ABV 8%
    • Light aromas of honey and peach. Light-medium acidity and sweet plum flavor on palate. Fresh and easy to drink.
  • KWV Chenin Blanc (Western Cape, ZA) - ABV 13%
    • Green, fresh-cut grass aromas with hints of guava and asparagus on the nose.  Vibrant and fresh on the palate with a linear acidity and an enduring finish.
    • SQZ Cranberry Lemon Wine (Lanark, IL) - ABV 9%
      • A unique, crisp taste born from simple ingredients – lemons, cranberries, yeast, cane sugar, and locally sourced well water.
    New Wine Arrivals

    As requested, we've brought in some Italian wines!  We're featuring selections from Franco Serra and La Mozza wineries that offer great value at a reasonable price.  Stop by and give them a try!

    • Franco Serra Nebbiolo Langhe
      • Pungent dried fruit and herbal aromas. Dry and medium-full bodied with robust tannins, bright acidity and pretty red fruits.
    • Franco Serra Barbera d'Asti
      • Cherry and floral on the nose, with a hint of anise. Dry and medium bodied with ripe red fruit, bright acidity and smooth tannins.
    • Franco Serra Barbera d'Alba
      • Sweet spice, chocolate and red fruit aromas with hints of tobacco. Medium bodied and dry with ripe red fruit, light tannins and well balanced acidity.
    • La Mozza Perazzi
      • Sexy, juicy dark fruit mingles with spice, smoke and licorice on the palate. Bright, ripe cherry and soft texture.
    Now Serving Ciders on Tap

    In a nod to spring, we've brought in a couple of ciders to serve on tap.  The Cider Farm, out of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, specializes in ciders made from English cider apples.  Most of these trees had been planted in America, but were cut down during Prohibition. The Cider Farm is bringing them back to Wisconsin.  The Classic Dry is made from a blend of Major, Kingston Black, Somerset Redstreak, Chisel Jersey, Dabinett, and Liberty apples. The result is a light, yet complex cider that's got just the right blend of sweetness and tannins,  leaving you wanting just one more sip.  B. Nektar Meadery, out of Ferndale, Michigan, makes craft cider, mead and beer.  The Zombie Killer is a hard cider with honey and cherry juice added.  Tart cherry sweetness up front, followed by crisp apples and finishing with a creamy honey to compliment the tartness of the cherry.  Crisp, clean and refreshing.  Stop in for a pour!  Like what you taste?  Take a couple three bottles home with you.

    Invitational Watercolor Show Opens Friday, May 25.  

    We are pleased to invite you to the opening on Friday, May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Can't make the opening, drop by to view the art work during our regular winery hours. The show will run through August 26, 2018.  The exhibit is being facilitated by Art Beat of Hayward

    The Invitational Watercolor Show will include artists Trudy Tyson, Marie Sweeney, Patty Anderson, Cida Smith, Katie George, Nancy Schruyer, Melisa Morales, Judith Newberry, Steve Morales, Yvonne Christiansen, Dik Faron, Dawn Stutelberg and Mimi Crandall.

    New Bar Tops Poured

    Stop by to check out the remodel, featuring a new bar, a gallery featuring works by local artists, and a host of new wines from Spain, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. And no wallpaper. 

    Dan MacLaughlin