Driftless Wisconsin Wine and Cheese Trail
April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Driftless Wisconsin Wine & Cheese Trail continues on April 13, 14 and 15 with special activities at each of fourteen businesses. This collaboration between the state’s renowned dairy industry and its growing wine industry invites travelers to visit estate wineries and local creameries, tasting wine and sampling cheeses that have received national and international acclaim. The Trail is made possible through a matching Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant through the WI-DATCP.
The Trail is comprised of these businesses located roughly between Madison and La Crosse. The route provides a tour of the stunning natural beauty of Southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.
Baraboo Bluff Winery, Baraboo Arena Cheese, Arena
Branches Winery, Westby Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle
Rock N Wool Winery, Poynette Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain
Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery, Highland Organic Valley, Cashton Retail Store
Weggy Winery, Muscoda Pasture Pride Cheese Cashton
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Prairie du Sac Westby Creamery, Westby
Vernon Vineyards, Viroqua Nordic Creamery, Westby
“This Trail will encourage people living in the area to discover new businesses. It will also bring people from all over the state to the Driftless Region and make agritourism a delicious, educational, fun, and personal experience,” according to Therese Bergholz, owner, Branches Winery and trail director. “Visitors will have the chance to see vineyards and talk to the winemakers. They can watch cheese being made from local milk while talking to the cheesemakers. This is more than simply a chance to taste and purchase wine and cheese. It’s a chance to learn what it takes to grow and produce award-winning products while meeting the families you support when you shop local.”