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Welcome Wisconsin In Your Glass

Jun 4, 2012
Welcome Wisconsin In Your Glass
Look to the Midwest for value and flavor this summer

wisconsin.Wisconsin--home to the Green Bay Packers, cheddar cheese, Miller Lite and… wine? If this is news to you, don't be alarmed. We also didn't realize that the Copper State grew grapes. It's a good thing we don't shy away from the unknown because we'd be missing out on a unique wine experience. If you're looking to try something new, distinctive, and affordable, check out Wisconsin's Wollersheim Winery.

Wollersheim has gained recognition as a leader in the Midwest wine industry and is taking the local wine world by storm. They were named Winery of the Year this year at the San Diego International Wine Competition and their wines are taking home awards by the boatload. This winery, however, is no new kid on the block.

Wollersheim's vineyards were first planted in the 1840's by a Hungarian nobleman on an historic 27-acre parcel overlooking the Wisconsin River. The site was planted with conventional grape varieties during the Civil War, weathered Prohibition by converting to more conventional crops, and then wase purchased in 1972 by Robert and JoAnn Wollersheim for restoration. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, and we're toasting their history and success with a glass of their outstanding dry riesling. We suggest you do the same. This wine is a multiple gold medal winner and at $9 a bottle, why not try it?

The Wollersheim Winery Dry Riesling non vintage (Washington) $9 is a gentle, nearly dry white bursting with green apple flavor. It would sooth the sear of a spicy stir fry or be the perfect aperitif to prep your palate for any meal. We also like the idea of taking the tried and true "what grows together goes together" approach by nabbing a sharp, flavorful Wisconsin cheddar to nibble as you sip this mouthwatering, thirst quenching white.

What other surprising states that you know of produce sip-worthy wines? Tell us below!

 




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Oh my gosh!! I'm enjoying the dry reisling, picnicking on summer sausage and Wisconsin cheese now at the wollersheim winery now as I read this email! This is a wonderful winery, great atmosphere, and at least 5 wines I plan to buy to take home and conclude my vacation! I would definitely recommend this winery to anyone passing through the area!!

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