The Driftless Wisconsin Wine & Cheese Trail will host special activities at each of 14 businesses Oct. 12-14, with all businesses open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Celebrating one year since its inception, this collaboration between the state’s renowned dairy industry and its growing wine industry is drawing visitors from throughout the Midwest to estate wineries and local creameries throughout the year.
During the Fall Colors Event Weekend scheduled for Oct. 12-14, visitors will be treated to tasting specials, promotions, entertainment, local vendors, and educational activities such as tours. This self-guided driving tour features the stunning natural beauty of southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area aglow with the colors of autumn.
The Trail is comprised of these businesses located roughly between Madison and La Crosse: 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; and Nordic Creamery, Westby.
For specific information about the special activities at each location, go to www.driftlesswinecheesetrail.com. The Trail Weekend activities are free to attend; normal tasting fees may apply.
The Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail Brochure, available at each participating business, offers a passport program where consumers can earn a stamp at each business when they make a purchase. When they have collected all 14 stamps, they can redeem their completed passport for a VIP Discount Card for future purchases. Stamps can be collected through November 2018; the discount is valid through 2019.
The Trail is made possible through a matching Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant through the WI-DATCP.
More information about the Trail can be found at driftlesswinecheesetrail.com and Facebook.com/driftlesswinecheesetrail. The Trail office is located at E6796 Old Line Road, Westby, WI 54667. Phone 608-634-9463; email email@example.com.