Wine Tasting in Wisconsin

I had Groupon/Living Social in Spain, but I never used it. It always seemed to be for laser hair removal or 500 condoms. Every week. So imagine my delight when I moved back to the Midwest and almost immediately found a Living Social deal I could get on board with. It was a wine tasting for two at Chateau St. Croix, a French-inspired chateau near St. Croix, Wisconsin. The Groupon included a tasting for two (five wines), cheese and chocolate, two complimentary wine glasses, and a cutting board, all for just $20.

It was a beautiful fall day, and the 45-minute drive was scenic as the leaves were just beginning to change. When the boyfriend and I pulled up to the winery, we were surprised that the chateau did, in fact, resemble a French winery. The inside was decorated with mounted deer heads, which reminded me of some of the chateaux we saw on our tour of the Loire Valley.

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We tried seven different wines. There were two wines that stood out to me. The first was the Thoroughbred Red, a hearty red which had hints vanilla and berry. The second, a bit more whimsical, was the Cheesehead White, complete with a mini cheesehead. It was sweet, light, and refreshing. The staff were polite and provided thorough explanations of every wine we tasted.

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After the wine tasting, we headed out to explore the grounds, which included the vineyards, horse pastures, and several walking paths.

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At the end of our visit, we tried a pizza from A Wandering Fire, a traveling wood-fired pizza oven. We tried the Sand Creek, which may have been the most delicious pizza I have ever eaten in my life. It was comprised of, “garlic infused olive oil, maple roasted sweet potato, pancetta, bleu and asiago cheeses with a maple syrup drizzle”.

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Living Social definitely got this one right.

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5 comments on “Wine Tasting in Wisconsin

  1. Sounds perfect!
    • It really was! So fun.
  2. Cheesehead wine! I want it! :) Great find, wish we could have done that!
    • Have some shipped! It was pretty good!
  3. Wine, pizza, fun, drive and partner = Perfect combination. This sounds great, hope you enjoyed your day with fun and adventure. Carry on :)

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