SIP & SAVOR Driftless Wisconsin Wine & Cheese Trail
Taste the terroir of Driftless Wisconsin!  Each winery on the Trail is an estate winery - producing wine from the grapes and other fruit they grow.  Learn about cold-climate grapes, and what it takes to grow and make award-winning wine.  Delicious wine, beautiful vineyards, and post card views await.  Stop
and experience each winery and enjoy!
Wisconsin's $43B dairy industry is respected around the world.  Did you know 90% of the milk produced in Wisconsin is used to make cheese?  The Trail showcases  the work of local cheesemakers  who continue to earn international acclaim.   On the Trail you will taste cheese, butters, yogurts, cottage cheese and more, including multiple organic offerings... all while supporting the dairy farm families of Wisconsin. 
Arena Cheese Inc 
Arena Cheese, one of Wisconsin’s oldest continuously operating cheese plants, is located in the Wisconsin River Valley  near Taliesin in the heart of the rolling hills of the Spring Green Area. With a long-standing reputation for a Wisconsin Original dubbed "Colby-Jack", Arena’s cheesemakers have crafted  this favorite  since 1979. 

Trail Weekend Specials:
Receive 15% off of Arena Cheese products.  Friday watch cheese being made; Sat & Sun meet a master cheesemaker. Sample a large variety of cheeses all weekend!







       www.arenacheese.com
300 Hwy 14 
Arena, WI  53503
   608-753-2501
Baraboo Bluff Winery

Baraboo Bluff winery is located on the northwest corner of the Baraboo Bluff Range.  The winery offers majestic, breathtaking views of the Baraboo River Valley.  Come for the wine and stay for the view!!

Trail Weekend Specials:
2 for 1 tastings Friday and Sunday only.  
Saturday Open House: tour our facilities and taste 9 wines plus keep the wine glass for $5.  


    

      

www.baraboobluffwinery.com
E9120 Terrytown Rd
Baraboo, WI  53913
608-237-1379​​​​
Branches Winery
 Visit this charming, friendly boutique winery located outside of Westby. Their friendly tasting room is wrapped in vineyard views. Taste cold climate wines produced from 10 varieties of grapes, plus other local fruits with wines ranging from dry, oaked reds and crisp whites to luscious, sweet, table and dessert wines.

      
E6796 Old Line Road
Westby,  WI  54667
   608-634-WINE

Trail Weekend Specials:



Tours at 11, 1 & 3 each day;  discounts, free cheese pairing with paid tasting. FREE Wisconsin Wine & Cheese  Tasting Party Guide.


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Owned and operated by the Cook family, Carr Valley Cheese Company is over one-hundred years old. Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, this traditional cheese plant is famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way. They have won numerous awards over the years and continue to offer delicious and unique Wisconsin cheeses from aged cheddar to Cocoa Cardona.

Trail  Weekend Special:
Deep Fried Cheese Curds


    
Carr Valley Cheese

    
www.carrvalleycheese.com
S3797 County Rd G
La Valle, WI 53941
608-986-2781

   
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Cedar Grove Cheese   
​​​Cedar Grove organic cheese is made from the freshest, Grade-A, certified organic whole milk, evidence of the company’s commitment to responsible ecological farming and additive-free cheese. Turned by hand and made with love, cheeses such as delicate, mild cheddar, rich, creamy muenster, and varieties featuring fresh garden herbs will please your taste buds.

Trail Weekend Specials:
Tastings, tours, discounts and free slicer or magnet!

www.cedargrovecheese.com​
Mill Road, Plain, WI 53577
  608-546-5284

Nordic Creamery is a small family-run dairy operation located right on the family farm which has been owned and operated by the Bekkum family since they emigrated from Norway in 1917.  Nordic Creamery creates artisan cheeses and amazing handcrafted small batch butters.  They have won dozens of national and international awards for their products.
    

Nordic Creamery
Trail Weekend Specials:

"Cheese samples and you will be able to try all three gold and silver medal winning butters from this year’s US Championship Cheese Contest. " Horse drawn wagon rides from noon-2 on Friday and Saturday.
      

www.nordiccreamery.com
S2246 Langaard  Lane
Westby, WI  54667   
608-634-3199
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Organic Valley
Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative representing 2,000+ organic farmers in 36 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, producing organic dairy, soy, egg and produce products. With its regional model, milk is bottled and distributed in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table.   

www.organicvalley.com
509 Organic Drive
Cashton, WI  54619
​608-625-7300
Trail Weekend Specials:
Sampling of several cheeses
2 separate drawings for $50.00 gift card  (drawing after event; winner notified by 11.1)
$1 off Organic Valley item for the first 20 customers each of the 3 days!
Random giveaways during the day ( t-shirts,  thermal mugs, canvas bags, stickers, etc.)
Activity books for kids
Weekly sale items

Pasture Pride Cheese​​
Trail Weekend Specials:
Family fun for all ages in outdoor tent.  Also, enjoy specials, samples and shopping from various vendors all weekend long! Our store will be open all three days from 9am-5pm.   We hope you can come and enjoy this fall weekend with us.!
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      www.pasturepridecheese.com
110 Eagle Drive
Cashton, WI 54619
608-654-7444   
Pasture Pride Cheese is a family owned and operated cheese store and factory. It is located just outside of Cashton in the heart of Amish Country, where family farming is still a way of life. Try a variety of Wisconsin cheeses in addition to their flagship product, “Juusto,” their take on a traditional Scandinavian bread cheese. 
   Rock n Wool​​
   
Rock N Wool Winery is a family winery that prides itself in making Wisconsin wines with only Wisconsin grown grapes.  From bold dry reds to sweet fruit wines, they make wines to please all palates.  Located on 40 beautiful acres in Poynette, WI, they offer grounds for picnics as well as a picturesque old barn for tastings, parties and pizzas.   The sheep and the donkeys are sure to delight!
    
  www.rocknwoolwinery.com
W7817 Drake Rd
Poynette, WI  53955
608-635-4339
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Spurgeon Vineyards
​​Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery is family-owned and produces a wide range of grape, fruit, and honey wines. Enjoy free wine sampling and a spacious covered deck. Events are held throughout the year. 

Trail Weekend Specials:
Free wine and cheese tasting

      

16008 Pine Tree Rd
Highland, WI  53543
 608-929-7692
Vernon Vineyards Winery
Vernon Vineyards is a family owned and operated wine destination nestled in the heart of the Driftless Region, just 5 miles west of Viroqua, WI. From our gracious and comfortable hospitality and tasting room, sun-drenched paved patio or our large covered deck you will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery and peaceful setting. 
      


www.vernonvineyards.com
S3426 Peterson Lane
Viroqua, WI   54665
608-634-6181/608-632-7042
              

We​​​​ggy Winery
Weggy Winery is home to one of the state’s largest vineyards as well as an extensive orchard. The Tasting Room and winery are situated in what remains of a 1935 dairy barn. Weggy Winery is proud of their careful attention to the quality of their wine products which they have been producing since 1992.  ​

Trail Weekend Specials:
 Buy 1 bottle of regular priced wine and get 50% off a 2nd bottle of wine.
Only one special per customer each day of this Trail Event.  Drawings throughout each day . "Weggy is so happy to be part of this Trail where folks can sample rich Wisconsin cheese and flavorful Wisconsin wines. We welcome you to visit us!"
      
30940 Oakridge Dr
Muscoda, WI  53573
   608-647-6600
Westby Cooperative Creamery
Since 1903, the Westby Cooperative Creamery has been producing high-quality cultured and hard cheese dairy goods under the same principle since day one:  small production batches and top quality milk make for a great product.  They create the best quality cottage cheeses, sour creams, dips, yogurts, cream cheeses, and organic products.

Trail Weekend Specials: Virtual Tour Video - ongoing. Daily cheese tasting,  curds, and discounts. 
Fri 10 - 5: Pancake samples with Ocooch Mtn Maple Syrup. Free tours at nearby syrup facility.  Sat: Cheese sampling, wine tasting  featuring Weggy Winery and Spurgeon Vineyards, plus  local fudge tasting. Sun:  in-store specials and cheese sampling.

www.westbycreamery.com
 401 South Main Street, Westby, WI 54667
​608-634-3181/800-492-9282
Wollersheim Winery and Distillery
​​ Wollersheim Winery sits on a scenic hillside overlooking the Wisconsin River, across from Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. European vintners first cultivated the property over 160 years ago, and today, the vineyards comprise 30 acres of grapes. The winery is a leader in the Midwest, and a new distillery opened on the property in August 2015. Wollersheim Winery is open for tours and tastings daily.

Trail Weekend Specials:
"Complimentary tasting of Domaine Reserve - estate-grown, barrel-aged red from our 45 year old vines."
($2 value per person)



www.wollersheim.com
7876 Hwy 188
Prairie Du Sac, WI  53578
   608-643-6515​​