DRIFTLESS WISCONSIN WINE & CHEESE TRAIL
Fall Colors Event Weekend October 12, 13, & 14, 2018
Popular Trail draws visitors to 14 wineries and cheese producers throughout Southwestern Wisconsin
October 1, 2018 – Westby, WI – The Driftless Wisconsin Wine & Cheese Trail will host special activities at each of fourteen businesses October 12, 13 & 14, 2018, with all businesses open from 10 – 5 pm each day. Celebrating one year since its inception, this successful 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 October 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, Wisconsin:
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
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.
“This weekend will offer visitors the best in fall colors and the best flavors of the Driftless Region,” according to Therese Bergholz, trail director and owner, Branches Winery, Westby. “Visitors will have the chance to meet cheesemakers and watch cheese being made. They can also stroll through vineyards and learn what it takes to make excellent wine from Wisconsin-grown fruit. This is a unique opportunity to taste acclaimed wine and cheese, learn what it takes to create these products, plus meet the families you support when you shop local.”