Winery & Wine Bar
Tucked away in the Driftless area of Wisconsin in the Town of Blue Mounds our winery was established in 2014 and honors our Italian heritage. We have over 350 vines on our farm consisting of Foch, Frontenac, Petite Pearl, St. Pepin and La Crescent grapes. Our vineyard was planted in 2010 and as our vines continue to mature we source grapes from other local vineyards. Our first vintage was created in fall of 2014 and has matured into a medium bodied red with hints of cherry.
In addition to our own locally produced wine, we have selected other wines from Italy, France and those that align with our own philosophy of sustainable practices. Enjoy the list of wines below on Friday and Saturday evenings in our tasting room or outside overlooking Blue Mounds under our Pergola. You may also sample our wines at our Farm-to-Table dinner events throughout the year.
In addition to wine making, we are passionate about food. We are a small family farm that raises pastured heritage pork, grass fed lamb as well as naturally raised vegetables and fruits. We use ingredients from our farm as much as possible and turn to other local producers for items that we do not grow. Other ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. Our dining experience ranges from seasonally inspired specials and appetizers on Friday evenings to more formal five course farm-to-table dinners on Saturdays. Farm-to-table dinners are held indoors at our winery at long communal tables. Friday evenings and our cenetta dinners are more informal and family friendly with individual party seating indoors or outdoors weather permitting. Cenetta dinners are prix fixe three course dinners that may be booked in advance. Our weekly wine bar favorites include house made rustic Italian bread, an artisan cheese board, antipasto board and warm olives. Reservations are required for farm-to-table dinners and recommended but not required for Friday evenings. Reservations are highly suggested for cenetta dinners. Walk in customers are always welcome on Saturday afternoons during summer hours and Friday evenings. We are a no tip facility and have instead instituted a fixed percent service charge on a customer's final bill. This allows us to offer a fair wage to our staff. Come to the winery and enjoy a great glass of wine, rustic Italian meals and take in the view of Blue Mounds from our outdoor pergola patio. Check out the menu and whats going on at the winery this weekend. Click on our Events link to see a list of upcoming dinners.
Campo di Bella Fossil Rock Red 2014
Our own medium bodied red wine made with 100% Foch grapes sourced from a local vineyard. A slightly tart dry red with hints of cherry. It is our first vintage of wine prepared by our winery on our farm.
Campo di Bella Fossil Rock Red 2015
Our 2015 vintage is an equal blend of Foch and Frontenac grapes harvested from local Wisconsin vineyards. It is a dry medium bodied red with notes of cherry. The 2015 vintage has greater body and complexity than our 2014 vintage.
Ceretto Blange Langhe Arneis DOC 2014
This Italian vineyard is located in the hillside of Vezza d'Alba and run by the Ceretto Family. The wine is made from Arneis grapes and is medium straw in color and has hints of pear and apple blossoms.
Ceretto Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Made from 100% Moscato grapes this sparkling sweet wine from Alba in Northwestern Italy. It is the par excellence dessert wine.It has an intensely fruity and characteristically aromatic nose with a nice persistency. The sweet flavor is perfectly balanced with its low alcohol content and acidity, giving the wine an inviting freshness.
Il Conte Stella Rosa Rosso
From the village of Santo Stefano Belbo in Piedmont comes this delicious Stella Rosso, a refreshing semi-sweet red wine best served chilled and accompanied with fresh fruit and cheese.
Isole e Olena Vin Santo 2005
Produced from Malvasia Trebbiano grapes by Isole e Olena Winery in Tuscany this rich Italian dessert wine has sweet and nutty characteristics of hazelnut, caramel and figs with bright acidity and hints of tropical fruit.
Mas de Gourgonnier Rouge
A certified organic wine from Southern France in the region of Provence. Crafted from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, plus Cabernet Sauvignon and old vine Carignane by a family run winery.
Quevedo LBV Port 2010
Late Bottled Vintage Port. Dark Red Ruby Red. Notes of raspberry and plum with a spicy touch.
Notes for the winery - "Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made only in specific provinces of northeastern Italy. All Prosecco wines are made primarily from the Glera grape, a native variety with origins in the lovely village of Prosecco, near Trieste. Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder. Fine bubbles caress the palate, while intense flavors of apples and peaches give the wine a pleasing finish." DOC
Scott Harvey Barbera 2012
Grown in steep, mountainous terrain in the high elevation of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. Produced in the Italian Old World style, food friendly style. Berry blend with full bodied style with smooth finish.
Tedeschi Capitel San Rocco Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
A ruby red fresh and young wine with notes of cherries and red currant. Produced in the plains at the foot of Pedemonte hills in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classica area the wine is a blend of 25% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, 10% Rossignola, Negrara, Dindarella.
Vigilance Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
A medium bodied red crafted from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah. From the Red Hills, Lake County Northern California AVA region. From the vineyards web site "Generated from their art of farming using sustainable practices and their spirit of being careful to preserve land for future generations" They also use sheep to graze their vineyards.