Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
$19 for Wine Tasting for Two ($46 Total Value)
- Charcuterie plate of local Wisconsin cheeses, smoked trout, and sausage (a $14 value)
- Three samples of wine (a $12 value)
- $20 credit toward any wines
Pairs indulge in three samples of local, national, and imported wines of their choice, choosing from a selection of over 50 vintages such as the Weggy Red from Weggy Winery, made with St. Croix grapes, and the rhuberry wine from Whispering Wind Winery, a blend of local strawberries and rhubarb. A tray of Blaser's premium cheeses, Star Prairie smoked trout, and sausage cleanses palates before guests select which wines to take home. The wine list includes selections from 4 or 5 local wineries, vintages from California and Spain, and Wineries & Grille's own wines.
Wineries and Grille in St Croix Falls
The story of Wineries and Grille in St Croix Falls began at a picturesque Wisconsin orchard. Former owners Linda and Mike Welch were busy crafting delicious apple wines from the fall’s harvest when the phone rang. "I’ve got 20 pails of ripe grapes,” the voice on the other end of the line said. “What do I do with them?" Out of the goodness of their hearts, Mike and Linda sprung into action, blending the grapes with their apples to create unique local wines. Their process evolved, as did their humble orchard, which now encompasses Wineries and Grille. Though they have since sold the orchard, they continue to produce apple and grape wines. They also market and sell wines from other local makers who have a talent for making outstanding vintages but struggle with the vagaries of marketing, sales, or convincing customers that some bottles contain genies.
Linda and Mike have a knack for tracking down Wisconsin’s best wines, partnering with producers such as Seven Hawks Vineyards to spread forward-thinking drinks. They sell new wines crafted from cold-weather hardy grapes at the University of Minnesota. They also carry national labels, such as Canyon Road from California, which is specially crafted for dining, and international labels from Spain, South Africa, and elsewhere. But even stronger than Linda and Mike's love for ambrosials is their love for St. Croix Falls and its local produce and game. Their son Greg uses these local ingredients to create hearty entrees with elk, rainbow trout, and hand-cut steaks. They pair smoked pork chops and crisp salads with bricks of homemade fudge and cheesecake, for meals that highlight the subtle flavors in their wines and leave diners yearning for more.