In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its color, tossed on a cat's back to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon to Indian Creek Orchard Winery & Grille in St. Croix Falls. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get a gourmet wine tasting for two with three samples per person (a $46 value).
- For $39, you get a gourmet wine tasting for four with three samples per person (a $92 value).
- Each tasting includes the following:
- One tray per duo of artisanal local cheese, locally raised smoked trout, and specialty local sausage (a $14 value)
- Three samples of wine per duo (a $12 value)
- $20 wine credit per duo
Vino enthusiasts savor a trio of Indian Creek Orchard Winery & Grille's homemade apple wine or local vintages, interspersing sips with gourmet bites of locally caught rainbow trout, sausage, and artisanal cheeses during the orchard's wine tastings. Crafted from apples and fruit grown on-site and at local vineyards, the orchard's rotating selection of wines immerses taste buds in the fermented flavors of honeycrisp apples blended with grapes or spices to fashion seasonal vintages such as Indian Summer Blush and semi-sweet Autumncrisp. Once guests have honed in on their favorite vintage, a $20 wine credit per pair helps tasters restock their wine collections without the hassle of milking a bushel of grapes every dawn.
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.
Saint Croix Falls
120 N Washington Street
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024