To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Otherwise, taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon at Weggy Winery. Choose one of the following wine experiences for you and a guest:
- $9 for a wine tasting for two ($3.50 each for a $7 value) and any bottle of wine (up to a $17 value). This option has up to a $24 total value.
- $17 for a wine tasting for two ($3.50 each for a $7 value), any bottle of wine (up to a $17 value), and a tour of the vineyard for two ($8.50 each for $17 value). This option has up to a $41 total value.
Approximately 55 miles west of Madison in Muscoda, Weggy Winery's Oak Ridge Vineyard spans 80 acres of gorgeous, hilly countryside. Escape from your cubicle diorama's tiny tableau of quiet desperation and experience a life-sized adventure amid 30 varieties of grapes and multiple wine varieties. Be sure to taste one of Weggy Winery's award-winning wines from the 2010 National Women's Wine Competition or other competitions, including the gold-medal-winning Oak Ridge Red ($10 a bottle), a semi-dry wine with subtle fruit tones made with blue-black Foch grapes. Weggy Winery produces all its grape-milk in a quaint, renovated dairy barn, which features original architecture as well as a tiny shop where you can adopt a bottled child that won't disappoint you as it ages. Choose any bottle of Weggy Winery's wine in the shop, which run from $9 to $17. T-shirts, wine glasses, and Wisconsin cheese are also available, but not included in this Groupon.
If your Groupon choice includes the approximately one-hour vineyard tour, you'll get to venture deep into the estate's well-kept jungle on a tractor-pulled tram chariot while guides relate the vineyard's history, the magic behind winemaking, and how to summon Grapezilla. Weather permitting, each vineyard tour runs Saturday and Sunday, from Memorial Day through October.
Groupon not valid for tours on holidays, and tours must be reserved in advance. Must be 21 years or older.
Just past the glowing sand bars of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, 80 acres of fertile hillsides present the ideal spot for winemakers at Weggy Winery to produce their award-winning vintages. With 30 different labels, the wines range from a sweet apple-and-black-currant dessert wine to a dry, clean white traminette to a smooth, red sabrevois. The Oak Ridge red, made from Wisconsin foch grapes, recently took home a gold medal from a California wine competition and a handwritten letter from a Sheboygan-area grandma who’s convinced that bottle messages are the most efficient way to send mail.
Visitors can sample the estate-grown wine in the winery’s tasting room, a sun-drenched space overlooking the vineyard. During the summer, groups can tour the acreage in the back of a tractor-pulled tram during a one-hour guided excursion which highlights the property’s 16 acres, out of 24 total acres, of cherry, asian pear, and apple orchards, the property’s 11,000 grape vines, and the spot where aliens once stopped for a brief but memorable picnic.
30940 Oak Ridge Dr.
Muscoda, Wisconsin 53573Get Directions