Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A VIsit to Prairie du Sac

In honor of my home state of Wisconsin, I'll put off talking about last month's trip to Europe until the next post. There are plenty of fascinating places to visit right here in Wisconsin.On Saturday, my husband and I took a drive up to Prairie du Sac. Our first stop was for lunch at the Blue Spoon Cafe. It's the clean-looking place with the blue awning right on Water Street, the main road through town.

The restaurant offers three tiers of seating which overlook the lovely Wisconsin River. We sat at an outdoor table on the highest level, and though it was warm outside, the breeze kept us perfectly comfortable. The restaurant serves euro-style deli fare and offers window seating indoors for those not-so-nice weather days. It's a popular spot to watch the eagles swoop early in the year, during January and February especially.

Our view at Blue Spoon

Next stop: Wollersheim Winery

After lunch, we took a short drive over the river and paid five dollars each for an hour-long guided tour of Wollersheim Winery. The tour brings you outside and up the hill for a look at the rows and rows of vines and the old cave that was once the home and wine cellar of the founding family.

We also got to view the fermentation room and the aging barrels in the basement. At the end of the tour, guests are allowed an opportunity to sample several of their wines.

Wollersheim's main grape is called a Marechal Foch and they plant and tend 27 acres of wine-producing grapes.


Robin J. Steinweg said...

Wonderful pics, Lori--my hometown! I LOVE the Blue Spoon (owned by Culvers--mm, frozen custard and Better Butter Burgers), its atmosphere and food. I LOVE Wollersheim's--used to work there. The eagles flew, morning and evening, over the house where I grew up, along the lovely Wisconsin River.
Great job!

Lori said...

I hoped you might like these, Robin. Of course, you're one of the reasons Prairie du Sac is so special. Thanks for dropping by.