Tagged: Wollersheim Winery

Wollersheim Wine Cave Unveiled After 150 Years 2

Wollersheim Wine Cave Unveiled After 150 Years

Around 1850, Hungarian Count Agoston Haraszthy dug a wine cave at the current site of Wollersheim Winery.   Haraszthy left soon thereafter to be the first commercial grape grower in Sonoma County, California.  On...

Wisconsin Grape Growers Association Award Winners 2

Wisconsin Grape Growers Association Award Winners

On January 20th at the Wilderness Resort, the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association (WGGA) announced the 2012 Award Winners for the Wisconsin grape and wine industry.  The announcements were made during the Wisconsin Food & Wine Pairing...

Wollersheim Harvests As Harazthy Turns 200 0

Wollersheim Harvests As Harazthy Turns 200

Wisconsin wine pioneer Agoston Haraszthy is having a 200th birthday celebration in Sonoma, California this week.  Count Haraszthy, as he is sometimes called,  came to Wisconsin in the 1840’s from Hungary to plant grapes...

River City Vignoles Wins 2012 Indy Int’l Wine Competition 0

River City Vignoles Wins 2012 Indy Int’l Wine Competition

The first non vinifera wine won Wine of the Year at  the 2012 Indy International Wine Competition.  River City Winery of New Albany,  Indiana took the top prize for its 2011 Vignoles at the...

Philippe Coquard’s Vineyard Reflections on a Difficult Spring 0

Philippe Coquard’s Vineyard Reflections on a Difficult Spring

On May 4th,   Philippe Coquard of Wollersheim Winery in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin commented on his spring 2012 vineyard experiences in the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association internet discussion forum.  Coquard has one of...

Wollersheim: San Diego Winery of the Year 0

Wollersheim: San Diego Winery of the Year

Up against 1,700 wineries from across the globe at the San Diego International Wine Competition last week,  Wollersheim Winery of Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin received a record six awards.   Co-owner Julie Coquard told...

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Wollersheim Celebrates 40th Anniversary

It’s 1972. An electrical engineer moves his family to an abandoned Wisconsin farm, planning to produce estate wines in the property’s Civil War-era winery, despite being told repeatedly that grapes won’t grow there. While...