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Cedar Creek Winery
N70 W6340 Bridge Road,
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Latitude: 43.3005620 Longitude: -88.0308129
Email Address: [email protected]
The Cedar Creek Winery is nestled in the wonderful old-world ambiance of the Cedar Creek Settlement, a restored 1860's woolen mill that was once the largest west of the Alleghenies .
The mill was powered by the rushing waters of Cedar Creek, which were channeled down the mill race and through an open-flume water wheel. The 50-horsepower water wheel generated electricity and ran the mill's 21 looms and knitting machines, which converted heavy Wisconsin wool into yarns, blankets, flannels -- and even socks for the old Chicago White Sox!
In 1972, the building was converted to a winery by Jim & Sandi Pape and became known as the Newberry and later the Stone Mill Winery. The upper floors of the mill were converted to shops. The winery in the 70's was famous for its cherry wines and the unique clay bottles they were bottled in. Traditional European casks were used for about ten years, and then replaced with stainless steel tanks and smaller barrels.
In 1990, the winery was purchased by the Wollersheim family and became the Cedar Creek Winery. The wine style changed to focus on traditional style grape wines with a few grape-based fruit wines. The building's cool limestone underground cellars provide an ideal environment for fermenting and aging wines in oak barrels.
Cedar Creek Winery shares the same winemaker as Wollersheim Winery in
Prairie du Sac, winemaker Philippe Coquard, but the two brands remain distinct. Cedar Creek wines have received recognition in both national and international wine competitions.
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and concludes with a wine tasting.
Tour fees are $3.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
The tour starts with a short history on our building, a restored 1860's woolen mill, then follows with a visit to the winery's underground limestone cellars. Learn how the wines are made, aged and bottled along with viewing a short video on the art of winemaking.
After the tour, visitors are invited to participate in a formal wine tasting. While sampling several Cedar Creek wines, you can enjoy the view from our tasting room windows of the beautiful Cedar Creek waterfall, which flows at the heart of Historic Cedarburg.
A selection of our wines is available to sample in our tasting room overlooking the beautiful Cedar Creek waterfall flowing at the heart of Historic Cedarburg. Wine tastings are at no charge and are offered anytime during the day and at the conclusion of each tour.
You must be 21 years old or older to taste or purchase.
Guided tours of the winery are offered daily at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, except during winery special events. Our tour hours also change during the Christmas season so be sure to call or check the web site to get the latest information about tour times.
After Hours Tours - A Winery Tour & Tasting for your Business or Club:
Educate/entertain your group at the Cedar Creek Winery after normal business hours as we open our doors just for you!
Each After Hours Event includes:
# 45-minute tour of Cedar Creek Wine Cellars
# Tasting of five Cedar Creek Wines
After Hours Tours are offered and cost $5/person (minimum of 15 people). For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Connie at (262) 377-8020.