Spurgeon Vineyards & WinerySpurgeon Vineyards & Winery
Award winning wines from estate-grown grapes are a part of the wine experience that waits for you at Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery. Wines from Wisconsin cherries, cranberries and honey round out their line of wines. This is your invitation to sample these fine wines, tour the wine cellars, relax on the deck, or hike up to the hilltops for a view of the vines.
The scenic hills of southwest Wisconsin are a good home to the 16 acres of grape vines. Their location on the hilltops maximizes the sun exposure necessary to develop high quality grapes. It also allows the frost to drain away at critical times in spring and fall. These grapes are a firm foundation for the family owned and operated winery.
Backed by over two decades of commercial winemaking, they have developed a wide line of wines to suit a variety of palates. Dry red and dry white grape wines begin the line, which then move on to semi-sweet grape wines. Rounding out the line are their sweet grape wines, fruit wines and mead (honey wine), all for your enjoyment.
If an inside look is to your liking, they offer tours from April through October. Fully-guided, the tours discuss grape growing and care plus the in-depth steps to wine production. They explain not only what their state-of-the-art equipment does, but also how it works. Tours are offered at noon or by appointment. For the more adventuresome, you are welcome to take a self-guided hike to the top of the hills to see the vines. It is an invigorating 20 minutes to the top, but only 10 minutes back!
A summation of your wine experience is an invitation to enjoy the spacious covered deck. Their gift shop offers wine by the glass as well as cheese (choose from over 20 specialty types), wine, salami, crackers and all sorts of goodies. Of course, the peace and quiet and beautiful scenery are free for your enjoyment.
Spurgeon Vineyards will be hosting 6 events this year. In the first four events they are participating as part of a wine trail. Local wineries, located on the scenic highways and byways in the hills of Southwest Wisconsin, will be joining in the celebrations.
The Great Chocolate and Wine Trail kicks off the season on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy decadent pairing of various chocolates with their wines.
Next will be the Wine & Cheese Sampler Trail on the Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day weekend. Each participating winery will feature a local cheese factory. The 3rd full weekend in July will put the spotlight on The WURST-WINE Trail EVER! Taste the finest brats and sausages that Southwest Wisconsin has to offer.
Capping the Trail series will be A Way Cool Wine Trail on the first full weekend in August. You will be able to sample sangrias, slushies, coolers and mixers of all sorts.
Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, the Spurgeons will be hosting their own Harvest Festival. Hayrides through the vineyards (weather permitting), free live music, free winery tours, grilled buffalo burgers and free wine sampling are all part of the planned celebration.
Their Christmas Open House on the first full weekend of December wraps up the event calendar with discounts on select wines, free wine tasting, recipe and product tasting, plus custom gift baskets made while you wait.