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October
24

Where to Sample Wines in Southern Wisconsin

Wine in Southern Wisconsin

The rolling countryside of Southern Wisconsin has become one of the leading wine regions in Wisconsin and beyond, joining local breweries and cideries in producing top-notch local libations.

Late summer and early fall are prime seasons to experience the harvest at Wisconsin's wineries, but there are opportunities to taste local wines year-round. These are some of our real estate agents' favorite places to sample Wisconsin wines. 

  • Cambridge Winery - 1001 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711
    Creating award-winning wines using grapes grown in California, New York, and right here in Wisconsin, Cambridge Winery has established itself as one of the leading wineries in the state. Their tasting room in Madison serves their full, ever-changing range of reds, whites, and rosés, as well as tasty house-made pizzas, salads, and small plates. Cambridge Winery is conveniently located just minutes from many Madison homes for sale.

  • Table Wine - 2301 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
    Nestled in the heart of Madison's vibrant Schenk-Atwood neighborhood, Table Wine is one of the leading wine stores in the city. An expertly curated selection of wines from around the world, along with local favorites from Wisconsin greet customers. In addition to in-store shopping and curbside pickup, they also offer limited bar service and often host tastings and other events. If you're not quite sure what to get, their friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready with suggestions.

  • Square Wine Company - 1 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703
    Square Wine Company is a great place to explore and discover all things wine-related. This warm, welcoming, and unpretentious wine shop is located a stone's throw from the State Capitol Building in downtown Madison. The store focuses on selling quality wines from small family growers, and the staff is always happy to help visitors find the perfect bottle for any palate and budget. Square Wine Company also holds wine tastings every Friday from 5 to 7, but they tend to sell out, so be sure to RSVP!

  • Drumlin Ridge Winery - 6000 River Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597
    Some of the best wine in Southern Wisconsin is made at Drumlin Ridge Winery, a family-owned winery with a charming tasting room and outdoor patio. Stop in on Wednesdays through Mondays to try a tasting or enjoy their excellent wines by the glass or bottle. Some of their finest offerings include a dry, Chardonnay-style Frontenac Blanc and a sweet, Port-style Four Lakes Dessert Wine. Drumlin Ridge Winery is located in the beautiful rolling countryside outside of Waunakee, less than a 30-minute drive from Madison and not far from these Waunakee homes for sale.

  • Tasting Room - 800 W Broadway #100, Monona, WI 53713
    With a straightforward name that pretty much says it all, Monona's Tasting Room offers an impressive selection of wine. Located near Monona homes for sale, Tasting Room has been nominated for "best wine selection," "best patio," and "best bar with a view" in the Madison area. In addition to wines from all over, Tasting Room also serves craft cocktails, beer, and spirits and even has a selection of fine cigars in their walk-in humidor. This is truly a one-of-a-kind destination in Southern Wisconsin. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in Southern Wisconsin! If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Madison and the surrounding areas.

October
4

National Pizza Month: Where to Order a Pie in Dane County

Dane County Pizza

Order a pie or grab a slice, October is officially National Pizza Month. No matter if you are looking at Sun Prairie homes for sale or Fitchburg homes for sale, there are plenty of pizza options in Southern WI.

Here is a closer look at just a few places to score a slice or a pie with your favorite toppings:

  • Buck's Pizza – 219 Cottage Grove, Madison, WI 53716
    Buck's Pizza is a Madison tradition that has been around since 1960. All the details come together for a truly unique pizza – including an award-winning sauce recipe, the secret sausage recipe, and the fresh homemade dough. Recently, Buck's began to sell "half-baked" pizza, giving its fans the opportunity to enjoy the genuine Buck's Pizza experience from home.

  • Pizza Brutta – 1805 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711
    Pizza Brutta is the place to go for authentic Neapolitan pizza made fresh using local ingredients from small producers. Using family recipes passed down for years, it is a local institution that also works hard to strengthen the local food system and community. A popular pick for catering, it features indoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery. The Margherita is the most popular pie.

  • Ian's Pizza by the Slice – 100 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
    With three locations in Madison and several more across Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington, Ian's Pizza by the Slice is one of America's fastest-growing pizza parlor chains. Don't miss out on the growing pizza craze distinguished by signature pizzas like "Mac n' Cheese" and "Maui Wowie." Ian's also stands out with its robust selection of vegetarian pizzas, a dozen in all. There's something for everyone at this shop.

  • Greenbush Bar – 914 Regent Street, Madison, WI 53715
    Authentic Sicilian pizza is the star at Greenbush Bar. You can find this local favorite in the basement of Madison's historic Italian Workman's Club building. The restaurant is committed to using fresh organic ingredients from local farms whenever possible. Use these ingredients to build your own pizza with a variety of toppings, including basil pesto, mushrooms, and kalamata olives, plus a variety of meat and cheese options. Opt for dining on your pie at the bar or ordering for carryout. Don't forget to end your meal with one of their delicious cannolis!

  • Sugar River Pizza Company – 1390 Cabela Drive, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    With locations in Sun Prairie and Verona, you're never too far from a Sugar River Pizza Company pie. The Sun Prairie location features a weekly Happy Hour, lunch specials, and weekly specials that are sure to tempt your tastebuds without breaking the bank. Regular menu items include specialty pizzas such as their Amazon Deluxe, Garden Bella, Buffalo Chicken, and Baked Potato. Dine-in or enjoy carryout options, or check their website to see if they deliver to your area.

Contact us today to find out more about real estate opportunities here in Dane County.

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