New After-dinner Dessert Drink Launches this Weekend

Vino in the Valley - Not Your Father's Root Beer FloatWe’re launching a new after-dinner dessert drink this weekend! Ask for one of our “Not Your Father’s Root Beer Floats” made with real Wisconsin-dairy ice cream from our friends at Flat Pennies Ice Cream.

The Not Your Father’s Root Beer is crafted by Small Town Brewery in La Crosse, WI. We first checked them out online, “At 10% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique.” Could it be true?

At first sip we couldn’t help but recall fond childhood memories of the root beer floats at the long gone Ellsworth Milk Store (remember that little place down in East Ellsworth back in the day?)! We immediately understood why they achieved a 95 rating from Beer Advocate and are gaining popularity at Chicagoland bars! We didn’t want to be left out!

So we concocted a root beer float experiment and ran the dessert through a trial run last weekend. Not only did they sell out lickety-split, but they received rave reviews on our Facebook page! Rose commented, “Best adult Root Beer around!” and Judy posted, “We stopped today and the Root Beer Float is over the top soooo good!”

I don’t know; they sound like they know what they’re talking about. Only one way to know for sure and that’s to visit us this weekend and try one for yourself. Sounds like we’ll once again have prefect weather for your visit.


Discover Wisconsin Show To Visit Vino in the Valley

Discover Wisconsin at Vino in the ValleyWe have some exciting news to share! The Discover Wisconsin television show will be filming a segment at Vino in the Valley on Saturday, August 8. I guess all those weeks of calling them have finally paid off. Just kidding! They reached out to us and we couldn’t be more excited to host them. They’re the nation’s longest running tourism TV show, and when they called to inquire about a visit we did a couple of cartwheels!

They’ve heard some great things about our place, and wanted to experience the vino, views and vibes first hand. The whole crew, along with host Jake Zimmerman, will be visiting.

We would love to show them the “ultimate” Vino in the Valley good-time, which means packin’ the house! We’ll be operating regular hours (3pm – 10pm) on Saturday, August 8, and would love for you to join us. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be included in a shot or two! And you better start warming up the ol’ singing voice for “That’s Amore”! I’ll do the same!

As for air dates for this segment, we’ll have to be in touch with you on that one. Once we have those details we’ll be sure to post them on our Facebook page. You are following us there, right?