Plan a Trip to Western Wisconsin

When planning your “end of summer getaway” this year you don’t need to go far to take pleasure in beautiful sights, sounds, and food!  A trip close to home that the entire family will enjoy is just the ticket!  Vino in the Valley is honored to be a part of Western Wisconsin Taste & Tours, and is proud to showcase our fellow members in this month’s edition!  How about combining your next visit to Vino in the Valley with a stop to one or all of these wonderful businesses…

Explore the underground world of stalactites and stalagmites at Crystal Cave in Spring Valley. You can discover the wonders of Crystal Cave on their one-hour tour and learn about the history, geology, and bats of Wisconsin’s longest cave!  There’s a lot to do above ground too: gem panning, hiking, picnicking, and shopping in their educational gift shop. There’s always something new to see at Crystal Cave and you are guaranteed an adventure that is truly under this world!

Sailer’s Meats in Elmwood has been servicing Western Wisconsin since 1923 (five generations of professional meat processors).  Often their meats are featured on our menu.  They offer a full line of retail cuts along with many award winning sausages, including brats, wieners, summer sausage, bologna, snack stix & strips. Sailer’s also carries many smoked and cured products, including award winning smoked beef, bacon and smoked ham.

Don’t miss stopping in at the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, also known as the Cheese Curd Capital of WI, for their famous fresh cheddar cheese curds.  Pick them up warm and squeaky-fresh 7 days a week at 11am!  Their retail store also carries a vast selection of flavored curds and specialty cheese, as well as meats, crackers, souvenirs, unique kitchenware and gift items. For the latest in events and specials be sure to ‘like’ them on Facebook!

At Flat Pennies Ice Cream, Hwy 35 in Bay City, you’ll find food so good it can stop a train, literally. It’s not uncommon for the crews of passing Burlington Northern Sante Fe trains to stop along the tracks for a BBQ Hot Beef Sandwich and ice cream treat. With so many options along their route, you know Flat Pennies has to be good.  We’ve been featuring their Turtle Ice Cream Cakes here at Vino all season, and they’ve been a hit!  The kids will love exploring their authentic SooLine Caboose (#27) before continuing on your travels! They have a fun Facebook page you’ll want to follow, too!

So plan your own Western Wisconsin Taste and Tour this fall, and after exploring all the beautiful scenery and sights, end your day with dinner at Vino in Valley along the beautiful Rush River in Maiden Rock.