Go Badgers! Time for a stop in Wisconsin.
I recently had the joy of trying Wollersheim Winery’s Prairie Fume which won Best in Hybrid White, Best Seyval Blanc and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. At $9 it is a particular steal. The flavor was crisp, but I would warn against over chilling it (something I have a habit of doing). Once the glass warmed in my hand it was delightful. Do be aware that Wollersheim gets some of their grapes from Wisconsin but others come from New York, Washington and other locations. This particular bottle used New York grapes.
Wisconsin like many states has some weird liquor laws. You can’t sell liquor or wine after 9 pm, but you can sell beer until midnight. I think wine is getting the short end of that stick. I’ll make sure to follow up with a post for both a New York winery and a wine with Wisconsin grapes in the future. Perhaps I’ll try Wollersheim’s Ice Wine with grapes from the Lake Wisconsin Vinicultural area. At $49 for a half bottle it is competitively priced.