Wine & Brews

Sips & Tips: Three-Wine Tasting & One More Winery

by John B. Donovan

Team Wine convened on a pleasant Sunday afternoon at the American Wine Project in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Owner and Winemaker, Erin Rasmussen, has designed an idyllic and inviting little winery less than a half-mile off Highway 151.

Along with the palate-pleasing array of wines made from local/regional grapes Erin has created, there are select beers and non-alcoholic cold and hot beverages also available. While you can bring your own food or non-alcoholic beverages, available onsite is also an assortment of gently-priced cheeses, salami, tinned fish, crackers, chips, and sweets (yes, chocolate) enough to satisfy most taste buds.

Inside seating is available, or both covered and non-covered outside tables can be used. A delightful landscaped area is accessible to stroll around or play any of the available games such as bean-bag toss, frisbee, etc. All of this a mere 40 or so miles from Dubuque.

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