About Chateau St Croix Winery
A true appreciation for wine can be uncovered in the lush wine valleys of Europe, where history and tradition are as rich as the wine itself. I am proud to introduce you to Chateau St. Croix, a winery created in the image of a European estate, complete with vineyard, a carriage house, stables, and formal gardens. Modeled after a French Chateau once owned by a Black Musketeer, Chateau St. Croix Winery is located in the heart of the picturesque St. Croix River Valley.
Our mission is to source the highest quality local and California grapes, so that we can craft award winning wines for your pleasure.
Experience a touch of Europe only a short drive from home! - Matthew Scott, Winemaker
Who runs the winery?
Chateau St. Croix Winery is owned and operated by Kay Shimek and managed by Winemaker Matthew Scott.
When can I taste wine?
Wine tasting is offered during our regular business hours at a cost of $7 per person (flight of 5 wines). Plan on at least 30 minutes for your tasting and up to an hour during the fall months. Wine tasting ends 20 min to closing time, so plan your visit accordingly.
Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are not taken for wine tasting, unless you choose our private tour and tasting experience. Visit our events page for more information about private tour and tasting options.
When are the walk in tours?
We host a free tour on Saturday's at 11:30am. Our standard tours are about 30 minutes long and involve walking and standing while listening to the tour guide.
Can I bring my kids to the winery?
Absolutely! We are family friendly.
Can my dog visit the Chateau?
Yes, dogs can visit. They must be on a leash and for health code reasons are not allowed in the buildings.
Is there food at the winery?
We have a wonderful deli with cheese platters, salami and chocolates. There is not a restaurant at the winery.
Is the winery handicap accessible?
Yes, the entire winery is accessible. There are no stairs to navigate.
Who makes Chateau wine?
We have a team approach to winemaking at Chateau St. Croix, but Winemaker and certified Sommelier Matthew Scott leads that team. In April of 2016 Steve Boyd joined our winemaking team on a part time basis, he has assisted with several new wines including our new Marco V Port. Assistant Winemaker and certified Sommelier Torre Wolf plays a key role in the crafting of our award winning wines.
Our winemaking assistant Andrea Hopper provides invaluable support and makes it possible for us to produce award winning wines. This team approach brings more than 40 years of winemaking experience to the Chateau!
Do you make the Wisconsin White wine?
Yes we do! We produced the Wisconsin White (La Crescent) wine that earned Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Compeition. This cold climate grown wine is a must try for all visiting the Chateau.
Do you host weddings?
Yes. We host small weddings of 50 people or less year round. Large weddings, of up to 200 people take place on our patio from June - August. Click here for more info.
If we have a wedding or private party at the winery are you open?
Yes, we are open to the public during regular hours of operation. After regular hours of operation the winery will be available exclusively to your guests.
Do you have a place to stay at the winery?
We do not have a B&B or hotel on site, please visit our Area Attractions page for a list of local lodging options.