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!
Who runs the winery?
Chateau St. Croix Winery is owned by the Shimek Family and managed by 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 15 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 standard tours 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.
Who makes the wine?
We have a team approach to winemaking at the Chateau, but Winemaker and certified Sommelier Matthew Scott leads that team. Winemaker Steve Boyd also plays a key role in the crafting of our award winning wines.
Winemaking assistants Andrea Hopper, Ben Hopper and Torre Wolf round out our team and each brings a unique set of skills to the table. Our team approach brings more than 40 years of winemaking experience to the Chateau!
Do you make the Cheesehead White wine?
Yes we do! You can purchase Cheesehead White at the winery or place an order over the phone during regular business hours. We distribute with Johnson Brothers, so request that your local liquor store contact their Johnson Brothers rep to stock our wines!
How fast do you return emails and phone calls?
We check our voicemail at the start of each business day. Emails are also checked at the start of each business day. We rarely return voicemail or email Tuesday - Wednesday as we are closed.
Do you host weddings?
Yes. We host small weddings of 50 people or less year round. Large weddings, of up to 175 people take place on our patio which is weather sensitive. We book patio weddings from June - August with limited availability in September and October. 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.
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.
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.