About Chateau St Croix Winery
Who runs the winery?
Chateau St. Croix Winery is owned by the Shimek family, but managed by General Manager Matthew Scott.
When can I taste wine?
Wine tasting is offered during our regular business hours at a cost of $8 per person (6 wine tokens) or $12 per person (9 wine tokens). 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 and Sunday at 12:00pm. 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.
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.
Who makes Chateau wine?
We have a team approach to winemaking at Chateau St. Croix, but General Manager and certified Sommelier Matthew Scott leads that team. Production Manager and Assistant Winemaker Torre Wolf plays a key role in the crafting of our award winning wines. Torre oversees the daily winemaking activities at 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 Competition. This cold climate grown wine is a must try for all visiting the Chateau. This is also our Cheesehead White wine.
Do you make Port Wine?
Yes, we are know for making ports and have released two 10 year aged ports in 2017. We invite you to sample one or two of our 5 port offerings.