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“We will return!”

Staller Estate Winery
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Delavan
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Owner description: Staller Estate Vineyard and Winery located near Delavan, Lake Geneva and Lauderdale Lakes. Staller Estate provides a variety of award winning wines in a relaxing, picturesque setting for all to enjoy.Voted best winery in the Milwaukee area 2010, Staller Estate Winery is one of Wisconsin’s must see places to visit. Staller Estate features award winning wines set in a unique picturesque setting. Staller Estate produces only grape wines primarily from winter hardy varietals, which are unique to the region. We will provide a relaxing and educational wine experience for all of our guests at Staller Estate.
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“We will return!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I decided to drive to Staller since it's only an hour from Madison. As we walked in we found the place to be charming. I nice Wisconsin touch! Once inside we looked around then decided to try the wine. Man were we happy! My wife who is not a big fan of white wines liked them so much we bought a bottle of each which thrilled me, because I'm usually talking her into buying whites.
Now my wife is a red drinker and I'm not much of one. But I was thrilled with the red and ended up buying a few bottles. I found there to be a nice match of sweet reds as well as oak flavored ones which will go perfect with steaks on the grill. . This place is a hidden gem in Wisconsin and we will return!

Visited August 2013
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Joe S, Owner at Staller Estate Winery, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for visiting Staller Estate Winery, we are glad that you had a nice time and that you found some wines that you liked. Our goal is to have great wines for everyone and every level of wine passion. We also strive to make a the wine tasting experience enjoyable, educational and completely unintimidating. We also have a multitude of wine-food pairing options from cured meats, bread baked fresh daily and many types of chocolates and truffles. Also, thank you for coming from Madison. We actually have quite a number of customers from Madison that enjoy fresh locally made products.
We are off the beaten path our farm Estate is in the quiet country setting but we are centrally located between Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. We are about 15 miles from Lake Geneva, 10 miles from Delavan and Janesville and 5 miles from Whitewater.
Thanks again for stopping and we look forward to your return to the winery!!
Joe and Wendy Staller
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English first
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Nice wine, happy people”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Partner and I dropped in on a Sunday afternoon, a large party of people were holding a 60th birthday party. They seemed to be having a very jolly time. There was plenty of room for us, another table of 8 and a group of 4 who arrived after us. The flights are inexpensive and we could select what ever struck our fancy that was in stock. We selected different wines and shared glasses for a total of 8 different selections. We really enjoy ice wine and did pay extra to each have a sample of that.
The help was friendly in not particularly knowledgable. Tours are available if you arrange it with them ahead of time. Their is a small gift shop and many paintings by a local artist. It is no way to kill any great deal of time but if you pass near do stop in. The highlight was the very tasty crackers available for cleansing the palate between glasses. I did have to ask for these and suppose I could have had water if I'd asked for it. Both are things that I felt should have been automatic with the flight tasting.
I did take home ice wine and two other bottles of red wines. The gift shop has some tasty chocolate and shortbread cookies made by a local woman. The cookies came in 3 tempting flavors but I was able to resist, the chocolate was enough. Not much to see or do here except the tasting.

Visited August 2013
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Joe S, Owner at Staller Estate Winery, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and we are glad that you had an overall enjoyable experience at Staller Estate Winery. We did have a good group last Sunday however we were unexpectedly short staffed. On a normal day you will receive a wine tasting directly from either Wendy or myself (with water and cleansing crackers included!, sorry). We also like to inform our guests that we bake bread fresh daily and have an extensive cheese selection, cured meats, dried fruit, chocolate truffles for pairing with our selections of wines. We are off the beaten path, about 20 minutes from Lake Geneva and 10 minutes from the city of Delavan, but many of our guests find our quite seclusion a relaxing retreat from their stay in Lake Geneva. Guests are welcome to sit at a table in our expansive indoor gazebo or sunroom and watch the hummingbirds out the wall of windows, or outdoors on our back terrace patio, in the open vineyard picnic area or anywhere in the vineyard you can find the seclusion you are looking for. Next time you are driving by and stop in please make sure you ask for Wendy or Joe and we will be happy to give you a private tour and tasting and show you all the fantastic nooks and crannies of our Estate.
Thank you
Joe and Wendy Staller
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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122 reviews
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“Awesome Winery in the farmland of Wisconsin”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We've been to wineries in California, Michigan and Texas but never in Wisconsin....?
If you are in the Lake Geneva / Delavan area and love wine you MUST stop by the small, family owned winery.
As starters they have a lovely appointed reception and tasting area with areas to sit in a dining area and outside too..
They can offer individual tastes but go for the wine flight PLUS the freshly made baguette and extensive local cheeses for a plate that also includes nuts, olives, dried fruit and your choice of meat (salami or prosciutto which is what we had) that's simply AWESOME!!!!
The wines are very reasonably priced and very tasty.
So if you love wine, give Staller Estate Winery a try and you will be truly pleased.

Visited July 2013
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Joe S, Owner at Staller Estate Winery, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
We are glad you had a nice time at Staller Estate Winery. We strive to give each visitor a great winery experience and love to share our passion. From cheese and chocolate pairing to the picnic platter lunch and daily fresh baked bread you mentioned, we lots to pair with the wines. Wendy and I were happy to serve you and hope to see you again soon!
Joe and Wendy Staller
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Eagle, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited in the off-season, but really enjoyed our wine tasting. It was nice to relax with a glass of wine overlooking the vineyard in the snow.

Visited March 2013
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Joe S, Owner at Staller Estate Winery, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
We are glad that you found us!! We are a little of the beaten path but it is much quieter that way. Also, the view is even more spectacular in the summer when you can picnic in the vineyard or take a romantic stroll between the vineyard rows ;)
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Elgin, Illinois
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“Educational & Fun”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We learned about wine making.....this was our first experience at a winery. Sampled several different types of wines....ended up buying two bottles to bring home!

Visited December 2012
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Joe S, Owner at Staller Estate Winery, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to share our passion for vineyards and wine with a tour and tasting with our quests.
Joe Staller
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