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“Great Wine & Great Music”
Review of Studio Winery

Studio Winery
Ranked #8 of 42 things to do in Lake Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Studio is an Urban Winery. We are one part Art Gallery, one part Recording Studio, & 100% delicious! Wine tastings and wine by the glass available daily 11-5:30 and Saturdays 11-3. Live music Saturdays from 4-8 pm all year around. No reservations necessary except for groups of 6 or more. We feature high quality, small batch, artisan style wines made from fresh grapes right here in our Lake Geneva winery. We put our hearts & souls into creating the best wines. Visit us and taste for yourself. Come in and enjoy a tasting, glass or bottle of wine. Beer also available. We have two tastings to choose from. Our Musician series tasting is $6 for 5 wines made from locally grown fruit. Our Premier tasting is $12 for your choice of 5 wines made mostly from West Coast fruit. Bottle prices range from $14 to $48, and glass prices are from $6 to $12. Our wines range from sweet, fruity whites to bold, dry reds. Light European picnic foods available for either enjoying here, or taking home. Please, no carry-ins of any type. Open M, W, Th, F & Sun 11-6 pm, closed Tuesday. SATURDAY TASTINGS 11- 3 PM ONLY LIVE MUSIC FROM 4 UNTIL 8 PM EVERY SATURDAY YEAR 'ROUND
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Petaluma, California
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great Wine & Great Music”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We live in Northern California and I work in Napa, California. We came to Illinois to visit with friends and family and drove to Lake Geneva with a dear friend and met up with another great friend of ours that lives in Fontana. Our friend from Fontana told us of this lovely winery. He said we should "have an open mind" and try their wines. We did and we were pleasantly surprised. Of course, we loved the Cabernet, and the grapes came from Spring Mountain in Napa. We met the friendly owners and hung out with our two friends for most of the day. We all enjoyed the wines while listening to the live music and snacking through the afternoon. The artwork was fun and lively and as was the winery. This is a must for all who come through the area. Believe me, we will be back next summer when we come back to the Midwest. Thanks for all of you at Studio Winery and keep up the good work. Cheers!

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good wine but be prepared to pay to taste.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Studio Winery was a disappointment. They charge $5.00 per person for the tasting of the "Musician" wines, there are 5 Musician named wines, so 5 tastes. The best news is that the wine is very good and reasonably priced. We did spend $64.00 on wine and were hoping that they would credit us for the $10. tasting fee but that is against their policy. There was only 2 people working the day we were there and a dog. The wine server was knowledgeable but the dog was a nuisance looking for a snack of oyster crackers from the tasting bar. Buy the wine and forget the tasting.

Visited August 2013
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Longview, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
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“A work of Art!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

What a Gem of a place , off the beaten path , my 2. friends and I were going to see the fun we had in Lake Geneva as young adults but this was our first stop , the 2 from Napa in California and I from Texas , we would meet our other school friend from Wisconsin and see it taste it then go else where , Lordy we stayed the whole day , the owners were awesome and we had the taste then picked our own favs. and sat outside for the wonderful entertainment that day , and we laughed and visited and so relaxed , the staff they have were great and made sure we had all we needed , the artwork was so cool that I did bring back quite a bit , something for everyone , the four of us agreed it was an awesome day , almost like when we just turned the drinking age ;) don't miss this place if u can help it and for the guys who don't enjoy a glass of wine , I do think you can find one of the beers they serve to your liking :-) wish they had it on tap at our winery's , more men would join in the fun in Texas . Thank you all at Studio winery !!

Visited August 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
“nice and atypical for Lake Geneva”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Found them online and gave it a try. Ordinary on the outside but warm and friendly on the inside. Interesting art, depending on your taste. Wine is good, not great (whites much better than the rather young reds), but overall a great stop if you're in the area. Not far from the main tourist area of Lake Geneva. Remember to ask for Count Chocula.

Visited August 2013
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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice place for an afternoon of wine tasting.”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I nice place off the beaten path of Lake Geneva. Kathy was a wonderful young lady who knew her wines. A very fun afternoon, relaxing and a chance to buy a couple bottles of wine from a Wisconsin winery. I don't know much about wine, but it was a cool place to look at some very cool art work and drink some wine for a couple of hours.

Visited July 2013
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