Experience One of Chicago’s Best Day Trip Locations in Cedarburg
The city of Chicago is one of the best in the country; it offers dynamic culture, outstanding cuisine and impressive history. It’s a great stop for a vacation and an enjoyable destination for a business trip.
However, some city-dwellers consider summertime the best time to get out of the city and explore the natural locales in its vicinity. After all, variety is the spice of life, and sometimes a gorgeous landscape and quaint town is just the medicine you need to recharge the batteries and return home rested.
With the idea of summer escape in mind, we decided to a profile of one of the Chicago area’s most charming destinations: Cedar Creek Winery, located in the historic Cedar Creek Settlement in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Here’s everything you need to know about this beautiful spot, and how to enjoy your time there.
Cedarburg, Wisconsin is just a 2-hour drive from Chicago, but lies in a gorgeous natural location in Ozaukee County, with Cedar Creek running through its middle. With a population of just over 11,000, it’s a small, quaint, charming place that offers a true escape from the hustle of the city.
As you make your way into Cedarburg, you’ll notice the dynamic historic architecture, which has been meticulously maintained. In fact, Cedarburg offers visitors the chance to see over 200 historically significant buildings.
So you’ll not only get the chance to visit the winery– you’ll get the chance to soak in the pastoral beauty of a historically maintained township.
The winery is housed is in a limestone building that was built in the 1860s and functioned originally as a woolen mill; it is nestled on the banks of Cedar Creek and features stone wine cellars that are ideal for the barrel aging of Cedar Creek wines, offering visitors the serenity of both its location and its utility for creating their great products.
The winery is open year-round:
Sunday-Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm
Friday, 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Your visit can include a purchasing expedition in their store or enjoyment of one of the many events that Cedar Creek hosts throughout the year.
Check out their event schedule to get more information on upcoming events.
About the Wines
It wouldn’t be a guide to Cedar Creek without a little information on their best wines. Here are some of our personal favorites:
+ Barrel Aged Syrah: With a conglomerate of heart flavors like red pepper, deep plum and blackberry, the Syrah is great for pairing with rich meat dishes.
+ Unoaked Chardonnay: This American dry white is crisp, with hints of green apple and tarragon. A great summer wine for pairing with light dishes and fish.
+ Bon Vivant: Perfect for the indulgent palate, the Bon Vivant is made from Wisconsin-grown Foch grapes, with notes of crisp cherry and light fruits. Pairs with white sauce dishes and grilled foods; perfect for those who want an easy-to-drink wine.
There is a number of other wines available for purchase at the Cedar Creek store; whether you’re interested in a rose, a pinot grigio, or a blush, you can count on Cedar Creek to have an outstanding varietal on their shelf.
How to Get to Cedar Creek Winery
One thing is a must when planning a trip to Cedar Creek or any winery: reliable transportation. You want everyone in your group to be able to enjoy themselves and their time at the winery; you simply can’t do this if transportation is left unchecked.
Driving under the influence of alcohol can be a fatal decision. You and your group deserve to enjoy the wine-tasting experience, as well as the luxury of chauffeured transportation during your trip to Cedar Creek. You should be able to enjoy your wine with full confidence that everyone in your group has a reliable way to get back to Chicago at the end of the day.
OML Worldwide in Chicago has over 50 years of experience in providing outstanding car service.
We offer a variety of vehicles, to ensure that your group is accommodated and comfortable, no matter its size.
Book your vehicle today and start preparing for your trip to Cedar Creek winery this summer.
Photo Credit: Daniela