We celebrate the season in lots of ways, but enjoying good food and drink has to be near the top of the list. For foodies looking for authentic tastes whenever they travel, here are culinary tips for your Wisconsin Dells holiday visit.
Warm up to the season with a glass of Black Beary-y, Fawn Creek Winery’s blackberry-flavored Merlot. At Baraboo Bluff Winery, try the Sangiovese, a medium-bodied red slightly oaked with French oak chips. Wollersheim Winery has several varieties of Port plus an Ice Wine, and you won’t want to leave without a bottle of their Press House cocktail brandy for all those Old-Fashioneds you’ll be mixing at the holidays.
Beer lovers can also rejoice. At Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co., we recommend the Milk Stout with hints of chocolate or the full-bodied and malty sweet Stand Rock Brown Lager. Port Huron Brewing Company has several seasonal microbrews on tap, including Oatmeal Stout made with lots of roasted and caramel malts.
For nibbles, indulge in some brie or blue from Market Square Cheese, and pick up some German-style summer sausage while you’re there too. Do as Wisconsinites do and grill out in the snow, with specialty brats from The Meat Market, like the Sauerkraut, Whiskey Peppercorn and Chicken Cordon Bleu varieties, sure to be gobbled up in an instant.
On the sweet side, the candy shops in Wisconsin Dells are masters of seasonal fudge. Take the Milk Chocolate Peppermint Stick at Swiss Maid Fudge and the Chocolate Crème de Menthe at Goody Goody Gum Drop as prime examples. Or go for the classic Turtle Fudge at Original Wisconsin Dells Fudge.