Tastebud Teasers in the Lake Geneva area

If you are anything like the Walworth County Visitors Bureau staff, you LOVE to eat, which is great because we live in an area FULL of great places to wine & dine.  Check out these great “tastebud teasers” happening over the next couple weeks, and check out our Events Calendar for more events happening soon!

Saturday, September 7 & 21: Rousing with the Roosters Breakfast (6:30am-9:30am)
Extend your “life on the farm” experience at Old World Wisconsin with the Rousing with the Roosters Breakfast.  Try out the 19th-century lifestyle by working together in the Schottler bakehouse to prepare a sunrise meal the same way many early immigrant farmers did. We’ll work up an appetite as we feed the farm animals and tend to the gardens. We may even find some eggs or berries to add to our meal.  Admission to the museum is included with your ticket ($45 per person), so stay for the day and enjoy the rest of Old World Wisconsin. The museum opens at 10 am. Rousing with the Roosters breakfasts are limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 registrants on each date. There is a possibility that the event will be canceled if the minimum number of registrants isn’t met. Registration closes at noon the day before each event.


Saturday, September 7: Terlato Family Vineyards Wine Maker Dinner (6:30-8:30pm)
The Terlato Family Vineyards Wine Maker Dinner will take place at Frontier Restaurant in Lake Lawn Resort.  This five-course meal by award winning Chef David Ross featuring Terlato Wines will be presented by Tim Clark, National Wine Educator. Courses include Baked Wisconsin Havarti in Puff Pastry, Hyper Local Cherry Glazed Pork Tenderloin, and Madagascar Vanilla Bean Gelato.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Tickets are $75 per person.


Sunday, September 8: Feet, Seat, and Eat Tour (8:30am-12:30pm)
Lake Geneva Cruise Line invites you to join them for this unique Feet, Seat, and Eat Tour. Use your feet on a self-guided eight-mile hike from Lake Geneva to Williams Bay, then take your seat on a boat cruise, and eat on board during a tour of the lake. The walk follows the public lake shoreline, where hikers see multi-million dollar estates, exquisite gardens, wooden boats and more. A Lake Geneva excursion boat will pick up the walkers at the Williams Bay Municipal Pier for an onboard champagne Sunday brunch buffet, including six entrees, desserts and a narrated tour before returning to the starting point in Lake Geneva. Hike starts at 8:30 a.m.  Available Sundays: from 5/26 to 6/30 and from 9/8 to 10/27.  Cost is $48.00 for adults and $45.00 for Seniors.  Reservations are required; call (262) 248-6206 or (800) 558-5911.


Wednesday, September 11 – Friday, September 13: Wine Camp (10:00am-5:00pm)
Northleaf Winery presents Wine Camp, a 3-day camp of all-things-wine!  You will undergo arduous tastings, withstand rigorous indulgence and bravely endure al fresco and gourmet meals, 40 wines, and other excruciating luxuries in the name of oenophile-ogy. Wine campers participate in hands-on learning experiences in a vineyard and in a wine cellar, working with the winemaker. You will be introduced to concepts that will forever change your wine experience, understanding of wine, and tasting skills. On top of that, you will never have so much fun learning! $150/person with $50 down. Limited class size.


Saturday, September 14: Dinner Train (5:00pm-7:30pm)
All aboard for the East Troy Electric Railroad‘s Dinner Train on September 14! Recreating the time when commuter trains offered lavish meals served on china atop white table cloths. The East Troy Electric Railroad offers guests a two-hour, four-course exquisite dining experience. Tickets are $72 per person and prepaid reservations are required.  The East Troy Electric Railroad’s dining cars are former coaches of the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad.  This two hour excursion includes a four-course gourmet meal.  Bar service is available and reservations are required.


Sunday, September 15: Wine & Dine Pairing at VDB Organic Farm (4:00pm)
Join Staller Estate for a Wine & Dine Pairing, located at VDB Organic Farm.  Enjoy local foods prepared by The Black Sheep of Whitewater, excellently paired with Staller Estate Wine.  The menu includes sweet dumpling squash, fire roasted heirloom tomato soup, chicken brat (as soon on the Food Network), burgundy smoked short rib, and roasted s’mores.  Tickets are $75 per person and include farm tour, dinner, all beverages, taxes, tips, and gratuities.  To sign up, click HERE.


Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22: Fire Bells Fundraiser 
Fire Bells Fund Raiser will be held at Hogs & Kisses in Lake Geneva.  Enjoy a BBQ Baby Back Rib Basket and soft drink, plus ice cream from Kilwins for only $15 per person!  The “big party” will be held on Sunday from 3-6pm with raffle prizes, and an appearance of Rehab 64 (the emergency vehicle).  Purchase your tickets for this fundraiser at Pedal & Cup in Springfield, Hogs & Kisses in Lake Geneva, or at the Walworth County Visitors Bureau travel information center in Delavan.  The Fire Bells are a volunteer organization with a mission “to support emergency services in their efforts to protect citizens.”  Volunteers drive Rehab 64 to crisis situations to provide food, water, coffee, shelter, etc. to victims of tragedy & to the emergency service personnel on site.


Visit our website or Events Calendar for other local events or fun activities to do this fall! Do you know of an event or activity that we’re missing in our blog?!  Comment below with your favorite fall activities, or email us at info@visitwalworthcounty.com with suggestions for an upcoming blog post.  


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