Prairie Home Vintners

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
    • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 100 Wilburn Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

    March 28, 2023

    We are wanting to start a bit early (6:45 p.m.) to give everyone ample time to participate in our PHV Chili Cook-Off! Please come  Tuesday March 28 from 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and hope to see you there!  Bring your favorite wine and check out our Agenda for March’s meeting below.

    Chili Cook-Off

    Replacing this month’s Snack Schedule to make room for PHV Chili Cook-Off! Bring your tried & true favorite chili recipe or try something new to share with members this month.

    Index cards will be numbered 1-? with your name written on back. Everyone will be allowed to taste & judge for their favorites by writing their favorite with a number on a slip of paper (provided). Rules: Judging will be based upon TASTE only.

    Prizes will be generated for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

    FYI: Bowls, Spoons, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, and crackers will be provided.

    ADD’L INFORMATION: Cornbread, muffins, etc. can be brought to share with the group as well. Thank you!

    Bring your wine puzzle to trade with another member.

    March’s Agenda:

    • Intro: Wine Tasting & Chili Cook-Off - Kim & Sherry
    • Announce results of PHV Wine Competition - Tammy
    • Financial Report – Maren
    • Growing Grapes Presentation Guest Craig Carpenter
    • Presentation of Chili Winners - Kim & Sherry
    • Raffle – Sherry
    • Friday, June 02, 2023
    • Sunday, June 04, 2023
    • Tom's Campground (2626 Spring Rd, Dodgeville, WI 53533)

    Fermented Friends (LaCrosse Club) & Prairie Home Vintner’s Shared Event!

    Some of the Fermented Friends are planning a camping/winery weekend for June 2 - 4, 2023. Right now there are 3 campers reserved for Tom's Campground in Dodgeville, WI.

    You will need to call to make reservations at: (608) 935-5446. There is a cute miner's cottage for rent as well. Fun Fact:  This just happens to be relatives of Kim Genin & Louise DeWerd’ s Great-Great-Great Grandparent’s land, related to the owners, The Thomas’.

    Fermenting Friends are planning on going to Bailey's Run winery and American Wine Project winery that Sat. They will also bring their homemade wines to share in the evenings. 

    If anyone in the Sun Prairie group is interested in either camping w/us or joining them at the winery(ies), let them know and they can provide a timeline of events as that weekend draws near.


    Tammy & Jerry Glentz

    608-406-5586 or

    • Friday, June 23, 2023
    • Sunday, June 25, 2023
    • Maxwelton Braes Lodge (7680 WI-57, Bailey's Harbor, WI)

    Door County Wine Festival, Bailey’s Harbor, WI

    Saturday, June 24

    Time: 12-4 p.m.

    Festival Location: Maxwelton Braes Lodge (7680 WI-57, Bailey’s Harbor, WI)

    Meet members of the PHV Wine Club at The Door County Wine Festival which showcases the eight wineries on the Door County Wine Trail. The wineries in this region are well-known for producing fruit wines, especially cherry and apple, however new estate-grown grape wines are becoming popular as well. The Door County Wine Trail is dedicated to making your trip a memorable experience. so sip, swirl and savor the taste of the region.

    You will need to arrange for your own transportation there and back, hotel, B&B, or stay at where The Genin’s and DeWerd’s are staying: Bailey’s Grove Campground (Friday – Sunday).

    Wine Tastings will include tastings from Door 44, Door Peninsula Winery, Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Harbor Ridge Winery, Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery, Red Oak Vineyard, Von Stiehl Winery, and Anchored Roots Vineyard & Winery.

    Advanced General Admission is $60.00 / person, plus handling fee. Advanced Ticket Purchase is suggested to guarantee admittance. To purchase tickets and further information, please click; Door County Wine Festival - Door County Wine Festival (

    There are several locations where shuttle service is provided (Baileys Grove Campground, The Ridges Inn & Suites, and Ashbrooke Hotel).  For lodging information, please click the Door County Wine Fest link above.

    Food will be available for purchase from Door County restaurant on the grounds throughout the festival.

    Please let Kim Genin know if you are planning on coming! (608-239-5961).

Past events

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 PHV February Meeting
Saturday, February 25, 2023 PHV & LaCrosse's Fermenting Friends at Wollersheim Winery
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Prairie Home Vintner's Holiday Party!
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 December - No Meeting
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 November Prairie Home Vintner Meeting
Saturday, October 29, 2022 2022 Prairie Home Vintner Wine Bus Tour
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 October Wine Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 PHV September Picnic with Chuck and Molly Poirier
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 PHV August Picnic with Don Marty
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 PHV June Picnic with Glenn and Ellen Weaver
Saturday, June 04, 2022 Wisconsin Grape Growers Association & PHV Gathering
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 May Wine Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 April Wine Club Meeting
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 March Wine Club Meeting
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 February Wine Club Meeting
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 News re: January Club Holiday Party - moving to Zoom
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 November Wine Club Meeting
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 October Wine Club Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021 2021 Prairie Home Vintners Wine Bus Tour
Saturday, September 11, 2021 2021 PHV Wine Competition
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 August Picnic
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 July Picnic
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Zoom Meeting on Tuesday 3/30 for Dev. Group
Sunday, March 14, 2021 Development Committee Meeting

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