Winter hours and winter wines update
Brambleberry has new winter hours through the end of April. The winery tasting room will be closed on Fridays for the winter but the B&B is still open. Don't worry, there are still plenty of tasting hours to visit as we are open every weekend from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The winery will resume Friday tasting room hours at the end of April after lambing season.
The winery will also be closed on Sunday, Jan. 21 as we will be an exhibitor at Z-93's Wedding World at the La Crosse Center. Come and visit our booth!
We also have back on the shelves some of our favorite red wines that have been aging in our cellars. Highland Red -- our top-selling dry red that is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc -- is back along with the Full Monte -- an Italian montepulciano -- and the Dragon Slayer -- a big Italian barolo-style wine. Of course we still have a good supply of whites and sweeties as well.
Dates avilable to book a winter murder mystery
Everyone loves a mystery. Amateur sleuths, these weekends are for you! If you like Agatha Christie or Hercule Poirot, here’s a chance to engage your own detective skills.
Get your friends together for a private murder mystery at Brambleberry Winery. Overnight stays are required to participate with a minimum of three rooms. We have murder mysteries designed for between 6 and 11 characters. Extra guests without an acting part may serve as investigators.
Murder mysteries must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance so we can get character information sent to participants.
Murder mysteries are held only during the winter season. Here are the 2018 available dates:
Jan. 26 and 27
February 2, 3, 23 and 24
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Includes overnight accommodation, hosted murder mystery game and breakfast. You may purchase dinner at the inn for an extra charge. Consult with the innkeeper on menu. Wine and beer are also available for purchase until 9 p.m.
10 guests: $950
8 guests: $850
6 guests: $750
Prices include sales tax.
Here are the murder mysteries you can choose from:
Death Bemoans Her (10 characters)
Murder Most Green (7 characters)
Death in them thar hills (9 characters)
Evil Never Dies (6 characters)
Lurking Down the Bunny Trail (6 characters)
Death is a Cabernet Ol’ Chum (8 characters)
Gobble, Gobble, Death and Trouble (6 characters)
Love Writes a Deadly Verse (9 characters)
Death Plays a Role (6 characters)
Medieval Murder Mystery (11 characters)
I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus (6 characters)
You may choose one menu for the evening’s dinner, which is not included in the murder mystery package price. Prices range from $20 to $45 per person, depending on the menu chosen. (Lasagna, pork, meatball, chicken or beef dinner.) Consult with Sherry about the dinner choices. Wine and beer may be purchased with the meal. Price does not include tax.
You could also choose to do your murder mystery with breakfast.
Our murder mysteries are written by a professional writer. Additional investigators can be added.
You do not need to go a lot of expense preparing a costume, but it will certainly add to the experience. Check out your closet for clothes that fit the part and add one or two props. We can help with suggestions.
Once you select a character, we will send you information about your part, which you should not share with anyone else — even your partner! We expect the mystery dinner evenings to take about 3 hours.
Remember, anything you say can be used in a court of law against you!
Grand Wedding Pavilion finishing up
Construction is nearly complete on Brambleberry Winery & Country Inn’s wedding event center. In the past month our spacious commercial rest rooms and mother's lounge have started to take shape. Sheetrock and interior finishes should be done within the next month.
Brambleberry will hold an open house this spring. Stay tuned for more information.
Elopements and intimate winter weddings
Meanwhile, now through April 14 Brambleberry is offering our intimate winter wedding packages.
Our feature package includes overnight whole house accommodations for 10, an officiated ceremony in our library (with your choice of readings and vows) and a delicious breakfast/brunch served on a beautiful tablescape -- all for only $999 (tax included). Add an additional night for a total of $1,499.
Up to two extra guests may stay over for a small charge. An evening meal may be purchased for an additional charge or enjoy pizza at the winery. Other restaurants are an easy seven to 15 mile country drive.
Ceremony-only elopement packages start at only $149.
For large celebrations of up to 300, Brambleberry's new Grand Wedding Pavilion opens in late April 2018. This magnificent indoor/outdoor venue is Western Wisconsin's best new wedding location!
Call or email to schedule a visit.
Book your Valentine's getaway
Winter is the perfect time to book a romantic weekend getaway and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Book your room now. Since Valentine's Day falls in the middle of the week, we will celebrate either weekend. Relax in one of our deluxe whirlpool rooms and enjoy a glass of wine in front of a crackling fire. Come and recharge!