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Wollersheim Winery and International Crane Foundation (ICF) Field Trip Tours

  • June 02, 2016
  • Sauk County
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  • Members must register their guests. Guest will cost $69, Member plus guest will cost a total of $123.
    NOTE: TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the data collection form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.

Registration Fee includes Badger Bus travel with Wi-Fi, Wollersheim Winery Tour, Lunch and International Crane Foundation Tour.

Guest Registration Fee: $69.00

NOTE: TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the data collection form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.

Registration Deadline: May 26
Note: Cancellations after this date will not qualify for a refund.
Registration is closed

What is so rare as a day in June? 

 Come join your fellow PLATO friends for a scenic drive to Wollersheim Winery where we will have a docent led tour followed by wine tasting, shopping in the gift shop and perhaps a peak at the new distillery. 

The building and grounds are beautifully landscaped and everything should be in bloom at that time of year.  Now, let's hop back on the bus and continue on along the Wisconsin River and into the Baraboo Hills for lunch.

Wollersheim Winery - Named "2015 Small Winery of the Year" at the Riverside International Wine Competition.

To learn more about the Wollersheim Winery and Distillery,  go to: http://www.wollersheim.com/

The Log Cabin Family Inn is a comfortable restaurant with a log cabin feel. 

Our lunch will consist of the following choices:

Classic Cabin Chef Salad: Freshly sliced ham, turkey, and bacon with shredded cheddar, tomatoes and boiled eggs over crisp fresh greens.  Served with garlic bread

Barbecue Chicken Supreme: Juicy chicken topped with barbecue sauce, bacon, swiss and colby cheese, served on homemade sourdough bread.   Served with fries

Boca Burger:  Veggie patty served between grilled seven grain bread with crisp fresh lettuce and tomatoes.  Served with fries.

Gluten free bread may be substituted.

A variety of beverages and chocolate chip cookies will be included.

Please indicate your menu choice upon registering.

Our next stop will be the International Crane Foundation where we will begin with a video and then explore the beautiful prairie and crane enclosure.  Our tour guide will have lots of information about the various varieties of cranes and their habitats and will gladly answer your questions. 

At the end of the tour we will have a private presentation by one of the crane experts on the ongoing project to protect and encourage growth of the Whooping Crane population.  This is a seriously endangered species.

For more information about the International Crane Foundation, explore its website: https://www.savingcranes.org/

Please Note: This trip will involve walking on uneven terrain, a small hill at the winery and extensive walking at the Crane Foundation.  We will be outdoors during the afternoon, so please dress accordingly.  Bring a hat and comfortable shoes.  A day bag with water and snacks, as well as your camera, is advised.

Accessibility Policy. You must be able to board and exit the bus using its stairs. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.     

Non-Member Policy.   Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.

Please Note:
Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline and if space is available. Check with trip organizer.


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. If everyone does that, we will all arrive in Oshkosh on time to begin our adventure.

– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.

Leave Madison

8:15 AM - Bus arrives at East Towne Shopko to begin boarding.

8:45 AM - Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes                               

9:15 AM – Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods

9:30 AM - Bus departs for Wollersheim Winery (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

In Sauk County

10:15 AM      Arrive at Wollersheim Winery

10:45 AM     Tour begins (one hour)

11:45 AM     Free Time (45 minutes)

12:15 PM      Depart for restaurant

12:45 PM      Arrive at Log Cabin Family Inn Restaurant

 1:50 PM       Depart for International Crane Foundation

 2:00 PM      Arrive at ICF for Tour and Speaker

4:30 PM       Depart ICF for Madison

Arrive Madison

5:00 PM        (EST) East Towne Shopko

5:20 PM        (EST) Capitol Lakes

5:45 PM        (EST) Oakwood

Mail-In Registration Forms:

PLATO Members

URWA Members

For further information, contact Peggy Anderson, pppowers38@gmail.com and 608-770-2220




PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

Edie Urness-Pondillo
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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