Cedar Creek Settlement & Winery
Shop in these history-filled stone buildings and
let your imagination take you back 150 years to
the days when German and Irish settlers were building
the little community which is now Cedarburg.
Constructed in 1864
to manufacture woolen goods for the Union Army during the civil war,
the solid stone structure is supported on the inside by durable tamarack
posts and beams hauled by horse drawn wagons halfway across Wisconsin.
The mill operated until 1969 before it was abandoned, to be purchased
a few years later and restored to house shops and a winery, giving the
old building a rebirth and a new way of life. It was awarded a place on
the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Today Cedar Creek Settlement encompasses
5 buildings housing 30 shops and restaurants which anchor
the Washington Avenue Historic District
Cedar Creek Winery
Visit one of America’s most noted small regional wineries –
Cedar Creek Winery, in Historic Cedarburg –
17 miles north of downtown Milwaukee.
There, discover the art of fine winemaking.
The Cedar Creek Winery is nestled in the wonderful
old-world ambiance of the Cedar Creek Settlement,
a restored 1860's woolen mill that was once the largest west of the Alleghenies.
The mill was powered by the rushing waters of Cedar Creek,
which were channeled down the mill race and through an open-flume water wheel.
The 50-horsepower water wheel generated electricity and ran the mill's 21 looms
and knitting machines, which converted heavy Wisconsin wool into yarns, blankets,
flannels and even socks for the old Chicago White Sox!
Visitors to Cedar Creek Settlement will find a charming, historical village of shops nestled in a restored circa 1864 woolen mill, featuring specialty, gift and antique shops, an award-winning winery, restaurants, a blacksmith and pottery shop.
Award winning Cedar Creek Winery