Taking Time for Tea

At Chateau St. Rita Vineyard ~ We bring calm to a busy life

Customer Testimonials
My guests come as strangers and leave as my dear friends!
                                                               ~ Rita Zimmerman

"This experience was like lotion for my cracked and dried out soul."

- Nichole Bunnell, Woodury, MN


"I can't think of one thing that I would suggest to make it nicer or more beautiful, everything is so lovely.  I can't say enough about it and how you make everyone feel so special, like the Lord wants us to feel every day."                                                               Sue Olson
                                                                                                                Glenwood City, WI

"I felt like royalty"                                                            Ariel Hughes,                                                                                                                                                Baldwin, WI

"It felt like I was in heaven"                                                               Pam Benitz                                                                                                                                           Plum City, WI

"Perfect"  is the best way to describe this experience. Rita is an excellent hostess, everything was delicious. The table settings were beautiful and the atmosphere was welcoming. Her gardens are gorgeous."                                                   
                                                                                 ~ Lynette 
                                                                                                                     Plum City, WI

Our mother/daughter tea was very fun and delicious.  We enjoyed the fabulous food, the time to talk and Rita's wonderful hospitality.  She certainly has the gift for being welcoming and making you feel at home.  Your house and the rolling hills in Autumn color were beautiful.  Thank you for this great afternoon. 

                                                                                                              ~ Jan and Anne
                                                                                                                     Wakasha, WI

Exquisite!  Simply Wonderful!  Fairtale atmosphere ~ so very charming.  A must visit experience!
                                                                                                               ~ Sandi 
                                                                                                                  Durand, WI

Love the apple tart!  Couldn't have asked for better food and comfortable atmosphere.  Thank you!
                                                                                                             ~ Anne Burt
                                                                                                                Falcon Heights, MN

What a wonderful day.  I enjoyed being able to relax, talk with friends and savor such delicious food.
Thank you!                                                                                           ~ Joan
                                                                                                                Como Park, MN

Absolutely Beautiful, wonderful food, lovely setting                              ~ Sue Quam
                                                                                                                Como Park, MN

"What a lovely welcoming tea room!

We three are huge fans of the tea experience and you did not let us down.  Tea-delish.  Sandwiches and sweets ~ excellent.  Charming hostess.  Well worth the drive from the cities ~ and a lovely setting.  We will be back!

                        Jeanny, Jane and Sandra

                                            Twin Cities

At thank you Tea Party for my church                            ladies:  
St. Luke's Catholic Church  Boyceville,                           WI
Most delightful time and the food was great
Thank you.                          Georgia

This is great food, it was delicious.
Thank you and God Bless   
Very nice - loved it, food delicious
Thank you!                           Margaret

Lovely setting, wonderful food.  Chicken salad on
cranberry bread my favorite.  Thank you                                                                                                   so much
                                                              Barb                                November 20, 2015

A wonderful time with dear friends!  Thank you for your hospitality and the delicious, beautiful food!


Everything was just perfect.  It was a lovely afternoon enjoying fellowship with friends and fabulous treats!  Thank you for your warm hospitality.                                            Marcia

Thank you for the lovely tea!  Your hospitality was divine.  Beautiful table, great food and kind smiles


Meets my idea of what a "tea" should be like.  Reminds me of tea in England & Wales.


                                                                                                                              Eau Claire, WI

                                                                                 November 20, 2015

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                                       Christmas Party for Ladies Bible Study Group:

Thank you!!!!!   Your home is so welcoming and it was filled with the Holy Spirit today.  Your tea service was wonderful, your food scrumptous! Thank you for your exquisite icing painted on the cookies.  Most of all, we enjoyed relaxing and being toether.  We so enjoyed your company as well.  

                                                                                  ~    Pam Benitz

I enjoyed the beauty of your home, the solitude of your property and the warmness of your welcome.  Thank  you for the love and beauty that yiu have shared with us.  The food was delicious, the tea was extra-vagant!                                                               ~   Kim Bloomdahl

December 15, 2015

September 20, 2016

Exquiste!  Simply Wonderful!  Fairy tale atmosphere so very charming.  A must visit experience  Sandi 

December 13, 2016

Wonderful treats! Loved the scones with the "clotted cream".  What a treat at Christmas ~ Jan Loux

I so appreciate the relaxation and beautiful surroundings.   Thank you for opening your home.  Karen Nicum, Baldwin, WI

July 13th, 2017

Lovely as always! Glad I chose the blue!  Thank you!  Debby Walters, Baldwin, WI  

August 2nd, 2017 ~

Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon ~ you're an awesome hostess.  Everything was delicious and delightful!  Thank you so much!  We loved it!    Sue Riba, Glenwood City, WI

August 4, 2017   ~ 

Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon!  The tea, treats, flowers were all beautiful ~  Liz Kongshaug ~ Farmington, Mn

Thank you wo much so much!  This was wonderful.  I drove from Eau Claire to do this.   I have a group of friends that have gotten together weekly for over 2 years.  We will be coming ~ Colleen McMahor

What a treat!  Beautiful place, wonderful tea and treats, and excellent hospitality!!!! Thank you~  Brenda Kokacka, Northfield, MN

Very lovely ~ enjoyed every minute of it!

                            Tammi Bechel

Loved it!  Will be back!     Lynette

Perfect ~ everything!  Rita is the best hostess!                           Kathy

Everything was so perfect ~ food was delicious.  I hope we can come again!

                                      June 8, 2016

Thank you for the lovely time!          Jessica

Thank you for the beautiful tea, everything was yummy!!                                           Linda

What a special day ~ I feel so pampered!  Great service, delicious food, beautiful surrounds.  I will treasure this memory.                         Diane
What a wonderful drive through the country to start our morning of "Taking Time for Tea."  So relaxing, you made us feel so special.        God Bless you,  Rita