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June 4, 2014

Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery Wins Prestigious Award

Trip Advisor Honors Top Businesses with 2014 Certificate of Excellence

CoE2014 WidgetAsset 14348 2Kohler, WI - TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced that it is awarding The Blind Horse with the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by reviewers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site," said Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence Award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience."

"The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery is honored that our establishment has earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Bob Moeller, Co-Owner of The Blind Horse. "Since opening the restaurant in 2012, we have made a commitment to excellence and are honored that our customers have rated us in a manner that reflects this award.  TripAdvisor awards are highly regarded by restaurant owners and our staff alike, because they reflect the opinions of the people who matter most: our guests."

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About The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery:

In September of 1862 a young man named Anton Dreps and his wife Josephine bought the 80 acre farm that the restaurant and winery now occupies. Many of the rooms in the restaurant and winery still contain the original 130 year old hand hewn log beams used to support the floors.

In 1891 the farm expanded to include what is now the Pine Hills Country Club and Golf Course. Like most farmers of that era, teams of horses were used to farm the land. One of the known work horses was called 'Birdy', a blind horse. After finding this information in the Sheboygan county historical archives, we felt compelled to name the restaurant and winery The Blind Horse.

The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery is launching Wisconsin’s first food and wine destination by pairing gourmet food with elegant wines.  The winemaking style will implore a minimalist approach combined with the latest technology to produce world class wines.  The wines will be produced at Blind Horse’s state of the art winery in Kohler, Wisconsin. 

For more information, visit TheBlindHorse.com

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