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Solstice Fire

About Us

It takes a Village

13 Viroqua investors and the Driftless United Futbol Athletic Club secured this 40-acre parcel and home to protect for future generations. Without their quick faith in the vision and initial investment, PrairieWind would not be protected. 

It all started when Cecil Wright, Sonya's husband, took their dog Sally for a walk and saw the grand property for sale. He knew it'd be a perfect fit for our growing soccer club program, but also for so much more.

Sonya was equally interested in providing a new type of housing for the supply short rental market in Viroqua.

You can learn about our groundbreaking ceremony for 5 acres of athletic fields on the Vernon County Times.

Lead Developer and LLC President

Sonya Newenhouse, Ph.D. has over 20 years of land management, real estate, and shared economy experience.


In 1999 she founded and ran a sustainable consulting company, Madison Environmental Group, Inc., focused on land management, green building, transportation options and greenhouse gas assessments.

In 2003 she sought investors to launch Community Car, LLC, Wisconsin’s first car sharing company, an hourly car rental company with 1,000 members sharing 20 cars.


Sonya is supported by her husband Cecil Wright and children, Addisu and Lina, who attend Viroqua Area Schools. They live in a certified, passive home.

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Contact Sonya

Sonya welcomes discussions about PrairieWind Park and PrairieWind Community. 

Whether you have an interest in investing, have an idea for a new PrairieWind Park feature, or have a collaboration opportunity with your group or organization, please reach out!

Phone: (608) 220-8029

Signal: (608) 220-8029

Mailing Address: 422 Hickory St, Viroqua, WI 54665


From the Ground Up

It's fun to see something from the beginning. Watch the short video from Hall Realty when the property was on the market to get a better view of the 40 acre property.


This beautiful parcel is less than a mile from downtown Viroqua.

They toured the property April 12, 2020 and had an accepted offer April 27th, days after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

ALL are welcome at PrairieWind Park.

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