Tall Ships Visit Green Bay and Captain’s Walk Winery

July 21st, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Tall Ships 7 Seas

The Tall Ships Festival is returning to Green Bay, and we are ready to celebrate by returning to our nautical roots! Celebration Captain’s Walk style begins with the popping of the cork of a commemorative bottle of 7 Seas.

This official Tall Ships wine debuts with oceans of flavor. Seven seas in the world, seven American grapes full of flavor in every bottle; Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Muscat Canelli from the West Coast, and Marechal Foch, Traminette, Muscat Canelli, Frontenac Gris, and Vignoles which are known as French hybrids. The hybrids were originally developed by combining European shoots with American rootstock to be grown in the midwest. These varieties are considered cold-hardy. So they can handle the rough midwestern winter temperatures. Let’s not think about THAT weather for a while.

Do you need seven reasons to try this vin rosé? No, we don’t think so either. Stop by the winery or order from our limited quantity online. This complex blend offers vibrant aromas of fresh pear, ripe apple, and aromatic apricot. The wine registers as semi-dry on our ever-so-unique dryness scale.

Dryness scale

Do you know what else we have to commemorate the Tall Ships festival? Beer! The Ahnapee Brewery, Captain’s Walk Winery, and von Stiehl Winery are all under the same ownership. Due to our company’s fantastic relationship with the Tall Ship Festival coordinators, we were able to partner as a beer sponsor too. It turns out that Ahnapee Brewery knows a thing or two about tall ships!

In the 1880s, the first Ahnapee Brewery was going strong in the city now known as Algoma. Back then it was the town of Ahnapee, with locals thirsty for the ‘foaming beverage.’ The brewery’s success grew from a special lager, which was fermented in the ice-chilled tunnels that still exist. Deliveries of the foaming beverage were handled by a team of horses and wagon, and a tall ship named the Whiskey Pete which you can see docked behind the brewery in this drawing.

 

Brewery Tall Ship

That may very well be Pete, the captain, in the sketch. Legend has it that if you wanted beer delivered in drinkable condition, and without a little missing from the top of the barrel, Whisky Pete was your guy. You just couldn’t expect the same with whisky deliveries!

Ahnapee Lager has been renamed Tall Ship Lager for the upcoming festival and you’ll find it in our bistro during the festivities of the Tall Ship weekend!

 

Wine Dinner with Angelina Restaurant

July 18th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Wine Dinner PosterAngelina Restaurant in downtown Green Bay is bringing their fantastic fare to Captain’s Walk Winery. Join us for a wine dinner on October 23. Five courses of authentic Italian cuisine will be paired with five of our award-winning wines. That means ten that things you’ll love to try!
Angelina Restaurant treats dining as an art form. Every meal is made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Angelina came to the United States in 1993 from Italy and her skills as a cook, her love for her homeland dishes, and her eagerness to share her talents are what inspired her to start Angelina Restaurant. It’s located at 117 North Adams Street, just a few blocks away from our winery. We are so excited to invite our neighbor over for our second wine dinner of 2016!

Is your mouth watering yet? Check out the menu…

The first course will be Antipasto Misto, classic Italian appetizers including bruschetta, caprese, and prosciutto crudo. Paired with the antipasto will be Sauvignon Blanc, a sumptuously fruit-forward ensemble loaded with mouthwatering aromas and flavors that include gooseberry, melon, fig, pear, apricot, passion fruit and guava.

The second course, Pasta Al Forno, will follow. It is comprised of a homemade Bolognese sauce and béchamel tossed with penne pasta, finished with Parmesan cheese, and baked. We bring out our most prized Italian red for this course – Sangiovese! This bold red shows how rich and supple the varietal can be. Sangiovese offers a subtle raisin nose with concentrated aromas of black cherry, brierberry and a hint of anise.

Enjoy Insalata Siciliana for the third course. This includes a spring mix, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, capers, artichoke, kalamata olives and balsamic vinaigrette. With it we will pour our 7 Seas, a rosé with vibrant aromas of fresh pear, ripe apple and aromatic apricot.

Can you feel your tummy getting full already? Not quite yet, we have two more courses to go!

The fourth course will be Pollo Alla Zia Tina, an 8-ounce chicken breast lightly floured, sautéed, and finished with brandy and cream served with proscuitto-wrapped asparagus. The wine pairing will be our un-traditional barrel-fermented Chardonnay. Chardonnays tend to be barrel- OR stainless steel-fermented but this one is both; a blend of barrel and tank fermented wine with great complexity of both fruit and lightly toasted French oak.

We’ll finish with a fifth course of Tiramisu. This classic Italian dessert, with ladyfingers dipped in espresso and brandy, is smothered in mascarpone cheese and cocoa. Our Captain’s Mistress, a brandy-fortified Marquette from our Door County vineyard, will leave your taste buds asking for another night of pairings from Angelina Restaurant and Captain’s Walk Winery!

To join us on Sunday, October 23, beginning at 4:00 pm, call 920-431-9255. We’ll reserve your wine dinner seats for $65 per person (plus tax), which includes gratuity. When you call,  please be ready with the names of your party as well as any food restrictions. The deadline to make reservations is October 1, or when the 32 tickets sell out!

Wine Shipping Prices Reduced – As of July 1, 2016

June 29th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Shipping Chart 2016 V3

Ordering wine to be shipped used to require picking up the phone and chatting. We’re pretty sure that 800 numbers were created just for this reason. Remember “order toll-free?” While we always enjoy a good phone conversation, we understand that the convenience of online shopping has caught on and in that world, lower wine shipping prices are commonplace. This has caused us to sharpen our pencils and find ways to compete with West Coast wineries.

We now offer a lower price when you order in higher quantities. Order a little wine – pay a lot per bottle for shipping. Order a lot of wine – pay less per bottle in shipping. We’ll cover the extra shipping costs when your order is larger. That means that it will cost you between $10 and $20 per case for shipping in the continental U.S.A. Order less than a case, and the price goes up a little. Buy more, pay less — who wouldn’t love that?

We hope that this works for you because we’d love to help you to enjoy more of our wines! Check out our new rates:

Wisconsin

12 bottles (one case) $10, 6-11 bottles $20, 1-5 bottles $18

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, & Ohio

12 bottles (one case) $15, 6-11 bottles $22, 1-5 bottles $19

California, Colorado, Idaho, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana*, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada*, New York, N. Carolina, N. Dakota, Tennessee*, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, & Wyoming. (*We almost have licensing in these states, please check back)

12 bottles (one case) $20, 6-11 bottles $24, 1-5 bottles $22

Want even more details? Follow along with the fine print when you place your order. Have questions? Just call us on our toll-free number: 800-955-5208. Thank you for shopping and shipping von Stiehl wines!

We’re waiting for a few new states to come online soon. Have a look at our shipping chart for clarification. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us at 920-431-9255.

The Sangria Stand is Back for the Summer!

June 9th, 2016 by PJ Koehler

Summer is a time for relaxing, basking in the sun, and sipping sangria in the company of people you like. So do it at a place you know you love: Captain’s Walk Winery! Our Sangria and Salsa Saturdays have always been a big hit, and this summer it’s forecasted to be the same!

Come taste our fantastic new recipe for a tart and fruity rosé sangria to be paired with homemade salsa served from our stand out on the front lawn.

Sangria Sign

When is the Sangria and Salsa available?

Every Saturday starting June 18th you’ll be able to find handmade sangria being served between 11 AM and 1 PM.  If the weather’s good then so are we, since you’ll be able to snag an awesome deal!

An order from the stand gets you all of the delicious items below:

  • One carafe (one liter) of our Summer Sangria;
  • One basket of chips and homemade salsa

All of that for $12.00! This fruit-filled drink we feature is a summer favorite with many and appeals to a variety of palates! With hints of tart fruit, sweet wine, and the classic addition of fresh fruit, you’ll have to taste it for yourself and find out exactly what everyone is so excited about.

Our salsa is also a long-time summer special that changes just enough every year to keep it interesting. What you can expect is a mixture of tomatoes, tomatillos, cilantro, onion, and roasted garlic. What’s our secret ingredient, you ask? We can’t tell you, but you’re welcome to come get some salsa and see if you can figure it out!

From the Farmer’s Market to the Captain’s Walk, it’s an easy hop, skip, and jump from browsing to relaxing on Saturday mornings. Join the Captain, and raise a glass to summer!

2016 International Tasters Guild Medal Winners

May 11th, 2016 by PJ Koehler

Tasters Guild Medal

The final results of the 2016 International Tasters Guild Wine Competition are in!

The 2016 International Tasters Guild Competition is a highly competitive environment: over 1,600 wines from ten countries and 36 U.S. states and provinces. Out of all of these wines, only 72 were awarded Double Gold!

Double Gold Medal Winner 2012 Cabernet SauvignonThe 2014 Captain’s White, 2013 Chardonnay, and 2015 Sauvignon Blanc were all awarded silver medals in their respective categories. What was most exciting though was the very high honor of being a part of that 4% of Double Gold winners with our own Double Gold winner: the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon!

How does a wine win the title of Double Gold?  Dana Alexander, a columnist for the publisher New York Wines, explains how the process of a wine competition is approached in the article “How a Wine Competition Works.” The author explains at length how there are different types of competitions in the wine community and how awards are given based on the individual nominations of the judges within a collective panel. Essentially, each judge gives a certain number of points based on the same facets of wine: “color, clarity, aroma, bouquet, taste, aftertaste, and overall quality.” (Alexander)

In a separate article, “What Does a Gold Medal Mean Anyway?”, columnist Greg Walter explains the impact of winning a Double Gold medal and why the award is not only a positive for the wine itself but also for the winery!

Captain’s Walk Winery can’t wait to share this fantastic wine with you the next time you come in, so make sure to ask for a sample of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and “taste” what all the hype is about!

This Cheese Event is Going to Be “Wheel-y” Big!

April 12th, 2016 by PJ Koehler

There are things in life that just go together, like peanut butter and jelly. Or sand and surf. And don’t forget the Green and Gold! Here at Captain’s Walk Winery, the two things that really go well together are wine and cheese. We just can’t get enough of them, and we know you can’t either!

That’s why we’re excited to be bringing a unique cheese to the winery for a special event!

Where Cheese is the Champion and Wisconsin a Winner

On March 9th, the World Champion Cheese Contest came to a close with many winners from all over Wisconsin. One in particular, the Pleasant Ridge Reserve, placed 16th out of 2,955 entries! Knowing how much our customers love trying new things, we ordered an entire wheel.

Read about the Pleasant Ridge Reserve.

That’s right. We’re going to have 10 pounds of delicious, award-winning Pleasant Ridge Reserve crafted from milk only produced by grass-fed cows right here at Captain’s Walk. And it’s waiting for you to try it!

With that said, we’d like to invite you and all your cheese-loving friends to the following…

Wheel-y” Big Cheese Event!
April 23rd from Noon until 6:00 PM

We’ll be hand-slicing the Pleasant Ridge Reserve for you to sample. If you like it, we’ll slice a whole wedge off the wheel for you. Take home and enjoy with a meal, or maybe just pair it with one of our wines! Whatever you do, the only requirement is to savor it!

Somethings in life just go together. Like a good time and Captain’s Walk Winery.

Afternoon Wine Art with Paintin’ Pottery

March 23rd, 2016 by PJ Koehler

Fine Wine, Fine Art, and Fun People.

Afternoon Wine Art featuring Paintin’ Pottery!
Sunday, June 12th from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Wine Art is back by popular demand! This June, Captain’s Walk Winery will be hosting a fun and engaging social event that every wine lover can enjoy. Instead of painting canvas, though, we have something much better: wine glasses!

It’s true, canvas can be fun. But you can find that just about anywhere. With the help of Paintin’ Pottery, we’re hoping to bring a new flare to the wine and art communities. So check out the details below, and if you like what you see call to save yourself a seat at this fun summer event! Tickets are $40/person and include:

1 Pair of wine glasses to paint

Paint supplies

2 Glasses of wine to drink

Appetizers

If you’re concerned about whether or not there’s an instructor there to help, don’t worry! Staff from Paintin’ Pottery and Captain’s Walk will be on hand to show you examples of different wine glass art. Booklets showing a variety of patterns and other styles of painting will be available as well. But remember, they’re yours to create and keep! Make sure they’re special to you! Seating is limited, so call (920-431-9255) or email Captain’s Walk to reserve your spot!

Click Here to See the Event Flyer!

The Captain’s Quarters Club is Accepting New Crew Members!

March 4th, 2016 by PJ Koehler

Captains Quarters

The Captain’s Quarters Club has always been highly celebrated! With wonderful wines and unique discounts, what’s not to love? Here’s your chance to share the experience of being a part of the Club and the Crew!

If you’re currently a Captain’s Quarters Club member, now’s the time to share the bounty….

 

Because for every referral you make that joins the Quarters Club, you receive a $5 gift certificate that never expires!

Download the Sign-up Form

As a part of our crew, you are awarded some special club perks, such as:

  • Every bottle of wine has a 5% discount in addition to the normal quantity discounts (see below!);
  • Receive 25% off on all wine-by-the-glass purchases;
  • Exclusive access to our members-only Captain’s Quarters Lounge; and
  • Invitation-only “Pick-up Parties” for our select wines four times a year!

The Pick-up Parties are all about sharing the loot once every three months!

  • Four wine installments per year,
    • Each installment includes 2 bottles of the two select wines;
  • Each installment is less than $75.00 (not including shipping);
  • Unique food pairings to matched with the featured wines;
  • One half-priced glass of each of the featured wines per member; and
  • 25% of any featured wine bottle purchases (beyond the four-bottle installment listed above)!

The Captain also takes special care to grant leniency on his club members’ funds:

  • Any other wines purchased with your club membership will receive discounting as well:
    • 1 – 3 bottles are 5% off
    • 4 – 5 bottles are 10% off;
    • 6 – 11 bottles are 15% off;
    • A full case at 12 bottles (or more!) is 20% off!

If you have any questions, don’t worry; we won’t leave you high and dry! Just contact us at via telephone at (920) 341 – 9255 or email us at info@captainswalkwinery.com.

Tap into Two New Beers from Ahnapee Brewery this Season

February 29th, 2016 by PJ Koehler

The creator of hand-crafted beers that can now be found in our Bistro!

March brings more than just a break from dreary winter weather, it also brings a great opportunity to experience a taste of new beers. Thanks to the hard work of our sister-establishment Ahnapee Brewery, we now have two very delicious ales on tap just ready to be tapped into!

The “Fun Guy” Beer

The Fun Guy Ale is Ahnapee Brewery’s spring seasonal and just in time! Early mushroom season in the Northwoods is right around the corner.

  • a deep copper to brown color;
  • low to medium hop flavor and aroma;
  • medium bitterness (19 IBU); and
  • medium body.

The roasted malt has caramel- and chocolate-like characteristics of medium intensity. These characteristics can be found in both flavor and aroma. Malt notes are complimented by the earthy, nutty, buttery, and meaty flavors. The somewhat smoky flavors of mushrooms such as morels, porcini, lobster, and oyster enhance and round out the taste. They also explain the pun of the brew’s clever name of “Fun Guy”!

This is a Nick Calaway original that you don’t want to miss!


The “Little Soldier” Beer

The Little Soldier is an American Amber Ale named after the original Ahnapee Brewery brewmaster: Henry Schmiling. A short-statured man, Henry served in the Civil War and was brewmaster of Ahnapee from 1868 to 1886.

  • light copper to light brown color;
  • balanced caramel malt and American hops from aroma to finish;
  • medium body carries a light fruitiness;
  • medium hop bitterness (35 IBU);
  • medium flavor; and
  • medium aroma.

This ale is a truly fine American-style session beer, perfect for any occasion!

With these new beers on tap, our beer-lovers will have no problem finding something new to enjoy at Captain’s Walk Winery. So stop in and enjoy the taste of fresh beer in our cozy bistro, and don’t forget to take some home with you in one of our Anhapee Brewery growlers!

Wine Dinner featuring Black and Tan on April 14th

February 23rd, 2016 by PJ Koehler

An exciting dinner can be found right here in Downtown Green Bay! Captain’s Walk Winery partners with Black and Tan to bring together fine wine and fine dining. This is guaranteed to be in a wonderfully unique experience for all whom attend.

Captain's Walk Wine Dinner featuring Black and Tan

On April 14th, 2016, these two establishments will match the complex tastes of each other’s wine and food with one another. Sip Captain’s Walk wine and savor the flavor of Black and Tan’s cuisine in the historic Morrow House. Click below to download a copy of the menu!

Menu and Pairings

Make sure to mark your calendars .

A one-time-offer sale on Captain’s Walk Winery wines will also be available to attendees.

Confirm your reservation as seating is extremely limited!

Call Captain’s Walk Winery at (920) 431-9255 or email Jordin to secure your reservation today!

Please note the following information will need to be provided:

  1. Name
  2. Party Size
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Credit Card and Expiration Date
  6. Dietary Restrictions

Each ticket is $65 per person and non-refundable after April 1st.

 

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