St. Pepin – Wine Release Party at Captain’s Walk Winery

June 17, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

St. Pepin Bottle PictureSt. Pepin Wine Release Party to Coincide with Automobile Gallery Car Show

There’s a lot happening in our neighborhood on Saturday, June 17! A combination of car and wine enthusiasts will be roaming the road just in front of Captain’s Walk.

Some options for you…

•St. Pepin samples on the front porch from 11 am to 2 pm.

•Salsa and Sangria at our tiki stand in front of the winery from 11 am to 1 pm.

•Automobile Gallery Inaugural Car Show from 11 am to 2 pm.

 

After taking in the sights and sounds of the car show, and having your fill on salsa and sangria, step inside the Walk for the St. Pepin Release Party.

We’ll be presenting St. Pepin with savory appetizers. While inside, sign up for a tour of our newly decorated Cellar Tasting Room. In it you’ll find a stock of oak barrels, aging our next generation of vibrant red wines. Our Saturday tours are at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

We are excited to bring you this Wisconsin-grown St. Pepin grape. The Seyval hybrid was developed in Minnesota and released in 1986. It is known for a fruitiness similar to what is found in the Riesling variety. Our twist on it includes the addition of oak elements through our small batch barrel fermentation. You might find similarities to a traditional Chardonnay.

Note the impressions left on our winemaker:
An exciting wine laced with rain fresh notes of pineapple, guava and vanilla almond biscotti.  Thirst quenching flavors awaken the taste buds with a burst of apple, loquat and white peach. A palate cleansing finish of fresh lemon. Barrel-fermented and aged for four months. 175 cases produced.

Captain’s Walk Small Batch wines allow the savvy wine taster to experience small, regional tastes. You won’t find these wines on store shelves – we save them just for you at the winery. The small batch series helps us to try out new ideas. Wines that are well-received can eventually show up under our normal label. We’ve celebrated local Door County Marquette grapes, and have explored Tuscan blends. Another guest favorite has been our Fumé Blanc, a barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay isn’t the only white that can benefit from barrels! If you have been collecting the small batch series from the beginning, then we are excited to release this new batch for you!

No reservations are needed to attend. Simply visit us in downtown Green Bay on Saturday, June 17. We look forward to sharing the day with you!

Wine Cellar Tasting Experience

September 26, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Tasting Experience Coming to Captain’s Walk

Secret passageways and hidden rooms have an intoxicating effect. Is it the idea of going where few others have? Is it ingrained in us from our childhood when we built forts and hideouts? There’s just something special about secrets. Now it’s tough to write an article about something that shouldn’t be shared, but this one has to be because our winery is meant to be enjoyed, not hidden!

Announcements can’t be secrets so we’re throwing secrets out the (basement) window. We’ve added a special vintage tasting room in our barrel aging cellar. Well technically, right next to it. With a view of the barrels and that smooth smell of French and American white oak in the air, this room calms most senses so that your taste buds can pick up the slack.

We like small spaces. At Captain’s Walk you can have your pick from a cozy lounge, Captain’s Quarters (members), a vintage reception room, the bistro bar by the fireplace, and of course our sunroom. There are plenty of options for meanderers along with some seats in almost every room. Since that’s our style, we’re planning a cellar sitting area around an old wood table for our next cozy niche.Wine Cellar Barrels

What would you do down in the wine cellar? How about a little sampling led by a wine expert? Perhaps some pairings of food fresh from our bistro will be your ticket. While popular wine and food offerings will be available, it is only fair to share that we have more in mind.

This room has been in the works for over a decade. Old vintages have been packed away every year just for this experience.

At the cellar winemaker’s table, you will be provided with a private, multi-course pairing. Look for the opportunity to try our select, vintage wines. We will begin by offering the cellar tasting by reservation only.

See our initial offerings here.

For more information, or to reserve this space, please call the winery at  920.431.9255, or email beni@captainswalkwinery.com.

Wine Competition by Tasters Guild Awards Golds

July 28, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

Cuveé Trois and Riesling win in wine competition

Green Bay’s Only Winery Wins Golds at International Judging Wine Competition

Captain’s Walk Winery in downtown Green Bay just won eight awards at the 2015 Tasters Guild International wine competition. This wine competition judges wines from every corner of the world including Wisconsin! Captain’s Walk Riesling and Cuveé Trois brought home prestigious gold medals.

“The Gold Medal winning Cuvée Trois is our 3rd small batch release,” says PJ Koehler, general manager and assistant winemaker at Captain’s Walk. “It’s a blend of just three individual barrels consisting of one each Zinfandel, Primitivo, and Petite Sirah. The contemporary West Coast style blends warm notes of spice cake into supple dark fruit flavors. It’s versatile and pairs well with grilled food, Italian, game, and aged cheeses.”

Captain’s Walk Riesling is a delicate yet balanced fruit-forward wine. “Cool fermentation in one of our chilled tanks really helped to make this wine shine,” states Koehler. “The Riesling, while a bit sweeter than past Captain’s Walk vintages, is an exceptionally food friendly wine. It pairs with just about anything from poultry, fish and pork to spicy foods, salads, and Asian fare.”

Other wine competition winners Marquette Rosé (bronze) and Captain’s Mistress (silver), are both produced from Door County Marquette grapes. These wines showcase the diversity of the French hybrid grape, as one is a dry rosé and the other a brandy-fortified dessert wine.

Rounding out the medal categories are Captain’s White and Merlot with silver, and Riverside Red and Gerwurztraminer with bronze.