Sangria and Salsa Stand

May 16, 2018 by Brad Schmiling

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 and Salsa

When is the Sangria and Salsa available?

Every Saturday starting June 2nd, 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 Downtown Green Bay Farmer’s Market to 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!

To view and share this event on Facebook click here.

Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing Flight

April 12, 2018 by Donna McVey

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing

What a glorious time of year when Girl Scout cookies appear. Now that most of you have acquired your stash of cookies, it’s time to get smart about consuming this annual allotment. The only thing that could make these once a year delicacies more exciting is if we pair them WITH WINE! That’s exactly what Captain’s Walk Winery has done for you. Join us for a Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing Flight.  This is a unique tasting experience where you will enjoy five different wines, perfectly paired with five varieties of the Girl Scout cookies we all know and love!

This is a drop-in tasting.  Reserved ticket holders are welcome to come anytime from 3-7 pm on May 17th to enjoy their wine and cookies. The flight will consist of five, 2 oz pours of each carefully chosen Captain’s Walk wine, paired with a different Girl Scout cookie. To sweeten the event, we’ll provide recommendations on wines we offer to compliment all eight cookie varieties, preparing you to continue your tasting fun at home.

The flight will feature:

For the first pairing, we will feature our Chardonnay. Its creamy and buttery texture make it a perfect match for the delicate-tasting Shortbread cookie. Next, we have selected von Stiehl’s, our sister winery that sits along Lake Michigan, Petite Sirah. This vibrant, full-bodied wine resounds with deep layers of dark fruit flavors that pair well with the oh-so popular Thin Mints. Followed by Naughty Girl, our semi-sweet red that’s always a crowd pleaser, Naughty Girl’s intense raspberry flavors are heightened when paired with one of the newest Girl Scout Cookies, S’mores. Moving a bit sweeter, our Titletown Moscato, with a fruity effervescence, sparkles when enjoyed with Peanut Butter Patties. We finish the flight with our sweet dessert style wine, Disappearing Treasure. As the name boasts, it’s hard to keep your glass full, when paired with Caramel deLites. Both treasures will disappear in one sitting.

Captain’s Walk Winery loves Girl Scout cookies and supports the scouts who supply us with them. That is why Captain’s Walk will be donating 15% of our total sales on May 17th to The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be reserved by calling us at 920-431-9255. Act fast; we have a limited number of tickets due to space!

Keep in mind, this is an adult only event!

Save the milk for your cereal and pair this year’s Girl Scout cookies with Captain’s Walk Wines for a perfect “adulting” experience!

Tips to Picking Your Wine

March 22, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Picking Your Best WineWhen walking into Captain’s Walk Winery, one may at first be a bit overwhelmed at all of the delectable choices. How to possibly choose, when deciding between a double gold winner, your favorite, or something new??

It’s been proven in multiple studies, drinking wine helps eliminate stress and helps with longevity. So the question ‘Should I drink wine?’ is often an easy one. Where it gets tough is picking the wine. No matter your palate or situation, we have the wine for you!

In an effort to help you find just the right wine, we’d like to offer a few tips.

1. Ask questions. We love hearing your questions! Our tasting floor associates have great knowledge on a variety of wine whether it’s red, white, rosé or bubbly. If you would happen to stump them, PJ, our assistant winemaker isn’t too far to find.

2. What wine with what food? If you’re coming to Captain’s Walk to find a wine to pair with a food, let us know, we’d love to point out options that complement each other. A good rule of thumb is light on light and rich on rich! Our Sangiovese pairs very well with Italian tomato and cream based dishes and red meat, while our Gewurztraminer pairs well with ham, turkey, spicy Thai food and sweet spicy Caribbean food. However, when in doubt, pick our Marquette Rosé which pairs well with poultry, seafood, pork, spicy dishes, salad, Asian dishes and fresh fruit!

3. Try new things. While it may be easy to come in and grab your favorite, it’s also a great idea to sample and try something you haven’t yet had. We often make changes to our tasting guides by adding new wines, new ciders and also by bringing back special vintages. One way to be kept up to date on new wines is by following our Facebook page or checking out our events calendar for upcoming wine release parties. It all comes back to that saying your mom said, “You’ll never know, if you’ll never try.”

4. There’s always time for wine. It’s important to point out wine isn’t just great for dinner! Way before dinner, start your morning sipping on a mimosa featuring our Titletown wine. Titletown is an effervescent sparkling moscato; add as much or as little orange juice as you would like and start your day off right! After dinner we recommend enjoying a dessert wine like our port-style wine, Captain’s Mistress.

 5. You do You! At Captain’s Walk, we want to make sure you are utterly satisfied. You know what you like; we are simply there to help make your experience memorable.

We’d love to hear how you choose which wine you bring home. Leave your response in the comments!

What to do at FunDue?

March 20, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

What to do at FunDue ?Have you heard of our Annual FunDue Wine Fest?

This year our Fundue Wine Fest will be held May 12th from 2:00-6:00pm!

All right everyone, the day you’ve been eagerly awaiting is upon us — Captain’s Walk Winery is hosting our FunDue Wine Festival the day before Mother’s Day. (Hint, hint, if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for mom). Whether looking for that gift for mom, wanting to celebrate with your friends, or just looking for an excuse to drink Captain’s Walk wine, then this wine festival is for you! Wine, food, live music and dancing are all on the program.

What’s there to do on this day, you ask? Every great wine festival starts with tasting! In the cellars will be a vintage wine tasting. For ten dollars, which includes a Riedel glass, you will be able to sample five special Captain’s Walk vintages. Some are sold out and only Fundueavailable during this time. After the serious business of tasting wines is through, climb the stairs, exit through the “hidden” door and head outside for a plate of fondue.

While attending, you may wonder what is with the pirate attire. In the early years of our festival, we held pirate competitions. While it was interesting, it didn’t quite go where we thought it would. That being said, you are still welcome to come dressed for the part. Just don’t get too much into pillaging or we’ll have to call our mates at the Police Station on the other side of the block!

Speaking of that, please bring a designated driver, stay at a local hotel (we recommend St. Brendan’s Inn and Quality Inn & Suites) or plan for an Uber ride if you’ll be indulging in more than a glass or two. We want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable time!

Put May 12, 2018 on your calendar and come help us celebrate. We look forward to seeing you at the wine festival!

Bachelorette Lounge Party Package

February 22, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Bachlorette Party Package is in the Lounge

 

Planning a wedding can be hard enough, which is why we take care of everything for you when you come to Captain’s Walk.

Looking for somewhere to start your bachelorette party shenanigans? Our Bachelorette Lounge Party is just the option you’re looking for.

 

What does it entail?

What does it cost? 

This package is a $100 value, but you only have to pay $75! That’s a 25% savings! Which works out to be only $6.25 per person.*

Tell me more about the wines!

  • 7 Seas: Experience oceans of flavor with this blend of seven American-grown grapes. Vibrant aromas of fresh pear, ripe apple, and aromatic apricot mingle in the natural acidity of this one-of-a-kind creation.
  • Captain’s Red: A highly quaffable off-dry (lightly sweet) red that is smooth and supple with low tannins. This easygoing vino finishes nicely with an ecstatic flair of black cherry, elderberry and raspberry.
  • Naughty Girl: Elegant yet sassy, she dances on your palate with the grace of a full-bodied red and the excitement of fresh black raspberries.
  • Gewurztraminer: A semi-sweet German style white with botanical notes of roses, honeysuckle and ginger. Loaded with pleasing fruit flavors of ripe apple, pear and guava, finished with a savory citrus tang. A zesty apple, pear and ginger cuvée that drinks well on its own or with spicy Thai food.
  • Titletown: Capturing the brightness of Monday night lights and the brilliance of a winning play, this fruity and effervescent wine has intense orange, guava and passion fruit aromas.

This package is also great for Bridal Showers!

If you have any questions or would like to reserve the lounge and take advantage of the Bachelorette Party Package, give us a call at 920-431-9255 or email Donna, our events coordinator, at donna@captainswalkwinery.com. Reservations must be made two weeks prior.

Another option we have is our Self Guided Wine Tasting, read more by clicking here.

Looking for other fun things to do while downtown Green Bay? Check out the Greater Green Bay’s Website.

*Based on maximum capacity of 12 individuals. Package must be paid for on one card.

Self Guided Wine Tasting

by Rayanne Racine

Self Guided Wine Tasting now an option at Captain's Walk Winery

The Self Guided Wine Tasting we offer has been known as a hidden gem offering at Captain’s Walk. Those that have done it, can’t wait to do it again. And those that haven’t, haven’t heard of it. Well it’s time for that to change!

The Self Guided Wine Tasting isn’t our newest, but it is our most recommended offering.

When you reserve the Self Guided Wine Tasting, you will be asked to choose up to 7 varieties of wines or ciders from our wine list. If you would prefer us to choose the wines for you, we will be sure to choose wines for every palate! The selected wines will be poured into carafes and set out in recommended tasting order. A staff member will give a quick briefing on the recommended order and then be on their way to let you enjoy your Self Guided Wine Tasting.

How many? What’s the Cost? For the price of $60, a group up to 12 individuals, can enjoy 2 hours relaxing in our lounge. The cost covers the samples of 7 the varieties of wines or ciders that you have chosen and also provides you with a $28 credit towards your wine purchase.

Not only is this a great option, but it also provides great benefits! All guests receive 10% off any additional purchases of wine, retail purchases and Bistro menu items during your visit. Feel free to check out our Bistro menu before attending and let us know if you would like something set out for you once you arrive.

This is a great option for family gatherings or just a great time catching up with friends!

If you have any questions or would like to reserve the lounge for a Self Guided Wine Tasting, give us a call at 920-431-9255 or email Donna, our events coordinator, at donna@captainswalkwinery.com. Reservations must be made two weeks prior.

Bachelorette parties and bridal showers are encouraged to check out our Bachelorette Party Package.

If you are interested in renting our spaces, but not the Self Guided Wine Tasting, click here.

Looking for other fun things to do while in downtown Green Bay? Check out the Greater Green Bay’s Website.

*Package must be paid for on one card.

Holiday Gift Season

November 28, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Holiday Gifts include the Captain's Duo option of Captain's Red & White.Feels like just yesterday, we were soaking in the sun! Or wait, maybe we were? With a high of 55 degrees, in November, sure makes it hard to believe the Holiday Season is already among us!

Have you started shopping for gifts? Found an item for that one person who has everything? If not, don’t worry, our Holiday Gift Guide helps make this time of the year much easier!

Below are a couple options from our Holiday Gift Guide, with a little more explanation!

Holiday pre-made gifts are an option!

Pre-made Gifts: The Guide shares a few of our pre-made options, including a gift box with our Captain’s Mistress and a Chocolate Truffle 4-pack! This option is quick and easy for you and looks lovely.

Captain’s Quarters Club Subscription: Our Captain’s Quarters Club Subscription is a perfect gift for someone who has everything! This gift includes discounts on our wine up to 50% off, use of our Captain’s Members Only room, and other various perks! More information on our Captain’s Quarters Club can be found here.

Corporate gifts? Our guide also shows our free wrapping on bottles by the case! These individually wrapped bottles are a great way to say thank you to your employees! You pick the wine, we wrap them in clear plastic and finish them with some ribbon to add some cheer. We can also add your company logo on the bottle, just let us know you are interested in that option. Please contact us either at 920-431-9255 or at info@captainswalkwinery.com with your requests.

Have something else in mind? Let’s talk, we would love to work with you! Call us at 920-431-9255 or email us at info@captainswalkwinery.com. We look forward to seeing what you have in mind.

Any questions or want to place an order? Feel free to contact us by calling us at 920-431-9255 or email us at info@captainswalkwinery.com!

Saint’gria Fundraiser

September 21, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

St. John Island is among one of the many islands affected by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Soon after it got hit by Category 5 Maria! Located in the Caribbean sea, it is the smallest of the Virgin Islands. Unlike other islands, St. John hasn’t been getting much attention. PJ has a personal attachment to St. John, so he thought it would be best for us to find a way we can help!

So, we put on our thinking caps and came up with a very clever Saint’gria Fundraiser. We will be donating to St. John Rescue, $5 for every growler, and $1 for every glass of our tart and fruity Saint’gria (sangria).

This fundraiser will continue until supplies last.

Stop on by, show some support and make a difference!

2014 Petit Verdot Wine Release Party

October 25, 2016 by Benirae

Wine Tasting of Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot Wine Tasting Party

You are cordially invited to Captain’s Walk on Thursday, December 1 from 4-7pm to toast the release of our newest red wine, Petit Verdot. Enjoy this wine tasting with savory appetizers and 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.

Note the impressions of our winemaker:
‘This garnet red welcomes you with the aroma of ripe blackberries, maple sugar, and caramel and layered flavors of cacao, vivid  black cherry, and cran-apple. Notes of toasted oak and integrated tannins finish ever so nicely.”

Originally from France’s Bordeaux region, Petite Verdot is used as a blending grape in wines made primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A late ripening variety, it is blended in small quantities to add structure and a floral component to those wines. But this is a “New World” red wine with grapes sourced from the Sierra Foothills AVA, California. Barrel-aged 18 months in our cellar, our Petite Verdot has legs to stand on its own!

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 regular 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, you’ll be excited to add this to your anthology!

No reservations are needed to attend this Thursday night wine tasting. Simply visit us on December 1 from 4 to 7 pm. We look forward to sharing the evening with you!

Wine Bytes – by Jim Koehler

October 17, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

wine-bytes

Wine Bytes ~ Ask the Somm

We invite you to ask questions about the winery and your wine experiences in Wine Bytes. Have a question about a specific wine or region? Want to learn more about wine balance? Please ask us your questions. PJ has an extensive knowledge of not only Captain’s Walk Wines, but wines of the world. The difference here is that no snobs are allowed! Wine is supposed to be a delightful experience – its own flavor of fun. PJ will do his best to answer any and all questions (that have to do with wine).

Question: Why is the wine experience special at Captain’s Walk Winery?
1. We produce great wine and hard apple cider on premise.
2. Our wine list is a terrific variety of fine wine grapes and styles.
3. The winery occupies an elegant and historic 159 year old building.
4. Our wine tasting experience is interactive.

The sense of taste is very individual, so we tailor the tasting to each guest—an interactive process. On our Tasting Guide, we have 20 distinctly different wines: red, white, and rosé; dry to sweet; grapes sourced locally and from fine AVAs; and single varietals and blends. You’ll be guided based on your interest and sense of adventure to select up to 7 different wines.
Do you know the “Seven Ss,” why the wine glass matters, how to pair wine with food, how to serve a particular wine, or any matter concerning the fine wine experience? No reason to be shy or intimidated by wine at Captain’s Walk. We’re all about enjoying wine and sharing the experience with you. In future newsletters and blogs, we will continue our interaction and explore your wine interests in greater depth.
Type your questions below, or email jim@captainswalkwinery.com