3 Winners for Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec

October 26, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

We are so grateful for the many responses we received on our most recent Facebook giveaway; we enjoyed reading every single response! We now can rest assured as it seems any time is the perfect time to enjoy our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec.

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec red blendTo all three of our winners, we will send your bottle of our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec to you. We hope you all enjoy this wonderful wine!

We congratulate Jordan Karwedsky, Sara Ziebarth Kowalski & Carolyn Silverberg! You are our winners for our Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec giveaway.

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Didn’t win but still want the wine? Find our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec and other Captain’s Walk favorites on our online webstore.

Wine Down Wednesday Featuring Sweet Mana

September 25, 2018 by Donna McVey

Wine with chocolate and fruit plateWhich came first, the chocolate or the wine?  If you’re anything like us, your history with both pleasures simply goes back too far to remember.  Wine and chocolate are hands down two of the greatest pleasures in life; when paired together properly, the experience can be out of this world.  Captain’s Walk Winery has paired the enjoyment of chocolate and wine with the experience of shopping at a feel-good spa and beach shack boutique.

Captain’s Walk Winery has brought the boutique to you!  Sweet Mana Boutique will be here on Wednesday September 26th from 3:00 pm – 7:00pm.  While you’re at the Winery, enjoy our special wine and truffle pairing.

  • $15 Wine & Truffle Pairing – 3 2oz. flights of our beautiful wines paired with gourmet truffles.
  • 10% off all Captain’s Walk purchases.

Wine and Chocolate pairings are a fun, creative way to enjoy delicious complimentary flavors.  Savor the perfect piece of chocolate – melting in your mouth then sipping a fine vintage.

In order to help prepare for this lovely event, we thought it’s best to share some of the basics regrading a wine and chocolate pairing.

Basics of Wine and Chocolate Pairings

The most basic rule is to try to match the sweetness of the wine with the chocolate.  Choose wines that are not too dry if possible (unless you are pairing with dark chocolate).  Darker chocolates pair well with robust wines. Ultimately, the key to a successful chocolate and wine pairing is having the two compliment one another.

Equally important, is to enjoy the pairing slowly. We recommend first enjoying a taste the wine, then ask you to clear your palate, then taste the chocolate.  Once you have tried each separately then taste them slowly together, wine then chocolate and repeat.  Let the pairings coat your mouth completely so that you can taste the amplified flavors.

 

3 Winners for Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Drawing

August 22, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

We’re so grateful for the many responses we received on Facebook; we enjoyed reading every single response!

To all three of our winners, we will send your bottle of 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon to you. We hope you all enjoy it!

Cabernet SauvignonWe congratulate Amanda Leah, Jan Herre & Brian Jobin! You are our winners for our giveaway of our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stay connected with us by liking our Captain’s Walk facebook page.

We love doing fun things on Facebook, but also on our e-newsletter. Subscribing to our e-newsletter will keep you up to date on awards received, upcoming events, recipes and much more. Click here to subscribe.

Didn’t win but still want the wine? Find our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and other Captain’s Walk favorites on our online webstore.

7 Seas Rosé Recognized as a Double Gold Award Wine

July 27, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

We received some exciting news regarding our 7 Seas Rosé. It was awarded a double gold at this year’s Experience Rosé Wine Competition.

Rosé Double Gold

7 Seas is truly unique as it is a blend of 7 American-grown grapes. When enjoying this fine rosé, you’ll experience oceans of flavor and vibrant aromas of fresh pair, ripe apple,

and aromatic apricot that will mingle in the natural acidity of this one-of-a-kind creation. What’s in the blend you may be wondering? Chardonnay, Marechal Foch, Traminette, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Frontenac and Vignoles grapes. Two of which, Marechal Foch & Frontenac are from our vineyard.

 

“We are honored that this wine received a double gold medal (the highest award in the category) at a Rosé competition,” said PJ Koehler, Assistant Winemaker & General Manger of the winery.  “A blend of 7 varieties of grapes that come from sea to sea is a unique offering, that we have always been proud of. It’s great to see it’s getting this level of recognition,” he continued.

Rosé Double Gold

Summer is the perfect time to relax on the patio with a glass in hand, watching the beautiful sunset, while enjoying our 7 Seas Rosé. As for food pairings, it pairs perfectly with Hors d’oeuvres, poultry, pork, ham and some seafood. For cheeses, goat cheese, mild cheeses and Chevre Frais are highly recommended.

To find this wine on our web store click here.

We encourage everyone to come to our tasting room to give this wine a try. Samples are $3 for any 7 wines on our regular tasting list and $5 for any 7 wines including those on our Select Wine list. While at Captain’s Walk, be sure to sample some of our other varieties. We craft classic wines with New World style. The duo of modern wine-making practices and ripe fruit from some of the finest wine growing regions of the United States creates a true uniqueness of “varietal character.” These are big wines from small batches that are loaded with flavor and are fun to drink.

A Captain’s Quarters Toast!

June 25, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Cheers to the Captain's Quarters Club

We have some exciting news to share regarding our Quarters Club. Thanks to your help, we’ve surpassed our 2018 goals and it’s only July!

This year, we’ve added a new perk for our club members in celebration of our club reaching it’s 10th year. Some of you may have already received a 35% off coupon. This is a new perk where after every 4th selection, you will receive a coupon for an additional discount for 35% off a one time wine purchase to be used within 1 year.

So here’s a toast and a little pat on the back… We appreciate all of our wonderful Quarters Club Members, from those who signed up 10 years ago when we only had 3 others in the club, to those who’ve encouraged their entire posse to sign up and to those who signed up after hearing about it for the first time while enjoying a wine tasting. We truly appreciate each one of our members and enjoy when you stop in for a visit. We’d also like to thank our employees for their dedication. We are beyond proud of how well you represent Captain’s Walk Winery. Cheers!

PJ, Captain’s Walk Winery’s General Manager, extends his gratitude by saying, “Thanks to all the wonderful people who joined the club. It’s great to see new faces at our Pick-up Parties. We hope to see you all at our next Pick-up party which will be held August 12th.”

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 $10 gift certificate!

Online Sign-up Form

Let your friends know as a part of our club, they will be awarded some special club perks, such as:

  • 10% discount on any purchase*
  • Receive 25% off on all wine-by-the-glass purchasesCaptain's Quarters Lounge for Club Members
  • 35% annual discount on one wine purchase (up to $1,500 in retail value)
  • Exclusive access to our members-only Captain’s Quarters Lounge
  • Invitation-only “Pick-up Parties” for our select wines four times a year – you know how fun these are!

*Occasional exclusions apply

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.

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.