2019 Date: May 11th from 2-6pm!
Attend the FUNdue Wine Fest at Captain’s Walk Winery in Downtown Green Bay in May 2019!
No Ticket Necessary, Only Smiling Faces Required
Come join us for our 11th annual FUNdue Wine Fest. There’s no entrance fee which means you can save that money for bottles of your favorite wine.
At FUNdue Wine Fest, we will have a special tasting! Want to take part? Just purchase an empty stemless Riedel glass at the normal price of $10, and we’ll pour you five samples of special vintages in our cellar.
Want more details? Here goes…
When? Saturday Afternoon, May 11, from 2–6 pm
Where? Under the big tent behind the winery at 345 S. Adams Street
How much? Admission is free; fondue ($7) and wine ($7 Glass/$15-$20 Bottle) is á la carte. Regular Tasting $1 samples. Special Cellar Vintage Tasting $10 (but you keep the Riedel glass).
What to do? Dance to the live music provided by Dr. Bombay. Aside from dancing, sip wines and savor handmade cheese and chocolate fondues. Check out the special Vintage Tasting in our cellar. Sample wines inside of the winery. Bring friends or mom (after all, it’s Mother’s Day weekend) and share some plates of yummy fondue. Experience all the details firsthand by coming to FUNdue and partaking in the celebration.
Looking for somewhere to stay? There’s plenty of hotel options in Green Bay. Stay at Quality Inn & Suites Downtown if you’d like to be within walking distance. We also recommend staying at St. Brendan’s Inn, which is just a short (captain’s) walk from the winery.
Got it on your calendar, but looking for something else to do before May 2019? Check out our events calendar to view all of our upcoming events, including wine releases, Sangria Saturdays, and other pop-up events.
Please call us 920-431-9255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your event questions.
Join us on Sunday, February 24th, for an exclusive wine tasting opportunity.
Futures Wine Tasting
Futures Wine Tasting is offered for those who want the exclusive chance to taste upcoming releases before bottling.
The wines are presented by one of our wine makers in the intimate and unique vintage cellar at Captain’s Walk Winery. Wines will be paired with small bites designed to showcase the wines and soften their youthful exuberance. While sampling these unique wines, we encourage you to write comments on how they taste, you’d be surprised on how much change the wine undergoes while in the bottle.
During the Futures Wine Tastings, guests are offered the opportunity to secure a quantity of sought after wines at a special pricing in advance of bottling and subsequent general release.
We are offering four sessions of this intimate tasting opportunity. Sessions will be held February 24th at 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM. Sessions will last approximately 40 minutes.
Spots are limited with each session, having a maximum of 10 people per time slot.
Reservations are $20 per person.
Due to this limited availability and unique time slots, please call us at 920-431-9255 to reserve your spot!
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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 available 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!
In a unique partnership with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Captain’s Walk Winery recently conducted a Wine & Words Poetry Contest.
Over 30 poets from around Wisconsin submitted short poems. Poetry contest submissions were asked to celebrate wine or wine gatherings.
The poetry contest winner was “Ode to Wine.”
It was written by Karen Wilson, a Door County poet.
Other finalists were Sylvia Cavanaugh from Cedar Grove, Phyllis Beckman from Onalaska, Wendy Schmidt from Appleton, Annette Grunseth from Green Bay, Sharon Daly, Linda Aschbrenner from Marshfield and Phil Hansotia and Gary Jones also from Door County.
Karen Wilson started fashioning words into poems a dozen years ago, amid a life hitherto devoted to land preservation in particular and environmental protection in general. She’s having more fun now. A life-long Wisconsinite who grew up in Sheboygan, she has lived for decades in Door County, where her forebears were original settlers.
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP.org) is a non-profit organization developed to celebrate and recognize Wisconsin’s unique legacy of poetry and poets. WFOP organizes poetry readings and other poetry events and projects around the state including two annual conferences. The Fellowship also publishes the annual Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, is represented on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, and sponsors educational activities throughout Wisconsin. In 2015, WFOP celebrated its 65th Anniversary.
The winning poem will be featured on 1,000 Captain’s Walk Winery wine bottles this fall. Join us on November 7th for the Poetry Contest release of Wine and Words hang tags. Both vintages of Sangiovese and Sauvignon Blanc will display the poetry contest winner.
Every guest willing to read Ode to Wine (out loud) on November 7th will receive one half price glass of Sangiovese or Sauvignon Blanc.
A special cheese plate intended to pair well with the two celebrated wines will also be available on the day of the release party.
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.
Hard cider is now available at Captain’s Walk Winery. Our vibrant hard cider is made with Kewaunee grown apples and is offered in two varieties—Door County Cherry and Wisconsin Maple. Our Door County Cherry is made with a hint of local Door County montmorency cherries gives a nice subtle balance of sweet to tart. This is Wisconsin in a glass. It is very aromatic with that touch of cherry at the finish. Our Wisconsin Maple has a touch of local 100% pure maple syrup and brown sugar. Sweet and warming for a winter day!
Did you know that a brewery can’t make hard cider without a winery license? You’ll often find plenty of beer with apple flavoring in 12 ounce bottles on the store shelf. Don’t let that fool you! Real hard cider is made from apples by a winery. Ours is made from apples grown on the door peninsula at Hillside Apples. For a true hard cider, come in and try ours.
Hard Cider is best fresh, and doesn’t need time to age. That’s why ours is served out of a keg. The bad news is that you can’t get it in a bottle. The good news is that you can get it on tap in a glass, or we’ll put a half-gallon into a beer growler for you to take home!
Enjoy a 6oz pour at the winery for only $3.00. Carry out growlers are $20.00 for the first fill and $15.00 for refills of the same growler.
The first batch is disappearing fast, so come try some today!