Door County Cherry Cider Release

April 27, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Door County Cherry Juice + Kewaunee County Hard Apple Cider + One Brandy Barrel


Three elements of flavor have been combined for a smooth and sweet concoction that’s sure to please: Door County Cherry Juice, hard apple cider made from Kewaunee County apples, and a Brandy Barrel. Partake in our party to celebrate the tapping of these barrels on Thursday, April 27th from 4-7pm.

Enjoy this cider tasting with complimentary appetizers and desserts. Special discounted prices available during the event.


Note the impressions left on our winemaker: This cherry infused hard apple cider was aged in a barrel that previously matured a potent brandy fortified cherry wine. Smooth and delicious, just like a Wisconsin Old Fashioned cocktail. Lightly sweet and effervescent, with bold notes of cherry pie.

The barrel had a long road to get to aging our hard cider. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cherry Bounce have all taken residence in this particular quartersawn masterpiece (barrel).

Captain’s Walk Limited Release Ciders are experimental batches that allow the taster to experience small, regional flavors. You won’t find these ciders anywhere else. Since our batches are so small, we only serve our hard cider on tap. You can always take home a growler, but they are not available in a bottle or can. That means they haven’t spent time bouncing around on a delivery truck. They are fermented in our cellars and served right upstairs. They’re so fresh, they Door County Cherrydon’t even make it to our tasting guide. They sell out quickly, which is fun for us! We get to consistently create new batches for you to experience.

Craft ciders are quickly becoming a new category. True hard ciders cannot be made by a brewery, so you’ll only find them produced where a winery license is held. That’s us!

If you have been enjoying our hard ciders from the beginning, then we are excited to release this limited batch for you! While visiting, be sure to taste some of our other ciders on tap. No reservations are needed to attend this Thursday night tasting. Simply visit us on April 27th from 4 to 7 pm. Anticipate enjoying light appetizers and desserts.

We look forward to sharing the evening with you!

Introducing Captain’s Walk Hard Cider!

January 19, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

Hard CiderHard 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!