Futures Wine Tasting

February 25, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Futures Tasting will take place at our Vintage Table.

Futures Wine Tasting is for those who love an exclusive wine tasting experience or for those without patience!

Ever wondered what your wine tasted like before it reached optimal tasting? At futures, you will sample wines that are either not quite ready and some that have a few years before they are up to our standards.

During the Futures Wine Tasting, you will have tastes of our various Captain’s Walk Wines before anyone else, because they will be new wines to Captain’s Walk! Wines being sampled will be available for purchase at a discounted rate allowing you to have access to these wines before anyone else!

Be sure to mark your bottles with the date purchased. Also, write comments as you taste them as to how they change, you’d be surprised on how much change the wine undergoes while in the bottle. This will help you to determine when they are at their peak condition. There should be a vintage date on the label, but that doesn’t directly tell you the details of the wine aging. We hope to fill you in on all of this over wine at the Futures Wine Tasting in February.

This exclusive tasting will take place at our vintage table, near where our barrels age.

Sessions will be 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Spots are limited with each session, having a maximum of 14 people per time slot. Call us at 920-431-9255 to sign up!

Looking for a place to stay? Find plenty of hotels 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 walk from the winery.

If you have any questions or would like to reserve your spot, please call us at 920-431-9255 or email us at info@captainswalkwinery.com.

Chaider Release Party

December 14, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Come celebrate with us the release of our newest hard cider – Chaider!

Note the impressions left on our cider-maker:
Chaider a semi-sweet cider made with our 2017 proprietary blend of Northeast Wisconsin grown apples. It is slowly infused with Chai spices, a mixture of aromatic Indian spices. Fresh ginger root, black tea, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves and peppercorns. It can be enjoyed cold and fresh or warmed as a latte.

 

At the release party, you will enjoy a complimentary tasting of our Chaider,  free appetizers and discounts on growler fills and glasses of Chaider. We will be serving the Chaider warm and available as a latte!

 

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 December 14th from 4 to 7 pm. Anticipate enjoying light appetizers and some great deals!

 

Captain’s Walk Limited Release Ciders, such as our Chaider, 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 sell out quickly, which is fun for us! We get to consistently create new batches for you to experience.

 

We look forward to sharing the evening with you and to hear your thoughts on our Chaider! Cheers!

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!

Sangria and Salsa Stand

May 16, 2017 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 3rd, 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!

FUNdue Wine Festival at Captain’s Walk Winery

May 13, 2017 by PJ Koehler

Fundue Wine Fest

Attend the FUNdue Wine Fest at Captain’s Walk Winery in Downtown Green Bay this May!

No Ticket Necessary

If searching for admission tickets to the 10th Anniversary FUNdue Wine Fest is at the top of your priority list, then we have some good news: there’s no entrance fee! With no expensive up-front ticket, you can save that money for bottles of your favorite wine and an Uber ride.

FUNdue Wine Fest is one of the ways that we’re celebrating 10 years in business. Another, is a special release of Trés Rouge, a new red blend, which will be first available to taste at the cellar vintage 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 13, 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 ($6 Glass/$18 Bottle) is a lá carte. Regular Tasting $1 samples. Special Cellar Vintage Tasting $10 (but you keep the Riedel glass).
What to do? Dance to classic rock by the Annie Rose Band. 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 and share some plates of yummy fondue.

You’re still reading so here’s some extra information that’s only for you. That Trés Rouge that we  mentioned, it’s a pretty special wine to us. Our staff put it together with samples from three different wine varieties, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, and Petit Verdot. What does that taste like, you ask? Glad that we put that question into your head! Here’s the short answer…

This wine is rich and supple. It greets the nose with
warm notes of licorice, clove, vanilla and cracked
pepper. Taste sumptuous flavors of ripe mulberry,
pomegranate, and plum with a finish that offers
sweet oak and suede-like tannins.

If you want the long answer, please come to FUNdue and partake in the tasting of this wine. We’re looking forward to your feedback too!

Please call us 920-431-9255 or email info@captainswalkwinery.com with your event questions.

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!

Whiskey Barrel Peach Cider Release Party

March 30, 2017 by benirae

Peach Cider

Whiskey Barrel Peach Cider Release

Thursday, March 30th from 4-7pm.

Come toast the release of our newest hard cider – a whiskey barrel hard peach cider. That’s a lot to say, but the cider offers a mouthful of flavors!

Note the impressions left on our cider-maker:
The whiskey barrel peach is a blend of both peach and Wisconsin apple ciders. Aged in freshly emptied Kentucky Bourbon whiskey barrels, to bring out enhanced rich flavors of peach jam, vanilla, cinnamon and smoke.  Full bodied and warm, with intense notes of honey.

 

We obtained these barrels from a broker connected to Old Forester. So if you’re a bourbon aficianado, try to identify those characteristics in our cider.

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

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 Peach Ciderdon’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 March 30th from 4 to 7 pm. Anticipate enjoying light appetizers and desserts.

We look forward to sharing the evening with you!

Petit Verdot – Wine Tasting Party at Captain’s Walk Winery

December 1, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Wine Tasting of Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot Wine Tasting Party

You are cordially invited to The Walk on Thursday, December 1 from 4-7pm. Come to toast the release of our newest red wine, Petit Verdot. Enjoy this wine tasting with savory appetizers. The wine tasting of Petit Verdot will include 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 left on our winemaker:
This garnet red welcomes you with the aroma of ripe blackberries, maple sugar, and caramel. Layered flavors of cacao, bright fruits of black cherry, and cran-apple. Notes of toasted oak and integrated tannins finishes 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. Late ripening, it is blended in small portions 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 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 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!

Angelina Restaurant Wine Dinner

October 23, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Angelina Restaurant Wine Dinner

Angelina Restaurant is a downtown Green Bay is bringing their fantastic fare to Captain’s Walk Winery for a wine dinner on October 23. Five courses of authentic Italian cuisine will be paired with five of our award-winning wines. Those are ten things that you’ll love to try!

Angelina Restaurant treats dining as an art form, making every meal from scratch with the finest ingredients. Angelina came to the United States in 1993 from Italy. Her skills as a cook, her love for her homeland dishes and her eagerness to share her talents are what inspired her to start Angelina Restuarant at 117 North Adams Street, just a handful of blocks away from our winery. We are so excited to invite our neighbor over for our second wine dinner of 2016.

Is your mouth watering yet? Check out the menu that we are planning…

The first course will be Antipasto Misto. These are classic Italian appetizers including bruschetta, caprese, and prosciutto crudo. We will be pairing Sauvignon Blanc, a sumptuously fruit forward ensemble loaded with a plethora of mouthwatering aromas and flavors. They include gooseberry, melon, fig, pear, apricot, passion fruit and guava.

After some time has passed, enjoy the second course of Pasta Al Forno. It is comprised of a homemade Bolognese sauce and béchamel tossed with penne pasta. Then finished with parmesan cheese and baked. We bring out our most prized Italian red for this course – Sangiovese! This bold red shows how rich, yet supple, the varietal can be. It displays a subtle raisin nose with concentrated aromas of black cherry, briar berries and a hint of anise.

Enjoy Insalata Siciliana for the third course. This includes a spring mix, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, capers, artichoke, kalamata olives and balsamic vinaigrette. We’ll be pairing our 7 Seas, a rosé with vibrant aromas of fresh pear, ripe apple and aromatic apricot.

Can you feel your tummy getting full already? Not quite yet, we have two more courses to go!

The fourth course will be Pollo Alla Zia Tina, an 8-ounce chicken breast, lightly floured, sautéed, and finished with brandy and cream served with asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. The wine pairing will be our un-traditional barrel-fermented Chardonnay. Chardonnays tend to be barrel-fermented OR stainless steel fermented. This one is both; a blend of barrel and tank fermented wine with great complexity of both fruit and slightly toasted French oak.

We’ll finish with a fifth course of Tiramisu. This is classic Italian dessert, with ladyfingers dipped in espresso and brandy, covered with mascarpone cheese and cocoa. Our Captain’s Mistress, a brandy-fortified Marquette from our Door County vineyard, will leave your taste buds asking for another night with the pairings of Angelina Restaurant and Captain’s Walk Winery!ry.

To join us on Sunday, October 23, beginning at 4:00 pm, call 920-431-9255. We’ll reserve your wine dinner seats for $65 per person (plus tax), which includes gratuity. When you call,  please have the names of your party prepared as well as any food restrictions. The deadline to make reservations is October 1, or when the 32 tickets sell out!

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