More Summer To Go

August 7, 2019 by Molly Schroeder
Happy August!
The Packers season has started and the kids will soon go back to school, but that doesn’t mean warm sunny days are behind
us. We hope you have been able to enjoy nature, dance to live music and relax
with your friends and family lakeside, poolside, or fireside.
While you are enjoying your free time and festivals, keep your eyes peeled for Captain’s Walk wines! Our Crimson Moscato will be available in the Wine Garden at the Wisconsin State Fair. Plus, Green Bay’s ArtStreet taking place August 23 to 25 will be featuring some of our wines as well.
With the continued grilling and tailgate parties to come, we have decided to spotlight Captain’s White as our featured wine for August. With aromas of rose blossoms and nectar, Captain’s White is perfectly paired with summer! The balance of sweetness and acidity make this wine a very food-friendly option. Enjoy Captain’s White with a light salad using fresh seasonal fruits and veggies to enhance the layers of tropical fruit, white peach, pineapple, and pear. It also balances savory flavors incredibly well, making it a perfect accompaniment to chicken or seafood hot off the grill. Stop in and try a complimentary sample of Captain’s White during the month of August.
We hope you have an August full of sunshine, relaxation, and wine!
Cheers!

Rum Barrel Cider Release Party!

July 25, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Rum Barrel Cider Release at Captain's Walk

Come celebrate with us for the release of our Tall Ships Festival Limited-Release Rum Barrel Cider!

 

Here at Captain’s Walk Winery, we are very excited to be releasing our newest cider, specifically for Tall Ships Festival, our Rum Barrel Cider on Thursday, July 25th from 4-7pm!

Impressions from our cider maker:

Tall Ships Fest Limited-Release Rum Barrel Cider is a micro batch produced hard apple cider aged in four freshly dumped rum barrels from Great Lakes Distillery. There the cider develops enhanced olfactory characteristics and complex flavors merry. Aromas of apple compote, maple syrup and brown sugar greet the nose. Smooth vanilla and toffee notes complement the flavor of a proprietary blend ripe Kewaunee County apples. This cider is as special as this unique maritime gathering of these sailing vessels.

 

 

At the release party for our Rum Barrel Cider , you will enjoy a complimentary tasting of our new cider!Blueberry Cider

To be the first to know about new wines or ciders, be sure to follow our Facebook page, sign up for our e-newsletter and/or become a member of our wine club.

While you are at Captain’s Walk, feel free to order from our Bistro. Our menu is online for easy access, so you can plan your evening before even getting here!

Brandy Barrel Cherry & BistroNo reservations are needed to attend this Thursday night tasting. Simply visit us on July 25th from 4 to 7 pm. Anticipate enjoying a delicious, new cider!

Traveling from out of town? There are plenty of hotel options in Green Bay. We recommend staying at St. Brendan’s Inn or Quality Inn & Suites. Both are just a short (captain’s) walk from the winery.

We look forward to sharing the evening with you and to hear your thoughts on our newest offering, Rum Barrel Cider! Wine Cheers!

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.

Captain’s Quarters Pick Up Party

February 11, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

This event is exclusively for our Captain’s Quarters Wine Club members and their guests. The evening is filled with smells of yummy bites, tastes of premium wines, and smiles among all faces in attendance. It also creates a perfect time to pick up your club selection and stock up on favorites, while enjoying special discounts only club members are given.

Let’s talk about Exclusive Savings! Glasses of the featured wines will be available for 50% off and 25% off of bottles purchased that night!

Bite sized snacks will be offered that pair well with our featured wines.

Captain’s Quarters Wine Club members are more than welcome to bring a friend. If you refer your friend to become a Captain’s Quarters Wine Club member, you will be given $10 off a purchase at the winery on wine or food from our Bistro!

Lady J and the Adaptors will be playing live acoustic music for you to listen to while sipping on your favorite Captain’s Walk Wine.

Sounds like something you’d love to attend, but you aren’t a Captain’s Quarters Wine Club member… YET? You can become a Captain’s Quarters Wine Club member; learn about more of the perks by clicking here. There’s no catch, just a lot of fun and great wine discounts!

Can’t make this one? Please let us know so we can accommodate you and send you something a little special! But don’t worry, we will have a Pick Up Party each time it comes to release a club selection. Check our events calendar for updates.

Members please be sure to RSVP with your total guest count by giving us a call or emailing Donna, our events coordinator, at donna@captainswalkwinery.com.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 920-431-WALK (9255).

Très Rouge – Wine Release Party at Captain’s Walk Winery

June 17, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Très Rouge Wine Release Party to Coincide with Automobile Gallery Car Show

 

There’s a lot happening in our neighborhood on Saturday, June 17! A combination of car and wine enthusiasts will be roaming the road just in front of Captain’s Walk.

Some options for you…

•Très Rouge samples on the front porch from 10 am to 2 pm.

•Salsa and Sangria at our tiki stand in front of the winery from 10 am to 1 pm.

•Automobile Gallery Inaugural Car Show from 8 am to 2 pm.

 

After taking in the sights and sounds of the car show, and having your fill on salsa and sangria, step inside the Walk for the Très Rouge Release Party.

While inside, sign up for 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. Our Saturday tours are at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Trés Rouge, is a pretty special wine to us. It was put together from barrels in the Captain’s Walk cellar of three unique wine varieties, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, and Petit Verdot. Then our staff sampled this blend and came up with the description and possible names for this wine. Très Rouge was chosen as it pays homage to the Spanish and French origin of the wine grapes used. 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.

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. Simply visit us in downtown Green Bay on Saturday, June 17. We look forward to sharing the day with you!

Wine Cellar Tasting Experience

September 26, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Tasting Experience Coming to Captain’s Walk

Secret passageways and hidden rooms have an intoxicating effect. Is it the idea of going where few others have? Is it ingrained in us from our childhood when we built forts and hideouts? There’s just something special about secrets. Now it’s tough to write an article about something that shouldn’t be shared, but this one has to be because our winery is meant to be enjoyed, not hidden!

Announcements can’t be secrets so we’re throwing secrets out the (basement) window. We’ve added a special vintage tasting room in our barrel aging cellar. Well technically, right next to it. With a view of the barrels and that smooth smell of French and American white oak in the air, this room calms most senses so that your taste buds can pick up the slack.

We like small spaces. At Captain’s Walk you can have your pick from a cozy lounge, Captain’s Quarters (members), a vintage reception room, the bistro bar by the fireplace, and of course our sunroom. There are plenty of options for meanderers along with some seats in almost every room. Since that’s our style, we’re planning a cellar sitting area around an old wood table for our next cozy niche.Wine Cellar Barrels

What would you do down in the wine cellar? How about a little sampling led by a wine expert? Perhaps some pairings of food fresh from our bistro will be your ticket. While popular wine and food offerings will be available, it is only fair to share that we have more in mind.

This room has been in the works for over a decade. Old vintages have been packed away every year just for this experience.

At the cellar winemaker’s table, you will be provided with a private, multi-course pairing. Look for the opportunity to try our select, vintage wines. We will begin by offering the cellar tasting by reservation only.

See our initial offerings here.

For more information, or to reserve this space, please call the winery at  920.431.9255, or email beni@captainswalkwinery.com.

Tall Ships Visit Green Bay and Captain’s Walk Winery

July 21, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Tall Ships 7 Seas

The Tall Ships Festival is returning to Green Bay, and we are ready to celebrate by returning to our nautical roots! Celebration Captain’s Walk style begins with the popping of the cork of a commemorative bottle of 7 Seas.

This official Tall Ships wine debuts with oceans of flavor. Seven seas in the world, seven American grapes full of flavor in every bottle; Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and Muscat Canelli from the West Coast, and Marechal Foch, Traminette, Muscat Canelli, Frontenac Gris, and Vignoles which are known as French hybrids. The hybrids were originally developed by combining European shoots with American rootstock to be grown in the midwest. These varieties are considered cold-hardy. So they can handle the rough midwestern winter temperatures. Let’s not think about THAT weather for a while.

Do you need seven reasons to try this vin rosé? No, we don’t think so either. Stop by the winery or order from our limited quantity online. This complex blend offers vibrant aromas of fresh pear, ripe apple, and aromatic apricot. The wine registers as semi-dry on our ever-so-unique dryness scale.

Dryness scale

Do you know what else we have to commemorate the Tall Ships festival? Beer! The Ahnapee Brewery, Captain’s Walk Winery, and von Stiehl Winery are all under the same ownership. Due to our company’s fantastic relationship with the Tall Ship Festival coordinators, we were able to partner as a beer sponsor too. It turns out that Ahnapee Brewery knows a thing or two about tall ships!

In the 1880s, the first Ahnapee Brewery was going strong in the city now known as Algoma. Back then it was the town of Ahnapee, with locals thirsty for the ‘foaming beverage.’ The brewery’s success grew from a special lager, which was fermented in the ice-chilled tunnels that still exist. Deliveries of the foaming beverage were handled by a team of horses and wagon, and a tall ship named the Whiskey Pete which you can see docked behind the brewery in this drawing.

 

Brewery Tall Ship

That may very well be Pete, the captain, in the sketch. Legend has it that if you wanted beer delivered in drinkable condition, and without a little missing from the top of the barrel, Whisky Pete was your guy. You just couldn’t expect the same with whisky deliveries!

Ahnapee Lager has been renamed Tall Ship Lager for the upcoming festival and you’ll find it in our bistro during the festivities of the Tall Ship weekend!

 

Wine Dinner featuring Black and Tan on April 14th

February 23, 2016 by PJ Koehler

An exciting dinner can be found right here in Downtown Green Bay! Captain’s Walk Winery partners with Black and Tan to bring together fine wine and fine dining. This is guaranteed to be in a wonderfully unique experience for all whom attend.

Captain's Walk Wine Dinner featuring Black and Tan

On April 14th, 2016, these two establishments will match the complex tastes of each other’s wine and food with one another. Sip Captain’s Walk wine and savor the flavor of Black and Tan’s cuisine in the historic Morrow House. Click below to download a copy of the menu!

Menu and Pairings

Make sure to mark your calendars .

A one-time-offer sale on Captain’s Walk Winery wines will also be available to attendees.

Confirm your reservation as seating is extremely limited!

Call Captain’s Walk Winery at (920) 431-9255 or email Jordin to secure your reservation today!

Please note the following information will need to be provided:

  1. Name
  2. Party Size
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Credit Card and Expiration Date
  6. Dietary Restrictions

Each ticket is $65 per person and non-refundable after April 1st.

 

Wine Competition by Tasters Guild Awards Golds

July 28, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

Cuveé Trois and Riesling win in wine competition

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.