March Captain’s Notes

March 3, 2020 by Molly Schroeder
Have you come out of hibernation yet? If not, it’s time to embrace that spring is almost here, as the first official day is March 19th. Although we will probably still have a big spring snowfall, you can still enjoy each sunny day with your favorite glass of Captain’s Walk wine or hard cider. As the season changes, we will also be changing up our hard ciders. Watch our Facebook page for announcements of when our spring seasonal hard ciders will be released.
During March, we will be featuring one of our staple wines, Cabernet Sauvignon. This becomes an instant favorite of our red wine drinkers. It has a cacophony of aromas including jam, toffee and cigar box, all tied together with a hint of toasty oak and mocha. The wine is full of concentrated fruit flavors of currant, boysenberry and ripe plum.
If you’re looking for the ideal food pairing for Cabernet Sauvignon, you don’t have to look very far. Almost any red meat, especially served rare, is going to do the trick. Seasonings that tend to flatter the wine are garlic, rosemary, mint and porcini mushrooms. A simple pairing with blue cheese, Gouda or aged cheddar would also be successful. Stop in all month long for a free sample of Captain’s Walk Cabernet Sauvignon with a paid tasting.
See you soon!
~Cheers

FAT Films Around Town

February 20, 2020 by Molly Schroeder

Limited Seating so email Green Bay Film Festival to reserve your seat! Please let them know if you will be joining the wine tasting. info@gbfilmfestival.org!
Tickets are paid at the door $5 for the film session. Film session will begin at 7:00 pm

Doors will open for Wine Tasting at 6:15 – Regular Tasting is $5

Full servings of wine also available for purchase along with bottles of wine and more!

We will be screening a handful of shorts. More information on the shorts we will be screening can be found on our website gbfilmfestival.org

February 3, 2020 by Molly Schroeder
The weather might be cold and there is still snow on the ground, but February means we are one month closer to spring. In fact, it is believed that Valentine’s Day evolved from the Roman festival of Lupercalia that was held mid-February. The festival was to welcome spring and fertility, at least that is what our Google search told us, and you know that everything that you find on the internet is correct, right?
This February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are featuring one of our sister winery’s, top sellers, von Stiehl Naughty Girl. Elegant yet sassy, she dances on your palate with the grace of a full-bodied red and the racy excitement of fresh black raspberries. Layers of dark fruit and curvaceous tannins lead into a smooth and exquisite finish of this very versatile red. Enjoy with roasted foods, grilled foods, robust cheeses, and sweet foods. Try making a reduction with this wine or add as part of ‘the liquid’ in a sauce recipe. Pour it into a big glass to accompany a big juicy blue cheeseburger.
Speaking of a great wine pairing, you need to try the seven Round Robin pairings throughout Green Bay and De Pere. If you complete the Round Robin you will receive a Captain’s Walk logo Riedel crystal glass and have the chance to win other prizes.
Stop in all month long for a free sample of Naughty Girl with a paid tasting. Plus, our hard cider menu is always changing with unique hard ciders created right here at Captain’s Walk.
See you soon!
~Cheers

Round Robin Pairing

January 15, 2020 by Molly Schroeder
Does the snow and cold have you cooped up inside? The Round Robin Pairings will be enough temptation for you to grab your jacket and enjoy gourmet dishes paired with Captain’s Walk Petit Verdot. Get a taste of six unique Green Bay restaurants who created one of a kind pairings just for this event!

The Round Robin Pairing will be taking place from January 15th through February 27th.

You will not want to miss experiencing all the Round Robin pairings taking place at the below locations.
Once at the restaurant order the special Captain’s Walk Petit Verdot pairing. While enjoying your pairing, be sure to post on Facebook or Instagram using #GBWinery in order to be eligible to receive a Captain’s Walk Riedel wine glass.
For those who complete the Round Robin and visit all 7 locations, your glass will be available for pick starting February 28th at the Wrap Up Party from 5 PM to 6 PM taking place at Captain’s Walk Winery. Glasses can be picked up until March 15th.
At the Wrap Up Party, you’ll also have the chance to win a case of Captain’s Walk Petit Verdot and other prizes.
We hope to see you there!
Round Robin Pairings: 
  • Black & Tan Grille: Seared Duck Breast Entree: seared Maple Leafs duck breast accompanied by a quinoa porridge, finished with pomegranate and tandoori sauce.
  • Captain’s Walk Winery: Premier dark chocolate sea salt caramel truffle sourced from Seroogy’s Chocolates.
  • Kavarna Cafe and Coffee: Smoked Gouda and Portabella Bruschetta: Sliced Portabella mushrooms marinated in Kavarna’s famous Grapeseed Oil Vinaigrette and Carr Valley Smoked Gouda baked on top of a slice of Voyageur’s Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough bread, served with a side of greens.
  • Skaliwags High Cotton Club: Grilled Romaine Salad: Grilled wedge of Romaine topped with sautéed peppered bacon, shallots, and melted BelGioso blue cheese, all drizzled in an aged balsamic.
  • Stella’s in De Pere: Lamb Chop Small Plate: Lambchop seared with Beurre noisette, topped with a cilantro chimichurri and served with Arancini di Riso.
  • The Cannery Public Market: Ponderosa Farmstead Limousin Steak Tartare: Minced Ponderosa Farmstead beef tenderloin with shallots, capers, garlic, citrus zest and Door County cherry vinegar. Served on a bed of greens with toasted garlic bread, topped with a tomato flower and Parmesan crisp.
  • Urban 80 Kitchen + Bar: Grilled Pork Chop Entree: 12 oz. bone-in Grilled Pork Chop topped with a Petit Verdot Demi-Glazed Cranberry & Apple Chutney, Served alongside pillowy Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Prosciutto wrapped broccolini.
Official Rules: 
  • In order to receive a complimentary Captain’s Walk Riedel crystal glass, you must visit all seven participating restaurants and order the Round Robin Petit Verdot pairing. A photo must be taken and posted on either Facebook or Instagram using #GBWinery* Glasses will be ready for pick up starting on February 28 at 5:00 pm, during the Round Robin wrap up party. Glasses can be pick up until March 15th.
  • Participants must complete the Round Robin and post via social media using #GBWinery to be entered to win other prizes.

To learn more about Captain’s Walk Winery or for Round Robin questions please email info@CaptainsWalkWinery.com.

*Alternate Participation method: Attach your receipts to the Round Robin placemat, which is available at each restaurant. To receive your glass, present the completed placemat and receipts at Captain’s Walk Winery between February 28th and March 15th, 2020.

Round Robin Materials
Round Robin placemat

Round Robin poster

Black Friday Mimosa Brunch

November 29, 2019 by Molly Schroeder

Shopping makes everyone hungry.
Don’t forget to fuel up while you are out catching all of the deals this Black Friday. Stop by Captain’s Walk Winery to recharge with our Black Friday Mimosa Brunch 10 am until 12 pm.
For $8 you can enjoy a Titletown Moscato Mimosa, fresh fruit, and a delicious egg bake. If one mimosa isn’t enough, you can purchase an extra glass for $4. While you are here, you can always purchase wine for those on your list that you just don’t know what to get. Remember, everyone loves wine, especially Captain’s Walk wine.

No need to pre-register, just stop by between Black Friday deals.

Bring the Title to Your Town

November 1, 2019 by Molly Schroeder

The legendary home of the green and gold is only a short drive from Captain’s Walk Winery. The excitement on and around game days in Green Bay is palpable, not only at the winery but around town, which is why there is no better place to be than Titletown. That is why this November we will be featuring our celebratory Titletown Moscato!
This is a fruity effervescent wine with intense orange, guava, and passion fruit aromas. The secret to pairing any wine with food is a balance. Titletown Moscato is sweet, so ideally you should pair it with foods possessing opposite flavor profiles-spicy, sour, salty, bitter. Titletown Moscato is perfect with appetizers, sweet brunch dishes, dessert, and alone as an aperitif.
Stop in during November and receive a complimentary sample of Titletown Moscato with your tasting. Bring the sweet taste of victory home with you to enjoy during the next big game!
While you are at Captain’s Walk, get ahead of the holiday buying rush too! We will help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends, so you can just sit back and enjoy your wine while everyone else is stressing out.
See you soon!
~Cheers

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.