FUNdue Wine Festival at Captain’s Walk Winery

May 9, 2020 by Rayanne Racine

Fundue Wine Fest

2020 Date: May 9th from 12-4pm!

Attend the FUNdue Wine Fest at Captain’s Walk Winery in Downtown Green Bay in May 2020!

No Ticket Necessary, Only Smiling Faces Required

 

Come join us for our 12th 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 and we’ll pour you five samples of special vintages in our cellar.

 

What to do at FunDue ?Want more details? Here goes…
When? Saturday Afternoon, May 9, from 12–4 pm
Where? Under the big tent behind the winery at 345 S. Adams Street
How much? Admission is free; fondue and wine are á la carte. Regular Tasting $1 samples.
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 2020? 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 info@captainswalkwinery.com with your event questions.

Futures Wine Tasting

February 24, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Futures Tasting will take place at our Vintage Table.

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.

 

Event Details

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!

 

Still have questions?

If you have specific questions not covered above, please feel free to contact, Donna, at donna@captainswalkwinery.com.

 

We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Captain’s Walk Winery or events for publicity purposes.

Gingered Rhubarb Hard Cider Release Party

September 13, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Come celebrate with us for the release of our Gingered Rhubarb Hard Cider!

 

Here at Captain’s Walk Winery, we are very excited to be releasing our newest cider, our Gingered Rhubarb on Thursday September 13th from 4-7pm!

Gingered Rhubarb Hard Cider

Impressions from PJ (our head cider maker):

A sweet tart fusion of ginger root spice and down home rhubarb tanginess. Fruity and refreshing flavors preset in this cider won’t let you stop at just one sip!

 

At the release party for our Gingered Rhubarb, you will enjoy a complimentary tasting of our Gingered Rhubarb, free appetizers and discounts on glasses of the Gingered Rhubarb Hard Cider. Also, this month only (Sept. 2018) enjoy 15% off ALL growler purchases and refills!

 

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!

No reservations are needed to attend this Thursday night tasting. Simply visit us on September 13th from 4 to 7 pm. Anticipate enjoying light appetizers, delicious wine and some great deals!

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 cider, Gingered Rhubarb! Cheers!

Sangria & Salsa Saturdays

August 25, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

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, June through August, 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 a jump from browsing, to relaxing, on Saturday mornings. Join the Captain, and raise a glass to summer!

Sangria & Salsa Saturdays

August 18, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

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, June through August, 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 a jump from browsing, to relaxing, on Saturday mornings. Join the Captain, and raise a glass to summer!

Sangria & Salsa Saturdays

August 11, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

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, June through August, 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 a jump from browsing, to relaxing, on Saturday mornings. Join the Captain, and raise a glass to summer!

Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing Party

May 17, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine PairingCaptain’s Walk Winery is celebrating one of the most wonderful times of the year – Girl Scout Cookie Season – by hosting a Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing Party!

The Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing Party will take place on Thursday, May 17th from 3-7 pm. Tickets are $15 and include a flight of five 2 oz pours of wine each paired with a different cookie. Not only is this a great time, but it’s also great way to give back. 15% of total sales on May 17th will be donated to The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.

The flight will consist of the below cookies indicated with a 2 oz sample of each wine:

For our first pairing, we will feature our Chardonnay. Its creamy and buttery texture make it a perfect match for the delicate-tasting Shortbread cookie. Next, we will feature von Stiehl’s, our sister winery that sits along Lake Michigan, Petite Sirah. This vibrant, full-bodied wine resounds with deep layers of dark fruit flavors that pairs well with the oh-so popular Thin Mints. Afterwards, we move on to our semi-sweet red that’s always a crowd pleaser, Naughty Girl, Naughty Girl’s intense raspberry flavors are heightened when pairing with one of the newest Girl Scout Cookies, S’mores. Moving a bit sweeter, our Titletown Moscato, has a fruity effervescence, sparkles when enjoyed with Peanut Butter Patties. Lastly, we will finish the flight with our Disappearing Treasure, like the name admits, it’s hard to keep your glass full, much like not eating all of the Caramel deLites in one sitting!

Join us for a night of your childhood favorites – Shortbread, Thin Mints, Smore’s, Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel Delights paired perfectly with delicious wine! It’s truly an unbeatable combination. Call now to reserve your ticket!

Tickets are $15.00 and can be reserved by calling us at 920-431-9255. Act fast; we have a limited number of tickets due to space!

Please keep in mind this is an adult only event.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made within 48 hours prior to the event. Any late cancellations will result in a $15.00 charge to the credit card used to reserve your tickets. Tickets reserved within the 48 hour window are considered confirmed and cannot be canceled without penalty.

 

Tips to Picking Your Wine

March 22, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Picking Your Best WineWhen walking into Captain’s Walk Winery, one may at first be a bit overwhelmed at all of the delectable choices. How to possibly choose, when deciding between a double gold winner, your favorite, or something new??

It’s been proven in multiple studies, drinking wine helps eliminate stress and helps with longevity. So the question ‘Should I drink wine?’ is often an easy one. Where it gets tough is picking the wine. No matter your palate or situation, we have the wine for you!

In an effort to help you find just the right wine, we’d like to offer a few tips.

1. Ask questions. We love hearing your questions! Our tasting floor associates have great knowledge on a variety of wine whether it’s red, white, rosé or bubbly. If you would happen to stump them, PJ, our assistant winemaker isn’t too far to find.

2. What wine with what food? If you’re coming to Captain’s Walk to find a wine to pair with a food, let us know, we’d love to point out options that complement each other. A good rule of thumb is light on light and rich on rich! Our Sangiovese pairs very well with Italian tomato and cream based dishes and red meat, while our Gewurztraminer pairs well with ham, turkey, spicy Thai food and sweet spicy Caribbean food. However, when in doubt, pick our Marquette Rosé which pairs well with poultry, seafood, pork, spicy dishes, salad, Asian dishes and fresh fruit!

3. Try new things. While it may be easy to come in and grab your favorite, it’s also a great idea to sample and try something you haven’t yet had. We often make changes to our tasting guides by adding new wines, new ciders and also by bringing back special vintages. One way to be kept up to date on new wines is by following our Facebook page or checking out our events calendar for upcoming wine release parties. It all comes back to that saying your mom said, “You’ll never know, if you’ll never try.”

4. There’s always time for wine. It’s important to point out wine isn’t just great for dinner! Way before dinner, start your morning sipping on a mimosa featuring our Titletown wine. Titletown is an effervescent sparkling moscato; add as much or as little orange juice as you would like and start your day off right! After dinner we recommend enjoying a dessert wine like our port-style wine, Captain’s Mistress.

 5. You do You! At Captain’s Walk, we want to make sure you are utterly satisfied. You know what you like; we are simply there to help make your experience memorable.

We’d love to hear how you choose which wine you bring home. Leave your response in the comments!

Self Guided Wine Tasting

February 22, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Self Guided Wine Tasting now an option at Captain's Walk Winery

The Self Guided Wine Tasting we offer has been known as a hidden gem offering at Captain’s Walk. Those that have done it, can’t wait to do it again. And those that haven’t, haven’t heard of it. Well it’s time for that to change!

The Self Guided Wine Tasting isn’t our newest, but it is our most recommended offering.

When you reserve the Self Guided Wine Tasting, you will be asked to choose up to 7 varieties of wines or ciders from our wine list. If you would prefer us to choose the wines for you, we will be sure to choose wines for every palate! The selected wines will be poured into carafes and set out in recommended tasting order. A staff member will give a quick briefing on the recommended order and then be on their way to let you enjoy your Self Guided Wine Tasting.

How many? What’s the Cost? For the price of $60, a group up to 12 individuals, can enjoy 2 hours relaxing in our lounge. The cost covers the samples of 7 the varieties of wines or ciders that you have chosen and also provides you with a $28 credit towards your wine purchase.

Not only is this a great option, but it also provides great benefits! All guests receive 10% off any additional purchases of wine, retail purchases and Bistro menu items during your visit. Feel free to check out our Bistro menu before attending and let us know if you would like something set out for you once you arrive.

This is a great option for family gatherings or just a great time catching up with friends!

If you have any questions or would like to reserve the lounge for a Self Guided Wine Tasting, 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.

Bachelorette parties and bridal showers are encouraged to check out our Bachelorette Party Package.

If you are interested in renting our spaces, but not the Self Guided Wine Tasting, click here.

Looking for other fun things to do while in downtown Green Bay? Check out the Greater Green Bay’s Website.

*Package must be paid for on one card.

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!