Feels like Fall at Captain’s Walk

September 3, 2019 by Molly Schroeder
Forget the Pumpkin Spice Lattes and opt for a glass of wine as the days get cooler and the nights become a little longer. Wine is the best way to unwind after a long day. This is the time of year when the vineyard changes colors and grapes start to produce their sugars in preparation for harvest.
To celebrate the harvest season, we look forward to Wet Whistle Wine Fest taking place September 13th and 14th in Algoma, Wisconsin. Wet Whistle Wine Fest is a wine festival unlike any other and our sister winery, von Stiehl, helps to put it on. As a bonus, Captain’s Walk Titletown Moscato will be available to purchase. At this year’s festival, we hope to see you enjoy wine, music, and friends of new and old, all while helping to raise funds for the Community Improvement of Algoma.
Our September featured wine is Fumé Blanc. This dry white wine greets your nose with the aromas of toffee, rose blossom, and caramel apple. An incredibly full and juicy wine with flavors of pineapple, gooseberries, and butterscotch. Finishing with cleansing notes of citrus and lemongrass. This barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc is great with white fish, shucked oysters, and light foods. Filet of Sole, breaded and fried with a tartar sauce, is a great match. Additionally, cheeses such as Montamoré or a Bellavitano are perfectly paired. Stop in all month long to try a free sample of Fumé Blanc with your tasting.
Lastly, we will be holding our next Glass to Gallery this coming Sunday, September 8th. We still have room for more painters. The cost is $35 per painter and that includes equipment and supplies. Please call the winery at (920) 431-WALK (9255) to sign up or our events page for more details.
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!

The Paranormal at Captain’s Walk

July 11, 2019 by Molly Schroeder

Unexplainable glasses breaking, untouched books falling off the shelves, and mysterious footsteps have all been witnessed at Captain’s Walk Winery in Green Bay. The eeriest phenomenon of all is that the lights flicker every day between 2:35 and 2:45 pm, even with daylight savings time.

Join the Paper Valley Paranormal team at Captain’s Walk on Tuesday, July 16th starting at 7:00 pm for an after hour viewing party. The Paper Valley Paranormal team will be explaining all of their findings along with their proof. You never know who else might show up while you are there.

Glasses of wine will be for sale during the viewing party so bring your friends and learn more about the mysteries around Captain’s Walk Winery.

A Captain’s Quarters Toast!

June 25, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Cheers to the Captain's Quarters Club

We have some exciting news to share regarding our Quarters Club. Thanks to your help, we’ve surpassed our 2018 goals and it’s only July!

This year, we’ve added a new perk for our club members in celebration of our club reaching it’s 10th year. Some of you may have already received a 35% off coupon. This is a new perk where after every 4th selection, you will receive a coupon for an additional discount for 35% off a one time wine purchase to be used within 1 year.

So here’s a toast and a little pat on the back… We appreciate all of our wonderful Quarters Club Members, from those who signed up 10 years ago when we only had 3 others in the club, to those who’ve encouraged their entire posse to sign up and to those who signed up after hearing about it for the first time while enjoying a wine tasting. We truly appreciate each one of our members and enjoy when you stop in for a visit. We’d also like to thank our employees for their dedication. We are beyond proud of how well you represent Captain’s Walk Winery. Cheers!

PJ, Captain’s Walk Winery’s General Manager, extends his gratitude by saying, “Thanks to all the wonderful people who joined the club. It’s great to see new faces at our Pick-up Parties. We hope to see you all at our next Pick-up party which will be held August 12th.”

If you’re currently a Captain’s Quarters Club member, now’s the time to share the bounty….

Because for every referral you make that joins the Quarters Club, you receive a $10 gift certificate!

Online Sign-up Form

Let your friends know as a part of our club, they will be awarded some special club perks, such as:

  • 10% discount on any purchase*
  • Receive 25% off on all wine-by-the-glass purchasesCaptain's Quarters Lounge for Club Members
  • 35% annual discount on one wine purchase (up to $1,500 in retail value)
  • Exclusive access to our members-only Captain’s Quarters Lounge
  • Invitation-only “Pick-up Parties” for our select wines four times a year – you know how fun these are!

*Occasional exclusions apply

If you have any questions, don’t worry; we won’t leave you high and dry! Just contact us at via telephone at (920) 341 – 9255 or email us at info@captainswalkwinery.com.

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!

2014 Petit Verdot Wine Release Party

October 25, 2016 by Benirae

Wine Tasting of Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot Wine Tasting Party

You are cordially invited to Captain’s Walk on Thursday, December 1 from 4-7pm to toast the release of our newest red wine, Petit Verdot. Enjoy this wine tasting with savory appetizers and 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 of our winemaker:
‘This garnet red welcomes you with the aroma of ripe blackberries, maple sugar, and caramel and layered flavors of cacao, vivid  black cherry, and cran-apple. Notes of toasted oak and integrated tannins finish 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. A late ripening variety, it is blended in small quantities 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 regular 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, you’ll be excited to add this to your anthology!

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!

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

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.

Automobile Gallery Wine Label

September 6, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Automobile Gallery Wine

 

Captain’s Walk to Release Automobile Gallery Wine

Ask any winemaker about the science of winemaking, and they’ll tell you there is an element of art involved. Careful balancing and blending brings final flavors forward in any great glass of wine. The same sentiment is held by The Automobile Gallery, where the automobiles ARE the art. You won’t find fancy paintings on the wall or collectors memorabilia in this gallery. It’s all about the beauty of the cars as it was originally intended by their designers. We are so excited to have them as neighbors. They have been driving traffic to our corner in downtown Green Bay! What’s better is that our businesses are joining forces to release a vintage that will raise money for their gallery.

The Automobile Gallery board of directors visited our cellars to taste and pre-approve a new white wine blend named Collaboration. The wine is an off-dry blend of Chardonnay (50%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), and Pinot Grigio (20%). These three grapes lend their unique traits to create an ensemble that is redolent with pineapple and bright tropical aromas. The off-dry, smooth triad starts off deep and complex then leads to a crisp and refreshing finish.

The Automobile Gallery is dedicated to educating, inspiring and sharing the passion of the automobile with the community and car enthusiasts throughout the United States. For every bottle of Automobile Gallery wine purchased, Captain’s Walk will donate $1 to this unique non-profit organization–a true collaboration between our two companies!

The first vintage of 140 cases will roll off of the bottling line in September. It’ll then rest from bottle shock. We are planning for a special release party both at The Automobile Gallery and Captain’s Walk Winery on Saturday, November 5th, from 11 AM- 3 PM.   Contact us at 920-431-9255 for a $2.00 off  admission coupon to the Automobile Gallery.

Wine Shipping Prices Reduced – As of July 1, 2016

June 29, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Shipping Chart 2016 V3

Ordering wine to be shipped used to require picking up the phone and chatting. We’re pretty sure that 800 numbers were created just for this reason. Remember “order toll-free?” While we always enjoy a good phone conversation, we understand that the convenience of online shopping has caught on and in that world, lower wine shipping prices are commonplace. This has caused us to sharpen our pencils and find ways to compete with West Coast wineries.

We now offer a lower price when you order in higher quantities. Order a little wine – pay a lot per bottle for shipping. Order a lot of wine – pay less per bottle in shipping. We’ll cover the extra shipping costs when your order is larger. That means that it will cost you between $10 and $20 per case for shipping in the continental U.S.A. Order less than a case, and the price goes up a little. Buy more, pay less — who wouldn’t love that?

We hope that this works for you because we’d love to help you to enjoy more of our wines! Check out our new rates:

Wisconsin

12 bottles (one case) $10, 6-11 bottles $20, 1-5 bottles $18

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, & Ohio

12 bottles (one case) $15, 6-11 bottles $22, 1-5 bottles $19

California, Colorado, Idaho, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, N. Carolina, N. Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, & Wyoming. 

12 bottles (one case) $20, 6-11 bottles $24, 1-5 bottles $22

Want even more details? Follow along with the fine print when you place your order. Have questions? Just call us at 920-431-9255. Thank you for shopping and shipping Captain’s Walk wines!