Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today’s Groupon to Captain’s Walk Winery in moderate proportions. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get a wine tasting for two (up to a $26 total value) that includes the following:
- Two wine tastings (a $3 value each)
- Two glasses of wine of your choice (up to a $10 value each)
- For $31, you get a wine tasting party for up to 12 guests (a $62 total value) that includes the following:
- 45- to 60-minute wine tasting that includes seven wine samples for each person (a $36 value)
- One hour in a private lounge with two bottles of wine (a $26 value)
Captain’s Walk Winery bottles award-winning reds and whites for wine tastings and wine-fueled soirees. Tastings include seven 1-ounce samples per person of any of the 16 wines, including the Titletown white wine, a fruity splash of effervescence with guava, orange, and passion-fruit aromas, or the Disappearing Treasure, a sweet dessert wine that blends two late-harvest varietals in a bottle that echoes with the burbling laments of a wistful pirate. After the wine tasting, dynamic duos can sip from favored glasses, and parties of 12 can move into the private lounge to share bottles of the Captain’s red and Captain’s white. Parties can also upgrade from a wine-sans-cheese bash to a wine-plus-cheese soiree by purchasing a tray of Wisconsin-made cheese (an additional $7.95–$14.95)
Tasters can peer past the hardwood floors of the renovated pre-Civil War building to see water-bent french oak barrels through the cellar-spying window at their feet as they sample a selection of wines. Once inside the cozy private lounge, plush armchairs and a red sofa beckon for guests to sit and swirl their wines as they ponder a foolproof strategy for their next game of Connect Four.
Captain’s Walk Winery
Brothers Aric and Brad Schmiling cultivated a passion for viticulture while growing up on their parents’ Italian-style winery. After moving to Green Bay, the duo set out to remedy the area’s winery deficit by founding Captain’s Walk Winery, where trained vintner Aric produces small-batch wines in water-bent French-oak barrels. Situated in a restored pre-Civil War building, the facility entices eyes with old-fashioned design features, including plaster crown moulding, an antique tasting bar, and a television from the eighteenth century. During the summer months, an on-site herb garden mimics the flavor and aroma profile of each wine, and a year-round tasting room offers guests an unpretentious glimpse into winemaking with laid-back tastings and a cellar viewing window carved into the wooden floor.
345 S Adams St.
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301