Events and News

The Cedar Creek Winery/Settlement Open House
Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2015

2015 is the 25th Year of Cedar Creek Winery! Join us on the weekend of March 21 & 22 to celebrate this new year of wine with family and friends. Fingers crossed- the weather will be turning towards spring. Let’s enjoy a bottle of better weather! Many things have changed over the years but the wine remains wonderful. Share the weekend and learn about how we do what we do. Take in some of the cooking demonstrations. Have your picture taken in the big barrel, and taste wine while it is still aging, right out of the barrel along with winemaker Philippe Coquard (Saturday).

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

10-4pm        Self-Guided Tours (Cellar)
10-4pm        WI Cheese Sampling (Cellar)
11am        Grapevine Pruning Demonstration
12-4pm        Live Music (Lobby)
1 & 3pm        Barrel Tasting (Cellar)
2pm        Cooking with Wine Demonstration (Cellar)


SUNDAY, MARCH 22

10-4pm        Self-Guided Tours (Cellar)
10-4pm        WI Cheese Sampling (Cellar)
11:30am        Cooking with Wine Demonstration
12-4pm        Live Music (Lobby)
1 & 3pm        Barrel Tasting (Cellar)
2pm        Cooking with Wine Demonstration (Cellar)


GRAPEVINE GROWING & PRUNING
Saturday ONLY - 11am in the cellar with Winemaker Philippe Coquard
Great wine starts in the vineyard. Come and learn how much hard work and skill go into caring for the vines. Proper pruning is a skill that controls the amount of growth and fruit a vine produces each year. We’ll also be offering our DVD, which covers all aspects of planting, growing, pruning and much more.

BARREL TASTING
Saturday & Sunday - 1pm & 3pm with Winemaker Philippe Coquard (on Saturday only)
Get a sneak preview of the Marquette as it barrel-ages in the cellar. We will discuss the development of the wines from the vineyard, through the aging process, and into your glass. Come early; participation is limited for this popular event.

COOKING WITH WINE DEMONSTRATIONS
Saturday, 2pm
Chef Joe Zankl
from The Port Hotel, Port Washington, WI
The Port Hotel Restaurant & Inn located in the heart of downtown Port Washington brings together award winning dining and gracious hospitality in an atmosphere of old world charm. Whether you are sailing into the harbor or visiting Port Washington for the first time, the Port Hotel offers great food, great service, and a great place for your next getaway or special occasion. Joe will be sharing a wonderful Bordelaise with Mushrooms recipe, made with our Cabernet Sauvignon, that you can use to "WOW!" your friends.

Sunday, 11:30am
Stephanie Baldwin,
Assistant retail manager at Cedar Creek Winery
Stephanie has an affinity for all things wine and food. Before starting at the winery, she was the Director of Commissary for Bristol Farms gourmet supermarket in California. Besides working at the winery, Stephanie is also an accomplished farmer raising much of her family's food at their farm. 11:30am is a great time for Brunch and Stephanie will demonstrate a delicious “brunchy” entrée, made with Cedar Creek Rose.

Sunday, 2pm
Chef Donna Erickson,
From Scratch Catering, Cedarburg, WI
Three generations of home-made recipes, using only the freshest of ingredients, have laid a foundation for the From Scratch menu. Add to this the modern touch that will attract any palate, any style, any need, and you have the distinction that is uniquely “From Scratch.” Their warm and friendly style is centered on the personal needs of their clients. They want to serve you by putting the “special” into your special occasion. Featuring Cedar Creek Chardonnay, Donna will making Butternut Squash Risotto with Pine Nuts, Balsamic Drizzle & Herb Salad.

**Note:** Due to this special event, Winery Tours won't be offered Friday, March 20 - Monday, March 23, 2015.