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THE SHOPS OF CEDAR CREEK SETTLEMENT
CEDARBURG’S 2016 WINTER FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2016
Come in from the cold at the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement during Cedarburg’s 42nd Annual Winter Festival, February 20 & 21 in Historic Cedarburg. This year’s theme is Salute to America, giving costumed bed race teams and ice carver’s lots of patriotic ideas to choose from. There will be live music and free sampling in several shops. The Settlement is also a good place to shop while thawing out after cheering on the Bed Races (1:30 Sat.) following the Winter Festival Parade at 1:00 p.m.
The Settlement will feature the music of singer/guitarist Joey LaVie on the Settlement’s main floor from 1:30-4:30 Saturday and 12:00-3:00 Sunday. Joey was formerly with the bands Bad Boy, Moxy Roxx and The Rage and his solo act is one of the best combining talent, energy and fun with a huge list of songs.
“Totes of Treasure” – get a free Settlement tote bag (one per household) and visit our participating shops for discount coupons and a free giveaway all weekend.
Cedar Creek Winery and Wine Shop invite you in for complimentary wine samplings. The Winery will be serving hot mulled wine to cheer you from the inside out and you’ll need the warm-up as you admire the creative hand-carved ice sculptures in the courtyard. Cedar Creek Trading Post will have free fudge samples and sampling of dips, salsa and popcorn. Robin’s European Cottage will feature sample of French creams. The Olive Sprig will offer balsamic and olive oil tasting and food sampling.
On Saturday from 12-4 the Anvil Pub & Grille will have an outdoor Chili Bar and Snow Bar for your favorite libations on their patio, complete with heaters, along frozen Cedar Creek as you cheer on the Bed Races on Ice. You can always find a delicious lunch or dessert at Cream & Crepe or salivate over a Tomaso’s Pizza.
Come in to the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement for Winter Festival fun and see what’s new…25 shops, restaurants and the Cedar Creek Winery.
N70 W6340 Bridge Road, right on the corner of
Washington Avenue and Bridge Road in Historic Cedarburg. Just 20 minutes North of Milwaukee off I-43, Exit 89. Open daily, 10-5 Mon-Sat. & 11-5 Sun.
FOR INFORMATION: 866-626-7005 or 262-377-4763
N70 W6340 Bridge Road
Washington & Bridge, Historic Cedarburg/I-43 North. 20 minutes N. of
Mon-Thurs. 10-5 * Fri.10-9 * Sat.
10-6 * Sun. 11-5
CEDAR CREEK WINERY & SETTLEMENT OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, MARCH 19- SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
Four years ago Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin and sister winery to Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek Winery shocked the industry when it was named 2012 Winery of the Year at the San Diego International Wine Competition. This March, Philippe Coquard, winemaker for both winery’s, along with The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, invites guests to the 26th Annual Open House, Saturday, March 19 from 10-5 and Sunday, March 20 from 10-5. This event is free and open to the public and features two festive and celebratory days with barrel tasting 2015 vintages, live music, cooking-with-wine demonstrations/samplings, wine tastings, self-guided tours and Wisconsin cheese samplings, spring showcases and more throughout the Shops of Cedar Creek
The Winery, nestled in the 150 year old restored stone and timber Wittenberg Woolen Mill, will offer guests the opportunity to barrel-taste selected 2015 Cedar Creek vintages with Winemaker Philippe Coquard at 1:00 & 3:00 as well as sampling Cedar Creek Winery’s many award-winning wines, including La Belle Vie, Bon Vivant and Waterfall Riesling. Grapevine Pruning demonstrations with Philippe will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy both the mellow and uptempo sounds of singer Joey LaVie Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-4:00.
Savor delightful Cooking-with-Wine demonstrations and samplings using Cedar Creek Wines in the wine cellar Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
“Totes of Treasure” – get a free Settlement tote bag (one per household while supplies last) and visit our participating shops for discount coupons with a free giveaway.
The 25 retail merchants at the Settlement will host in-store special features, demonstrations and new spring merchandise from the Settlement’s many boutiques and galleries. Specialty food tasting will be ongoing at Cedar Creek Trading Post and The Olive Spring plus you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of three Settlement restaurants: Anvil Pub & Grille, Cream & Crepe and Tomaso’s.
Plan a trip to the Winery/Settlement Open House and make a day of it. Find out why readers of Wisconsin Trails Magazine have named Cedarburg “the best place to spend the day shopping”.
Wollersheim Distillery brings family-crafted spirits to Wisconsin
Distilling reawakens at the historic Prairie du Sac property August 14
Prairie du Sac, Wis.—Wollersheim Distillery will toast the reawakening of a heritage of distilled spirits at its Grand Opening celebration August 14 and 15.
At the grand opening, the distillery will release the third batch of its Wisconsin-grown-and-aged Coquard Brandy alongside new spirits: two apple brandies (one aged and one clear), Dancehall Absinthe Blanche, and Garden Gate Gin. Like Coquard Brandy, these new products are made with locally-sourced, locally-grown ingredients. Spirits will be available for tasting at the grand opening event, which runs from 10am to 4pm both days. Guests can also enjoy self-guided tours, light food, and live music on Saturday.
Wollersheim Distillery broke ground on its 25,000-square-foot facility, located adjacent to Wollersheim Winery, in August of 2014. The winery and distillery property dates back to the mid-1800s, and distilling took place there as early as the 1870s, when the German family running the winery made brandy to fortify their wines. Wollersheim Winery and Distillery Vice President and Marketing Director Julie Coquard said, “We’re continuing the circle of family distilling. We took one family’s tradition of making brandy here in the 1870s, and then ‘reawakened’ it within our own family.”
Wollersheim Distillery is owned and operated by the same family as Wollersheim Winery, and is, indeed, a proud family venture. The dream of distilling started in the family nearly 30 years ago when Julie’s father—the winery’s late co-founder, Bob Wollersheim—and her husband, winemaker Philippe Coquard, shared an interest in making spirits. When Wisconsin state law changed in 2009 to permit wineries to distill spirits, the family saw grape brandy as a natural first step into distilling.
Julie said, “We started with Coquard Brandy then, and we will evolve into other family-crafted spirits such as gin and whiskey, which will allow the next generation to leave its mark.” Philippe said that the family will be equally as involved in this new venture. “Distilling is fermentation, so all of us are involved in the distillery as well as the winery,” he said.
To Philippe, brandy and other spirits symbolize growth and the continuation of his family’s heritage. He said, “Brandy is the ultimate end product—you have the grapes, the wine, and the next step is the spirit. The beauty of brandy is that you can age it 25 or 50 years in the barrel, which, with wine, you can't. You can lengthen history with spirits.”
For more details on the grand opening celebration, visit www.wollersheim.com.
About Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery sit on a scenic hillside overlooking the Wisconsin River, just across from Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. The property was first cultivated by European vintners over 150 years ago, and was established as Wollersheim Winery in 1972. Today, this National Historic Site is home to one of the leading wineries in the Midwest, as well as a brand-new distillery. Wollersheim Winery is open for tours and tastings from 10 am to 5 pm daily, year-round. Wollersheim Distillery debuts Aug. 14 and will be open every day from noon to 5pm.
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