CEDAR CREEK WINERY & SETTLEMENT OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, MARCH 21- SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
Three 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 25th Annual Open House, Saturday, March 21 from 10-5 and Sunday, March 22 from 11-5. This event is free and open to the public and features two festive and celebratory days with barrel tasting 2014 vintages, live music, cooking-with-wine demonstrations/samplings, wine tastings, self-guided tours and Wisconsin cheese samplings from 10-4, spring showcases and more throughout the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement.
The Winery, nestled in the 150 year old restored stone and timber Wittenberg Woolen Mill, will offer guests the opportunity to barrel-taste selected 2014 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 the rousing sounds of Irish singer/musician Derek Byrne, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-4:00, Byrne toured the world for six years as a singer/percussionist with River Dance and is a lively and engaging performer playing upbeat folk, traditional Irish, bluegrass and classic acoustic rock.
Savor delightful Cooking-with-Wine demonstrations and samplings using Cedar Creek Wines in the wine cellar. Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Chef Joe Zanki from The Port Hotel, Port Washington will create a wonderful Bordelaise with Mushrooms recipe that will wow you. Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Stephanie Baldwin of Cedar Creek Winery will create a delicious brunch entrée and at 2:00 p.m. Chef Donna Erickson proprietor of From Scratch Catering will make a Butternut Squash Risotto with Pine Nuts and Balsamic Drizzle.
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”.