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August 21, 2020

Cheese Capital Wine Walk, Plymouth

Plymouth is the Cheese Capital of the World, so it makes sense a wine walk would take on the name, too. The Cheese Capital Wine Walk takes place Friday, August 21st!

Of course, 2020 being 2020, the Cheese Capital Wine Walk will be different this year, with some needed rules in place including a) mask-wearing when not sampling wine; b) socially distancing your wine group from others; and c) use the hand sanitizer that will be made available at each location.

Now, for the fun stuff:
16 Downtown Plymouth businesses will be turned into Wine Tasting rooms. Ticketed participants will be able to go into each one and get a different taste of wine. Cheese samples and other snacks complement the wines. Live music will be at multiple stops.

You can get tickets by stopping in the Plymouth Chamber office at 647 Walton Drive (near where Highways 23 and 57 come together) Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, or call them at 920-893-0079. Tickets are $30; you can pay by phone and have your tickets mailed ($1 extra) or pick them up at will call. Tickets must be purchased in advance!

Get to Plymouth via Highways 23, 57, or 67 to enjoy a nice evening out in Plymouth, the Cheese Capital of the World. Enjoy the murals downtown along Mill Street and nearby areas, and be sure to visit the Dairy Heritage Center, Plymouth Brewing Company, and more!

Cheese Capital Wine Walk Address:

Downtown Plymouth (Mill Street area, County C between Highways 57 and 67, south of Highway 23)
Plymouth, WI
(920) 893-0079

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Date: August 21, 2020
Venue: Downtown Plymouth

October 17, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Kohler Food & Wine Experience

The 19th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience offers a four-day extravaganza of food, wine and fun. This interactive culinary event features celebrity chefs, libations specialists, wine experts and epicurean enthusiasts from around the world for dynamic culinary seminars, tastings and signature festivities. Unique to Kohler, each Main Stage session provides ticketed guests with samples of the chef-presented recipes prepared on stage. The presenting chef and audience members alike appreciate this interactive platform that encourages conversation, feedback, commentary and questions. Additionally, guests have the opportunity for casual interactions with celebrity and regional presenters during book signings, wine dinners, celebrity chef luncheons and special evening events. Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy complimentary demonstrations and tastings at various locations throughout the resort such as The American Club, The Shops at Woodlake, Kohler Design Center and Woodlake Market.

Kohler Food & Wine Experience

Main stage chefs include Maneet Chauhan (“Chopped,” “Wedding Cake Championship”), Joe Flamm (Executive Chef of Spiaggia in Chicago), Jet Tila from The Food Network, Geoffrey Zakarain (“The Kitchen”), Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer of America’s Test Kitchen, Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davidson, both Executive Editorial Directors of America’s Test Kitchen.

The extensive list of Wine, Spirits, and Beer representatives from all over the country at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience includes the following:

  • Kohler Food & Wine ExperiencePrisoner Wine Company
  • Pierre Sparr Winery
  • St. Francis Winery
  • Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch
  • Grgich Hills Estate
  • Riedel Glass Company
  • Salvestrin Winery
  • MacKenzie-Childs
  • Pine Ridge Vineyards
  • Chappellet Vineyards
  • Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
  • Gundlach Bundschu Winery
  • Jarvis Estate
  • ZD Wines
  • Breakthru Beverage
  • Crimson Wine Group
  • Guarachi Wine Partners
  • Wilson Daniels
  • Fratelli Blanca
  • Torke Coffee Roasters
  • Hedges Family Estate
  • Distiller FEW Spirits
  • Donnafugata
  • Peerless Distilling Company
  • The Edrington Group
  • Heidisieck
  • Tullamore D.E.W. and William Grant & Sons
  • Precept Wine
  • Villa Sandi Italian Wines
  • Dry Creek Vineyard
  • Ricasoli Winery
  • Fever-Free Tonics
  • Rodney Strong Vineyards
  • Sagamore Spirits
  • Copper Cane Wines & Provisions
  • Balvenie Single Malt Scotch
  • and BelGioioso Cheese

You’ll find the awesomeness just south of Highway 23 along County Y in Kohler, about a mile west of I-43. Highways 28 and 42 also bring you close!

Kohler Food & Wine Experience Address:

Kohler Design Center and the American Club (plus adjacent venues)
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
(920) 457-8000 x55687

Kohler Food & Wine Experience

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Start: October 17, 2019
End: October 20, 2019
Venue: The American Club
Phone: 855-444-2838
419 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI, 53044, United States

August 24, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Festival in the Pines, Eau Claire

The 37th annual Festival in the Pines takes place in Eau Claire’s beautiful Carson Park August 24th and 25th. Festival in the Pines has traditionally been a place to gather with friends and family to enjoy fun, food and shopping! With over 200 vendors, there is something for everyone. Two stages feature live music, family entertainment, plus games and rides for the kids. New features include Home Improvement Area, and Antique Area.

Festival of Wines in the Pines, Eau Claire

“Festival of Wines in the Pines” is an additional event within Festival in the Pines, and it returns to Carson Park on Saturday, August 24th from 11am to 5pm. Your $15 entry fee includes four wine samples and free entry to Festival in the Pines on Sunday to stock your wine cellar. There will again be 4 Wine Lounges with music for you to choose from.

Eau Claire Festival in the Pines

Carson Park is a large, absolutely beautiful park along the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, just west and south of the city’s downtown and UW-Eau Claire campus. You can reach Eau Claire via I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 53, and Highways 37, 93, and 124.

Festival in the Pines Address:

Carson Park
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 828-2570

Carson Park Map for Festival in the Pines:

Eau Claire Festival in the Pines park map


Eau Claire Festival in the Pines at Carson Park

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Start: August 24, 2019 9:00 am
End: August 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Carson Park
Phone: 715-828-2570
100 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire, WI, 54703, United States

June 22, 2019

Door County Wine Fest

Door County Wine Fest small logoCalling all wine lovers for a viticulture and entertainment extravaganza! The 4th annual Door County Wine Fest is ready to take place Saturday, June 22, 2019 in a new location – Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay – for unlimited tasting of wines from eight local wineries. There will be plenty of sumptuous food, great live music from the Fabulous Rugburns, and delicious wines produced from across the Door Peninsula.

The Door County Wine Festival showcases the eight wineries on the Door County Wine Trail. The Door County Wine Trail is nestled between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay and greatly depicts the beauty of Door County and the charm of its small towns. The wineries in this region are well-known for producing fruit wines, especially cherry and apple, however new estate-grown grape wines are becoming popular as well. The Door County Wine Trail is dedicated to making your trip a memorable experience. so sip, swirl and savor the taste of the region.

Wineries include:

  • Parallel 44
  • Door Peninsula Winery
  • Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery
  • Harbor Ridge Winery
  • Stone’s Throw Winery
  • Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery
  • Red Oak Vineyard
  • Von Stiehl Winery

Join for an afternoon exploring world-class wines. Taste more than 80 different wines from our local wineries. Enjoy food from The Dog House, Totally Bueno Burritos, Door County Kettle Corn, and Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza & Grille.

Indulge in some of life’s little luxuries, and celebrate the wine-making expertise of the members of the Door County Wine Trail. You can buy regular and VIP tickets here.

Sturgeon Bay, the seat of Door County and gateway the rest of the Door Peninsula via three bridge options, is easily reached via Highway 42 or Highway 57. Sunset Park is along the Green Bay coast of Strugeon Bay, on the “island side.” Best route is through downtown via Business 42/57, following 3rd Street through downtown and continuing on 3rd to Sunset Park.

Door County Wine Fest Address:

Sunset Park
747 N. 3rd Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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Start: June 22, 2019 12:00 pm
End: June 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Sunset Park
747 N. 3rd Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235, United States

April 26, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine and Cheese Festival

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine Cheese FestivalThe annual Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival is celebrating 17 years in 2019. Join them for a tasting of over 200 quality beers poured by over 35 breweries. Experience over 45 types of wine, sample and purchase gourmet cheeses, all while enjoying live music. Don’t forget to sign-up for the Coulee Region Cornhole Tournament and play some Hammer-Schlagen.

It all begins Friday evening, April 26th, with Friday Night: Taster’s Eve, where you can buy a wristband and ride the shuttles to various participating establishments for specials and tap take-overs by guest breweries attending the fest.

The main festival takes place at La Crosse’s Southside Oktoberfest Grounds on Saturday afternoon, April 28th, with general admission ($50) from 2-6pm. VIP tickets ($90) allow for a noon entry. Details on what you get with each are below!

But that’s not all…

Sunday, April 27th is the Bacon Bloody Brunch! Jump back on the horse or come out for a “Sunday Funday” at the Oktoberfest Grounds! Enjoy specialty breakfast drinks, yard games, live music, and of course BACON. Specialty drinks include beer bloodies, mimosas and breakfast beer served up by Del’s Bar, Pearl Street Brewery, and Surly Brewing Company. For eats, enjoy giant pancakes served up by Mindoro Lions Club, bacon provided by Bubba’s Meats and Premier Catering, cheesy potatoes, and eggs. Coffee will also be available.

For Sunday’s Bacon Bloody Brunch, tickets are available for $15, which are available online or at the gates. You must be 21 years or older and show ID at the gate.

I-90, U.S. 14/61, U.S. 53, and Highways 16, 33, and 35 all bring you to La Crosse, and they’re all beautiful drives as you head “Between the Bluffs”!

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine and Cheese Festival Address:

Southside Oktoberfest Grounds
2nd & La Crosse Streets
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 782-2250 or (800) 658-9424

Between the Bluffs Ticket ($50) Details:

General Admission Tickets include:

Souvenir sampling glass
Sampling of Beer, Wine, and Cheese
Live Music
Tasters Eve events on Friday, April 26th
Free shuttle for Tasters Eve events and on day of Fest from and to Host Hotels
Voucher for La Crosse County Tavern League “Safe Ride Home” upon request

VIP Tickets ($90) Include:

VIP and Brewers Reception Friday, April 26th
Private access from 12:00 – 2:00 PM before the general admission entry at 2:00pm
On-site VIP parking
VIP special gift
VIP tent to enjoy private sampling of specialty items offered by the beer, wine and cheese exhibitors as well as catered meal in VIP tent


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Start: April 26, 2019 2:00 pm
End: April 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Southside Oktoberfest Grounds
Phone: 608-782-2250
1 Oktoverfest Strasse, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States

April 5, 2019 – April 7, 2019

Lake Geneva Festival of Wine

Welcoming all wine lovers 21 and older! Check out the 2019 Lake Geneva Festival of Wine at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. They have an entire weekend of vintage entertainment planned for all enthusiasts, from social wine drinkers to sommeliers. Eat, drink and learn more about wines from around the world. From their top of the line Blue Chip wine dinner to the Grand Tasting, you can book a weekend package with friends who share your love for wine.

The Grand Tasting is on Saturday, April 6 from 4-6pm. Need an extra hour? Upgrade to our VIP experience to start at 3pm and enjoy a bonus bubbles sampling in the VIP Lounge. We are happy to once again be partnering with the United Way of Walworth County this year. Pull a cork for a great cause! Stop by the cork pull station for your chance to take home 1 of 100 wines. 10% of all wine sales will also be donated to United Way. Don’t forget to order your favorite bottles before you leave! Must be 21 or older to attend.

The Grand Geneva is truly a grand resort, famously once the Playboy Club. It’s located along Highway 50 (near Highway 120) at U.S. 12 on the east end of Lake Geneva. Check out this great event and explore the town while you’re at it!

Check out the event website here for more details and to buy tickets, and see the Schedule of Events below!

Lake Geneva Festival of Wine Address:

Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-8811


Lake Geneva Festival of Wine

Lake Geneva Festival of Wine Schedule of Events

Friday, April 5th

7pm: Blue Chip Wine Dinner – Savor top of the line wines with a reception followed by four courses of delicious food prepared by Grand Geneva’s Executive Chef Nelly Buleje.
$125 per person including tax and gratuity
Click here for menu

8pm: Paint ‘N Sip – Let out your inner artist. Enjoy a glass of wine while participating in a step-by-step painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.
$45 per person

Saturday, April 6th

9am – Yoga and Mimosas – Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa. All skill levels are welcome to relax and learn about the health benefits of wine.
$15 per person

9am – Nature Walk – Enjoy a guided morning hike along the White River Trail. Take a breath of clean country air and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors before all of the wine tasting begins.
Complimentary, no reservation needed

10am: Paint ‘N Sip – Let out your inner artist. Enjoy a glass of wine while participating in a step-by-step painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.
$45 per person

11:30am-12:15pm & 1:30-2:15pm – Wine Tastign Seminars. Learn, interact and taste during two sessions of their Wine Tasting Seminars. Topics include wine blending, meat, cheese, and chocolate pairings and trendy grapes. $25 per person

12:45-2:00pm – Chef Demo Lunch. Watch Grand Geneva Executive Chef Nely Buleje as he shows you his passion for cooking while building a delicious light lunch paired with wines. $45 per person

3pm – VIP Hour. Enjoy an extra hour to sip the 50 bottles of wine carefully selected for this year’s event and enjoy a bonus bubbles sampling in the VIP Lounge. Plus, learn more from chef and wine talks on the half-hour mark, every hour during the Grand Tasting. $110 per person from 3-6pm

4-6pm – Grand Tasting. Eat, drink, and learn at their main event! Meet at the Grand Ballroom to taste a diverse array of wines from around the world, paired with delicious samples of food to match the wine regions. $85 per person

Lake Geneva Festival of Wine - Yoga & MimosasSunday, April 7th

9am – Yoga and Mimosas – Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa. All skill levels are welcome to relax and learn about the health benefits of wine.
$15 per person

9am – Nature Walk – Enjoy a guided morning hike along the White River Trail. Take a breath of clean country air and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors before all of the wine tasting begins.
Complimentary, no reservation needed

10am-2pm – Sunday Brunch – End the weekend on a high note with our Sunday Champagne Brunch in Geneva ChopHouse from 10am-2pm. Extra bubbly drinks will be served in honor of Lake Geneva Festival of Wine Weekend!
$44.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Call (262) 249-4788 for reservations

Start: April 5, 2019
End: April 7, 2019
Venue: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Phone: 800-558-3417
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147, United States

March 9, 2019 – March 10, 2019

Cedar Creek Winery Open House

Cedar Creek Winery features its annual Open House Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019. Enjoy two festive and celebratory days, with Spring right around corner (we can only hope, after the February we’ve had!)

They say everything’s coming up roses, so enjoy a rose when you go… and some Rosé! Enjoy barrel tastings of vintages, live jazz, cooking-with-wine demonstrations and samplings, wine tastings, a live benefit auction, special events, food samplings, spring showcases and more in the shops at Cedar Creek Settlement. Other highlights include daily cooking demos and samplings with local chefs, along with grapevine pruning demonstrations and wine tastings. Barrel taste their Wisconsin-grown Marquette wine and their new dry white wine with winemaker Philippe, which takes place on Saturday.

Shops in Cedar Creek and nearby stores up and down Washington, as well as adjacent places like the new Rebellion Brewing USA, make for plenty of options to visit when you’re in Cedarburg, too!

Cellar Hours: Saturday 10am – 4pm | Sunday 11am – 4pm
Store Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cedar Creek Winery Open House Address:

Cedar Creek Winery
N70W6340 Bridge Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 377-8020

Check out some spring fun in historic Cedarburg, along Historic Highway 57 (Washington Avenue) just north of Highway 167 and south of Highway 60. Highway 181 is just to the west. It’s only about 10-12 minutes off I-43/Highway 32, and it’s a great little town!

See the Schedule of Events below!

Cedar Creek Winery Open House Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 9th
10am-4pm: Self-Guided Tours (Cellar)
10am-4pm: WI Cheese Sampling (Cellar)
11:00am: Barrel Tasting (Cellar)
1pm: Grapevine Pruning Demonstration
2pm: Barrel Tasting (Cellar)
3pm: Cooking with Wine Demonstration (Cellar)

Sunday, March 10th
10am-4pm: Self-Guided Tours (Cellar)
10am-4pm: WI Cheese Sampling (Cellar)
11:30am: Barrel Tasting (Cellar)
1pm: Cooking with Wine Demonstration (Cellar)
2pm: Barrel Tasting (Cellar)
3pm: Cooking with Wine Demonstration (Cellar)


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Start: March 9, 2019 10:00 am
End: March 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Cedar Creek Winery
Phone: 262-377-8020
N70W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI, 53012, United States

May 12, 2018

Marshfield Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue, Marshfield

Art on the Avenue – previously known as the Marshfield Mother’s Day Art Fair – has paired up with the Downtown Wine Walk and will take place Saturday, May 12th at the Holiday Inn on Central Avenue, Historic Highway 13, in the heart of “Hub City.”

So, with a new location in 2018, Art on the Avenue is offering a wide variety of fine arts and crafts by local, regional, and national artists. A visit to the nearby New Visions Art Gallery or Partners Art Gallery provide more art to browse, and the Stierle Bird Exhibit at Marshfield’s Public Library (211 E. Second Street) offers a unique display of 400 birds representing 140 species, plus a collection of approximately 2,000 bird eggs.

Marshfield has a lot more to see, including the beautiful Wildwood Zoo, the World’s Largest Round Barn on the grounds of the Central Wisconsin State Fair, the handsome Upham Mansion, Marshfield Clinic, the Blue Heron Brewery & Pub, a nice selection of downtown shops and art galleries, and original portions of the Yellowstone Trail.

Visit Marshfield via State Trunk Tour

U.S. 10 brings you to Marshfield – including via freeway from Stevens Point – as well as Highways 13, 80, and 97. Find out more at!

Art on the Avenue Address:

Holiday Inn & Conference Center
750 S. Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 384-3454

Art on the Avenue, Marshfield

Start: May 12, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn & Conference Center
Phone: 715-384-3454
750 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States
Cost: Free

September 15, 2017 – September 16, 2017

Wet Whistle Wine Fest

Algoma’s Von Stiehl Winery hosts its annual Wet Whistle Wine Fest the weekend of September 15-16, 2017 this year. Wet Whistle Wine Fest offers award-winning wines, a grape stomp, heritage foods, & live music!

It isn’t the 2,000 visitors smiling all the time that’s weird. Nor is it the trombonist standing in a grape-filled barrel while playing an amazing riff. Nor the people with sticky purple feet dancing onstage. This is normal at a wine fest and to be expected. What’s odd at Wet Whistle Wine Fest are all the costumes. They don’t ask anyone to show up dressed as wine bottles, or nuns who smoke cigarettes while downing Naughty Girl wine. And these are just a couple examples of Wet Whistle Wine Fest goings-on that weren’t made up. Don’t take their word for it… come to the wine fest and see it for yourself!
This Wet Whistle Wine Fest is a fundraiser for the Community Improvement of Algoma, Algoma Fire and Rescue.

Wet Whistle Wine Fest Schedule

Free admission, but canned food donations for Kewaunee County Food Pantry are welcome! All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Band: Cat Five • 4–8pm
Specialty Foods • 4–8pm

$10 Admission. All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Band: Beaker Street • 10am–1:30pm
Band: The Groove Hogs • 2–6pm
Tours & Wine Tasting • At Winery,  9am–6pm
Specialty Foods • 10am–6pm
Celebrity Stomp Off • 11am & 11:20 am
Grape Stomp Heats: 12:20pm, 1:30pm & 3 pm
Grand Grape Stomp Off • 4:30pm

Vintage Wine Tasting • 12:30-3:30pm in the production building

Wet Whistle Wine Fest Address:

115 Navarino Street
Algoma, WI 54201
(920) 487-5208

You’ll find Von Stiehl Winery and Legion Memorial Park in downtown Algoma, just off Highway 42 blocks north of where Highway 54 ends at Lake Michigan. While downtown, check out the cool murals, increasing numbers of shops offering unique items, and the nice beach along the lakefront.

Start: September 15, 2017 4:00 pm
End: September 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Von Stiehl Winery
Phone: 800-955-5208
115 Navarino Street, Algoma, WI, 54201, United States
Cost: 10