Philippe Coquard, winemaker for both Cedar Creek Winery and Wollersheim Winery, along with merchants of The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, invite guests to the 29th Annual Open House, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 10-5. The Winery will be celebrating two delicious wines, the 2018 Marquette and a brand new Dry White from Wisconsin grown St. Pepin grapes (and as yet un-named until it’s tasted)!
The Open House event is free and open to the public and features two festive days with barrel tasting a 2018 vintage, music, cooking-with-wine, in-shop demonstrations/samplings, wine tastings, self-guided tours, Wisconsin cheese samplings from 10-4, spring showcases and more throughout the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement.
The Winery, nestled in the three story 150 year old restored limestone and tamarack timber Wittenberg Woolen Mill, will offer guests the opportunity to barrel-taste the 2018 Marquettewith Winemaker Philippe Coquard at 11:00 & 2:00 Saturday and Winery General Manager Steve Danner, Sunday at 11:30 & 2:00 as well as sampling Cedar Creek Winery’s many award-winning wines. Philippe will also demonstrate Grapevine Pruning Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music 12:00-4:00 daily. Saturday enjoy the music and songs of our favorite entertainer Joey LaVie, formerly of rock bands Bad Boy, Moxy Roxx and The Rage. On Sunday, musician and singer Marr’Lo Parada, a WAMI Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, will entertain. In the Wine Cellar. Guests can savor delightful Cooking-with-Wine demonstrations and samplings using Cedar Creek Wines. Saturday at 3:00 p.m., Chef Andrew Wilson from Cedarburg’s new, highly acclaimed restaurant, Brandywine, will be cooking. Sunday at 3:00, Chef John D’Amico from The Anvil Pub & Grille will cook, and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Chef Stephanie Baldwin of Cedar Creek Winery will be creating a wonderful Syrah Plum Sauce, perfect with grilled meats using the Winery’s Syrah.
A special treat this year is the Winemaker’s Special. For every purchase of a 12 bottle case, a 13th bottle of Waterfall Riesling will be added. In 2018, the Waterfall Riesling was awarded the Best of Class at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in San Bernardino, Platinum (94 points) at the Critics Challenge in San Diego , as well as a Double Gold and other Gold and Silver Medals in 2018 competitions.
Settlement merchants will be giving guests a free reusable Settlement logo tote (one per family) to help carry all the wonderful spring purchases to be found in the shops. The 25 retail merchants at the Settlement will host in-store special features, discounts, demonstrations, samplings and fresh new merchandise from the Settlement’s many boutiques and galleries. There will be a daily drawing for a Gift Basket loaded with Settlement items and gift certificates worth $200 or more. 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”.