CELEBRATE.FIVE FESTIVE FRIDAY EVES
CEDAR CREEK SETTLEMENT'S HOLIDAY EVENTS
November 20, 27 and December 4/5/6, 11 & 18, 2015 5-9 p.m.
Festive Friday Eves celebrates an exciting series of five
family-oriented evening events during the holiday season at Cedar Creek
Settlement. The Settlement features 25 unique shops; gift and specialty
shops, antique stores, galleries, three restaurants, artists studios and the
Cedar Creek Winery nestled in a restored 1864 woolen mill, festively adorned
for the holidays with natural greenery, garlands, beribboned wreaths,
luminarias and thousands of tiny white lights. Free events.
Friday, November 20...5-9 pm "A Celtic Christmas"
Irish music by Derek Byrne. Irish dancers from the Beglan School. Enjoy complimentary scones and soda bread as well as complimentary cider and cookies. A Celtic craft. Sample Cedar Creek Winery's award-winning wines.Kapco Kids 2 Kids Christmas Toy Drive each week - donate a toy and get a
free Settlement Sack of Savings. Free.
Friday, November 27...5-9 pm "Home for the Holidays". Enjoy Thanksgiving
weekend with visiting friends and family. Make It & Take It projects
(free). Live Music with Joey LaVie. Easy Entertaining Tips for the
Holidays. Wine Tasting. Complimentary cider and cookies. Kapco Kids 2 Kids
Christmas Toy Drive each week - donate a toy and get a free Settlement Sack
of Savings. Free.
Friday, December 4, 10-9; Saturday, December 5...10 am-6 pm; Sunday,
December 6, 11-5 "The Settlement Christmas Showcase". Featuring beautiful
handmade and artisan objects of desire. Live music Friday with Sinatra
singer Ed Franks. Kapco Kids 2 Kids Christmas Toy Drive each week. Donate a
toy and get a free Settlement Sack of Savings. Free.
Friday, December 11...5-9 pm "Santa's Workshop". Visit with Santa Claus in his winter wonderland. Live music featuring "Songs of the Season" by David
HB Drake. Children's holiday ornament craft and cookie decorating (free). Wine Tasting. Complimentary cider and cookies. Kapco Kids 2 Kids Christmas Toy Drive each week - donate a toy and get a free Settlement Sack of Savings. Free.
Friday, December 18.5-9 pm "A Taste of Christmas". A night for grown-ups to
leisurely shop in a festive atmosphere. Complimentary munchies and wine
tasting. Live music with Kevin Kennedy. Strolling Sweet Adeline quartet,
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Concordia University Wisconsin
Kapco's Kids 2 Kids Christmas, December 12 @ Kapco Company*
Fromm Family Foods
Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc.
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Christmas Week: December 21-23, 10-8. December 24 & 31, 10-3
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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