Cold Country Vines & Wines Vineyard Grand Opening!
Cold Country Vines & Wines will have its grand opening Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. Hours on both days will be 10am to 7pm. This new winery is located in a remodeled horse barn on the picturesque East Twin River, and within eyesight of the Ice Age Trail in Kewaunee, Wisconsin just east of Green Bay. The vineyard grand opening will follow the initial open for business starting May 9th 2014.
Cold Country Vines & Wines opening culminates 5 years of planning, planting, and building. Jay and Kay Stoeger started planning 5 years ago with the first plantings of grapes occurring in 2010. A vineyard is always a “work in progress” says Jay as we’ve been planting every year since 2010 and will plant about 1.5 acres again next spring to complete the 16 acre vineyard. With 8400 vines on 15 acres, it’s already one of the bigger vineyards in Wisconsin.
The Stoeger’s explain that the winery is named after the Cold Climate Cultivars that make up their entire vineyard. These newly developed grapes will change how wine is viewed, not just in Wisconsin or the Midwest, but all over the world. You can now grow grapes and make wine almost anywhere. And that’s not all. Some of the newest varieties of grapes developed are starting to make the heavy weights in the traditional wine regions uneasy. These are high quality wine making grapes that do not have many of the problems of the traditional vines.
Cold Country Vines & Wines celebrates the best that Wisconsin has to offer. Nine different wines will be offered upon opening with three more to follow for a total of 12. We try to have something for everyone from the first time wine taster to the very developed wine tasting palate.
Vineyard Grand Opening Hours
The Winery will be open limited hours in May; Friday, Saturday 10a-5p, and Sunday 12p-5p and will be open daily following the Grand Opening. Grand Opening Hours will be Saturday, May 24 through Sunday, May 25, 10a-7p.
Grand Opening celebration will include, wine, music, food, tours, raffles and more.
Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday12:00pm - 5:00pm
Cold Country Vines & Wines
Kewaunee, WI 54216