Saturday, October 20

Ticketed Events

Spirits Districts

Friday & Saturday, 11am–5pm Destination Kohler Spirit Districts
This year we are ramping up the fun with our three new spirits districts where you can learn and sample a variety of delicious libations from some of our Food & Wine Spirit partners like Hendricks Gin, Sagamore Rye Whiskey, Tullamore Dew and Stella Artois Beer. Your $20 wrist band gets you into all three locations throughout the day Friday and Saturday so you can explore and sample the many different and tasty offerings at your leisure.
$20 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Rides & Roadies—Outside Road Bike Ride

9–10am  Bold Cycle
Presenters: Adam Gaedke, Bold Cycling Riding Instructor
Peter Moeller, Cicerone Certified Beer Server, The American Club®
Start your day with Bold instructor Adam Gaedke as he takes you on a beginner-level group ride through the streets of Kohler. Meet Adam outside Bold Cycle for the hour ride and then join The Horse & Plow's very own Cicerone Certified Beer Server Peter Moeller in a cooldown with some tasty craft beers.                                          
Average pace: 13-15 mph. Helmets required.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Rides & Roadies—Indoor Cycling Class

9–10am Bold Cycle
Presenters: Sara Smith, Bold Cycling Riding Instructor
Peter Moeller, Cicerone Certified Beer Server, The American Club
Join Bold instructor Sara Smith in this 45-minute indoor cycling class featuring high-intensity cardio, hand weights and music-inspired choreography. We warm up, ride through hills and sprints and end with a yogic cooldown. Expect to be out of the saddle for most of your ride (rental shoes included). Join The Horse & Plow's very own Cicerone Certified Beer Server Peter Moeller in a cooldown with some tasty craft beers.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Lusty Lemon Chicken with Amanda Freitag

10–11am – Main Stage
Presenter: Amanda Freitag
Known for her frequent appearances on the hit Food Network Show Chopped, Chef Amanda Freitag invites you to learn how to prepare a delectable chicken dish that will leave you confident in taking the stage at your next family gathering.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Coffee Cocktails—Beyond the Morning Brew

10–11am – Appley Theatre
Presenter: Aaron Guenther, Vice President of Coffee Sales, Torke Coffee Roasters
Warm up and chill out as Aaron Guenther, of Torke Coffee Roasting Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, mixes and shakes three different warm and cold coffee cocktails for you. Learn about the history and botany of coffee, how it’s roasted, and recipes for your dinner parties. Aaron will also share home-brewing tips. 
$24.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Trophy Tasting with Gundlach Bundschu Winery

10–11am – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenter: Tom Conrad, Central Region Sales Manager, Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Join us for a fast-paced tasting of the true “trophy wines” of Sonoma Valley. Gain a better understanding of Napa versus Sonoma Valley and their similarities. Taste the wines of winemaker Keith Emerson, who consistently produces trophy wine for us along with a select few other high-profile Napa wineries. Sample the Gundlach Bundschu, “Rhinefarm Vineyard” Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Iconic Napa: Salvestrin–Dr. Crane Vineyard

10–11am – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Grant Bender, National Sales Manager, Salvestrin Winery
The Salvestrin's have been farming their 20-acre vineyard, one of the oldest and most prestigious properties in Napa and the United States, since 1932—86 vintages. Taste the highly acclaimed wines from this property and learn how one family preserved this iconic vineyard for future generations.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Traditional Champagne and the Importance of Reserve Wines

10–11am – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Veronique LaMotte, Brand  Ambassador, Heidsieck
Charles Heidsieck Champagne has one of the deepest reserve programs in Reims and a long legacy in the art of blending. Learn about the evolution of Champagne, the role of reserve wines in steadying this volatile beverage, and the storied history of the Reims region.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Sonoma County – Our Best of the Best Reserve Wine Tasting

10–11am – The American Club Thunder Bay
Presenter: Rick Sayre, Vice President and Director of Winemaking, Rodney Strong Vineyards
Join Rick Sayre, Vice President and Director of Winemaking, on a journey through top vineyards in Sonoma County and taste the “Best of Our Best” reserve wines. From the Russian River to Alexander Valley and the far reaches of the Cooley Ranch in northeast Sonoma County, taste the results of sustainable farming practices that deliver the fantastic fruit for our winemaking team to produce our reserve and single-vineyard wines. Rick will lead you through the journey and selection process that results in these highly rated wines.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Oregon: Fog, Dirt & UFOs

10–11am – The American Club Bay de Noc     
Presenter: David Oldham, Education Director, Precept Wine
Precept, the largest private landowner in Oregon, delivers some of the most beautiful pinot noir in the United States. Learn about the winery's amazing properties and explore Precept's universe of wine.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Grgich Hills Estate: 1923, a Fine Vintage

10–11am – The American Club Marquette Bay   
Presenter: Sean Barrett, National Sales Ambassador, Grgich Hills Estate
Join us to celebrate the 95th vintage of Miljenko “Mike” Grgich. We'll celebrate Mike's 95th birthday with a fabulous tasting of five Napa Valley Estate wines and a special treat from our wine library for this wonderful occasion. Sean Barrett, National Sales Ambassador, will lead us through the history and organic farming practices of this iconic Napa Valley estate.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Science of Taste with America's Test Kitchen

10–11am – The American Club Great Bays
Presenter: Jack Bishop, America's Test Kitchen
When it comes to deciding what foods we like and choose to eat, flavor is by far the most important factor. But what is flavor? Join Jack Bishop, of America’s Test Kitchen, as he reveals exactly how our perception of flavor begins as a combination of senses including smell, taste, touch and sound. You'll have an opportunity to participate in a taste-testing demonstration experimenting with music, color and texture, and receive recipe cards featuring some of America’s Test Kitchen’s all-time best desserts.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Brunch and Bubbles with Champagne Taittinger

10–11am – Taittinger Tent
Presenter: Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand Wine & Spirits                                                      
Matt Bauer, Executive Chef, The American Club

Join us as we pair the special marques of Champagne Taittinger with several elegant brunch foods prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Bauer of The American Club®. Each Champagne will be paired with an ideal complement to enhance your brunching experience. Join us for this delicious food and wine pairing.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Sculpt & Sip

10:30am–Noon – Yoga on the Lake
Presenters: Tracy Sturm, Wine Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
Lauren Hydock & Greg Cartwright, Yoga on The Lake instructors

Join Yoga on the Lake instructors Lauren Hydock and Greg Cartwright as they take you on a high-intensity yoga class geared for the “gym-focused” yogi who loves to sweat, build endurance, strengthen muscles and jam to high-energy music. Then cool down with Tracy Sturm of Breakthru Beverage as she shares a variety of delicious cocktails inspired by the sun to complement your morning workout.
$29.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Vegan Wanderlust with Amanda Weber

11am–Noon – NUCU™ Midwest Chefs' Stage
Presenter: Amanda Weber, Private Chef
Chef Amanda Weber takes you on a vegan  trip around the world as she prepares and samples out three delicious dishes that will make you rethink the vegan lifestyle.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Tequila Partida and Ceviche Experience

11am–Noon – Council Room
Presenter: Kevin Koke, Area Manager, Indiana & Wisconsin The Edrington Group
Tequila Partida, an estate-made ultrapremium tequila made from 100% blue weber agave, uses only the best agave and extra-long aging in American oak. The result is tequilas that are consistently awarded as some of the best in the world. Area Manager Kevin Koke will lead a tasting through three types of Partida, as well as a classic Partida Margarita. These will be paired with specialty ceviche created to enhance and complement the natural flavors of the tequila.
Join us for this delicious ceviche & tequila pairing seminar.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Heritage Varieties . . . What are They?

11am–Noon – The Winery Bar
Presenter: Randle Johnson, Winemaker for Artezin, Director of Winemaking,Bodega Colome
“We all know Zinfandel and Petite Sirah (or do we?); but did you know that these are considered heritage varieties, and there are literally hundreds of others? Carignan, Mourvedre, or the nearly extinct Charbono (where it is already, in its native France!) are just a few of these heritage varieties that come to mind. Taste, enjoy and learn about some of these obscure but totally cool & flavorsome varieties with Randle Johnson, Artezin (artisanal) winemaker, in this unusually unique and fun seminar!
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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MacKenzie-Childs Luncheon

Noon–2pm – The Wisconsin Room
Presenters: Mark Bergadon, Vice President, Mackenzie-Childs
Patrick Aledo, General Manager, Pierre Sparr Wines
Zeke Fitzgerald, Executive Chef, The Wisconsin Room

Enjoy a three-course farm-to-table luncheon hosted by Mark Bergadon, Vice President of Sales for MacKenzie-Childs. Joining Mark will be Patrick Aledo of Pierre Sparr Wines, who will pair carefully selected wines with the food creations of The Wisconsin Room Executive Chef Zeke Fitzgerald.
$109 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Cook's Illustrated 25th Anniversary with America's Test Kitchen

Noon–1pm – Main Stage
Presenters: America's Test Kitchen Cast Members: Bridget Lancaster & Julia Collin Davison
America's Test Kitchen has been teaching nuances of cooking to home chefs for 25 years. Discover the hit recipes that have stood the test of time with hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison as they make their must-have classics live on the main stage.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Oysters and Blancs

Noon–1pm – The American Club Bay de Noc
Presenter: Sara Rathbun, Director of Marketing and Communications, Dry Creek Vineyard
Lucas  Oppeneer, Chef, Destination Kohler Special Events

Every spring for the past 19 years, a food and wine tasting takes place in Seattle, where more than 200 wines are tasted with oysters and judged to find those special few that achieve the “bliss factor.” The vibrant combination of minerals, sweetness and the sea makes for a difficult pairing with wine. Dry Creek Vineyard has been a proud winner nine times with a variety of its blancs, both chenin and fumé. We invite you to this special event, pairing beautifully crafted wines with a variety of oysters to see which ones truly are “blissful.” Learn what makes this incredible pairing a match made in heaven. Please join us for this delicious oyster  & wine pairing seminar.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Distilled Dairy: Cocktails and Cheese

Noon–1pm – Appley Theatre
Presenter: Tom Mcginty, Director of Food & Beverage, Destination Kohler
Dan Dufek, Beverage Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin

Join Beverage Specialist Dan Dufek as he mixes up and pairs some of his signature cocktails with select Roth Cheese samples personally selected by Roth Cheese Chef Evan Topel. You'll leave with a new appreciation of cheese pairing that goes beyond wine! Join us for this delicious cheese & cocktail pairing seminar.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Behind the Bubbles of Italy's Iconic Sparkler: Prosecco

Noon–1pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenter: Diva Moretti Polegato, Brand Ambassador, Villa Sandi Italian Wines
Join Diva Moretti Polegato from Villa Sandi as she walks you through Italy’s most famous and ultrapopular sparkling wine, prosecco. Diva will discuss what sets prosecco apart from other sparkling wines, from land to grapes to winemaking, and the history and geography of prosecco, along with the numerous quality tiers within the prosecco growing region. You'll also learn about her family’s three generations of winemaking over a tasting of four distinct Villa Sandi wines: il Fresco Brut, il Fresco Rose, Superiore and Cartizze.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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What Makes a Wine a Top 100?

Noon–1pm – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Susan Greve, Regional Manager, Guarachi Wine Partners
Each year wine publications choose their top 100 wines in various categories, and consumers eagerly wait for the list to be released to find these treasures, spending great sums of money to attend the Wine Spectator Grand Tour. In this seminar, we'll taste highly acclaimed wines and rate them on our own.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Tickled Pink!

Noon–1pm – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Allisun Groat, North Central Regional Manager, Wilson Daniels
Start your day with variations of rosé wines and bubbles from France, Italy and California and learn how and why they’re made.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Port and Chocolate

Noon–1pm – The American Club Thunder Bay
Presenters: Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand Wine & Spirits                             
Crystal Thomas, Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
One of the most magical pairings in food and wine is port and chocolate. Ron Breitstein, Group Manager of Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits, returns to join Crystal Thomas of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates to discuss the delicious pairings of Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca with incredible KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates. Join us for this delicious chocolate & wine pairing seminar.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Wine Fight! Red Mountain Cabernet vs. Syrah: An Examination of Varietal, Vintage and Critic Score

Noon–1pm – The American Club Marquette Bay
Presenters: Christophe Hedges, Owner & General Manager, Hedges Family Estate
Dylan Walker, North American Sales & Marketing, Hedges Family Estate
Join dynamic duo Christophe Hedges and Dylan Walker of Hedges Family Estate for an examination of the world's most popular varietal, cabernet sauvignon, and that other grape, syrah, from Washington state’s most prestigious growing region, Red Mountain. We will taste and talk about the differences between these two varietals, try multiple vintages side by side and discuss the corresponding critical reviews and scores, the importance or lack thereof of critic scores, and then let you rate the wines.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Perfect Canapé with Luke Zahm

1–2pm – NUCU™ Midwest Chefs' Stage
Presenter: Luke Zahm, Executive Chef, Driftless Café, Veroqua, WI
At Driftless Café in Viroqua, Wisconsin, owner and chef Luke Zahm expresses his love for the Wisconsin identity through an ever-changing farm-to-table menu. The 2017 James Beard finalist for Best Chef Midwest will share his passion for locally sourced ingredients and will feature Samuel Zook Duck Liver Pate, Ridgeland Harvest Roasted Ground Cherry and Serrano Jam with Driftless Organics Black Radish to create the perfect canapé.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Fratelli Branca Master Class

1–2pm – Council Room
Presenter: Peter Gugni, Brand Ambassador, Fratelli Branca
Fratelli Branca Brand Ambassador Peter Gugni will conduct a master class on the full Fratelli Branca portfolio, a deep dive into the world of Fratelli Branca. Peter will walk you through a tasting of such popular spirits as Fernet Branca and the Carpano vermouth portfolio. He will also discuss the history and production of both amaro and vermouth to give you a better understanding of where these brands began and how they are evolving.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Pork and Pinot: A New Twist on a Classic Pairing
Presented by Ney's Big Sky Meats

1–2pm – The American Club Great Bays
Presenter: Ney's Big Sky Meats
Tracy Sturm, Wine Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
Michael Maes, Fine Wine Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
Please join Tracy Sturm and Michael Maes, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin Wine Specialists for an exciting tasting that pairs two of your favorite things: Pinot and Pork! We’ll explore this match made in heaven with four different style of pinot noirs from around the world paired with your favorite pork bites provided by Ney's Big Sky Meats. It’ll be a match up of  world wide wine influences and American pork.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Taste of Place with Pine Ridge Vineyards

1–2pm – The Winery Bar
Presenter: Angela Gutiérrez Bortugno, Marketing and Education, Pine Ridge Vineyards
Doug Stringer, Executive Chef, The Immigrant Restaurant
Explore four California wine regions featuring a chenin blanc, a chardonnay and three cabernet sauvignons, and learn how these wines can be enhanced by the perfect food pairing. Local Wisconsin ingredients will be featured in small-bite pairings to accompany each wine. Learn how food can complement or contrast a wine by comparing flavors, textures, acidity and tannins. Understand how acidity loves fat, and how bright, refreshing wine loves fresh seafood or a creamy goat cheese.
Join us for this delicious food and wine pairing.
$49.99– Price includes tax and service fee.
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From Potato to Pasta with Fabio Viviani

2–3pm – Main Stage
Presenter: Fabio Viviani
Chef Fabio Viviani offers a lesson on how to eat like an Italian and shares tips and secrets to making authentic Italian dishes at home. Chef Fabio will show you how to make his favorite gnocchi recipe served up with his famous tomato sugo (sauce).
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Sagamore Rye Whiskey & KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates

2–3pm – Appley Theatre
Presenters: Brian Treacy, President Sagamore Spirits
Crystal Thomas, Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
The spirit of Sagamore whiskey flows from a 1909 spring house at Maryland’s Sagamore Farm. The same water that fuels champion thoroughbreds also cuts the rich spice of Sagamore's rye, creating a spirit as revolutionary as America’s risk takers and history makers. Discover this storied spirit and how it unlocks the flavor of KOHLER Orignal Recipe Chcoolates. Join us for this delicious chocolate & whiskey pairing seminar.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Understanding Louis Jadot and Burgundy

2–3pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenter: Katie Ellsweig, French Specialist, Kobrand Wine & Spirits 
Gain a true understanding of the Burgundy region of France with the famed wines of Louis Jadot as Katie Ellsweig, French Specialist from Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits, guides you through several of the different villages to taste and explore the intricacies of these amazing wines.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Curious About Rye? Rye Whiskies: Past, Present & Future

2–3pm – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Caleb Kilburn, Head Distiller, Peerless Distilling Co.
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. was resurrected 98 years after the last barrel was filled. Head Distiller Caleb Kilburn faced the challenge of combining pre-prohibition methods with cutting-edge technology to push the limits of distilling rye whiskey and bourbon. Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company's first release in nearly 100 years was named the top rye whiskey and top craft whiskey in the world. Caleb shares his fascinating journey to produce a truly remarkable whiskey.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Blending Seminar with Jarvis Estate Lake William

2–3pm – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: David Crane, National Sales Manager, Jarvis Estate
From the caves of the Vacus Mountains in Nappa Valley, join David Crane, National Sales Manager, from Jarvis Estate Winery as he leads you on a one-of-a-kind blending experience. Embark on this extraordinary journey where you'll learn about individual Bordeaux varietals, and blend wines from the hillside estate vineyards.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Tour Through the Prisoner Wine Company

2–3pm – The American Club Thunder Bay 
Presenter: Ken Abraham, Regional Sales Manager, The Prisoner Wine Company
The Prisoner Red Blend took the country by storm in the mid 2000's and immediately became a sought after cult classic. But have you tasted the Prisoner Wine Company's follow up hits Saldo, Thorn and Cuttings? Join Ken Abraham as he gives you a detailed look at the heritage of Prisoner wines, the history of the growers and how this wine is a historical connection to the grower's families and their heritage.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Ricasoli and the Development of Chianti Wines

2–3pm – The American Club Bay de Noc 
Presenter: Baron Francesco Ricasoli, President and Owner of Ricasoli Winery
The Ricasoli family has been linked to wine since 1141 at the di Brolio estate located in what is now known as the Chianti Classico region. The Ricasoli family and the history of Chianti wines have been intertwined since 1872, when Baron Bettino Ricasoli originated the formula for Chianti. Francesco Ricasoli, current owner and President of the company, has generated new ideas and concepts to render the vineyards sustainable. The ongoing study of soil types and the clonal selection of the brolio sangiovese are among his greatest passions. Francesco will lead you through the history of Chianti from its earliest inception under his ancestor to the development of the world-class wines that are produced at his winery today.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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ZD Wines 50th-Anniversary Perspective Tasting

2–3pm – The American Club Marquette Bay
Presenter: Teresa D'Aurizio, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, ZD Wines
Join Teresa D’Aurizio, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, for a perspective tasting of ZD Wines. Learn about the rich history of this family-owned-and-operated winery in the heart of Napa Valley on the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The deLeuze family is celebrating 50 years of winemaking and is releasing its first-ever sparkling Cuvée this fall to commemorate this milestone. Join in the celebration, enjoy this limited-edition release, and taste current and library selection offerings.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Secrets of Making Cake from Scratch

3–4pm – NUCU™ Midwest Chefs' Stage
Presenter: Jen Barney, Owner and Executive Chef, Meringue Bakery, La Crosse, WI
Jen Barney, chef and owner of Meringue Bakery in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and winner of the 2017 Food Network season of Holiday Baking Championship, is best known for her elegant wedding cakes. Of course, her talent and finesse covers the entire world of baking and Chef Jen will bring her skills to the Midwest Chefs' Stage to teach you how to make her famous chocolate cake from scratch.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Viking Pride with Highland Park

3–4pm – Council Room
Presenter: Zak Vossen, Brand Ambassador, Highland Park Single Malt Whiskey
Pay homage and honor to the proud spirit of Orkney in this tasting event with Highland Park Brand Ambassador Zak Vossen. Enjoy the Highland Park expressions that truly showcase the Viking soul. Hence, its motto: "We make whiskey like no one else could, because we make whiskey where no one else would".
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Sampling of Sonoma Featuring St. Francis

3–4pm – The Winery Bar
Presenter: Bob Aldridge, COO, St. Francis Winery
St. Francis Winery is known for making all of its wines from grapes grown only in Sonoma, California. Join St. Francis Chief Operating Officer Bob Aldridge for a sampling of pure Sonoma with the delicious fruit-forward wines of St. Francis.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Smoke and Char with Marcus Samuelsson

4–5pm – Main Stage
Presenter: Marcus Samuelsson
Smoked food takes a twist with this Chef Marcus Samuelsson inspired smoked char demonstration.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Macallan: Redefining Mac & Cheese

4–5pm – Appley Theatre
Presenter: Alex Renshaw, The Macallan Brand Ambassador, The Edrington Group
Whisky and cheese making are sophisticated arts defined by traditions and time-honored processes. Edrington’s Brand Ambassador Alex Renshaw will guide you through The Macallan’s range of flavor notes and explain how each Macallan marque is a perfect complement to the rich creaminess of specific artisanal cheeses. Learn how to take these two iconic indulgences, rooted in tradition, and  share your newfound knowledge with friends and family at home. It's "Mac & Cheese," redefined. Join us for this delicious cheese & Scotch pairing seminar. 
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Tale of Two Baroli | The Legends and Legacies of Piedmont's Oldest Estates: Giacomo Borgogno e Figli
Est. 1761 & Casa E. Di Mirafiore Est. 1870

4–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenters: Andrea Cravero, International Export Manager, Giocomo Borgogno and Casa E. di Mirafiore
This comparative tasting will traverse two of Piedmont’s most classical producers of Barolo presented by Manager of Export Andrea Cravero. A library wine from Borgogno’s famous cellar will be featured alongside Mirafiore’s current releases that will age beautifully in your home cellar. This is classical Piedmont.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Sensory Tour of Alsace

4–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Patrick Aledo, General Manager, Pierre Sparr Wines
Do you love bubbles? Join Patrick Aledo, General Manager of Pierre Sparr Wines, on a tour through Alsace enjoying both sparkling and still wines. Alsace has existed since 1976 as a major sparkling wine hub. Learn about this unique region full of history and enjoy varietals that are hundreds of years old.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Tour Belle Glos - The Terroirs of Each Vineyard

4–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Joe Wagner, Owner & Winemaker, Copper Cane Wines & Provisions
Join Joe Wagner as he takes you on a tour of the single vineyards of Belle Glos Pinot Noir. Founded in 2001, Belle Glos showcases distinctive pinot noirs produced from California’s most noteworthy coastal wine-growing regions. Belle Glos is named after his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, and holds a special place within Joe’s family.  You will be able to better understand the unique differences between the 5 single vineyards.  Be among the first people to try the much anticipated Eulenloch vineyard which is Joe’s first Napa Valley designated pinot noir and the highly allocated Taylor Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Discover the New Wines of Sicily

4–5pm – The American Club Thunder Bay 
Presenter: Antonella Imborgia, International Marketing Manager, Donnafugata
Antonella Imborgia, Donnafugata International Marketing Manager, will lead you through the history of Sicilian winemaking, educate you on the unique terroirs and indigenous grapes grown in Sicily, and describe the revolutionary changes happening in Sicily to bring Sicilian wines to the forefront of the industry. She will demonstrate why the Donnafugata winery is a leader in these breakthroughs while you taste incredible wines from this state-of-the-art winery in western Sicily. 
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Start and Finish Your Holiday Meals with KOHLER Brandy

4–5pm – The American Club Marquette Bay  
Presenters: Crystal Thomas, Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Dan Dufek, Beverage Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin

Entertaining this holiday season? Let us help you look like a hero. Join Crystal Thomas and Dan Dufek in this interactive session to learn easy ways to invigorate your upcoming gathering.  Roll your sleeves up and get ready to become the at home bartender with these easy to make concoctions to start and finish your holiday gathering. Join us for this delicious pairing.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Slider: Beyond the Burger with Terry John Zila

5–6pm – NUCU™ Midwest Chefs' Stage
Presenter: Terry John Zila; Teaching instructor, Executive Chef & Owner, JohnJeanJuan, Minneapolis, MN
Terry John Zila has been experimenting in the kitchen most of his life, and has appeared on Food Network's Bakers & Fakers, DIY Network's Curb Appeal and is contributing Chef for KSTP's Twin Cities Live. Terry's twenty years in the restaurant industry is on display when he prepares and samples out his famous Crispy Cod BLT Slider.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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All About Whiskey with FEW Spirits

5–6pm – Council Room
Presenter: Paul Hletko, Founder & Master Distiller, FEW Spirits
Join FEW Spirits founder Paul Hletko on a whiskey journey to explore bourbon and rye. Taste the 95-point FEW Bourbon and famed FEW Rye with the creators and explore wine barrel finishes. Enjoy the history and savor the flavors.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Grand Tasting

5:30–7pm – The American Club Huron, Superior and Michigan Rooms
Presenters: BelGioioso Cheese
Discover new wines during this tasting with more than 30  knowledgeable wine exhibitors serving their favorites at the 18th annual Kohler Food & Wine. When you taste a wine you especially enjoy, you can purchase a bottle on the spot.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Heidsieck Champagne Dinner

6:30–10pm – The Immigrant Restaurant
Presenters: Véronique LaMotte, Brand Ambassador, Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Doug Stringer, Executive Chef, The Immigrant Restaurant

Immerse yourself in the world of one of the oldest Champagne houses: Charles Heidsieck Champagne. Véronique LaMotte, Brand Ambassador, will guide you through the evening, as Executive Chef Doug Stringer takes you on a culinary journey that highlights the wines Véronique will share.
$260 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Sipping Bubbly Under the Stars

9–11pm – Taittinger Tent
Presenters: Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand Wine & Spirits
Destination Kohler Culinary Team
All good things must come to an end, but we will keep things going as long as we can with a celebration of bubbly. Enjoy flowing Champagne and delectable bites as Champagne Taittinger shares some of its best bottles while the sounds of toe-tapping jazz favorites echo throughout the evening.
$119 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Complimentary Events

NUCU™ Pop-Up Shop

9:30am–6pm – NUCU™ Midwest Chefs' Stage
NUCU™ brings confidence and joy to passionate home chefs with superbly-crafted cookware and bakeware that offers flawless performance. Explore this exclusive collection at the Midwest Chefs' Stage.


Torke Coffee

10am–3pm  Cucina Breezeway
Torke Coffee Sample Bar – Start your day or get a mid-day jolt with complimentary hot coffee from Sheboygan’s own Torke Family Coffee Roasters.


Curtain Call, One Last Bite & a Beer

10:30am–11:30am – Kohler Design Center
Presenters: Paul Smitala, Restaurant Manager/Chef, Blackwolf Run
Ed Del Grande, Master Plumber/Captain
Grant Pauly, Founder/Master Brewer, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.
It’s been a great run of Food & Wine demos, so join Chef Paul, Captain Ed and Brewmaster Grant for their fun-filled curtain call demo where they share what will be their final and favorite bite to eat and beer pairing.


Gourmet Marketplace

11am–5pm  The American Club
Stir the senses at this gourmet gathering of artisanal cheesemakers and specialty food vendors, each offering informational tidbits and delicious tastings of exceptional products.


Woodlake Market

11am6pm  The Shops at Woodlake
Vendor Fair and Samplings – Featuring a variety of local and regional offerings. Give your taste buds a party and try some tasty treats of cheeses, chocolates and more.


Greek Small Plates for Parties

Noon1pm  Kohler Design Center
Presenter: Greg Lee, Greece e Spoon


Champagne Taittinger Tent

Noon4pm  The Shops at Woodlake
A relaxing spot to spend the afternoon with glasses of champagne available for purchase.


Curtain Call, One Last Bite & a Beer

1:30–2:30pm – Kohler Design Center
Presenters: Paul Smitala, Restaurant Manager/Chef, Blackwolf Run
Ed Del Grande, Master Plumber/Captain
Grant Pauly, Founder/Master Brewer, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.
It’s been a great run of Food & Wine demos, so join Chef Paul, Captain Ed and Brewmaster Grant for their fun-filled curtain call demo where they share what will be their final and favorite bite to eat and beer pairing.


Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton Duo

3–5:30pm – Inn on Woodlake Patio (Inn on Woodlake Atrium, in the event of inclement weather)
Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton are two strong song writers that play in the same band Kyle Megna & The Monsoons. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle and Ross channel can’t-get-enough energy that’s keeps you entertained!

Special Offers

Art Imig’s Clothiers

10am–8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Receive 10% off all sportswear and 20% off all dress clothes. Not available with any other offers—in-store merchandise only.


ARTspace – A Gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Exhibit Opening
One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand
Explore a curated assortment of handcrafted works by over 30 nationally renowned artists. Select from an enticing array of jewelry, glass, ceramics, handbags, photography and more.


Bold Cycle

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Enjoy 20% off in our Bold Boutique during studio events.


Kacia

10am–8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Trunk Shows: 10am–5pm
Jewelry by Kim E. Wilson
Small wearable sculptures inspired by life’s surroundings. The results are simple, yet complex, industrial, yet natural.
Alashan Cashmere
Featuring Alashan 100% cashmere toppers. You can make any of your ensembles more sophisticated with these lovely cashmere toppers.


Kohler Gardener

10am–8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
MacKenzie-Childs Gift-with-Purchase Event
Receive a complimentary gift with any MacKenzie-Childs purchase.
Spend $150 and receive a Courtly Check cutting board or spend $300 and receive a Courtly Check baguette dish.


Movers & Shakers Kids Toys

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Save 20% on all food-themed toys, books and games.


Scentualities

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Brunch is always a good idea!
Join Scentualities for “brunch” Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 2pm. We will be featuring complimentary coffee and pastries while you mingle with Angelina Blackmon, our Harper & Ari representative. Please enjoy 20% off Harper & Ari exfoliating sugar cubes all weekend!


Sweet Potato’s

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
“Be Ready in a Prosecco
Charlotte Muzik Designs Trunk Show (10am–5pm)
Bean Bag Toss (11am–3pm)
Enter our Beauty Basket raffle


Wisconsin Trader

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
The Frye Company Gift-with-Purchase Event
Shop the latest fall collection of boots and bags from The Frye Company.
Receive $50 off and a complimentary gift with any Frye boot or handbag purchase.


With Child

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
All maternity apparel 20% to 70% off.


Yoga on the Lake

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Enjoy 20% off in our Yoga on the Lake Boutique during studio events.


Kohler Swing Studio & Golf Shop

10am10pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Receive a complementary Ryder Cup hat ($35 value), with any purchase of $75 or more.


Woodlake Market

11am–6pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Vendor Fair and Samplings. A variety of local and regional offerings is featured. Throw your taste buds a party and try pairing wines, beers, spirits, cheeses, chocolates and more.