Friday, October 18

Ticketed Events

Friday Spirit District

Noon–5pm Destination Kohler Spirit District
The Kohler Food & Wine Spirit District keeps getting better. We brought together a great selection of food and wine spirit partners and libations in one location where you sample a variety of delicious cocktails from some of the hottest names in the industry including Hendrick's Gin, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Sagamore Signature Rye Whiskey, Fever-Tree, Templeton Rye, Cutwater Spirits and more. Your $20 wristband gets you access for the day so you can explore and sample at your leisure.
$20 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Punch & Brunch

10–11am  Appley Theatre
Presenters:
Matt Bauer, Executive Chef, Destination Kohler
Dan Dufek, Beverage Development Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin

Bloody Marys and mimosas have been a staple of brunch for years. This demonstration turns the idea of brunch drinks on its head with fun and flavorful punches you can substitute for those traditional drinks. Join The American Club® executive chef Matt Bauer and Dan Dufek, beverage development specialist with Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin, for new and fun brunch treats.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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America's Test Kitchen's 20th Anniversary

11am–Noon Main Stage
Presenters:
Bridget Lancaster
Julia Collin Davison
Join Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, hosts of the Emmy-nominated, top-rated cooking show America’s Test Kitchen, as they celebrate a rare milestone: 20 years teaching America how to cook one foolproof recipe at a time. As original cast members, they’ll be cooking some of their favorite recipes from the show’s 20-year history live. America’s Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary Cookbook–a special collection of extraordinary recipes, techniques and innovations–will be available for purchase and signing.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Hosting a Vegan Brunch with Amanda Weber

11amNoon  Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenter: Amanda Weber, Private Chef
Chef Amanda Weber wants you to know that Vegans eat more than just salad. Learn about the vegan diet when you Join Chef Amanda for an immersion into plant-based cooking. See how a vegan cuisine can be easy, accessible for all palates and oh-so flavorful.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Tully's Tasty Trivia

11amNoon  Council Room
Presenter: Mark Donnelly, Brand Ambassador Tullamore D.E.W.
Join the most enjoyable and flavorful trivia experience the world has ever seen. Tully Trivia will be hosted by Irishman/Tullamore D.E.W. brand ambassador Mark Donnelly from the Emerald Isle. The seminar will include a rollercoaster ride through the history of the beloved liquid, revealing some of the biggest secrets and tricks that have led to the great success of Tullamore D.E.W. You will get the chance to indulge in four unique and stimulating styles of Tullamore D.E.W. and be quizzed on what you just learned with a very interactive, fun and engaging round of trivia.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Two Wisconsin Originals, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and BelGioioso Cheese

Noon–1pm Appley Theatre
Presenters:
Crystal Thomas, Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Sean Moran, Vice President, BelGioioso

When you take the best cheese and pair it with the best chocolate, you’re in for a fun, educational seminar. Sean Moran of BelGioioso Cheese joins Kohler’s Crystal Thomas in a delightful food pairing you’ll want to share at your next dinner party. Join them for this delicious chocolate and cheese pairing seminar.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Champagne Charlie: The House of Charles Heidsieck

Noon–1pm Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenter: Véronique Lamotte , Head of Marketing and Communications, Charles Heidsieck House
In the 1850s, Charles Heidsieck was the first champagne producer to promote his wines in the United States. He became a larger-than-life figure known as “Champagne Charlie” and helped champagne gain a foothold in the new world. The evolution of champagne took many early twists and turns before reaching the beauty and balance recognized today. The House of Charles Heidsieck uses up to 40 percent of reserve wines in its nonvintage wines, an amount that greatly exceeds the norm. Understanding the significance of a reserve wine vision inside a champagne house and how it steadies the volatile beverage will enlighten you on the storied history of the region. Champagne Charles Heidsieck has one of the deepest reserve libraries in Champagne and a long legacy in the art of blending.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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It's Willamette, Damnit

Noon–1pm Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Tyler Kincaid, National Accounts Midwest Sales Manager, Van Duzer Vineyards
Join Tyler Kincaid for an enthralling seminar about the Van Duzer Corridor in Oregon and its effect on the Willamette Valley. Tyler will walk you through the Van Duzer estate-grown wines and explain the differences in soil type, clone type and how the microclimate affects the wine.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Discovering Napa Valley: From Carneros to Calistoga

Noon–1pm Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Megan deZendegui–North Central Region Sales Manager, Frank Family Vineyards
Taste your way through the Frank Family Vineyards' wines as you learn about the different subappellations of Napa Valley. Starting at its southernmost vineyard in the Carneros AVA, learn why chardonnay and pinot noir thrive in this area. Then, continue to travel north as you taste zinfandel and cabernets from vineyards located in Capell Valley and Rutherford. During this interactive tour of Napa Valley, you will learn the different Frank Family Vineyard locations and how each area and vineyard plays a special role in creating the wine you have in your glass.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Taste for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Noon–1pm The Winery Bar
Presenter: Robert Aldridge, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Sequoia Grove Winery
Join Bob Aldridge from Sequoia Grove Winery to learn how the five key elements of taste – salt, sour, sweet, bitter and umami – can influence the perception and enjoyment of cabernet sauvignon. The session will start by tasting three single-vineyard cabernet sauvignons that are major components of the nationally available Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon blend. Experience the unique aroma and flavor nuances of different Napa Valley AVAs, and learn how they contribute complexity and layers of flavor. From there, pivot to a fun and educational tasting experiment with small bites of foods that represent essences of salt, sour and sweet. Permission is granted to play with your food. You’ll be amazed at how each of these individual bites can influence cabernet sauvignon in a very significant way. Which of these essences play well with cabernet and which one should you avoid? You’ll have to come experience for yourself. You’ll walk away with an entirely new appreciation of food and wine.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Good Food, Good Times, Good Wine

Noon–1pm The American Club Great Bays

Presenters:
Rob Hurrie, Owner & Chef, Black Pig
Katie Ellsweig, French Specialist, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
When thinking about French wines, many of us turn our attention to the many famous red wines that are produced throughout the French countryside. In this fun and flavorful seminar, Chef Rob Hurrie joins Katie Ellsweig to walk you through some appetizing pairings featuring French white wines. Chef Rob will share some delicious samples of food that you can serve alongside some enchanting French white varietals.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Lunch with Seghesio Family Vineyards

Noon–2pm The Wisconsin Room
Presenters:
Peter Janiak, Culinary Director and Executive Chef, Crimson Wine Group
Tony Fabiano, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Crimson Wine Group

Peter Janiak, culinary director and executive chef for the Crimson Wine Group, has a love for locally sourced ingredients, which he pairs well with the world-class wines from Seghesio Family Vineyards in Sonoma County. Tony Fabiano will be presenting the storied history of Seghesio and guiding guests through the wine pairings.
$109.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Demystifying Drunken Noodles with Jet Tila

1–2pm Main Stage
Presenter: Jet Tila
Drunken noodles have overtaken Pad Thai as America’s favorite Thai noodle dish. Dive deeply into deconstructing this mysterious dish as Chef Tila shows how to make the fresh rice noodles from scratch; then he balances hot, salty, sweet and savory the Thai way.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Preparing, Smoking and Reverse Searing Whole Beef Tenderloin for the Holidays with Sean Finley

1–2pm  Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenter: Sean Finley, Executive Chef, John Burrell's High Adventure Company
In this seminar Chef Sean Finley will show how to properly trim, tie and season a whole beef tenderloin that  can be acquired in anyone's local grocery store. He will then show you how to smoke it properly and reverse sear the tenderloin prior to slicing and serving. All of these techniques are easily done in the home kitchen to impress your guests.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Bourbon's Older Brother: Rye Whiskey

1–2pm  Council Room
Presenter: Ryan Norwood, Director of Operations, Sagamore Spirit
Rye whiskey was distilled by America’s original risk-taking and history-making patriots and was the bold spirit of choice for leaders, signers and builders. Now it’s back. Join Sagamore Spirit Director of Operations Ryan Norwood for an in-depth discussion about the distinctiveness of Maryland-style rye whiskey as it compares to other brown spirits. The original Maryland-style rye is unique both in its mash bill and proofing process, and the distillation team at Sagamore Spirit is reviving this innovation across all product lines. Sagamore Spirit is proud to tell the full American whiskey story and its influence on the extended whiskey family.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Blind Tasting Wine – Your Taste Buds Are Better than You Think

1–2pm  The American Club Thunder Bay
Presenters: Susan Greve, Regional Manager, Guarachi Wine Partners
Many people in the wine industry often gather in tasting groups to blind taste wines and discuss their characteristics. This is your opportunity to share that experience. Blind tasting is a method of tasting wine which avoids having or creating any preconceived perceptions of a wine based on the known varietal, region or label of the wine. Strap on your thinking caps and be prepared to put your senses to the test as you blind taste wines of different grape varieties from different regions and assess the fruit character.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Tempranillo Master Class

1–2pm  The American Club Bay de Noc
Presenter: Veronica Ruiz, North America Export Manager, Familia Fernández Rivera
Based in the heart of Ribera del Duero, Spain, the Fernández family has been passionate about winemaking for decades and established four unique wineries: Tinto Pesquera and Condado de Haza in Ribera del Duero, Dehesa de la Granja in Vadillo de la Guareña, and El Vínculo in La Mancha. Host Veronica Ruiz, North America export manager for Familia Fernandez Rivera, will explore the influence of terroir on tempranillo through tasting varietal wines from each of these four sites and focusing on their individual identities.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Grgich Hills – What does “Organic Wines” mean for you?

1–2pm  The American Club Marquette Bay
Presenter: Sean Barrett, National Sales Ambassador, Grgich Hills Estate
Grgich Hills Estate’s National Sales Ambassador, Sean Barrett, will lead a seminar on the iconic Napa Valley winery’s organic farming practices and wines. Grgich Hills Estate has farmed 366 acres of estate-grown vineyards organically since 2006. The winery and its vineyards have also become certified Napa Green, a sought-after designation recognizing soil-to-bottle stewardship of the land and environment. Join us, and learn about various sustainability certifications and what they mean for you—the wine lover and consumer. The seminar will also include a tasting of four of the winery’s highly acclaimed wines.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Mac(Allan) & Cheese: Discover the perfect pairing of The Macallan and Cheese

23pm  Appley Theatre
Presenter: Cameron Millar, Brand Ambassador, The Macallan Scotch Whisky
Whisky and cheese creations are sophisticated, complex arts defined by traditions and time-honored processes. The Macallan brand ambassador, Cameron Millar, will guide you through a unique sensory experience pairing a select range of The Macallan portfolio with perfectly paired artisanal cheeses. You will learn how to take these two iconic indulgences rooted in tradition and share your newfound knowledge with friends and family by creating your own at-home experience: It's mac & cheese, redefined.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Taste Sonoma Through St. Francis Winery’s Distinctive Vineyards

23pm  Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenter: Robert Aldridge, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis CFO and COO Bob Aldridge will take you on a tour of Sonoma wine country as you taste wines from St. Francis’ distinctive and estate vineyards. Explore how the diverse terrain, marine influence and unique soils in this beautiful winegrowing area combine with extraordinary winemaking to create exceptional and collectable wines.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Explore the Elegance of Lake County Zinfandel

2–3pm  Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Jason Driscoll, Winemaker and Owner, Driscoll Wine Co.
With roots in an old vine zinfandel vineyard in Lake County on the top of Mount Konocti, Jason Driscoll learned how the history of the soil, vineyard practices and regionality all influence the fruit that the vines bare. He will walk you through the two main old vine zinfandel vineyards that he sources from today with Contra Costa, Del Barba Vineyard and Lodi Cherryhouse Vineyard as the focus. They are fascinating locations and soils used each as a single vineyard bottling as well as blended together to create the California zinfandel.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Wines of Bibi Graetz – Exploring Tuscan Sangiovese from an Artisanal Perspective

2–3pm  Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Vincenzo d’Andrea, Sales & Marketing Director, Bibi Graetz
Sangiovese, the king of the red grapes of Tuscany, is well-known by wine lovers who drink brunello, Chianti, vino nobile de Montepulciano and other DOC wines. Bibi Graetz, ever the artist and innovator, takes sangiovese from different areas of Tuscany and crafts beautiful wines outside of the DOC regulations. In this seminar, learn about the sangiovese grape and how it differs when growing in various appellations of Tuscany. Also, taste and learn about Bibi’s unique and iconic blends to discover how he interprets these differences in terroir into his own masterpieces.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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1000 Miles of Pinot Noir Thru WALT Vineyards

2–3pm  The Winery Bar
Presenter: Tony Gatti, Midwest/Great Lake Sales Manager,  HALL & WALT Wines
Join Tony Gatti as he takes you through a tasting experience of WALT Wines. Owned by Vintners Kathryn Walt Hall and Craig Hall, WALT has a passion for producing wines of a place: chardonnay and pinot noir from the Pacific Coast's most distinctive vineyard sites. Spanning over 1000 miles, the WALT portfolio of vineyards includes the Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Los Carneros, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Lucia Highlands and Willamette Valley appellations. Tony will begin in the famed Shea Vineyard in Willamette, Oregon. From there, you will travel south to the Anderson Valley, then on to the Sonoma Coast before finishing in the Santa Rita Hills. Explore both these broad appellations and single vineyards within some of those appellations. This seminar is a unique opportunity to explore the expressive diversity of one beloved varietal when cultivated on disparate terroirs on the West Coast of the United States: 1076 miles of pinot noir as the crow flies, to be exact. 
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Pastrami To Make a New Yorker Proud with Geoffrey Zakarian

34pm Main Stage
Presenter: Geoffrey Zakarian
Pastrami is one of America’s favorite sandwich choices and nowhere in the world is it made better than in New York, America’s deli capital. Chef and New York sandwich lover, Geoffrey Zakarian, will show you how to make this delectable classic you’ll be proud to serve to family and friends. . . or enjoy when you make that midnight snack run to the kitchen.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Supper Club Signature Steak with Andrew Mueller

34pm  Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenter: Andrew Mueller, Owner and Chef, Galley 57
Chef Andy Mueller from one of Green Bay’s most famous supper clubs, Galley 57, will take you on a culinary journey through the history and flavors found in a Wisconsin supper club. With a mix of his own creative flair and an eye toward old-style supper club cooking, Chef Andy makes old cool again as he prepares the Galley 57 signature steak.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Original Bottled Cocktails

34pm  Council Room
Presenter: Peter Gugni, Senior Portfolio Manager Branca USA
Branca USA’s Peter Gugni walks guests back in time through the earliest forms of bottled cocktails: vermouths and amari. How did they come to be? How are they produced? Why are other parts of the world so enamored with these fine products, and why is America beginning to catch on? Peter will walk you through the history, an in-depth tasting and at-home cocktail options to delight every palate.
$29.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Dram, Draft and Chocolate

34pm  The American Club Thunder Bay
Presenters:
Crystal Thomas, Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Mark Donnelly, Brand Ambassador, Tullamore D.E.W.
Get ready to have your senses exposed to a range of flavors and aromas in this unusual and surely mouthwatering pairing seminar. The trifecta of pairing chocolate, whiskey and beer will create a heavenly experience you will not want to miss. Join our experts as they guide you through the delicate task of matching flavors and aromas of each beverage to the delicious flavors of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Press & Chile

34pm  The American Club Bay de Noc
Presenters:
Judd Adelman, State Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Joe Austreng, Chef, Destination Kohler
In 2009 Montes Winery began dry farming on its vineyard. In turn, this reduced the amount of water used by the vineyard by 65 percent, or the equivalent amount used by 3200 Chilean families. What better to pair with the sustainable farm-to-table foods of Kohler's own Press + Chill restaurant? Judd Adleman of Kobrand wines joins Chef Austreng in this wholistic food pairing.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Little Piece of France in the Heart of Napa Valley

34pm  The American Club Marquette Bay
Presenter: Joseph Leli, National Sales Manager, Signorello Estate & Wines
Founded by father and son in 1977, Signorello Estate focuses on luxury 100 percent estate-grown Napa Valley cabernet and chardonnay. Located in the southern part of Napa on the Silverado Trail, the rocky vineyard has a slightly cooler climate and boasts some of the oldest chardonnay vines in the Napa Valley. Multiple exposures and differing elevations, along with varied vine age and soil types, create an extremely diverse estate vineyard capable of making wines of both complexity and balance. Experience a little piece of France in the heart of Napa Valley.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Veggie Cocktails

34pm  Press + Chill
Presenters:
Lindsay Abler & Kimberly Hoffman, Press + Chill Juicery and Food Bar

Cocktails with all-natural ingredients fresh from the garden are trending up. Join Lindsay Abler and Kimberly Hoffman as they serve up nutrient-dense, health-inspired modern craft cocktails. Sip on organic gin, mezcal and tequila infused with Press + Chill signature cold-pressed juice.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Riedel Performance Glass Seminar and Tasting

34pm  The American Club Great Bays
Presenter: Mari Beth Baumberger, Regional Sales Manager, Riedel Glass Company
Developed for elegance and refined wine enjoyment, Riedel Glassware brings its Performance red and white tasting series to Food & Wine. Glassware and wine expert Mari Beth Baumberger will lead a tasting according to the grape-varietal-specific set that will teach participants how glassware provides a difference in appreciating fine wines. Upon conclusion of the tasting, the set of four Performance glasses is yours to keep.
$89.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Getting Better with Age

45pm  Appley Theatre
Presenters: Abby Despins, Senior Marketing Manager, Roth Cheese
Aging cheese is both an art and a science, and in this tasty and informative seminar, Abby Despins, senior marketing manager for Roth Cheese, walks you through how its cellar masters age cheese including the award-winning Roth Grand Cru. You'll sample several of Roth's most popular cheeses at different stages of the aging process.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Pursuing Perfection with Tenuta San Guido

45pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
Presenter: Teresa Spada, Italian Portfolio Specialist, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
What is a perfect wine? This is something most wineries strive for, and Tenuta San Guido is no different. You will have the unique opportunity to try six exquisite wines from the legendary Tuscan producer Tenuta San Guido, including the 100-point-rated 2016 vintage of Sassicaia, along with the 2015 vintage, which was named Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. Join Teresa Spada, Italian portfolio specialist from Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits, as she guides you through multiple vintages of Le Difese, Guidalberto and the iconic Sassicaia. Dive into this estate's rich history and judge for yourself if any of these wines are truly perfect.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Sensory Tour of Argentina´s Extreme Andean Terroirs

45pm  Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Gustavo Bertagna, Head Winemaker, Susana Balbo Wines
Today, Argentina is one of the world´s most exciting wine regions. It's growing grapes in some of the world’s most extreme climates with vineyards located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains from 3000 to 8000 feet elevation. Combined with Argentina’s diverse terroirs, which are formed by ancient riverbeds that once ran to the Pacific Ocean, this environment makes each grape and terroir unique. Gustavo Bertagna, head winemaker at Susana Balbo Wines, works in the most exciting subregions of Mendoza´s Uco Valley and Salta, including Altamira, Gualtallary, Los Chacayes and Cafayate, to find the truest expression of these terroirs. This seminar will take you on a sensory tour of these regions to show how variations in terroir lead to one-of-a-kind wines.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Visit to the Veneto with Masi

45pm  Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Tony Apostolakos, U.S. Director of Marketing & Sales, Masi Agricola
The Veneto is one of Italy's most incredible growing regions, and it features one of the most interesting wines in the world, amarone. Join Tony Apostolakos, Masi's U.S. director of marketing and sales, to taste through the wines of Masi that are produced in the appassimento process of drying the grapes before crushing them for production. 
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Stewards of Cabernet: The Salvestrin Family Story That Began in 1932

45pm  The Winery Bar
Presenter: Grant Bender, National Sales Manager, Salvestrin Winery
It began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920s. In 1932 they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch including the home of Dr. Crane. Generations since have been stewards of the region sustainably growing the highest-quality grapes for over 80 years. Join Grant Bender, national sales manager, Salvestrin Winery, as he guides you through Salvestrin's exquisite portfolio including a rare library vertical tasting of Three D cabernet sauvignon from the famed Dr. Crane Vineyard.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Braised Duck Vindaloo Samosa with Maneet Chauhan

56pm  Main Stage
Presenter: Maneet Chauhan
Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan, judge on Food Network's Chopped and Wedding Cake Championship and chef restauranteur (Chauhan Ale and Masala House, Tánsuŏ, The Mockingbird and Chaatable) lifts the mystery of Indian cooking. She will show you how to elevate a savory Indian street classic turnover—a samosa stuffed with vindaloo-braised duck leg. She'll serve it with a mango-mint chutney on a seasonal fennel fig pomegranate slaw.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Getting to Know Gnocchi with Peter Janiak

56pm  Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenters:
Peter Janiak, Culinary Director and Executive Chef, Crimson Wine Group
Tony Fabiano, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Crimson Wine Group
Join Peter Janiak, culinary director and executive chef for the Crimson Wine Group, as he teaches you how to make a twist on gnocchi with a wild mushroom and veal ragout. Along the way, enjoy a highlight of the Crimson Wine Group portfolio including the iconic Napa Valley Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viognier.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Reinventing the (Ginger) Wheel

56pm  Council Room
Presenter: Alex Brick, Brand Ambassador, Fever-Tree
Sharpen your palate with Fever-Tree and explore the importance of real ginger to make the very best cocktails. From Cochin, India, to the Yucatán, Fever-Tree sources the finest all-natural ingredients available for its ginger ale and ginger beer mixers. After all, if three-quarters of your drink is the mixer, mix with the best.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow . . . Bruno Giacosa and His Legacy in Piedmont

56pm  The American Club Thunder Bay
Presenter: Daniele Sbordi, Luxury Account Sales Director and Partner, Folio Fine Wine Partners
Bruno Giacosa crafts some of the most prestigious Barolo and Barbaresco single-vineyard wines in Piedmont and is one of the world’s most respected wine producers. He began working in the family business at the age of 15 and was the third generation of his family to make wine in the Langhe. In the early 1980s, Giacosa’s search for the best vineyard sources initiated the process of acquiring vineyards in the communes of Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco – vineyards that consistently produce some of the finest expressions of Nebbiolo. Bruno Giacosa’s winemaking philosophy combines a respect for tradition and conservative winemaking with the selected use of modern technology to obtain the best expression of each vineyard’s terroir. This seminar will lead you through the incredible wines of Bruno Giacosa starting with his elegant wines for regular consumption and culminating with two of the most collectible wines in the world. This seminar will help you to understand Bruno’s goal to produce wine that maintains its identity from vine to bottle and that great wines begin in the vineyard with the production of grapes cultivated by experienced growers.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Bordeaux Meets Bacon

56pm  The American Club Bay de Noc
Presenters:
Paul Smitala, Chef, Blackwolf Run
Sara Rathbun, Director of Marketing & Communications, Dry Creek Vineyards
The only thing better than bacon is bacon paired with a mouthwatering Bordeaux-style blend. Join Director of Marketing and Communications Sara Rathbun and Chef Smitala as they pair the iconic California meritage producer Dry Creek Vineyard with delicious and creative preparations of bacon-inspired foods. Sarah will sample and share in the rich history of the winery’s distinctive portfolio of Bordeaux-style blends, including single-vineyard, limited-production selections with Chef Smitala's bacon creations.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Introducing Pure Paso: J Lohr's New Proprietary Red Wine

56pm  The American Club Marquette Bay
Presenter: Lawernce Lohr, Co-Owner, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Lawrence Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines will guide you through a discussion and tasting of the 2017 J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red Wine. The Lohr family was among the first grape-growing and winemaking pioneers to establish Paso Robles as a world-class source for Bordeaux varieties. More than thirty years later, J. Lohr has a unique perspective on the region, which Lawrence will explore as he speaks directly to the appellation’s history, character and sense of place. Pure Paso artfully blends cabernet sauvignon and petite sirah from this region J. Lohr is proud to call home, showing off Paso Robles’ winemaking history, captured in a bottle.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Grand Tasting

5:30–7pm  The American Club Lake Huron, Superior, Michigan
Discover new wines during this tasting with more than 30 knowledgeable wine exhibitors serving over 100 different wines at the 19th annual Kohler Food & Wine. New this year, enjoy live music while sipping on wine. If 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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Food & Wine French Dinner  Featuring Kobrand Wines and Bartolotta Restaurant Group

68pm  Champagne Taittinger Tent
Presenters:
Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand FIne Wine & Spirits
Katie Ellsweig, French Wine Portfolio Specialist, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Adam Siegel, Executive Chef/Managing Partner, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group

Enjoy five courses exploring the historic wine regions of France and their culinary companions. Adam Siegel, the James Beard Award-winning executive chef of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro and executive chef of Bartolotta Restaurant Group, is joined by Katie Ellsweig and Ron Breitstein of Kobrand Wines to take you on this “Tour de France” with menu pairings specifically developed by Chef Adam.
$209.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Ignite the Senses The Immigrant Restaurant Whiskey Dinner

6:309pm  The Immigrant Restaurant
Presenters:
Leonard Sorce, Chef, The Immigrant Restaurant
Cameron Millar, Brand Ambassador, The Macallan Scotch Whisky
Ignite your senses at an intimate, perfectly paired five-course culinary journey with Chef Leonard Sorce and Cameron Millar, brand ambassador for Edrington. This five-course culinary experience will be a sensory journey with some of the finest whiskys paired with the four-star cuisine of The Immigrant Restaurant. The Macallan Estate, Highland Park 18, Wyoming Whiskey Outryder and Noble Oak Bourbon have been meticulously paired with Chef Sorce creations for a dinner that you will not forget.
$179 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Bringing Wine Country to Kohler Featuring St. Francis Winery & Vineyards with Trevor Eliason

7–8:30pm  Main Stage
Presenters:
Trevor Eliason, Executive Chef, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Robert Aldridge, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Celebrate the season and Sonoma’s wine country with this delicious demonstration from Chef Trevor Eliason of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Chef Eliason heads the award-winning Wine & Food Pairing program at the winery and, along with Bob Aldridge, Winery CFO and COO, will take you through an evening in Sonoma wine country. The event will feature three unique courses each enhanced with the perfect wine pairing. Sumptuous Sonoma Valley wines, along with seasonality, spices and specialty ingredients, will be showcased in this memorable demonstration. To finish off the evening, take home a preselected bottle of St. Francis wine to enjoy.
$59.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Chef's Kitchen Wine Dinner

7–9:30pm  Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenters:
Amanda Weber, Private Chef
Andrew Mueller, Owner and Chef, Galley 57
Sean Finley, Executive Chef, John Burrell's High Adventure Company
Peter Janiak, Culinary Director and Executive Chef, Crimson Wine Group
What better to end the first day of Kohler Food & Wine than spending an evening enjoying delectable food and delicious wine with our featured chefs. Each of the Kitchen Stage chefs will present a course paired with an amazing wine that will perfectly round out a day of fun and indulgence.
$156.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Taste of the Vine

8–10pm  Kohler Design Center
Presenters: Destination Kohler Culinary Team
Held against the inspiring backdrop of the Kohler Design Center’s “Great Wall of China,” our Friday night event celebrates the weekend’s featured beverage: wine. Live music will keep the evening moving while you indulge in delicious varietal wines along with amazing food in this premier epicurean event.
$139.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Special Offers

Champagne Taittinger Tent

12–4pm – Champagne Taittinger Tent
A relaxing spot to spend the afternoon with glasses of champagne available for purchase.


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.


Torke Coffee Sample Bar

10am–5pm – Cucina Breezeway
Start your Day or get a mid-day jolt with free hot coffee from Sheboygan’s own Torke Family Coffee Roasters.


Cooking Demonstrations

12–4pm – Woodlake Market
Cooking Demonstrations featuring NUCU cookware.


ARTspace – A Gallery of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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


A Shop Named Sixty

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Exhibit Opening
A complimentary gift of choice with any retail purchase of $100 or more.


Bold Cycle Boutique

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–4pm
Pajar:  A Canadian company that makes women’s fashionable winter boots—to keep your feet toasty warm.
tyler böe:  A women’s fashion clothing line which makes beautiful clothing, including coats, dresses, sweaters, blouses and pants.


Kohler Gardener

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
MacKenzie-Childs Gift-with-Purchase Event
Be the first to see and shop the 2019 fall and holiday collection from MacKenzie-Childs. Enjoy a complimentary gift with any MacKenzie-Childs purchase. Purchases of $150 receive a MacKenzie-Childs bottle stopper ($38 value); purchases of $200 or more receive a Courtly Check bistro apron ($50 value). While supplies last, limit one per customer.


Press + Chill

6:30am–2pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Enjoy 20% off apparel all weekend.


Scentualities

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Free gift with any $50 clothing purchase.
Enter for a chance to win a fabulous gift basket filled with home decor items.


Sweet Potato’s

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Charlotte Muzik Designs Trunk Show (1-8pm)

Rose & Play
Stop by Sweet Potato’s and un-wined with games and giveaways!


Toman’s – Fine Men’s Fashion

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Sheboygan County’s newest men’s store
Grand Opening Celebration
Trunk Shows featuring:
Pendleton – Wool clothing
Samuelsohn – Full canvas custom clothing
STANTT – Semi-custom shirting
Measure Up – Custom shirting
Appetizers and refreshments


Wisconsin Trader

10am8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Shop The Frye Company’s collection of must-have boots and bags for the new season. Find your perfect pair, and slip into autumn’s most stylish and luxurious leather.

Receive $50 off and a complimentary gift with any Frye boot or handbag purchase. (May not be combined with any other offers.)


With Child

10am–8pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Entire store is 30%-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
Complimentary Ryder Cup gift of choice with a purchase of $100 or more.


Woodlake Market

12–5pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Vendor Fair