Saturday, October 19

Ticketed Events

Saturday Spirit District

Noon–5pm Destination Kohler Spirit Districts
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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Almost Thanksgiving with Maneet Chauhan

10–11am  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) shows you how to add global fare to your holiday meal. She'll prepare turkey roulade kebab stuffed with saffron basmati stuffing, pumpkin coconut curry and cranberry ginger five-spice chutney.
$34.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Coffee Cocktails

10–11am  Appley Theatre
Presenters: Aaron Guenther, Vice President of Coffee Sales, Torke Coffee Roasters
Sip and slurp with Aaron R. Guenther of Torke Family Coffee Roasters as he mixes up three different coffee cocktails for you to enjoy during this fun and informative seminar. Aaron will teach you about the history and botany of coffee, explain how it’s roasted, and share his favorite recipes for coffee cocktails that you’ll want to mix up at home for a relaxing afternoon or for friends at your next dinner party.
$24.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Brunch Reimagined: Featuring Champagne Taittinger

10–11am – Champagne Taittinger Tent
Presenters:
Matt Bauer, Executive Chef, Destination Kohler
Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand FIne Wine & Spirits
Enjoy five unique marques of Champagne Taittinger with several reimagined brunch classics prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Bauer of The American Club®. Each champagne will be paired with an ideal complement to enhance your brunching experience.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Cutwater Spirits: Expand your Senses and Pair Like a Pro

10–11am – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenters:
Nate Howell, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Cutwater Spirits
Matt Orlando, Wisconsin Sales Representative, Cutwater Spirits
Gwen Conley – University of California San Diego teacher, published-author, Palate Trip Cocreator and director of quality for Cutwater Spirits – has crafted incredible award-winning spirits out of San Diego, Calif. Whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, liqueurs, mixers, canned cocktails and beyond, Cutwater is always focused on the horizon, the road ahead. Join Nathan Howell and Matt Orlando of Cutwater Spirits as they guide you through the flavor profiles of Cutwater’s premium spirits and teach you to pair like a pro. Armed with some heavy experience, hard-earned awards and boundless energy, Cutwater is charging ahead to carve out its place in the global spirits industry. 
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Taste for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

10–11am – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
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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Unlocking the Power of Spices

10–11am – The American Club Great Bays
Presenter: Jack Bishop, America's Test Kitchen Cast
Spices are much more than a culinary accessory; they bring food to life, provide warmth and aroma to dishes and introduce us to the flavor profiles of cuisines of the world. Join Jack Bishop, the taste expert on America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, as he reveals master techniques to unlock the complex flavors of spices and make your food taste its best. Guests will have the opportunity to take home samples of America’s Test Kitchen's favorite homemade spice blends.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Trophy Tasting with Gundlach Bundschu

10–11am – The American Club Thunder Bay
Presenter: Tom Conrad, Regional Sales Manager, Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Experience 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 Gundlach Bundschu's winemaker Keith Emerson who consistently produces trophy wine for GunBun along with a select few other high-profile Napa wineries. Sample the Gundlach Bundschu “Rhinefarm Vineyard” estate cabernet sauvignon Sonoma Valley. Explore it all in this action-packed seminar.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Rides & IPAs with Toppling Goliath

10:30–11:45am – Bold Cycle
Presenters:
Lauren Hydock, Bold Cycle
Ben Bastain, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
Join Bold Cycle Manager Lauren Hydock in this 45-minute indoor cycling class. Expect to be out of the saddle for most of this high-intensity cardio, featuring hand weights and music-inspired choreography. Warm up, ride through hills, sprint and end with a yogic cooldown followed by a short presentation and some delicious samples of IPSs with Ben Bastain of Toppling Goliath Brewing.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Yoga & Cold-Pressed Cocktails

10:30–11:45am – Yoga on the Lake     
Presenters:
Ashley Kohler, Senior Manager, Fitness, Destination Kohler

Tracy Sturm, Wine Specialist, Breakthru Beverage
Join Ashley Kohler for an open-format, all-levels vinyasa class. While some yoga experience is recommended, Ashley will provide options for modifications to various postures that will strengthen, detoxify and invigorate your body, mind and spirit. After class, cool down with refreshing clean cocktails infused with Press + Chill’s cold-pressed juice.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Secrets to Making a Creamy Polenta with Aaron Bickham

11am–Noon – Chef's Kitchen Stage   
Presenter: Aaron Bickham, Corporate Executive Sous Chef, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Polenta is an all-time favorite Italian dish served at many family dinners throughout Italy. Making polenta is a tricky task that takes time and patience to master. Bartolotta Corporate Executive Sous Chef Aaron Bickham will share the tricks and tips to making this classic Italian dish inspired by The Bartolotta Restaurants’ flagship location, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Discovering World Spirits: Japan, India and Mexico

11am–Noon – Council Room
Presenter: Ajay Bhoja, Midwest Market Manager, High Road Spirits
See what the world has to offer. Ajay Bhoja, Midwest market manager for High Road Spirits, will open your eyes to the wide world of spirits. Indulge in unique offerings from authentic, historic distilleries located across the globe with stops in Japan, India and Mexico. Great booze knows no boundaries.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Champagne Charlie: The House of Charles Heidsieck

11am–Noon – The Winery Bar
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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Dutch Oven Short Rib with Geoffrey Zakarian

Noon–1pm – Main Stage
Presenter: Geoffrey Zakarian
The short rib is one of the most versatile cuts of meat and is found in dishes all around the world. From England to Korea you’ll see it used in many styles of food. Chef Zakarian will show you how to slow cook a short rib at home in a simple Dutch oven that he’ll accompany with his cauliflower anchoiade.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Oysters and Blancs

Noon–1pm – Appley Theatre
Presenter: Sara Rathbun, Director of Marketing & Communications, Dry Creek Vineyard
Every spring for the past 18 years, the country’s most unique food and wine tasting takes place in Seattle, where over 200 wines are tasted and judged with oysters in an effort 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, but when it happens, the marriage is truly heavenly. Dry Creek Vineyard has been a proud winner nine times with a variety of its blancs – both chenin and fumé. Join this special event pairing beautifully crafted wines with a different variety of oyster to see which ones truly are “blissful.” Take the plunge, and learn what makes this incredible pairing a match made in heaven.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Tempranillo Master Class

Noon–1pm – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
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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Beauty & the Beast: Sonoma County Wine Tasting

Noon–1pm – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Greg Morthole, Winemaker, Rodney Strong Vineyards
Winemaker Greg Morthole returns to lead you through a fantastic tasting experience: Sonoma County's "Beauty & the Beast." He will educate and guide you through a tasting of the "Beauty," chardonnay and pinot noir, followed by the powerful "Beast," Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Bourbon's Older Brother: Rye Whiskey

Noon–1pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
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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Wine & Music: Creating Connections  

Noon–1pm – The American Club Marquette Bay  
Presenter: Andy Westley, Midwest Regional Director Learning & Development Department, Breakthru Beverage Group
Join Andy Westley, Midwest regional director of learning & development at Breakthru Beverage, in a seminar that will take you through the world of wine with a side of music. Having started selling wine with his grandfather at the tender age of 8, he now is responsible for leading a team of educators who provide training and development opportunities for the entire Breakthru team of 2500 associates. In addition to having many wine certifications, he is also an international recording artist. In this seminar, Andy will combine his world-class wine talents and with his unique knowledge about all things music. It's a journey that will have you appreciating wine and why music is the perfect accompaniment to the most elegant of sips.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow . . . Bruno Giacosa and his Legacy in Piedmont

Noon–1pm – The American Club Bay de Noc       
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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Unlocking the Secrets of Burgundy with Maison Louis Jadot

Noon–1pm – The American Club Thunder Bay 
Presenter: Katie Ellsweig, French Portfolio Brand Specialist, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
For over 150 years, Maison Louis Jadot has been showcasing the unique and brilliant capabilities of the Burgundy wine region. For as much allure as the wines of Burgundy evoke, there is also a great deal of complexity to decipher. Taste through some of the most famous villages and grand crus of this historic winery. 
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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St. Francis Luncheon: A Timeless Taste of Sonoma

Noon–2pm – The Wisconsin Room
Presenters:
Trevor Eliason, Executive Chef, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Robert Aldridge, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Join Chef Trevor Eliason, the executive chef from St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, as he prepares a three-course meal paired with some of Sonoma's best wines. Bob Aldridge will walk you through the wines paired with the chef's dishes.
$109.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Seasonal Fare with a Contemporary Twist with Nick Wirth

1–2pm – Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenter: Nick Wirth, Executive Chef–Bacchus, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Bacchus: A Bartolotta Restaurant is a fine-dining experience everyone should get a chance to enjoy. In this Chef's Kitchen Stage demonstration, Executive Chef Nick Wirth brings Bacchus to Kohler Food & Wine as he shares his contemporary style of cooking using the freshest seasonal ingredients. He will make a flank steak with a chimichurri sauce that you’ll want to serve up at home the next time you entertain.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Exploring Your Palate with Peerless

1–2pm – Council Room
Presenter: Caleb Kilburn, Master Distiller, Peerless
Join Peerless for a personal tasting experience and explore the flavor nuances of Peerless. Peerless will demystify the traditional whiskey flavor wheel by empowering you and your palate with practical knowledge including  single-barrel selections as well as small-batch mingling practices. You will learn what makes Peerless a truly exceptional whiskey by tasting through three rare, single-barrel selections and the award-winning small batch paired with palate-enhancing treats.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Family, Place and Craft

1–2pm – The American Club Great Bays
Presenters:
Dan Dries, Chef, Whistling Straits®
Lawernce Lohr, Co-Owner, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Lawrence Lohr, son of legendary winegrower Jerry Lohr, will share how family, place and craft have made it possible for J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines to develop some of its most crowd-pleasing and delicious food-friendly wines for 45 years. This charming food and wine pairing featuring some delightful bites from Chef Dries will leave you wanting more.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Wines of Bibi Graetz – Exploring Tuscan Sangiovese from an Artisanal Perspective

1–2pm – The Winery Bar
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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Classic Refined with Joe Flamm

2–3pm – Main Stage
Presenter: Joe Flamm
Joe Flamm, executive chef of Chicago's Michelin-starred Spiaggia restaurant, will demonstrate the art of making tortellini all amatriciana – fatto a mano (made by hand). Chef Joe will demonstrate all the steps to handmaking this classic Italian dish from making the dough, rolling it out, making and filling the tortellini, and adding the sauce. This is a classic Italian dish that you'll want to share with your whole family.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Pairing Chocolate with Red, White & Bubbles

2–3pm – Appley Theatre
Presenters:
Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Crystal Thomas, Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
One of the most magical pairings in the world is wine 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 still, sparkling and fortified wines with incredible KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Pop the Bubbly

2–3pm – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Allisun Groat, North Central Regional Manager, Wilson Daniels 
Sparkling wine can be made all over the world. Allisun Groat, North Central regional manager for Wilson Daniels, will show you what the main sparkling wine regions of California, France and Italy all have to offer. Taste what makes them all great regions for sparkling wine and what makes each unique.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Exploring the Mystique of French Wine

2–3pm – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Katie Ellsweig, French Portfolio Brand Specialist, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
The wines of France have long been regarded as some of the most sought-after, respected and majestic in the world. Unravel the history and mystery of four major wine regions in France: Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy and the Southern Rhone while tasting the wines from producers such as Champagne Taittinger, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Maison Louis Jadot and others.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Visit to the Veneto with Masi

2–3pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut
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.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Perfectly Pairing Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay and Your Favorite Foods

2–3pm – The American Club Bay de Noc 
Presenters:
Evan Wallerman, Chef, Riverbend
Sean Barrett, National Sales Ambassador, Grgich Hills Estate
Pairing food and wine is always a challenge when planning a party. What do you serve with the appetizer, the main course and dessert? Oftentimes we go with the well-known pairings: red with meat, white with fish. However, what if you could plan your evening around one type of varietal? In this fun, informative and tasty seminar, Kohler Chef Evan Wallermann and Sean Barrett of Grigich Hills Estate pair up some delicious chardonnays with some of your favorite party foods.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Art of Blending Fine Wine

2–3pm – The American Club Marquette Bay  
Presenter: Susan Greve, Regional Manager, Guarachi Wine Partners
Seeking the perfect blend might just be the most creative part about being a winemaker. Blending is a tool at the winemaker’s disposal to make the wine the best it can be. They can use blending in a multitude of ways to elevate a wine including influencing new aromas, enhancing color or even combining unique varietals to create entirely new flavor combinations. Wine blends offer more complexity than single varietal wines. Some of the world’s greatest wines are made from a blend of grapes rather than a single varietal. With Susan Greve, regional manager for Guarachi Wine Partners, you will taste through a global view of blends and learn how winemakers are able to craft such unique wines through the fine art of the blend.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Sensory Tour of Argentina´s Extreme Andean Terroirs

2–3pm – The American Club Thunder Bay 
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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Let's Get Vertical with Joe Wagner

2:30–3:30pm – The Immigrant Restaurant
Presenter: Joseph Wagner, Owner, Copper Cane Wines & Provisions; and Winemaker, Belle Glos, BÖEN, Elouan and Quilt
Taylor Lane was one of the first vineyards Joe Wagner planted as a young man. Nestled just outside of a patch of redwoods and the town of Occidental, this vineyard site slopes toward the Pacific and produces one of the most unique offerings from Belle Glos. Be one of the first people to try the new release of 2011 and experience past vintages of this passion project.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Seared on the Sand with John Korycki

3–4pm – Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenter: John Korycki, Executive Chef–Harbor House, Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Chef John Korycki, executive chef of Harbor House, one of Milwaukee’s finest seafood restaurants, brings the flavors of the ocean to the Great Lakes. Chef Korycki will be searing and serving up a scallop dish that will have you imagining cool ocean breezes and beachside cooking. Don’t skip this demonstration on how to make this seafood favorite.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Top Shelf Tacos & Tequila with Partida

3–4pm – Council Room
Presenters:
Israel Alcala, Chef, The Horse & Plow
Kevin Koke, Area Manager, Edrington
What’s better than sipping the world’s highest-rated tequila? Indulging in the perfect taco pairings alongside, of course. Kevin Koke will lead this demonstration on Partida, estate-made, ultrapremium tequila created from 100 percent blue weber agave and aged extra long in American oak as it is perfectly paired with the spicy goodness of Chef Israel Alcala's authentic tacos. The result is a perfect pairing made to enhance and complement the natural flavors of the tequila.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Caviar & Champagne Experience: Featuring Petrossian & Champagne Taittinger

3–4pm – The Winery Bar
Presenters:
Christophe Jadot, North American Sales Director, Petrossian Caviar
Ron Breitstein, Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
"The best leather goods do not make a Hermes bag, nor do the best sturgeon eggs make Petrossian caviar. None of these exist without the talent of the craftsman, or rather, the artist," said Armen Petrossian. Join Christophe Jadot, North American sales director of Petrossian caviar, and Ron Breitstein of Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits as they guide you through a tasting of exquisite caviar and eloquent champagnes.
$59.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Spice Your Way to Flavor with America's Test Kitchen

4–5pm – Main Stage
Presenters: Bridget Lancaster & Julia Collin Davison, America's Test Kitchen Cast
Discover how to use spices to amp up the flavor of your food with Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, hosts of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country. Join them on the Main Stage as they delve into the hows of seasoning foods—from toasting and steeping to infusing spices into baking ingredients and condiments—and make foolproof recipes from the test kitchen live. Spiced, the most thorough guide to spices for the modern home cook, will be available for purchase and signing.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Classic Pairing: Celebrating Cheese and Wine with Roth Cheese

4–5pm – Appley Theatre
Presenters:
Abby Despins, Senior Marketing Manager, Roth Cheese
Tracy Sturm, Wine Specialist, Breakthru Beverage
Sometimes, there is no better food pairing than the classics, and cheese paired with wine is the quintessential pairing for any cocktail party you want to host. Join Abby Despins of Roth Cheese and Tracy Sturm, wine specialist for Breakthru Beverage, as they walk you through what cheeses pair well with your favorite wines and how to pair the classic duo effortlessly at home.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Left Coast Pinot Noir Road Trip

4–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Hickory
Presenter: Joseph Wagner, Owner, Copper Cane Wines & Provisions and Winemaker, Belle Glos, BÖEN, Elouan, and Quilt
Joe Wagner will take attendees on a journey through his pinot noir brands and share his philosophy on winemaking and site selection. He will cover why he chose to explore Oregon in addition to his newest brand BÖEN, which brings Joe back to his roots in California.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Rediscover Australia with the Penfolds Portfolio

4–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Oak
Presenter: Gillian Ballance, MS, DWS, Educational Director, Treasury Wine Estates
It all began in 1844 when Dr. Christopher and Mary Penfold grew their first vines, which were planted after the long voyage to Australia. After 170 years, Penfolds continues to be one of the finest wine producers in all of Australia. One of the most iconic offerings from Penfolds has always been its prestigious Bin Series. Named after the storage areas where each individual wine was aged, the Bin Series showcases the best varietals to grow in Australia. Gillian Ballance, national education manager for Treasury Wine Estates, will guide you through a highlight of this famed Bin Series as you learn more about Penfolds and its world-class winemaking philosophy.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Authentic Sonoma–Vineyard to Table

4–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Walnut/Chestnut 
Presenters:
Trevor Eliason, Executive Chef, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Robert Aldridge, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Immerse yourself in the splendor of wine country, and learn how to create the perfect wine and food pairings. Chef Trevor Eliason and Bob Aldridge from St. Francis Winery in Sonoma will lead an informative, lively and tasty presentation filled with exquisite bites perfectly prepared to bring out the unique characteristics and flavors of four distinctive wines.  
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Brandy Time

4–5pm – The American Club Marquette Bay  
Presenter: Gerald Allison, Business Manager, KOHLER Chocolate Brandy
Teatime has been an English tradition for centuries as kings and commoners have taken time out of a busy day to relax and enjoy a late-afternoon break. Of course, those of us in the colonies had to put our own spin on it – thus, the happy hour was born. Here in Wisconsin it wouldn’t be happy hour without brandy, and it wouldn’t be brandy time without KOHLER Chocolate Brandy. Discover some fun and flavorful cocktails made from the chocolaty smoothness of Kohler’s original recipe. This will be a relaxing hour with games and drink stations you can visit at your leisure.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Storytelling, Sipping and Savoring U.S. West Coast Wines

4–5pm – The American Club Thunder Bay        
Presenter: Tony Fabiano, Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Crimson Wine Groupoin Tony Fabiano, Midwest regional sales manager for the Crimson Wine Group, as he takes you on a road trip along the West Coast making stops in the most iconic wine regions. Sip and savor wines from Archery Summit (Willamette Valley), Pine Ridge (Napa Valley), Chamisal (Monterey County), Seven Hills (Walla Walla) and Seghesio (Sonoma County). The Crimson Wine Group represents the highest-quality wineries dedicated to showcasing the region in which they are located. 
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Fall Harvest Meals Wisconsin Supper Club Style with Brianna Kapheim

5–6pm – Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenter: Brianna Kapheim, Executive Chef–Joey Gerard's, Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Join Executive Chef Brianna Kapheim of Joey Gerard’s—a Bartolotta Supper Club—as she walks you through some classic supper club fare. These dishes have a refined twist that can come only from a Bartolotta kitchen. Join Chef Kapheim and bring the supper club home to your next fall family gathering.
$49.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Conquer Mixology at Home with Giffard Liqueurs 

5–6pm – Council Room
Presenter: Eric Mersch, Regional Manager Midwest, Giffard Liqueurs
It was a hot summer in France, 1885, and Emile Giffard had just created Giffard Creme de Menthe–Pastille, which offered relief to the unbearable heat wave. Five generations later, the family business still bears the Giffard name and is proud to uphold the high standards of quality instilled by its original creator. Eric Mersch, regional manager of the Midwest for Giffard, will teach you how to use Giffard liqueurs as modifiers to your favorite cocktails. Use these new skills to impress your guests at home with Giffard.
$39.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Grand Tasting

5:30–7pm – The American Club Lake Huron, Superior and  Michigan Rooms
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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Dim Sum and Then Sum with Jet Tila

6–7pm – Main Stage
Presenters: Jet Tila
Cantonese Chinese have been in America for over 300 years and have left their culinary mark forever. In this class, Chef Tila will dive deeply into some Cantonese favorites including sew mai dumplings, which are pork and shrimp dim sum dumplings, and Chinese red-roasted char sui pork buns. He will finish off making the most elegant BBQ pork shrimp fried rice. This will not be your takeout fare. This is a journey into fine Chinese cuisine.  
$34.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Rodney Strong Wine Dinner

6–9pm – Whistling Straits
Presenters:
Dan Dries, Chef, Whistling Straits
Greg Morthole, Winemaker, Rodney Strong Vineyards
Join Greg Morthole for a journey through some of Rodney Strong's best wines paired with Chef Dan's four-course meal.
$239.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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J. Lohr Wine Dinner

6:30–9:30pm – Blackwolf Run®
Presenters:
Paul Smitala, Chef, Blackwolf Run
Lawernce Lohr, Co-Owner, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Join Lawernce Lohr as he pairs his J. Lohr wines with Chef Smitala's dishes in this four course meal not to be missed.
Available only through Taste Package


Feast of Talent

6:30–9:30pm – The American Club Great Bay Ballroom
Presenters:
Sean Moran, Vice President, BelGioioso
Maneet Chauhan, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur
Joe Flamm, Executive Chef, Spiaggia
Nicolas Blouin, Chef, Destination Kohler Pastry Kitchen
Sara Rathbun, Dry Creek Vineyards
Tony Apostolakos, Masi Agricola
Véronique Lamotte, Charles Heidsieck House
Vincenzo d’Andrea, Bibi Graetz  
Bob Aldridge, Sequoia Grove Winery
This intimate five-course dinner inspired and hosted by the Kohler Food & Wine celebrity chefs is a food-lover's dream come true. Rub elbows with some of the best chefs and the most innovative winemakers in the business today, and learn about their inspiration behind each course pairing. Listen and laugh as they share their stories and experiences. Savor a meal and leave with a lifelong memory of food, wine and fun.
Available only through Feast Package


The Immigrant Restaurant Treasury Wine Dinner

6:30–10pm – The Immigrant Restaurant
Presenters:
Leonard Sorce, Chef, The Immigrant Restaurant
Gillian Ballance, MS, DWS, Educational Director, Treasury Wine Estates
Join Gillian Ballance as she pairs a variety of wines from the Treasury portfolio with a five-course meal from Chef Sorce.
$239.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Susana Balbo Wine Dinner

6:30–9:30pm – The Wisconsin Room
Presenters:
Zeke Fitzgerald, Chef, The Wisconsin Room
Gustavo Bertagna, Head Winemaker, Susana Balbo Wines
Join Gustavo Bertagna as he pairs Susana Balbo wines with Chef Zeke's dishes.  This four-course dinner will be one to remember.
Available only through Taste Package


Bruno Giacosa Wine Dinner

6:30–9:30pm – Cucina Breezeway
Presenters:
Bill Terranova, Chef, Cucina
Daniele Sbordi, Luxury Account Sales Director and Partner, Folio Fine Wine Partners
Join Daniele Sbordi on a culinary journey with Bruno Giacosa's wines pairned with Chef Terranova's four-course menu.
$166.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Bartolotta Chef's Kitchen Dinner

7:30–10pm – Chef's Kitchen Stage
Presenters:
Aaron Bickham, Corporate Executive Sous Chef, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Nick Wirth, Executive Chef–Bacchus, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group
John Korycki, Executive Chef–Harbor House, Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Brianna Kapheim, Executive Chef–Joey Gerard's, Bartolotta Restaurant Group
Andy Westley, Midwest Regional Director of Learning and Development, Breakthru Beverage
Join members of the Bartolotta culinary team from a variety of their restaurants as they pair dishes with not just one wine but two. This four-course dinner will not only give you a tour of Bartolotta restaurants, but each dish will be paired with an Old World wines vs. its New World Counterparts.
$156.99 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

9–11pm – Champagne Taittinger Tent
Presenter: Destination Kohler Culinary Team
All good things must come to an end, but here's your opportunity to keep things going for as long as you can with a celebration of bubbly. Enjoy flowing champagne, caviar and delectable bites as Champagne Taittinger shares some of its best bottles while the DJ keeps the party going throughout the evening.
$119.99 – 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–3pm – 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

11am–4pm – Woodlake Market
Cooking Demonstrations featuring NUCU cookware.


Live Music – Kyle Megna & Ross Catteron Duo

3–5pm – Inn on Woodlake Atrium Bar
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!


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 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 (10am–5pm)

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

10am–4pm – The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Vendor Fair