Winemaker Visit: Ingrid Groiss
Date: Friday, April 29
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: completely FREE!
Format: Open House

Join us as we welcome one of our favorite Austrian vintners to town – Ingrid Groiss!  She will be pouring a selections of her gorgeous wines, and they are as charming as she is!  Stop on in and meet the woman behind the magic!

Wines to be tasted:
2015 Gemischter Satz $18.99
2015 Sommerwein Rose $18.99
From Stift Gottweig:
2015 Gruner Veltliner Messwein $16.99
2014 Gruner Veltliner DAC Reserve Gottschelle $31.99
2014 Riesling DAC Reserve Silberbichl $31.99

Jarvis Wine Dinner
Date: Wednesday, May 4
Time: 6:30
Location: Carnivor, 718 N. Milwaukee St. 223-2200
Cost: $150
Format: Restaurant Wine Dinner, RSVP to Carnivor

Jarvis Estate is a Napa Valley winery noted for its ultra-premium, estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.  Join Carnivore and Waterford Wine Company as we welcome Jarvis to Milwaukee at this extravagant wine dinner featuring five courses of food and four of Jarvis’ top wines.  Please RSVP directly to Carnivor at the number listed above.

1st – Jarvis Estate Chardonnay
Escolar – English peas, Laughing Bird shrimp, seabeans, watercress, citrus vin.

2nd – Jarvis Estate Merlot
Duck – cocoa nib crusted breast, farro, spinach, beets, ramps, beets, sour cherry sauce

3rd – Jarvis “Will Jarvis Science Project”
Lamb – Herb crusted rack, potato confit, cipollini onions, fava beans, asparagus, lamb sauce

4th -Jarvis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
HCF dry aged strip – sunchokes, broccolini, morels, Thumbelina carrots, mushroom beef jus

Mini desserts with coffee

Special Selections at Waterford
Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Tonight we make a tasting of wines that are particularly awesome and utterly delicious. Come and taste these wines that are “must have/must drink” wines. There’s a whole lot to love here. Come and snag some of the stellar wines the staff is drinking before they buy them up!

Wines to be tasted:
2013 Calera Pinot Noir $26.99
2011 Cuvelier Los Andes Collection $19.99
2014 Pernot Puligny Montrachet $59.99
2014 Morgon  Beaujolais $28.99
2013 Preisinger Zweigelt $16.99
NV Bereche Brut Reserve $39.99
2013 Ghostwriter Bates Ranch Cabernet $59.99
2012 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium $64.99
2012 Schloss-Gobelsberg Steinsetz $28.99

The 2016 Barolo and Barbaresco Festival
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

The wine of kings and the king of wines: Barolo.

We are going to taste forty of them.  And it gets even better!
This festival, we will be having Martina Minuto from Moccagatta Barbaresco and Marco Marengo from M. Marengo Barolo join at the festival to pour their own wines as well as party with us!

This event will showcase some of the greatest producers in Barolo, Barbaresco and all of Piemonte.   It allows you to explore (at a friendly $30 tasting price) the complex issues of wine production, environment and climate that go into making some of Italy’s greatest wines.

But we won’t stop there.  We will also sample other varietals from these regions:

Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis, Gavi, blends, etc.  For the novice Italian drinker, this tasting offers an exceptional entree to Italy’s grandest wines.  For the connoisseur, it’s an unprecedented opportunity to pick your favorites.
Mark your calendars – this is a tasting not to miss.

Wines to be tasted:
2014 Oberto Barbera d’Alba
2011 Oberto Barolo
2009 Rinaldi Barolo
2011 Rinaldi Barolo
2011 Brovia Barolo
2011 Oddero Barolo
2012 Oddero Barbera
2012 Cavallotto Barbera d’Alba Cucolo
2011 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis
2011 Boroli
2010 Einaudi
Barolo “Terlo”
2014 Ioppa
Bianco San Grato
2005 Ioppa
2015 Marchesi di Gresy
Moscato d’Asti La Serra
2009 Marchesi di Gresy
Barbera d’Asti “Monte Colombo”
2013 Massolino
Barbera D’Alba
2008 Sperino
2011 Reversanti
2011 Vietti
Barolo “Castiglione”
2014 Villa Giada
Barbera d’Asti “Suri Rosso” DOC
2010 Marchesi di Gresy
Cru Gaiun Barbaresco
2011 Aldo Rainoldi
Valtellina Superiore “Grumello”
2010 Aldo Rainoldi
Sfursat di Valtellina
2013 Conterno-Fantino
Barbera d’Alba “Vignota”
2010 Conterno-Fantino
Barolo “Mosconi”
2012 Vigneti Massa Timorasso “Derthona”
2011 Pasquale Pelissero Barbaresco “Cascina Crosa”
2011 Piero Benevelli Barolo “Ravera”
2010 Guido Porro Barolo “Lazzairasco”
2010 A&G Fantino Barolo “Cascina Dardi”
2000 A&G Fantino Passito of Barolo “Nepas”

And many, many, many more to come.

Red Burgundy: Explained and Revealed
Date: Thursday May 19
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Nothing is quite like Red Burgundy – the elegance, structure and longevity.

Yet for how wonderful it is, Burgundy can be a bit of a mystery – what is the grape (it’s not on the label); what do all those different and funny French names mean (and why are there so many of them?); is it oaked;  or unoaked?  And, why do red Burgundies taste so different from each other?

At this tasting, we offer a thorough and exciting tour through some of the great wines (and great values) of red Burgundy!

Wines to be tasted:
2012 Bitouzet Volnay $62.99
2012 Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune
2010 Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey Blagny Premier Cru $69.99
2014 Bitouzet Prieur Bourgogne Passetoutgrains $24.99
2013 Benjamin Leroux Chambolle Musigny $129.99
2012 Prudhon Saint Aubin Premier Cru Les Frionnes $39.99
2012 Liger Belair Nuits Saint George Les Saint Georges $149.99
& more

Date:  Thursday, May 26
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Ok, once again I am attempting to get a couple of new Scotches in the state – Kilchoman, Tamdu, Arran and then Chieftains as an i ndependent bottler.  But once again, I am having trouble getting this all confirmed.  So, what I will say is that if you sign up now for this Scotch tasting, we’re going to pour you some great stuff, I just don’t quite know what it is yet!

Spring Whites
Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

We love esoteric white wine at the store, and it’s time to share it!  By June second, the weather should be warm, the wines will be chilled, and we’re going to walk through some of the most exciting whites we’ve got!

Wines to be tasted:
2013 Robert Sinskey Abraxas $34.99
2014 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay $59.99
2012 Villa Sparina Monterotondo Gavi $39.99
2009 Chereau Le Clos Muscadet $25.99
2014 Gini Soave Classico $16.99
2013 Coenobium $19.99
& many, many more awesome wines.

The Rosé Festival
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

Rosé – no longer your grandmother’s blush wine. Dry rose is serious stuff: it drinks like a red wine but you chill it like a white.  Is it the ultimate patio pounder?  Or is it the gateway to delicious hedonism for those of us who usually just drink red?  Whatever your motive, come to the festival and explore some of the best rosés available in Wisconsin!

Wines to be tasted:
TBA, but you know we’ll have a great list.


  1. Hi,

    I didnt forget about picking up my prize bottle I won on your FB contest! I will be coming out this week if that is ok. Are you having a wine tasting on Friday? Any before then?

    See you soon and thanks again!

    Deb Sajdak

  2. Is the Adelsheim tasting in an open house format, or do I need to be there right at 3?

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