April 8-9, 2016: Red Wine Weekend at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Get ready for our Red Wine Weekend taking place April 8-9, 2016. Enjoy fine wines, delicious food, and exceptional lodging in Bayfield, WI. Events are held at Le Chateau, a sister property of Old Rittenhouse Inn, and the historic Landmark Restaurant at Old Rittenhouse Inn. The highlight of the weekend events is a 6-course dinner with wines specially selected to match each dish.

Wisconsin Wine Tasting


Make It A Weekend! Discount weekend lodging packages include:

  • Friday tasting & appetizer reception
  • A Saturday afternoon tasting seminar
  • Saturday evening’s 6-course red wine dinner
  • Server Gratuities for meals

Menu: Friday Wine Tasting and Appetizer Party, Great Red Blends, April 8, 2016

  • Artisan cheese platter
  • Red wine marinated flank steak
  • Slow braised meatballs in a red wine tomato sauce
  • Hot ricotta and crab dip with crostini
  • Salmon croquettes with lemon-dill aioli
  • Raspberry-chocolate bombolonis (Italian doughnut holes)
  • North by Northwest, Red Blend – Washington State
  • Ferrari Carano, Siena – Sonoma
  • Trefethen, Double T Red Blend – Napa
  • Layer Cake, Sea of Stones – Argentina
  • Paraduxx, Red Blend – Napa

Menu: Saturday Red Wine Seminar, A ‘Zinful’ Afternoon, April 9, 2016

  • Decoy – Sonoma
  • Easton – Amador
  • Red & Green – Chiles Valley (Napa)
  • Heitz Ink Grade – Napa
  • Seghesio, Old Vine Zinfandel – Sonoma
  • Rombauer – California

Menu: Saturday Merlot Dinner, April 9, 2016

  • Starter: Smoked duck breast with raspberry gastrique and micro greens salad with Tamarack Merlot, Washington State
  • Soup: Cabernet Minestrone with Franciscan Merlot, Napa Valley
  • Salad: Roasted beet and arugula salad with feta, candied pecans, and basil vinaigrette with Decoy Merlot, North Coast
  • Sorbet: Concord grape
  • Entrées: Chateaubriand (roasted beef tenderloin) with sauce béarnaise and mascarpone whipped yukons with  Frog’s Leap Merlot OR
  • Herb crusted yellowfin tuna beurre rouge and faro risotto with Ferrari Carano Merlot, Sonoma
  • Dessert: Chocolate and caramel brittle torte with Rombauer Merlot

Dinner Includes 6 courses and 5 wines. $75/person plus tax and gratuity. For discount weekend lodging packages, Call 715-779-5111 or Book Online to reserve a place at the table.