February 6 – 7: Red Wine Weekend at Old Rittenhouse Inn

Get ready for our Red Wine Weekend taking place Feb 6-7, 2015. 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 by the weekend’s guest host, Dennis Kohl, to match each dish.

Dennis and Julie at Old Rittenhouse Inn's Red Wine Weekend

Make It A Weekend!

Discount weekend lodging packages include:

  • Friday “Bold and Beautiful Red Blends” tasting & appetizer reception
  • A hearty 2-course breakfast each morning
  • A Saturday tasting of 8 Zinfandels
  • Saturday evening’s 6-course Pinot Noir Dinner (see menu below)

Call 715-779-5111 or Book Online to Reserve Your Spot

Friday February 6th Appeatizers:

  • Spanikopita-Style Beggar’s Purse with cream cheese, feta, and spinach wrapped in phyllo
  • Cider braised pork belly egg rolls
  • Artisan Cheese Platter
  • Marinated Flank Steak with Dijon Glaze
  • Slow Braised Bison Meatballs in Tomato Wine Sauce
  • Crawfish Dip with crostini
  • Chocolate Napoleons.

Wines for Friday, February 6th: “Bold and Beautiful” Red Blends

  • Chateau Greysac Medoc-France – 2009  made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot.
  • Helena Road Vineyard, Maier Family Cenote , Sonoma County -2007 made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
  • Three Vineyard Carignane Rose, Contra Costa county -2012
  • Castelmaure Col Des Vents Corbieres -2013 made from Carignane, Grenache and syrah.
  • the Big Easy from Fess Parker, Santa Barbara- 2010 made from Syrah, Petit Syrah and Grenache.
  • Cline late harvest Mourvedre-2011

Saturday February 7th afternoon tasting will feature Zinfandels, with a nice little Frog’s Leap vertical at the end:

  • Edmeads 2009,  Mendocino
  • Seghesio 2009, Sonoma
  • Buehler 2010, Napa
  • Ravenswood 2011, Lodi
  • Eaton 2010, Amador
  • Frogs Leap 2012, Napa
  • Frogs Leap 2010, Napa
  • Frogs Leap 2008, Napa

Saturday February 7th – 6-Course Pinot Noir Dinner Menu


Appetizer: Smoked & Seared Scallop over wilted spinach with beurre blanc. Wine pairing- Light Horse, Napa
  • Soup: Creamy piquillo pepper and chickpea with chicken. Wine Pairing- Drouhin  Laforet , France
  • Salad: Baby Spinach with Honey-Pecan Vinaigrette, Roasted Grapes, Chevre & Shallots. Wine Pairing- Cloudline, Oregon
  • Sorbet: Blueberry Port
  • Entrée Choice 1: Pan Roasted Quail. Warm Farro Salad. Red Wine-Tomato Sauce. Wine Pairing- Drouhin Chorey Les Beaune, France
  • Entrée Choice 2: Seared Rack of Lamb. Pistachio Chutney. Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Au Gratin. Wine Pairing- Alloro Estate, Oregon
  • Dessert: Chocolate Espresso Mousse. Wine Pairing- Gloria Ferrer Blanc Noir, Carneros Sparkling

Dinner Includes 6 courses and 5 wines. $75/person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: Call 715-779-5111

For discount weekend lodging packages, Call 715-779-5111 or Book Online to reserve your place at the table.