January Artist Uncorked - Jim Koepnick

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Our featured Artist for the month of January is Jim Koepnick!

Jim is a professional photographer from Oshkosh specializing aviation and sports. He is one of six Sigma Pro photographers in the United States. He photographs on a regular basis for USA Today Network - Wisconsin, Ripon College, Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Old Glory Honor Flight, and Plane and Pilot Magazine.

Photographs on display at Vines & Rushes Winery were all taken in New York City and give a glimpse of people and life in the city.

Walk through our "gallery" and see the work of Jim Koepnick during the month of January.

Farmer's Table Wine & Beer Pairing Dinner - January (SOLD OUT)

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Taste Local!!

Join us for an evening of locally sourced food, beverages, and live dinner music. If you have yet to try one of our dinners, this is an experience like no other!

Our Chef Dan Solberg from Stack Farm & Food Co. prepares an exceptional five course menu paired with Vines & Rushes Winery wines or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer. Our chef and winemaker put a lot of thought in to each course and explain each pairing. Stack Farm and Food Co. supports small, local and neighboring farms, including their own, by thoughtfully sourcing their ingredients from these local Wisconsin growers and producers. Combined with the live music of Laura Joy, this will be another fantastic evening at the winery!

Menu:

Course 1:
Winter Vegetable Napoleon, Marieke Gouda, Fennel and Raisin Chutney
Wine: Little White Red
Beer: Blue Eyed Blonde

Course 2:
Plymouth Springs Fish Co. Smoked Trout and Apple Salad, Butterhead Lettuce, Fresh Horseradish, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
Wine: LaCrescent
Beer: Citra Spice IPA

Course 3:
Potato and Garlic Soup, Garlic Chips, Fried Leeks, and Garlic Croutons
Wine: Brianna
Beer: Worker’s Mild Brown Ale

Course 4:
Knuth Brewing Company Coffee Stout Braised Beef Short Ribs, Caramelized Onion Bread Pudding
Wine: Petite Pearl
Beer: Red House Ale

Course 5:
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Torte provided by Renard's European Bakeshop
Wine: Frontenac
Beer: Coffee Stout


Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 
Advance tickets required. $70/person.
Sign up here: http://store.vinesandrushes.com/

Cause of the Mondays - Riponfest 2.0

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Our next Cause for Cause of the Mondays is Riponfest 2.0!!

Riponfest 2.0 is a community lead effort to organize and promote a new community-wide celebration in Ripon.

25% of pizza sales and all cash donations from their Cause night go directly to support Riponfest 2.0!!

See you on January 21st!

Live Music featuring Substyle

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Substyle is a local soulful group formed by Harold Melo, Matt Reif, Cayli Ballenger, Jordan Miles, & Lucas Fischer. They are influenced by blues, Folk, Soul, and R&B music.

Check out some of their music here:
https://www.facebook.com/substylemusic/

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, cider or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, enjoy a wood fired pizza and sit back and enjoy the music.
Wood fired pizza is served from 4pm - 8pm.

Live Music featuring Dan Braaksma

Local musician, Dan Braaksma, will be playing a blend of country, blues, jazz and rock cover music on Saturday, January, 26th.

Complimentary tastings of wine, hard cider, and Knuth Brewing Company craft beer throughout the day.
Wood fired pizza service from 12pm - 6pm.

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FireSide Dinner featuring Duck

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Immerse yourself in the story that is your meal! A new intimate dining experience awaits you. Convene with friends and family in front of the wood fired oven at Vines & Rushes Winery and enjoy a 3-5 course Stack Farm & Food Co. Stack-style meal, served to you out of the fire and by the hands and hearts that have grown and crafted your food and drink.

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to talk with the winemaker, chef, and farmers about the family-style meal from the farm, and wines from the vineyard just mere yards away. Menus inspired by winter comfort foods from the Wisconsin farmhouse kitchen. Winemaker will be available to offer pairing suggestions.

Duck dinner description: Come enjoy duck at it's finest! A 5 course duck dinner with pasture raised ducks from Stack Farms.

Menu:

  • Surprise Duck Amuse Bouche

  • Salad of Duck, Hickory Nuts, and Pomegranate

  • Ganseklein - German Duck Soup

  • Sauerbraten Duck Breast with Root Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes

  • German Apple Cake

$65/ticket
Cash bar for beer and wine
Advanced purchase highly recommended, 24 tickets available.
Click here to sign up! http://store.vinesandrushes.com/

Live Music featuring Grayling Pingel

Welcome Back Grayling Pingel to Vines & Rushes Winery!

Grayling is a singer/songwriter One Man Band from Northern Wisconsin. His "Strum & Drum" style and vocal delivery will keep you entertained!

Listen here:
https://graylingpingel.com/home

Complimentary wine tasting throughout the day. Select your favorite wine, cider, or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer, custom order a wood fired pizza, and sit back and enjoy the music. Wood fired pizza is served from 4pm - 8pm.

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Cause of the Mondays - The Wanted Women's Conference

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Our first cause in February is The Wanted Women's Conference!

The Wanted Women’s conference is a weekend of restoration, renewal, and Jesus-centered fellowship that will be taking place on September 27-29, 2019 at the Green Lake conference center. This conference was started by a group of God-inspired women whose passion is helping other women see that they are WANTED by Jesus despite our imperfections and sin.

Join us for a night out at Vines & Rushes Winery in Ripon, WI. Come for delicious pizza, tasty wine, live music, and get more information about the upcoming conference!

25% of all pizza sales and cash donations from their COTM night will go directly to The Wanted Conference.

For more information, visit: www.wantedconference.com

Locavore Marketplace

Are you a Locavore? You most likely are and don't even know it! A Locavore is a person whose diet consists mainly of locally grown food.

If you enjoy fresh, locally produced food and beverages, then you must stop by Vines & Rushes Winery on February 9th as our Great Room will be transformed into a Locavore Marketplace. We will feature a group of local entrepreneurs who grow ,manufacture and sell their goods. The items being sold include, but not limited to honey, fresh & canned fruits and vegetables, baked goods and a non alcoholic beverage.

Those participating in this event include:
Renard's European Bakeshop, Olive Juice Farms Canning and hand made goods, Olden Organics Farm, Redmond's Apple Basket Orchard, Granola for Good, Schoolhouse Bee Goods, Mugs Coffeehouse, Boerson Farm, Avrom Farm, and Fox Tale Brewing Genuine Ginger Beer.

Come to the winery and support these entrepreneurs and enjoy the wonderful items they produce.

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Farmer's Table Wine & Beer Pairing Dinner - February

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Taste Local!!

Join us for an evening of locally sourced food, beverages and live dinner music. If you have yet to try one of our dinners, this is an experience like no other!

Our Chef Dan Solberg from Stack Farm & Food Co. prepares an exceptional five course menu paired with Vines & Rushes Winery wines or Knuth Brewing Company craft beer. Our chef and winemaker put a lot of thought in to each course and explain each pairing. Stack Farm and Food Co. supports small, local and neighboring farms, including their own, by thoughtfully sourcing their ingredients from these local Wisconsin growers and producers. Combined with the live music of Kyle Megna & Ross Catterton, this will be another fantastic evening at the winery!

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Advance tickets required. $70/person.

Sign up here: http://store.vinesandrushes.com/