Congressional candidate will usher in a new era for wine production in Sheboygan County
For Immediate Release
The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery
April 24, 2014 – Kohler, WI – The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery announced today that Congressional Candidate Joe Leibham will attend the grand opening of The Blind Horse Winery on April 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM. Anticipation has been high since The Blind Horse announced its intention of building a world class winery in Kohler. There will be 19 different wines available for tasting and purchase in the beautiful new tasting room.
Thomas Nye joined The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery as General Manager and Winemaker last year. Thomas comments “It is extremely gratifying to launch a winery of this magnitude in Kohler. To be able to open our doors with 19 different wines available is unheard of in the industry, but it’s a testament to the commitment the owners have shown to build and deliver the type of world class experience expected in Kohler. ”
Connie Moeller, one of the owners of The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery said “We are very excited to finally see our vision of a destination winery open right here in Sheboygan County. After years of planning and anticipation, we are thrilled to share the moment with Senator Joe Leibham at our ribbon cutting on April 25 at 5:00 PM.”
“The opportunity to bring a Napa Valley style tasting room to Kohler is very exciting,” said Thomas Nye, winemaker at Blind Horse. “I derive great pride and happiness in handcrafting wines that are delicate and approachable. The Blind Horse will deliver the most unique tasting room experience by combining food and wine together. We are so fortunate to have a fine dining restaurant on the property in which we can showcase the talents of the kitchen, along with our wines.”
About The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery:
In September of 1862 a young man named Anton Dreps and his wife Josephine bought the 80 acre farm that the restaurant and winery now occupies. Many of the rooms in the restaurant and winery still contain the original 130 year old hand hewn log beams used to support the floors.
In 1891 the farm expanded to include what is now the Pine Hills Country Club and Golf Course. Like most farmers of that era, teams of horses were used to farm the land. One of the known work horses was called 'Birdy', a blind horse. After finding this information in the Sheboygan county historical archives, we felt compelled to name the restaurant and winery The Blind Horse.
The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery is launching Wisconsin’s first food and wine destination by pairing gourmet food with elegant wines. The winemaking style will implore a minimalist approach combined with the latest technology to produce world class wines. The wines will be produced at Blind Horse’s state of the art winery in Kohler, Wisconsin.
For more information, visit TheBlindHorse.com