Blind Horse to Release First Sparkling Wine

(Kohler, Wis.) November 05, 2021 – More than four years in the making, The Blind Horse Winery is set to release its first sparkling wine, The Blind Horse 2019 Brut. This highly anticipated release is truly handcrafted and made in the traditional French style and made using 100% Wisconsin grapes. The Blind Horse 2019 Brut features the La Crosse grapes locally sourced from Whitetail Vineyards in Plymouth, Wis.

“Wisconsin grown grapes naturally have desirable attributes to create a sparkling wine rivaling any great French Champagne or California Sparkling Wine,” said Tom Nye, Master Winemaker and General Manager. “The chemistry just made sense to start exploring, researching and testing the production of a world-class wine from locally grown grapes.”

The Blind Horse Winery differentiates itself from the other Wisconsin wineries by making wines with the best grapes sourced from California. However, the Sparkling Wine will join the award-winning Ice Wine, introduced in 2018, as the only two wines made with 100% Wisconsin grapes and both sourced from Whitetail Vineyards. Nye believes Wisconsinites want to support products made locally and will appreciate this type of wine.

“The Blind Horse Sparkling Wine will be a big, big wine for Wisconsin,” said Nye.

The brand-new sparkling wine follows the traditional laborious method made famous in France.

“We decided to use this process because we felt the best way to learn about making sparkling wine was to do it all by hand every step of the way,” said Nye. “It is extremely time consuming and takes many hours to complete the process. The process is 10 times more labor involved than traditional wine making. It takes us one hour to disgorge, top off and cap 30 bottles.”

The Blind Horse Sparking Wine ($39) will be available for purchase starting November 13, 2021. Guests can sample and purchase by the bottle and by the glass at The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery and Granary. Wines are also available for purchase online at

To commemorate this milestone, The Blind Horse is hosting a release party:
Sparkling Wine Release Party at The Blind Horse
Date: Saturday, November 13
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery located at 6018 Superior Ave., Kohler, Wis.
Description: Samples, live music and specialty cocktails made with The Blind Horse Sparkling Wine. Food and drink service in The Granary. Sheboygan’s Savannah McGill, local artist, Blind Horse 2019 Brut label designer and server at The Blind Horse, will be signing bottles and painting throughout the day. Gift boxes featuring a bottle of sparkling wine and two Riedel Sparkling Wine glasses will also available for purchase, limited quantity available.

About Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery
The Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery is located on seven beautifully landscaped acres at 6018 Superior Ave., Kohler, Wis. Food and wine are the catalyst for a one-of-a-kind experience at The Blind Horse with its Napa Valley Style winery and charming restaurant with rustic elegance. The Restaurant opened in 2012 and The Winery & Patio opened in 2014. To stay up to date with The Blind Horse happenings, events, hours of operation, and news at or on social media on Facebook at /TheBlindHorseWinery and Instagram at @theblindhorse.
About General Manager & Master Winemaker Tom Nye
Master Winemaker Thomas Nye embraces a minimalist style of winemaking, enabling the natural qualities of the fruit to shine in the finished wine. A winemaker for 12 years, he is known for his elegant and sophisticated winemaking style. Tom brings a philosophy of “making wine in the field” by searching out the best vineyards and working with viticulturists to produce a great selection of wines at a value conscious price point. It is this direct relationship with the growers in California and Washington State that is key to producing award winning wines.

Upcoming Events & Happenings:
Thursday Nights In The Granary Pop Up Restaurant from 5-9pm
Friday Nights In The Granary Perch Fish Fry and $5 Old Fashioneds from 5-9pm
December 4 – A Blind Horse Christmas Market

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