The Blind Horse to Open Second Location in Cedarburg

A beloved winery in Kohler, The Blind Horse is set to open a second location in Cedarburg. The highly anticipated debut is slated for early fall, just in time for seasonal sips and creative food pairings. 

The Blind Horse is set to open its second location in Cedarburg after taking advantage of recent state legislation reforms that allow wineries to operate multiple sites. In February, the winery acquired a historic building at W63N674 Washington Avenue, marking a significant expansion from its original Kohler location. 

“Cedarburg is an appealing location for a winery as it is a sought-after Wisconsin tourist destination with high foot traffic and year-round appeal,” says Bob Moeller, owner of The Blind Horse Winery & Restaurant, in a press release. “Also, tourists that visit Cedarburg visit Kohler, and vice versa.” 


The new site, constructed in the early 1840’s, was most recently home to Elements Unleashed. The Blind Horse plans to preserve the building’s historical charm while incorporating modern amenities designed by Steve Peschke of Distinctive Design Studio in Sheboygan Falls, while Jos. Schmitt Construction, led by owner Steve Schmitt, will handle the construction services.

The new Cedarburg location will feature an expansive tasting room highlighting the building’s original architectural elements. Additionally, plans include creating a patio space along the river’s edge, offering a scenic spot for visitors to enjoy their wine.

Patrick Regenwether

In addition to the new location, long-time team member Patrick Regenwether has been promoted to head winemaker for winery operations at The Blind Horse. Regenwether will oversee both the Kohler and Cedarburg locations, offering a minimalist approach to the craft that creates well-balanced and approachable wines. 

For those who cannot wait to get their hands on The Blind Horses’ new location, a trip to the Kohler location is a must in the meantime. The renowned restaurant and winery boasts seven acres to explore, including three distinct spaces to enjoy, like The Blind Horse Winery & Patio, The Blind Horse Restaurant and The Granary Bourbon Bar. Each area is inspired by Napa Valley, with the relaxed vibes of the renowned wine town marrying with the historic charm of the centuries-old building. 

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