“Sets the Bar” for Fun!

Schaefer’s hosts numerous tastings, classes, dinners, and parties. An expert and/or VIP always guides the way. For decades Schaefer’s has been graced by scores of luminaries from around the world. It’s a testament to how we conduct our business and to the character of our customers.

“Schaefer’s Saturday” Tastings

Every Saturday we are tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample foods from our deli and selected wines, beers, and spirits. Put us on your calendar!

Uncorked Events

On a scheduled basis, usually Thursday evenings, Schaefer’s hosts tastings and events featuring winemakers, distillers, brewers and their ambassadors. Broaden your horizons, sample the newest releases and enjoy great “one night only” deals. Be sure we have your email for a timely heads-up.

Schaefer's Calendar of Events

Wine, Rye, Mezcals & Gourmet Meat! – Sat. May 30: 11-5pm

Cooper Spirits & Bunn Gourmet MeatsSlow Bunn Ilegal Collage

In addition to our weekly 11-5pm Saturday wine tasting, we will also be hosting Polly Rhea from Cooper Spirits Company. She will have samples of their Hockstadter’s “Slow & Low” Rye Whiskey along with three Ilegal (not illegal) Mezcals.

Bob Bunn from Bunn Gourmet Meats will be here slicing up samples of their prime Angus filet, ribeye, strip steaks and Berkshire pork chops. This is the perfect time to start planning for your summer patio/barbeque events and these meats are exactly what you’ll need to WOW your guests!

Both Polly and Bob will on hand from 1-4pm.

Ancient Peaks Winery – Thurs. June 4: 5-7pm

Paso Robles wines with co-owner Doug FilipponiDoug Filipponi

Joining us on the 4th will be Doug Filipponi, co-owner of Margarita Vineyard and Ancient Peaks Winery. Doug is a longtime local winegrower and Paso Robles native who oversees all vineyard operations for both properties. He was named “Wine Industry Person of The Year” by his wine industry peers in 2006. Doug’s lineup will consist of Ancient Peaks’ Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and “Renegade” (a Syrah, Malbec and Petite Verdot blend).

90+ Pts Cab Event – Thurs. June 11: 5-7pm RSVP!

Special Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Event

90pts croppedYou’ve read articles/reviews about wineries like Quintessa, Pahlmeyer, Mollydooker’s “Enchanted Path” and Dominus’ “Napanook”, but have you ever had a chance to try them?

Now you do!

We’ve been given permission from our owner to pull a few corks on some incredible Cabernets and Cabernet blends. In fact, we’re opening up a dozen different reds from around the world. A mix of current and older vintages, all these blends have scored 90 points or higher in those well-known wine publications.

Here’s the lineup:

’92 Dominus “Napanook” Cabernet Sauvignon, California

’07 Terlato “Devil’s Peak” Cabernet Sauvignon, California

’09 Pahlmeyer Red Blend, California

’09 Pauillac de Lynch Bages, France

’10 Boekenhoutsklouf Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa

’10 El Nido Red Blend, Spain

’10 Mollydooker “Enchanted Path” Red, Australia

’11 Figgins Red, Washington

’11 Quintessa Red, California

’12 Leviathan Red, California

’09 Spring Valley “Frederick” Red, Washington

We’ll even have an ’89 Château Pichon Longueville Baron decanted and ready to enjoy! These wines will also be available for purchase following the event.

This is a pre-paid event ($50/person) and you must RSVP.

We are limiting this event to the first twenty wine aficionados who reserve a spot. Don’t delay, call 847.677-9463 today!


Father’s Day Prep & Angel’s Envy Bottle Engraving – Sat. June 13: 1-4pm

Angel’s Envy Bottle Engraving

Looking for that one of a kind gift Father’s Day gift? How about a personally engraved bottle27721 of Angel’s Envy “Schaefer’s Special Blend” Bourbon? A couple of months ago, we sampled through a few barrels and came up with our own unique creation. This is a very limited bottling! Connie with Angel’s Envy will also be personalizing bottles of their Bourbon and Rye. Last year our Special Blend sold out quickly so don’t delay!



Huneeus Vintners- Thurs. June 18: 5-7pm

Amazing Portfolio from a Legendary Wine FamilyHuneeus Collage Chile Arg

Agustin Huneeus and wife Valeria founded the Quintessa Estate in the renowned Rutherford District of Napa Valley in 1990 and after years of running global wine companies, established a family portfolio of wines that represent the finest vineyard estates, appellations and wines in both North and South America.

John Samaritano from the Huneeus Vintners will be here on the 18th. He will be pouring Veramonte Red Blend & Sauvignon Blanc, Ritual Pinot Noir, Primus Cabernet Sauvignon & Red Blend wines from Chile and Argentina. Stop by and taste this amazing line up!!!



6th Annual Summer 2015 Kick-Off Sale Under The Big Top!!!

Saturday, June 20th: 11-5pm 

Many one-day-only extreme discounts on Summer Sale prices.

Wine, spirits, beer and food tastings throughout the store and under the tent including, Knob Creek Bourbon, Crafthouse Cocktails, Casamigos Tequila, New Holland Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Surly Brewing Company. North Coast Brewing Company, Forage & Foster’s Artisan Cheeses, KP Toffee and Snack Delight’s Handmade Incredibly Tasty Snacks. More details to come, stay tuned…

Rain or shine, get here early. Bring your friends and stock up on all your summer needs for patio/BBQ entertaining!

$1 wristbands for tastings and beer truck

$5 wristbands for our hot dog lunch, tastings and beer truck