A new wine and beer garden operated by Milwaukee County, called “The Vine Humboldt,” will open in Bay View at Humboldt Park for Memorial Day weekend and offer local beer, wine on-tap, and food options from Triciclo Peru.
The announcement came from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, 14th District Supervisor Jason Hass, and Milwaukee County Parks. The Vine Humboldt will have two red and three white wines on-tap, as well as additional wine options. Craft beer offerings will include brews from Lakefront, Sprecher and Terrapin, in addition to rotating guest breweries.
“The Vine Humboldt will offer expanded food and drink options at affordable prices for residents and visitors in Bay View this summer,” County Executive Chris Abele said. “Now more than ever, Milwaukee County is setting new standards for public land use, and providing our communities with high-quality experiences that other cities are looking to emulate.”
Milwaukee County Parks will partner with local Bay View restaurant, Triciclo Peru, for on-site kitchen operations. Triciclo Peru will serve fresh-baked Peruvian empanadas with flavors including authentic recipes like Aji de Gallina – Peruvian spicy creamed chicken; Lomo Saltado – Peruvian Steak Stir Fry; as well as American-Peruvian fusion options such as Soy Chorizo; Cheddar & Sausage, Sweet Corn & Mozzarella; and Fried Pork & Sweet Potato.
“The Vine Humboldt will keep craft beer and wine on tap, and add great Bay View vendor, Triciclo Peru and their delicious empanadas,” said County Supervisor Haas. “I am very happy that food and non-alcoholic beverage carry-ins are welcome once again. Be it a picnic or a Friday fish fry, you are welcome to bring your food to The Vine.”
Profits from the Milwaukee County Parks beer gardens go back to the parks system, helping to fund future parks and trails projects throughout the county. In addition to The Vine Humboldt, Milwaukee County Parks operates Whitnall Park Beer Garden, South Shore Terrace and the traveling beer gardens. The Estabrook Beer Garden and The Landing at Hoyt Park are managed by Parks partners.
“Wisconsin’s beer garden renaissance began with Estabrook Park in 2012, which inspired dozens of other beer gardens across the region; so it’s only natural that we are setting the pace again by adding outstanding wines to the experience,” said Guy Smith, Executive Director of Milwaukee County Parks. “And, of course, when you eat or drink here, you’re helping to support your parks too.”
The Vine Humboldt was inspired by Humboldt Park’s namesake – Alexander Von Humboldt, a 19th century explorer and naturalist. The site was previously named the Humboldt Beer Garden, and managed by St. Francis Brewery.
“We are very pleased to be the new food vendors at The Vine as it will be a great preview to our new restaurant opening in a couple of months,” said Amy Narr of Triciclo Peru. “Sharing authentic Peruvian food and Peruvian culture with Milwaukee is our mission. We want our space at The Vine to be a little taste of Peru, right here in Bay View.”