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Algoma August Amusement

July 20, 2016 by vonstiehl

Algoma in August

August Amusement in Algoma

If summer was only a month long, then we’d have the entire season left! As it is, the time to give it is here and there’s no shortage of things to see in Algoma in August.

You might think summer activities would be dying down by August, but in Algoma, we’re just getting started!

Cuisine Concerts on August 6, 13, and 20

Our summer concerts are still gaining ground. With extra seating next door, you probably won’t even need a lawn chair. The August band lineup:
August 6 – The Outpatients, led by lord of the lick, Bob Balsley. If you love great guitar, he’s your guy.
August 13 – The Jenirators, led by Jenny Funk. Her vocal range and power is amazing, and not to be missed.
August 20 – 12 Volt, We don’t know much about these guys, but they come highly recommended by a former employee. Come listen and tell us what you think.
Enjoy food at the Skaliwag’s food trailer along with our wine and Ahnapee Brewery beer!

Tall Ship Sneak Peak on August 3

These ships will be in a bit of a race that finishes outside of Algoma. The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race finish line will leave them mustering off shore in Algoma before heading to Sturgeon Bay.  There’s something involving a massive floating duck associated with this festival that we haven’t completely figured out. As part of the mystery, a seven-foot baby duck will be set up outside the winery on the 3rd. Ahnapee Brewery is the beer sponsor. So come enjoy a Tall Ships Lager and see the massive ships from our brewery patio. Read more about the Green Bay event here.

Shanty Days August 12-14

Fishing Shanties are the small buildings that used to line the Ahnapee River. They served as the home base for commercial fishing vessels in our port. A couple shanties remain, and they are a popular subject for photographers and painters in the summer and fall. To commemorate these local historic icons Algoma hosts Shanty Days. This annual event supports a number of non-profit organizations in the area. Fair food never tastes better than when a lake breeze is blowing through and at Shanty Days you’ll find everything from fried chicken on a stick to funnel cakes.

Do they have our wine? You betcha! Find five of our top varieties in the Algoma Main Street tent. One note – if you’re planning to visit us on August 13, be aware that the streets around the winery are closed all morning due to the noon parade. Things get flowing around 1 pm when the blockades come down. Until then you may want to wear your walking shoes!

 

Country Music, Wisconsin Wine

August 8, 2011 by vonstiehl

The Cuisine Concert series at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery continues on Saturday, August 13, with the Modern Day Drifters. It’s hard to sit still when listening to music by this country band from Door County. Jason Leist fronts the band; his deep, smooth voice moves audiences no matter what their age. He’s joined on stage by his brother Brian, cousins Mike and John McCaulley, and Bobby Brauer, no relation. We’ll serve some tasty country-style food on the 13th, along with a selection of Wisconsin cheeses and crackers. Our Wisconsin Wine will be available for purchase as well. Ask us which wines best compliment the food and cheese, or try several and see for yourself. We’ve recently bottled a new batch of Framboise and it’s ready to drink. Since Algoma’s Shanty Days Festival takes place the weekend of August 13, the Modern Day Drifters Cuisine Concert will start at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. Drop by for a while if you’re in town for Shanty Days, and check out Shanty Days if your in town for the Cuisine Concerts.

Our Cuisine Concerts take place outside on our terrace, where seating is available both in the shade and sun. In the event of rain, we host our Cuisine Concerts in our limestone tunnels. It’s such a beautiful setting we know folks who hope for rain!

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Shanty Days 2011

July 29, 2011 by vonstiehl

Algoma’s annual Shanty Days festival is a “Celebration of the Lake”. Since Algoma sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, we have good reason to celebrate. Thanks to the lake we have fish, beaches, and huge stretches of water on which to boat. The lake keeps us cool in the summer and gives us something beautiful to look at in the winter.

Shanty Days 2011 takes place August 12 – 14. Highlights include:

  • Parade (Saturday at noon)
  • Fireworks (Sunday at dusk)
  • Street Fair (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Arts & Craft Show (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Lots of live music


There’s also a 5K walk/run (Saturday morning), and an area “Just for Kids”. Shanty Days wouldn’t be Shanty Days without the Fishing Contest, held Thursday through Sunday. Call 920.883.9792 for more information. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery. We pour all of our wines in the Tasting Room, and guests are welcome to enjoy purchased bottles of wine on our terrace. Our Cuisine Concert Series on August 13 will feature The Modern Day Drifters, a Door County band known for its genre-crossing style and super fun music. Drop by any time between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. for music, food, and delicious Wisconsin Wine. Additional information about Shanty Days is available at the Algoma Chamber of Commerce.

A Father’s Day Gift of Wisconsin Wine

June 17, 2011 by vonstiehl

Every family has their own way of celebrating Father’s Day. Father’s of young children are often treated to breakfast in bed and homemade cards. Father’s of teens might get a nod and a “Happy Father’s Day. Can I borrow the car?” Father’s of adult children may get a call and a gift in the mail. Some dads want nothing more than to spend Father’s Day with their children, no matter their age. This can mean of day of fishing on Lake Michigan, golfing, or watching a game on t.v. It may mean spending the day in the kitchen with the kids, preparing a great feast, or heading to the closest city for a day of exploration and eating out. You never can tell with Dads. No matter how you celebrate Father’s Day in your family, consider giving dad a bottle (or two) of von Stiehl Wisconsin Wine. If you live near Algoma or have plans to visit Door County over the weekend, stop by the winery for a bit of wine tasting. The tasting bar is bustling these days, which means the mood is festive. If you find a bottle you like and have a little time to spare, ask us for some “to go” wine glasses, purchase some local cheese and crackers in our store, and enjoy an impromptu picnic on our new terrace. Just be sure you remember to bring a bottle of our Algoma Wisconsin Wine with you when you leave.

We here at von Stiehl wish dads everywhere a Happy Father’s Day in 2011.

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