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June 25, 2015 by vonstiehl

Cuisine Concerts

Cuisine Concerts

Cuisine Concerts

Legend has it that there was a Green Bay summertime billboard in the 1980s that displayed the air temperature of Algoma. There would be such a thing because in July and August when it is sweltering inland, Algoma typically enjoys a 70-something degree breeze off of Lake Michigan. Two blocks in from the beach you’ll find Skaliwags, a little dive bar that serves five star cuisine. Skaliwags birthed the Skaliwagon food truck, which shows up in front of our tap room and winery during the Saturday Cuisine Concerts.

Let’s do the math…

1 Cool Breeze + 1 Winery + 1 Brewery + 1 Food Truck + 1 Band =

5 Star Summer Bliss!

With a seating capacity of around 200, there’s plenty of room to take in the best parts of summer right in our back yard. Admission is free, so come take in all that Algoma has to offer with this band lineup:

 

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar

12:30 – 4 pm*

7/11 Annie Rose Band (Classic Rock)

7/18 Sly Joe Trio (Earthy Soul With a Funky Stroll)

7/25 Clipper City Cats (Blues and Old School Rock)

8/1 Dr. Bombay (Great Guitar from Buffet to Santana)

8/8 Beaker Street (Rock and Blues)

8/15 The Hits (Covers of 60s-90s hits) 1:30-5 pm due to parade

 

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival

May 23, 2012 by vonstiehl

Each June, the Door County Lighthouse Festival brings folks into lighthouses that are normally closed to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the past and present of Wisconsin lighthouses, which have been and continue to be so important to mariners on Lake Michigan.

The Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival runs June 8-10, 2012. 11 tours are offered during the weekend:

  • Trolley Lighthouse Tour: a six hour trolley tour to 5 Door County Lighthouses.
  • Evening Ghost Tour: a haunting experience.
  • Baileys Harbor Lighthouse & Shipwreck: a 2-hour narrated cruise.
  • Island Clipper Cruise: a 6-hour voyage through Death’s Door Strait.
  • Naturalist-Narrated Tour: a 6.5-hour fascinating look at lighthouses and nature.
  • Keeper’s Kin Tour: a cruise featuring desserts and tales from relatives of lighthouse keepers.
  • Chambers Island Tour: cruise to Chambers Island and climb to the top of the lighthouse.
  • Death’s Door Tour: learn about the most history-rich straits on the Great Lakes.
  • Plum Island Tour: a rare chance to tour Plum Island.
  • Sturgeon Bay Area Lighthouse Lunch: lunch aboard the Harbor Lady while enjoying views of the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Bay Shipyard.
  • Sturgeon Bay Area Fireboat Cruise: 90-minute cruise aboard the retired City of Chicago fireboat Fred A. Busse.

Spend the weekend of June 8-10 on the Door Peninsula and learn about the beacons of light that have guided so many Lake Michigan mariners.

We invite you to visit our Algoma Wisconsin winery, just south of the Door Peninsula, on your way up. Toast Wisconsin lighthouses with glasses of von Stiehl Wisconsin wine; Lakeshore Mist would be an appropriate choice.

Find more information at Door County Lighthouse Festival.

Learn more about von Stiehl at Wisconsin Winery.

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Von Stiehl by Boat

May 7, 2012 by vonstiehl

Von Stiehl Winery is about as close as you can get to Lake Michigan without being in Lake Michigan. Actually, the winery sits on the banks of the Ahnapee River, which spills into nearby Lakes Michigan. The walk from the Algoma Marina to our Wisconsin Winery is short and sweet. This makes von Stiehl a great place to visit when you’re out boating on Lake Michigan.

As you’re making your plans for summer outings, whether they be on sailboats or motor boats, put Algoma on the map. Pull your boat into the Algoma Marina and walk up to von Stiehl Winery. Take a tour of the winery or sidle up to the bar for some complimentary wine tasting. On warm afternoons, enjoy drinks and tasty treats on the terrace.

Summer will be here sooner than you think, and warm weekends will be here even sooner. When you feel the urge to get out on Lake Michigan, remember our Algoma Winery. Stop by and pick up some cool Wisconsin white wine to enjoy on the lake, like our Lakehore Fume or our Lakeshore Mist.

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The terrace.

Mother’s Day Weekend at von Stiehl

May 1, 2012 by vonstiehl

Mother’s Day Weekend is fast approaching. Why not bring Mom to von Stiehl for a little wine tasting on May 12 or 13, 2012?

You could just offer Mom a bottle of our Wisconsin Wine–say, Naughty Girl Red or Cherry Blossom Blush. But wouldn’t it be much more fun to surprise her with an outing to a charming town on the shores of Lake Michigan? Take a tour of our historic winery, spend some time sampling our wines, and buy mom a bottle (or two) of her favorite wine.

Many mothers of adult children just want to spend time with their kids on Mother’s Day. Many mothers of small children just want a couple of hours away from the kids. Wine tasting at von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery is the perfect activity, either way.

We’re offering a Mother’s Day Weekend special. Purchase 6 or more bottles of wine and, in addition to the usual quantity discount, we’ll throw in a beautiful floral umbrella and a packet of seeds. If you think your mother (or the mother of your children) would like that, bring her to our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery. We have limited quantities!

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2012 Girls Night Out in Algoma

April 18, 2012 by vonstiehl

The 5th Annual Girls Night Out takes place in Algoma, Wisconsin on May 18th and 19, 2012. Algoma is a charming small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, at the south end of the Door Peninsula. Don’t miss it!

There is nothing like getting away with your best girlfriends; you stay up late, talk about all sorts of things, and laugh a lot. Such occasions are precious, not least because the older we get, the less frequently they occur. Spouses, children, work, and other commitments mean there is little time for girlfriend getaways.

Make time for your best friends this year, or your sisters and your mother. Head to Algoma, Wisconsin for two nights at the historic Hotel Stebbins. This fun weekend includes:

  • Steak and lobster dinner with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
  • DJ entertainment at Hotel Stebbins.
  • Admittance into the Cherry De-Lite Festival
  • $10 gift certificate to von Stiehl, a fabulous Algoma, Wisconsin Winery.
  • $10 gift certificate to the Pampered Chef
  • An assortment of free gifts from Algoma retailers.

The Cherry De-Lite Festival features live music, free chocolate covered cherries (oh my), and a televised “Cook Off” hosted by Mad Dog and Merrill and your weekend host, Kristine Ruel. It is guaranteed to be a fabulous weekend!

Stay one night or stay both nights. Just stay long enough to swing by von Stiehl for a little Wisconsin wine tasting while you’re here.

Additional information available at Hotel Stebbins.

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Algoma’s Open House

February 27, 2012 by vonstiehl

Algoma, Wisconsin has a lot to offer.

This little town at the base of Door Peninsula, on the shores of Lake Michigan, is home to many fine businesses: North Water Bakery, Tina Marie, Steele Street Floral, Good Tidings, and of course, our own von Stiehl Winery. On Sunday, March 4, 2012, these and other Algoma businesses are inviting the public to sample their wares.

This is a great opportunity for anyone with a special event on the horizon. Thinking of getting married soon? See what kind of wedding cakes the North Water Bakery can create, and try on gowns and tuxedos at Tina Marie Boutique. Want to try a variety of wines for a dinner you’re hosting? Visit the tasting room at von Stiehl and sample a wide selection of our Wisconsin Wines.

Algoma’s Open House takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hope to see you then.

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February Getaway Packages

February 10, 2012 by vonstiehl

Sometimes it’s just nice to step out of your routine. If you’re feeling like you could use a change of scenery, consider spending a few days in Algoma, Wisconsin. Our charming little town is nestled against Lake Michigan at the base of the Door Peninsula. It’s beautiful, it’s peaceful, it’s fun, and it’s less than an hour from Green Bay.

Hotel Stebbins is offering a February Lodging Package that is guaranteed to lift your spirits. The “For Fun – For Romance” All-inclusive Package at Hotel Stebbins is a great deal.

Start with delicious coffee and breakfast at Caffé Tlazo, where you can surf the web, read the paper, or simply enjoy each other’s company as you sink your teeth into freshly baked treats.

In the middle of the day head over to Algoma Pizza Bowl for a couple of games and a slice or two. Then come to von Stiehl, our Algoma Wisconsin Winery, for wine and chocolate pairing. Yum.

Dinner at the Stebbins Restaurant is the perfect way to round out the day. Start with drinks in the lounge, where you can sit by the fireplace and admire the original tin ceilings. Move to the dining room for dinner, and be sure to try the Frog Legs. They’re amazing.

The special package at Hotel Stebbins is available through the month of February. Come for a little R&R: some Wisconsin Wine, some artisan chocolates, some bowling… What could be better?

The historic Hotel Stebbins.

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Fall Colors are Peaking

October 11, 2011 by vonstiehl

Fall Colors are Peaking along the coast of Lake Michigan and up into the Door Peninsula. In other words, drop all responsibilities, pack the car, and start driving. By next week, the leaves will be starting to drop.

Door County is always lovely, but at the height of fall foliage, it is a feast for the senses. With the landscape dressed in rich shades of red, orange, and yellow, it’s impossible to resist. Trails beckon and country roads invite scenic drives and long bike rides. Beaches beg for blankets laden with food and Wisconsin Wine. It’s the perfect time for a little holiday.

Fun fall activities in Door County:

There are also numerous hiking trails, bike trails, golf courses, and kayak launch points in Door County.

Call your sweetie or gather your friends and head to Door County as soon as you can. Stop by our Algoma Wisconsin winery on the way, so you’ll have good wine to enjoy after full days enjoying the splendor of autumn in Door County.

Try a glass of our new Diamond Chardonnay while you’re at our Tasting Room. We’ve used grapes from Sonoma, California, to produce a lush, full Chardonnay. It’s perfect for a warm autumn day.

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Door County Wine Trail

August 23, 2011 by vonstiehl

Have you ever considered a trek along the Door County Wine Trail? The coming weeks and months are a great time to bike or drive from one winery to another, enjoying the last days of summer or basking in the autumnal beauty of the Door Peninsula. Von Stiehl Winery, in Algoma Wisconsin, makes a good starting (and ending) point for the trail. Door County is a courageous sliver of land between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. It is filled with quaint small towns, rolling farmland, hardwood forests, and miles of beaches and waterfront. It’s a wonderland in the summer and winter, full of fragrant blossoms in the spring, and ablaze in fall colors in autumn. Outdoor recreation is paramount, and there is plenty of space for everyone to stretch and explore.

A handful of wineries are now growing grapes and making wine on the fertile land of Door County. Each Door County, Wisconsin Winery produces distinct wines, proving that even minuscule geographic distinctions can have huge impacts on the end products. Come see (and taste) for yourself. Visit them all. Seven Wisconsin Wineries comprise the Door County Wine Trail:
1. Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma, Wisconsin.
2. Red Oak Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
3. Door Peninsula Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
4. Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
5. Harbor Ridge Winery, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
6. Stone’s Throw Winery, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.
7. Orchard Country Winery & Market, Fish Creek, Wisconsin. The Anhapee State Park Trail runs between Algoma and Sturgeon may, making the first (and last) leg of a bike trip between wineries a cinch. From Sturgeon Bay, Bay Shore Drive hugs the coast up to Ephraim. Riders will have to travel inland a bit to visit several of the wineries. It’s approximately fifty miles between Algoma and Ephraim – take your time and savor wine tasting over several days. We of course hope you’ll stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, von Stiehl, for a sample of our Door County Wine.

Additional information may be found at Door County Wine Trail. The map above is from this site.

Door County Wine Trail

August 23, 2011 by vonstiehl

Have you ever considered a trek along the Door County Wine Trail? The coming weeks and months are a great time to bike or drive from one winery to another, enjoying the last days of summer or basking in the autumnal beauty of the Door Peninsula. Von Stiehl Winery, in Algoma Wisconsin, makes a good starting (and ending) point for the trail. Door County is a courageous sliver of land between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. It is filled with quaint small towns, rolling farmland, hardwood forests, and miles of beaches and waterfront. It’s a wonderland in the summer and winter, full of fragrant blossoms in the spring, and ablaze in fall colors in autumn. Outdoor recreation is paramount, and there is plenty of space for everyone to stretch and explore.

A handful of wineries are now growing grapes and making wine on the fertile land of Door County. Each Door County, Wisconsin Winery produces distinct wines, proving that even minuscule geographic distinctions can have huge impacts on the end products. Come see (and taste) for yourself. Visit them all. Seven Wisconsin Wineries comprise the Door County Wine Trail:
1. Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma, Wisconsin.
2. Red Oak Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
3. Door Peninsula Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
4. Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
5. Harbor Ridge Winery, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
6. Stone’s Throw Winery, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.
7. Orchard Country Winery & Market, Fish Creek, Wisconsin. The Anhapee State Park Trail runs between Algoma and Sturgeon may, making the first (and last) leg of a bike trip between wineries a cinch. From Sturgeon Bay, Bay Shore Drive hugs the coast up to Ephraim. Riders will have to travel inland a bit to visit several of the wineries. It’s approximately fifty miles between Algoma and Ephraim – take your time and savor wine tasting over several days. We of course hope you’ll stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, von Stiehl, for a sample of our Door County Wine.

Additional information may be found at Door County Wine Trail. The map above is from this site.

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.

The Wisconsin Wines of Summer

July 14, 2011 by vonstiehl

Summer means long evenings. After a full day of work, folks head out for walks along the shores of Lake Michigan and bike rides on the Ahnapee State Trail. They waterski and jet ski and set sail on Lake Michigan to watch the sunset over the Door Peninsula. Summer means being outside as much as possible. Summer evenings are also ideal for sharing Wisconsin wine with friends and loved ones. The von Stiehl Summer Sampler provides everything you need for a summer evening with friends, and more. It includes 10 bottles of our Wisconsin wine (the ones we think are best for warm weather). Also included are six plastic wine glasses – essential if you plan to enjoy a glass of wine while on a boat or at the beach (offer expires 10-1-11). We also stock nifty suctioned holders at our gift shop / Wisconsin wine tasting room. These come in handy when you’re rocking on a boat out on the lake; your bottle of wine will not go flying across the deck when secured with one of these. Our insulated picnic totes will keep your wines the right temperature until it’s the right moment to enjoy them. Drop by our Wisconsin Winery the next time you’re in Algoma, or visit our shop online. Don’t let another summer evening go by without Wisconsin wine!

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July Events at von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery

July 7, 2011 by vonstiehl

Several super fun events are on the horizon at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery. Algoma is located at the gateway to Door County, on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is a small town with a big personality, and we think it’s worth a visit. This Saturday, July 9, 2011, is our annual Ladies’ Fest. It runs for 8 hours and you and your friends are welcome to stay the whole time. There will be massages, cool vendors, chocolate, and plenty of Wisconsin Wine. You’ll lunch, learn to belly dance, and listen to great music by The Kerry Michaels Duo and The Mulligans. Doors open to the ladies at 11 a.m.

Friends having fun at the 2010 Ladies’ Fest.

The following Saturday, July 16, is the first of our Summer Cuisine Concert Series on the Terrace. We welcome the John Lambert Trio for an afternoon of “solid rock on the cutting edge”. We anticipate hearing both original songs and favorite covers as we sip Wisconsin Wine on our lovely new terrace. The music lasts from noon to 4 p.m. Keith Abler will perform at our Cuisine Concert Series on Saturday July 23, 2011. Keith asks only that he never be taken seriously. With that in mind, the afternoon is sure to be delightfully amusing; oh yes, there will be good music, too. As always, our Cuisine Concert Series run from noon to 4 p.m. on the terrace of our Algoma Wisconsin Winery. See The Bluegills live at von Stiehl on July 30th. The weather may be a bit steamy by then, and this trio of Chicago-style blues players will help you chill out. We not only pair great wine with the music during our Cuisine Concert Series, we also pair great food. Consider it a holistic experience, and enjoy. Algoma is the perfect place to stop and refuel (both your transportation and yourself) on the way to Door County this summer. It is also a great spot in and of itself. Arrive by car, boat, or bike. Stay for an hour or a week, and while you’re here, we hope you’ll swing by von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery for a tour, a taste, and maybe some live music and food.

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Algoma’s Wednesday Night Concerts

June 28, 2011 by vonstiehl

Music is everywhere these days – it must be the fine summer weather. Algoma’s 2011 Wednesday Night Concert series starts July 6 at 7 p.m. Concerts run weekly through August 17. Our Algoma Wisconsin Winery Tasting Room and store are open daily until 5 p.m. In other words, you have plenty of time to visit our winery, try our Wisconsin Wine, and have dinner before the concerts start. Heritage Park is quite close to von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery. Stretch out on a blanket or sit up in a chair as you enjoy views of Lake Michigan and great music. Algoma Wednesday Night Concert Series:

  • July 13: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience.
  • July 20: Chicago Blues Summit
  • July 27: Green Tea Irish Band
  • August 3: Kerry Michaels Band
  • August 10: Dave Steffen Band
  • August 17: Copper Box

See Terrence Simien in Algoma on July 6, 2011. Photo by Micheal Weintrob.

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