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BrewVino 2018 – 5 Reasons…

April 26th, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

BrewVino Roast – a True Farm-to-Table Experience! By now you have heard about our BrewVino Roast through our Facebook page, an episode featured on the Cooking Channel, or even word of mouth from an attendee that told you they got their tickets and you shouldn’t wait much longer. BrewVino is only a month away and […]

Crimson Royale Celebrates 30 years with a ‘Pop’

April 18th, 2018 by Brad Schmiling

When did you have your first sip of the juicy, sweet red wine known as Crimson Royale? Maybe it was back in the summer of ’88 at a party, or around a camp fire. Perhaps it was during your first Wet Whistle Wine Festival in ’02, or did you try it in our tasting room […]

Teacher & School Staff Appreciation Weekend

March 22nd, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.” – Unknown Hang in there, summer is almost here! We know this time of the year can get hectic, which is why we are hoping to boost your morale with a Teacher & School Staff Appreciation Weekend May 4th-6th at von Stiehl Winery. As a […]

Art of Water II

March 20th, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

As summer gets closer and closer, we are often reminded of all the great times we enjoyed in previous summers. Maybe it included a lovely stroll down Crescent Beach’s boardwalk, or splashing around in beautiful Lake Michigan. Or maybe if you’re lucky, it included reeling in the big one out on the lake! No matter […]

Cheesy Saturdays March 2018

February 22nd, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

When should you go on a cheese diet? … When you need to cheddar few pounds! Our Cheesy Saturdays won’t be quite as cheesy as that joke, but it will include enjoying delectable complimentary samples! Visit us any Saturday* in March and enjoy complimentary samples of various cheese products. The cheeses we are featuring are […]

Man Fire Food Features BrewVino Roast at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma, Wisconsin

February 22nd, 2018 by Brad Schmiling

Man Fire Food is a favorite Food Network show of our head winemaker. So, Aric reached out to Man Fire Food producers with photos of what was happening every June at von Stiehl Winery. They loved the idea and quickly scheduled BrewVino Roast for the sixth season of Man Fire Food. The episode featuring Algoma […]

Happy Retirement Shirley

January 25th, 2018 by Brad Schmiling

Hundreds of employees have come and gone from von Stiehl Winery in the 30+ years that our family has held the reins. Some make it a week. Others are here for a few seasons. Just a very select few are built to withstand the tremendous seasonality and shifting sands of winery life. It requires a […]

Sweet Saturdays February 2018

December 28th, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Bored of being inside this winter? Jump in the car, go for a drive, and visit us any Saturday in February and enjoy complimentary samples of various sweet treats. Sweet treats we will be featuring are near and dear to us because they are from local confectioners. That means you may find a new favorite. […]

VIP Tours at von Stiehl Winery

November 13th, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

VIP Tour Offering Coming Soon… In 2018, tour von Stiehl Winery like a VIP during our newest tour offering, the VIP Tour. The tour will start at von Stiehl winery, where we will review our history and talk about the future. Then, we will walk over to our production facility where we invite you behind […]

Holiday Gift Guide

October 26th, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Holiday Gifts by von Stiehl Winery It’s almost that time of the year when we get in the holiday mindset. One thing we do to make holiday shopping easier for you is creating the Holiday Gift Guide. This way you’ll find something for everyone on your list. We want to make shopping easy for you, […]

Happy Retirement Sallie!

September 25th, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

We Wish a Happy Retirement to Sallie! On von Stiehl’s 38th year in business, the best salesperson to work in a winery this side of the Mississippi River took over our Algoma tasting room. Arriving with decades of experience in the art of service and selling, Sallie Marquardt massaged a ‘sweet cherry wine in a […]

Vintage Tasting At Wet Whistle Wine Fest

August 18th, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

  von Stiehl Offers Vintage Tasting on September 16 Tucked away in various places of our production and tasting room buildings are small lots of old vintages. There will be two to ten cases of our favorite varieties spread out and tucked under pallet racking that look out of place. Early September, the odd lots are […]

von Stiehl Winery Named in Top Vineyards All Around the Country by Travel + Leisure

June 15th, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Winery Reviews Help von Stiehl to be Listed in Travel + Leisure Guests have been enjoying the experience in our little Algoma tasting room for a very long time. While we mostly think of ourselves as a small town winery close to Door County, it would appear that we are getting noticed much further away […]

New Sparkling Wine – a Viognier & Chenin Blanc Blend

May 19th, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Sparkling Wine Produced In-House Welcome to the first page in the new chapter of von Stiehl Winery – in a 50 year old book that we’re still writing! What makes the Sparkling Viognier & Chenin Blanc blend different from our past pressurized wines? The bubbles are added right here in Algoma. Before our 2016 bottling […]

Bourbon Cider ~ Hard Apple Cider Aged in Bourbon Barrels

April 21st, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Bourbon Cider ~ Hard Apple Cider Aged in Bourbon Barrels Life just doesn’t seem to be able to keep up with our minds. It’s a good problem to have and we sure do appreciate the loyal von Stiehl fans that wait patiently to see if our ideas make it to shelves. We tallied up this […]

Wine Pairing of Four Courses

December 21st, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Wine Pairing Tour Includes Four Courses – Winter 2016-2017 (Check back in fall 2017 to see if we renew this offer) That feeling is growing; you know, the one where you need to get out of the house! It’s usually coupled with a desire for something new, something involving food, and something with good friends […]

Wet Whistle Wine Fest

December 12th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Wet Whistle Wine Fest • Friday, Sept. 15 | 4–8pm (Free) Saturday, Sept. 16 | 10am–6pm ($10) Wet Whistle offers award-winning wines, a grape stomp, hearty sandwiches, & live music! It isn’t the 2,000 visitors smiling all the time that’s weird. Nor is it the trombonist standing in a grape-filled barrel while playing an amazing […]

50th Anniversary Celebration – von Stiehl Winery is Turning 50!

December 2nd, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

  We kept a winery in business until its 50th anniversary. With that, a plethora of emotions are flying about. We made it. We’re here – we did it! From the days of flower children and Elvis to the age of smart-phones and millennial bosses. We survived it all. From English Morello to Montmorency, cherry […]

Montepulciano – An Italian Grape Makes it to Wisconsin!

October 19th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Let’s talk about something that isn’t easy to say. Everyone seems to have finally nailed down the pronunciation of Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Now, if you’ve also finally mastered Gewürztraminer it may be time for a new challenge: Montepulciano! Montepulciano is a second-nature wine expression in Italy. It is rarely found in northern Italy because […]

Pinot Noir Returns

September 19th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Pinot Noir is back in stock! Our timing can be impeccably poor, and we like it that way. In 1967, Doc Stiehl was ahead of his time with screw caps. The closure let in less oxygen, and was less prone to the natural bacteria that is commonly found in natural corks. Af­ter decades of hearing […]

Vintage Tasting at Wet Whistle Wine Fest

August 16th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Von Stiehl Offers Vintage Tasting on September 17 Tucked away in various places of our production building and tasting room buildings are small lots of old vintages. You will only notice them on tour if you look closely to find pallets of mismatched wine boxes. There will be two to ten cases of our favorite […]

Hard Cider – Double Gold and Best of Class

August 16th, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

New Hard Cider is Well-Received! Von Stiehl’s inaugural hard cider release, Apfel Hard Cider, was awarded a Double Gold medal at the 25th annual Indy International Wine Competition. As if that prestigious award wasn’t enough, the cider then received Best of Class in the Apple Hard Cider division. This competition receives more than 29,000 entries […]

Algoma August Amusement

July 20th, 2016 by

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 […]

Wine Shipping Prices Reduced – As of July 1, 2016

June 29th, 2016 by

Ordering wine to be shipped used to require picking up the phone and chatting. We’re pretty sure that 800 numbers were created just for this reason. Remember “order toll-free?” While we always enjoy a good phone conversation, we understand that the convenience of online shopping has caught on and in that world, lower wine shipping prices are commonplace. This […]

Gold Medal Wines

June 10th, 2016 by

Four Gold Medal Wines Recognized at von Stiehl Winery Wisconsin’s oldest winery just brought home to the peninsula four more gold medals; three from Tasters Guild International Wine Competition and one from the West Coast Wine Competition. Tasters Guild Golds were awarded to von Stiehl’s Sangiovese Grosso, Late Harvest Riesling, and Apple Icing. These three […]

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