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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 […]

Apple Cider

May 20th, 2016 by

It’s working! Our bubble making machine is actually working! The new bottling line is pumping out still AND sparkling wine in a glorious manner. The unexpected add-on of a bottle washer and dryer only makes the end product that much more enticing. Now it’s time to have some fun. Our first batch of apple cider, aka […]

Red Wine Release – Brunello

April 19th, 2016 by

While Brunello may be a great Italian mobster name in a one-act play, it takes on a much more serious tone when applied to the Sangiovese grape. It’s highly regarded in the Italian wine world where very few vintages rise to the esteemed name. Brunellos are rare in the U.S., but one of them resides in Algoma. […]

Ahnapee Little Soldier Bottled Beer

April 14th, 2016 by

Little Soldier Bottled Beer We held out for as long as we could before offering bottled beer. Ahnapee beer has been put on tap in over 125 restaurants and bars in our five-county area, and for that we are grateful! Draft beer almost always tastes better, but sometimes bottles better fit the occasion. We moved […]

BrewVino Roast

March 22nd, 2016 by

BrewVino Roast – an Event With a Different Flavor! You may have enjoyed our inaugural steer roast last June when it was called Meet the Makers. We found that the most exciting part of the event was not the makers, but the steer roast. This year, we’ll be focusing more on the steer in the […]

Family Wine Matters

March 18th, 2016 by

Join the Family for wine discounts that matter! When’s the last time you bought a new suit or dress to go to a neighbor’s kid’s wedding? That’s more of a ‘pick something out of the closet that’s comfortable’ affair, if you go at all. That’s the outside circle. Then there’s the group of those closest […]

Moscato for von Stiehl is Orange

February 26th, 2016 by

Sometimes Moscato is orange, but most of the time it is not. For von Stiehl, it is Orange Muscat, but it doesn’t have any oranges, and it isn’t Moscato. Follow? Orange Muscat is a grape that you’ve probably never tasted. It is one of over 200 varieties of the Muscat, or Moscato, grape family that […]

Valentine’s Day Wine Weekend at von Stiehl Winery

January 28th, 2016 by

We know that you and your special someone will be headed out to dinner somewhere on the Saturday night of Valentine’s Day weekend, but what about the magic hours leading up to the main event? Wouldn’t it be great to skip the usual Saturday chores and add a little more celebration to your Valentine’s Day […]

Super Bowl Wine Pairing

November 16th, 2015 by

While all eyes may be on football during Super Bowl Sunday, our Super Bowl Wine and Small Plate event is the perfect pre-party way to spend your day! Ladies of the Vine can now sign up for the Super Bowl event at von Stiehl on Super Bowl Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00 PM, and still […]

Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Awards Algoma Brewery

October 1st, 2015 by

  Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Honors Algoma Brewery Ahnapee Brewery was first put on the map in 1868 when sales of “the foaming beverage” were in high demand by Civil War veterans. The newly-revived brewery was put on the map last weekend for a second time on a national level by the Great American […]

Wine Festival on September 11 & 12

August 10th, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

Beware of Wine Bottles and Dancing Nuns at the Wet Whistle Wine Festival this year in Algoma! The wine festival is earlier than ever this year — perhaps the earliest it will ever be! Join us on September 11 & 12 for a grape stomping good time! Here are a few tips: *For a better […]

Wine Awards Published

July 27th, 2015 by

The von Stiehl Winery in Algoma recently brought home 12 wine awards from the 2015 International Tasters Guild competition.Three wines awards were prestigious Double Gold medals: Sylvester, a 2012 estate-grown Marechal Foch. Dark ruby in color with aromas of cedar, Damson plums, and spicy black cherry. This lighter bodied red boasts flavors of dark stone […]

Tap Room & Wine

July 23rd, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

What’s the first thing on your mind when you walk into a tap room? Not everyone would say beer; especially you — after all, you’re reading a winery blog post. The city of Algoma discovered an unused liquor license a few months ago and we were the first ones to ask for it. As of […]

Summer Cuisine Concert Series

June 25th, 2015 by

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 […]

Meet the Makers Beer & Wine Festival

April 2nd, 2015 by

Meet the Makers Wine and Beer Festival June 20, 2015 from 11am. to 6pm. Do you know the difference between a wine festival and a beer festival? Wine fests, at least in the Midwest, are usually hosted by a single winery to celebrate the grape harvest. There’s no better feeling for a vineyard owner than […]

Cherry Bounce Awarded Highest Honor

March 20th, 2015 by

Cherry Bounce on Top with Highest Honor We just received six medals at the International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) in Sonoma County, California. Established in 1975, the IEWC is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the nation.  The judging was held Feb. 10-11, 2015 in Sonoma County, California. Traditional awards were given […]

Swap Meet

February 12th, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

  Swap Meet Sunday, April 19, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm We women like options when it comes to accessorizing! It’s not that my lime green purse is old or worn, it still looks great! It’s just that I’m tired of it. I have this funky set of earrings that are just too nice […]

Red Wine Tasting

February 5th, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

Be first in line at this red wine tasting and sample the newest and oldest vintages currently in barrels. Barrel-fermented Riesling, Brunello, Mourvèdre, Montepulciano, Tempranillo, and Marquette are some that are waiting for you. Aric, Dave, and Chad will be on hand to pull samples from the barrels in our cellars for you to taste, […]

Free Sandwich Mondays

January 5th, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

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Visit our tap room from noon to 2 pm on Mondays in July and August for a free sandwich with the purchase of a growler fill. Free sandwiches may vary, but we are planning to offer beef brisket on a regular basis. How does that work? Here are the details. Growler jars can be purchased […]

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