Or rather, serve Naughty…Naughty Girl Red Wine, that is.
Our top-selling Wisconsin Wine is on sale through the end of November. That means you have a day and a half to stock your wine cellars with Naughty Girl at the sale price. If you live close to our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, stop by our tasting room. If you live far from here, order online.
Buy six bottles of Naughty Girl, and get one bottle free. Buy a case of Naughty Girl, and receive a 20% discount off the case (offer expires 11/30/11). Shipping costs will apply to online or phone orders.
With holiday parties just around the corner, it’s worth stocking up on your favorite Wisconsin Wine. It’s also worth taking advantage of a bargain. We hope you’ll do both, and we hope you’ll serve our fabulous blend of Cabernet Franc and brandy-fortified black raspberry wine to your guests this holiday season. We call her Naughty Girl.
The Thanksgiving feast is close at hand. Soon we’ll be tucking into roast turkey, stuffing, hot buttered rolls, and greens. We’ll be cooking for days, or traveling for hours, and joining together with friends and family no matter where we are. It’s a busy time of year, but a good time of year.
For us, it’s impossible to think about our Thanksgiving feast without wondering which of our Wisconsin Wines we’ll enjoy with it.
Each year, many people are haunted by these and other age-old questions:
- “Which wine will go best with the appetizers?”
- “Which wine goes best with roast Turkey?”
- “Which wine goes best with candied yams?”
- “Red or white?”
- “What should I serve with dessert?”
Aside from the strong belief that you can’t go wrong with von Stiehl Wisconsin Wines, we support your right to serve what you like. Don’t worry about convention.
If you’re hosting many people, consider opening several different bottles and letting your guests decide for themselves. After all, extra wine will keep, and you want your guests to be happy. We know people who only drink red wine. They drink it on hot summer days, they drink it with hot, spicy food, they drink it on its own. They drink it because they like it. Likewise, we know people who prefer white on any occasion – with a big slab of red meat, with a big bowl of hearty pasta, and on its own.
We believe certain wines and foods complement each other. We are not alone. But if you have friends who like what they like, let them drink what they like on Thanksgiving. Or give them a choice. Open a bottle of our Chardonnay and a bottle of our Naughty Girl with the appetizers. Open bottles of our Satin Red and Riesling with the main meal. Open Doc Steihl’s Cherry Bounce and our Raspberry Framboise with dessert. You’ll find out if your guests prefer one bottle over another.
If you have your heart set on pairing wine with your meal, stop by our Tasting Room in Algoma and ask for advice. We’d love to work with you.
Our Riesling would go well with a Thanksgiving feast.
Ah, it’s that time of year. The time when green leaves in Algoma and Door County Wisconsin transform into glorious shades of red, gold, orange, and yellow. The heat of summer dissipates, and cool, crisp days invite outdoor activity. It’s the perfect time to run away to a cabin in the woods or by the lake.
Von Stiehl Wisconsin Wine augments every weekend getaway. Grill a steak and share a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon after a long hike through the trails of colorful Door County. Sip on our Dry Apple “Wrap” after a long bike ride. Spend all day outside then curl up by the fire with a glass of our Oak Aged Cherry Kirsche.
Autumn and von Stiehl Wisconsin Wine. They go together.
Spring in and around Door County bursts with color. Pink and white cherry and apple blossoms sit fatly on trees, gathering energy to morph into tasty, succulent fruit. The vintner at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery transforms some of those luscious cherries into Cherry Blossom Blush.
Enjoy a glass of this semi-dry white wine blushed with Montmorency cherries. It’s delightful on its own, with a plate of hard cheeses and crackers, or even with a dense, delicious, chocolate dessert. Stop by our Algoma WI Winery on your way up to the Door County Festival of Blossoms this spring. Enjoy a Spring Blossom Trolley Tour out of Sturgeon Bay or Carlsville. Bike the 30-mile Ahnapee Trail. Explore Ellison Bluff Park or bring your boat and cruise along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. A cooling glass of Cherry Blossom Blush is the perfect way to end a day spent breathing in the lovely scent of spring blossoms. Or toast the arrival of spring with one of our other Wisconsin Wines: Dry Cherry, Dry Apple “Wrap”, Doc Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, Cherry Kirsche “Oak Aged”, or Cherry Brandy.
Easter is a wonderful time to come together with family and friends. This year, whether you are the host of Easter dinner or a guest, consider opening a bottle of our von Stiehl Wisconsin Wine. Many families enjoy roast lamb or honey-baked ham for Easter dinner. Roast lamb goes well with strong reds, such as our Meritage Wisconsin Red Wine. Try pairing a honey-baked ham with our Christmas Blush, a semi-dry white with a hint of cherries. Lakeshore Mist Wisconsin White Wine would also be an excellent accompaniment to a baked ham dinner. Crisp, fruity Mademoiselle – a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Traminette grapes – was released last summer. As days and evenings grow warmer, it feels time to pour Mademoiselle once again. Enjoy a glass of Mademoiselle after dinner with a light, spring-time dessert such as a plate of colorful cookies; it is sweet enough to function as a dessert itself. Our newest release – White Stiletto – is made from the same grapes but is less sweet. It pairs well with everything from salads to grilled foods to cakes. Winter is putting up a strong fight this year, but spring is sure to eventually conquer it. Toast its arrival at Easter dinner with Wisconsin Wine.
Imagine the perfect glass of Chardonnay. Imagine the perfect glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Now imagine they are blended together with some Traminette grapes. Eureka! It’s our White Stiletto, and it’s in the bottle. The next time you visit our Wisconsin Winery in Agloma, be sure to ask for a taste of our newest release: White Stiletto. We think you’ll like this crisp white Wisconsin wine. It’s not too sweet, not too fruity. Just right. Then imagine your next dinner party. White Stiletto on the table next to Naughty Girl Red. Now that’s a good looking table.
White Stiletto – now bottled and ready to drink.
Treat your Valentine to a bottle of our Wisconsin wine. Inspire an evening of romance with Naughty Girl Red, White Zinfandel Love, or Risqué Riesling. If you can’t decide which she’ll like best, offer all three! In addition to Wisconsin wine, you’ll find many inspired gifts at our Gift Shop and Tasting Room, such as hand-crafted chocolates and unique bottle stoppers. It’s easy to woo your sweet Valentine when you shop at Von Stiehl.
Writer and humorist Oren Arnold once said that the best gift for one’s enemy is forgiveness, the best gift to a friend is your heart, and the best gift to yourself is respect. Wise words indeed, and while we don’t dispute them, we do have a few other ideas.
How about giving the gift of Wisconsin Wine?
Give Napa Valley Mulling Spices along with a bottle of Cranberry Wine, Sweet Cherry Wine, or Dry Apple Wrap; it’s something not everyone thinks to purchase themselves and most people enjoy. Plus it’s festive. Or offer bottles of Christmas Blush and Christmas Wine – it’s the perfect time of year for these, after all. If you love to give wine with fun labels, leave a bottle of Knockin’ Heads Red under the tree. Bring a bottle of Dry Riesling to hosts of a gathering, and put a bow on a bottle of Naughty Girl Wisconsin Wine for the lady who is too naughty to receive a gift from Santa! For stocking stuffers, try an assortment of bottle stoppers, bottle decorations, and wine glass trinkets (never confuse your glass with another again). For under the tree, how about a lovely wine rack? The best thing about the gift of wine is that there is never a bad moment to offer it. It’s appropriate any time of year, before and after Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s. Stop by our Wisconsin Winery in Algoma when you’re on your way to Door County. Taste our wines and pick up a few bottles of the ones you like most, and keep them on hand to offer friends and families on any occasion. Merry Christmas.
Wisconsin wine is a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving feast. We recognize, however, that deciding which wine to serve can be difficult. Some guests will prefer white, some red, some rosé; some prefer hearty reds and sweet whites, some don’t. As hosts, we wish to satisfy every palate. There are two ways to approach this dilemma, as we see it. Option 1. Empty your personal wine cellars, finding a bottle to suit every taste. There is nothing wrong with that. We may be told to pair turkey with white wine, but if Uncle Charlie prefers our Crimson Royale, by all means, let him have it. Option 2. Slip away this weekend to sample a variety of wines at our Algoma Wisconsin winery, and pick the ones you think would best complement each course. Our pourers will be happy to offer advice, and may suggest you try the following wines: Cranberry Wine, which is made with holiday meals in mind; Oktoberfest, a blend of Vignoles, Gewurztraminer and Riesling grapes; Sparkling Muscat, perfect for celebratory toasts; and our brandy-fortified Cherry Kirsche and Framboise dessert wines, the perfect way to end a meal. Happy Thanksgiving!
Door County is recognized as one of the most spectacular spots in the Midwest for leaf peeping. As you plan your fall color tours in and around Door County, remember to stop by our Algoma Wisconsin winery. Our Apple Icing is delightful at this time of year, combining as it does the flavors of freshly picked apples and butterscotch. Delicious.
Summer is wonderful. It means long, hot, days, and long, warm nights. It means beach parties, lake swimming, camping and boating. It’s when we stay up late, get up early, and try to fit in as much as possible.
Summer just wouldn’t be summer without our Wisconsin Riesling. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like Riesling – even people who say they don’t like wine (hard to believe, but they’re out there) usually find they enjoy a glass of Riesling once they try it. It is the perfect Wisconsin wine for summer afternoons and evenings.
Von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery offers three Rieslings. Our Riesling is true to the Rieslings of Germany – fruity and lively. Our Dry Riesling has a semi-dry, fruity taste; it is well balanced, subtle, and clean. Our Risqué Riesling is a bit spicy but well-rounded. Try them all when you visit the tasting room of our Wisconsin Winery, and bring your favorite bottles home. You’ll have fun sharing them with friends throughout the rest of the summer.
When the cherry trees are in bloom, it’s a good time to drink our Cherry Wisconsin Wines.
We have several varieties. Our Dry Cherry is an excellent accompaniment to hearty meat dishes, like wild game. Imagine that food drenched in a cherry reduction sauce, and you have an idea of what awaits when you crack open a bottle of Door County Montmorency Cherries.
For dessert, enjoy a glass of our Cherry Kirsche or Cherry Kirsche Oak Aged, Wisconsin Dessert Wines. These fortified wines blend brandy spirits and cherry wine, and are the perfect match to dense chocolate desserts or rich cheese cakes.
Or finish off your meal with a glass of Dr. Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, a smooth blend of cherry wine and cherry brandy. You won’t need dessert – you’ll just want to sink into a chair and let the doctor work his magic.
It's March, and though you may not know it by looking out the window, spring is on the way. Spring means cherries, and when anyone mentions cherries here at our Wisconsin winery, we think of our Cherry Kirsche “Oak Aged” fortified wine. And that makes us happy.
When you are looking for a wine to pair with a nice, rich dessert, try the Cherry Kirsche Oak Aged. It has an intense flavor, bursting with the flavor of Door County Cherries. It goes exceptionally well with rich chocolate desserts (is there anything better than chocolate and cherries?) and cheesecake. It will infuse your dining room with the fragrance of spring.
During these last weeks of winter, it is essential to eat comfort food as often as possible, and an integral part of these hearty meals is our Wisconsin wine. We encourage you to stop by our Tasting Room any day of the week, so you can choose an assortment of wines for a variety of meals. If you stop by on a Saturday, you may enjoy the tour of our historic buildings, offered at 2pm through May.