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Thanksgiving Wines

November 17, 2010 by

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!


Fall Colors in Door County

September 21, 2010 by

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 = Riesling

August 10, 2010 by

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.


Wisconsin Cherry Wine

April 27, 2010 by

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.


A Taste of Spring

March 4, 2010 by

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.


Risque Riesling. Wow.

February 22, 2010 by

It’s a new decade, and it’s time some of our Wisconsin Wine had a new look. That’s the motivation behind replacing our Dry Riesling with the new Risque Riesling. Folks who have had a few sips of this new blend (such as the lucky ladies who attended the Wine and Cheese gathering earlier this month) say they like it, and we sure hope you will too. We are preparing 600 cases for the warmer months, when drinking refreshing rieslings is the best way to stay cool. In the meantime, you may want to pick up a few bottles of something more hearty to help you make it through the rest of the winter, such as our rich Meritage or the Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Select. While you are at our Algoma Wisconsin winery, stop by our tasting room and ask to try our new Risque Riesling. You may find that you are ready for it now.


Wisconsin Wine is Love

January 29, 2010 by

Few things say “I love you” like Love-wrapped Wisconsin wines, and a special environment in which to share them.

This year, for Valentine’s Day, surprise the one you love with our uniquely labeled White Zinfandel.

White Zinfandel “Love” is a delicate, fruity, semi-dry Wisconsin wine. It is the ideal accompaniment to fresh fruits and light cuisine. Refreshing and restorative, it is the perfect addition to a romantic evening.

It is also affordable. So pick up a bottle – or two – today.


Naughty November

November 9, 2009 by

Things haven’t been good lately up in the North Pole, and we’re not referring to climate change. Naughty Mrs. Klaus told Santa what he could do with his sleigh, ran out the door and hasn’t been seen since. The elves found a note on their workbench reading “Bake your own cookies and wash your own underwear; I’m headed south!” Everyone is worried.

Help us find Naughty Mrs. Klaus!

Every week in November, we will post a hint within a wine special here in the blog. If you are one of the first twelve to e-mail her exact location to vonstiehl@vonstiehl.com, you’ll receive a free bottle of Naughty Girl. We don’t recommend sharing it with Mrs. Klaus.

Read on to learn about our newest wine, Doc. Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce.

We will be bottling a new wine called Cherry Bounce this Thursday… Doc Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce.

We announced the coming of this high-spirited wine in spring. As with any wine aged in oak, it took a little longer than what we expected. Thank you for your patience. The label has now been sent for printing and the Bounce bottling is scheduled for the week of November 16 (no promises).

This is a blend of cherry wine and cherry eau dé vie (brandy distilled from cherry wine). The concoction was aged in oak for four months with cherries. Those same cherries will then be added to each bottle when filled with wine.

Please come taste some of the best cherry wine that we have ever produced.

Retail $28/bottle.


Autumn means Harvest Apple

August 29, 2009 by

When I think of autumn, I think of apple trees, apple pressing and apple cider. The Harvest Apple made at our Wisconsin Winery is akin to a traditional apple cider. Enjoy!


Summer is the perfect time to drink Wisconsin Riesling

July 27, 2009 by

Summer can be hot and sticky, and our Wisconsin Winery Riesling is cool and dry. Enjoy it on it’s own, or with spicy dishes that will cool you from the inside out.


Wisconsin Winery Features Naughty Girl at Ladies Fest

June 29, 2009 by

The next Ladies Fest at Wisconsin’s oldest winery will feature Naughty Girl red wine. Come give her a try on July 11th.


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