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BrewVino Steer Roast

June 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



2018 BrewVino will be held June 9th, 2018.

The BrewVino Steer Roast is a wine and beer event of a different flavor!

Custom Steer Roast • Special Wine and Beer Blend Tasting • Music by Brass Differential
Saturday, June 10, from 11am to 5pm.
$5* cover charge to enter the event. Everything else is à la carte.
If tickets sell out online, they will not be available on the day of the event.

You’ll have the chance to taste the most popular varieties of von Stiehl wines and Ahnapee brews during the event and enjoy the opportunity to buy an exclusive batch each of wine and beer produced just for the event. This year the event will be filmed for a network show that we’re not allowed to name (hint – it has to do with fire, meat and men).

Steer Roast Photo

What’s so special about the steer roast? For starters, the steer is unique.

Spent grains from the brewery are currently being fed to our steer at the Bryersquart Family Farm, one of the top farms in polled genetic cattle in Door County. Bryersquart is family to one of the winery owners. The steer is well cared for by Scott Jeanquart, a genetic expert who is growing one of Door County’s finest herds. His animals and embryos are sold at auction to buyers in the United States and beyond.

Why is the steer roast called the “BrewVino Roast?”

This steer is raised on Ahnapee Brewery spent grains at the Bryersquart Family Farm (Brew). Prior to the roast, the steer is bathed in a cherry wine marinade (Vino). This is a true farm-to-table experience! And not just anybody is preparing this feast. For starters, the steer is processed by Otto’s Meats in Luxemburg. Chef Chris from Skaliwags and von Stiehl Winemaker, Aric Schmiling, prepare the special cherry wine marinade. Then the full carcass is marinated for 24 hours prior to the steer roast. The roast begins with a hot fire at 3 am on the day of the event, with a serving time somewhere between noon and 2 pm.

All profits from the steer roast will go to the Ribbon of Hope fund. Their mission is to be a financial, informational and emotional resource for individuals with breast cancer in Northeastern Wisconsin. Ribbon of Hope assists breast cancer patients regardless of age, gender, race or religion. This is a great organization where 97¢ of every $1 goes to grant recipients!

Steer Roast






*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.


What does everything cost?

Wine and beer servings are $5 each. Steer plates are $15. Admission is $5 to cover the costs of staffing, entertainment, entertainment licensing, and all rentals including tents, porta-a-potties, and seating.

What’s on the steer plate?

Beef, corn on the cob, and other fixings, which might include a roll, beans, and coleslaw.

Will you run out of steer meat?

Absolutely. We try to start serving around 1 pm. The steer will probably run out before 3 pm. We will offer brisket before and after the steer is available.

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300, and an attendance of 700-1000. People do come and go, so getting a table isn’t super hard.

Is it rain or shine?

You bet. Also keep in mind that Lake Michigan can offer a chilly 45 degree wind anytime before the 4th of July. It would be wise to bring layers and a jacket.

Is there free wine and beer tasting?

Not inside the event grounds. The winery offers complimentary and $5 Select Vintages tastings. The brewery almost never gives away their beer, but 5-ounce samplers sell in the tap room for $2 each.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among the Ribbon of Hope, Ahnapee Brewery, and von Stiehl Winery. Ribbon of Hope takes care of serving the food. Von Stiehl Winery is the event organizer. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our event coordinator at Katie@vonstiehl.com.

Why is the sky blue?

Chromatic aberration. It’s also why the sunset is red. Cheers!


June 10, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Brad Schmiling


von Stiehl Winery
115 Navarino Street
Algoma, 54201 United States
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