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Wet Whistle Wine Fest in Algoma, Wisconsin

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - September 15 @ 6:00 pm

Wet Whistle Wine FestWet Whistle Wine Fest • Friday, Sept. 14 | 5–9pm (Free) • Saturday, Sept. 16 | 10am–6pm ($10)

Wet Whistle Wine Fest 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 riff, nor the people with sticky purple feet dancing onstage. This is normal at a wine fest and to be expected. What’s odd at Wet Whistle Wine Fest are all the costumes. We don’t ask anyone to show up dressed as wine bottles, or happy nuns who love Naughty Girl wine. These are just a couple examples of Wet Whistle Wine Fest goings-on that we just couldn’t make up. Don’t take our word for it… come to the wine fest and see it for yourself!

This Wet Whistle Wine Fest is a fundraiser for the Community Improvement of Algoma, and the Algoma Fire and Rescue. Come out to support these great non-profit organizations of Algoma!



Free admission, but canned food donations for Kewaunee County Food Pantry are welcome! All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Band: Cat Five • 5–9pm
Specialty Foods • 5–9pm


$10 Admission. All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Band: Conscious Pilot • 10am–1:30pm
Band: The Groove Hogs • 2–6pm
Tours & Wine Tasting • At Winery,  9am–6pm
Specialty Foods • 10am–6pm
Celebrity Stomp Off • 11am & 11:20am
Grape Stomp Heats: 12:20pm, 1:30pm & 3pm
Grand Grape Stomp Off • 4:30pm

Vintage Wine Tasting • 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the production building.

Need a place to stay? Visit the Algoma Chamber of Commerce for lodging and a list of other great things to do while in town for the Wet Whistle Wine Fest.



Can I purchase tickets in advance?

We currently do not sell advanced tickets for this event.

Are dogs allowed?

Due to this event bringing thousands of people, we are not allowing dogs inside the event grounds. The only exception is for service dogs.

How do I get to stomp?

Due to many individuals wanting to be a part of the grape stomp, we have a random drawing system in place to pick those lucky individuals. You will need to be present to get your chance. The grape stomp heats are 12:20pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm. With our Grand Grape Stomp Off at 4:30pm.

This looks fun, can I be a vendor?

Sorry, but not at this time. As of now, we are no longer having vendors at the Wet Whistle Wine Fest.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among the Community Improvement of Algoma and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our special events coordinator at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

For more information on the fest, visit our Wet Whistle Wine Fest page by clicking here.


September 14 @ 5:00 pm
September 15 @ 6:00 pm
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von Stiehl Winery
115 Navarino Street
Algoma, 54201 United States
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