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Wet Whistle Wine Fest in Algoma, Wisconsin

September 13, 2019 by

Wet Whistle Wine FestWet Whistle Wine Fest • Friday, Sept. 13 | 5–9pm (Free) • Saturday, Sept. 14 | 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!

 

Friday

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.

Live Music • 5–9pm
Specialty Foods • 5–9pm

Saturday

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

Live Music • 10am–1:30pm
Live Music Provided by 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.

 

FAQs

Can I purchase tickets in advance?

We currently do not sell advanced tickets for this event.

Can I bring my pup to this event?

This event brings in thousands of people, for your pups safety 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?

As of now, we are no longer having vendors at the Wet Whistle Wine Fest.

Are carry-ins allowed?

Food and drink carry-ins are not allowed, as this is a fundraiser for the Community Improvement of Algoma. Food proceeds are donated to the Algoma Fire & Rescue Department.

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 Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

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

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – March 29th

March 29, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

The tour will start at von Stiehl winery, where we will review our history and talk about the future.

Then, we will walk over to our production facility where we invite you behind the scenes with one of our winemakers. This is a great time to ask them your questions, compliment them on your favorite wine, etc. Also, depending on what is going on at production, you may have the chance to sample something from the tanks before it gets into the bottle.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

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

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

Algoma has various locations for you to stay with their own unique offerings! View lodging.

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

Just Desserts

November 16, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Just Desserts is truly heaven on earth—featuring von Stiehl wine & various sweet treats!!

Our annual Just Desserts will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6-8 pm. Enjoy a flight of five pre-selected von Stiehl wines paired with different sweet treats at this exclusive after hours event. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and brought to century and half year old tunnels to enjoy your dessert and wine flight.

After, before, or while enjoying your flight feel free to get crafty! For example, each guest will receive a glass to use for a candle holder, as shown below. We will provide the supplies needed, so you can get crafty here or take your glass home to decorate! Other craft opportunities will be available, stay tuned for updates.

Just Desserts Specials

  • Happy Hour! All night enjoy glasses of wine at $5 each of any von Stiehl wine on our complimentary or select tasting list.
  • 15 % off all merchandise = A great time to get your holiday gift shopping done!
  • 25% off case purchases

Admission

Admission is $28 and includes your dessert & wine flight pairing, exclusive specials and crafting supplies.

Event Details

  • Must be at least 21 to consume alcohol.
  • This event is an adult only event. Those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Going up and down stairs will be required, as this event will be held in our barrel-aging cellars.

Spots are limited! Buy tickets online* or call 800-955-5208 to RSVP by November 13th to be sure you have a spot at Just Desserts!

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

Looking for a place to stay during the weekend of Just Desserts? Find plenty of hotel options in Algoma. If you would like to be within walking distance, we recommend staying at the Hotel Stebbins.

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Events, Rayanne, at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with Annie Rose Band

September 1, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us as the Annie Rose Band ends our 2018 Summer Concert Series September 1st from 12:30-4:00 pm. Annie Rose is often referred to as “Green Bay’s best kept secret.”

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2009 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with Glass Hammer

August 25, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 25th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music provided by Glass Hammer as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our BrewVino Red. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with Giving Up the Ghost

August 18, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 18th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music featuring Giving Up the Ghost in concert. Giving Up the Ghost will be live on stage as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our Tequila Barrel-Aged Hard Cider. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with Classic Friends

August 11, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 11th from 1:30-5:00 pm for some live music featuring Classic Friends in concert. Classic Friends will be live on stage as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2013 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with DocRube

August 4, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 4th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music provided by DocRube for our 2018 Summer Concert Series. DocRube is a Blues/Rock Trio with a wide variety of standard blues and rock tunes and also some that the true musical aficionados can appreciate. The Doc will cure whatever ails your musical health. Just what the Doc ordered…..

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2012 Sangiovese Grosso. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with The Del Rays

July 28, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us July 28th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music featuring The Del Rays in concert. The Del Rays will be live on stage featuring rock & roll classics as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series. Bring out the convertible, roll down the windows and follow the music to von Stiehl!

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2012 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility. Tours are 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm, and 4 pm.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

 

Summer Concert Series with Shocker

July 21, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Come enjoy the music of Shocker as we celebrate the summer and another amazing Summer Concert of 2018. Shocker is a group of six unique and talented individuals who come together with true passion and energy to play your favorite jams, ranging from the 70’s to today’s top hits. They will be live July 21st from 12:30-4:00 pm.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2014 Alexander Valley Merlot. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with Beaker Street

July 14, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Beaker Street will be live on stage July 14th from 12:30-4:00 pm as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series. Beaker Street’s music includes rock, blues and many popular hits from the past and present.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2013 Extended Barrel Aged Kirsche. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Summer Concert Series with Annie Rose Band

July 7, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

What do you get when you combine a touch of Jazz, Blues, Gospel and a lot of Rock?  Nothing other than the Annie Rose Band!  Annie Rose is often referred to as “Green Bay’s best kept secret.”  She is returning to the von Stiehl stage to help us kick off our 2018 Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 7th, from 12:30-4:00 pm.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year, we are re-releasing one of our vintage wines each Saturday. Sample a re-released vintage wine in our tasting room, for an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wine Tasting. Keep in mind that we may run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time! Our vintage wine for this Saturday is our 2010 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 

We’ve also changed the layout this year, as we no longer have a tent on the front lawn for wine sales. Instead, we will be serving wine out our window and inside the winery, allowing for cash and card sales. We will also have a couple of hostesses each concert to provide table service for wine by the bottle. Beer will be available at the Taproom, but still can be enjoyed on the terrace.

The Skaliwagon Food Truck will not be with us this year. Instead, we recommend trying our Picnic Box for 2. The Picnic Box will include local Wisconsin cheeses, crackers, von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage from Salmon’s Meats made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two. This box can be found in our Tasting Room or ordered at the window.

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no food or drink carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

FAQs

What does everything cost?

Admission is free! Wine and beer are àla carte.

We have complimentary wine tasting inside the winery, in addition to a Select Wine Tasting for $5.

Are carry-in’s allowed?

Food & drink carry-ins are not permitted. We will have a Picnic Box for Two special featuring von Stiehl’s Hard Cider Sausage, your choice of Wisconsin cheese, Door County munchies and more to help ease your tummy!

Should I bring a chair?

It might not hurt. We have seating for around 300 on our three-tiered terrace and have days were 700+ people attend the concert.

Is it rain or shine?

No, for the safety of the band & our staff, we may have to cancel the concert. The best way to stay up to date on the concerts is by checking our Facebook page or giving us a call.

Is my pup allowed?

Yes! We do allow dogs on the lawn, but please be sure to keep them leashed, in your sight and clean up any messes. Only service dogs are allowed in the winery.

Who’s running this show?

It’s a collaboration among Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery. If you have a specific question that is not covered, please feel free to email our Director of Events at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Crimson Royale Celebrates 30 years with a ‘Pop’

April 18, 2018 by Brad Schmiling

Sparkling Crimson RoyaleWhen did you have your first sip of the juicy, sweet red wine known as Crimson Royale? Maybe it was back in the summer of ’88 at a party, or around a camp fire. Perhaps it was during your first Wet Whistle Wine Festival in ’02, or did you try it in our tasting room during your trip last fall to Door County to see the fall colors? Maybe it wasn’t that memorable. What is important though is this announcement of…

Sparkling Crimson Royale!

We’re so excited that we can hardly keep it all bottled up! Though that’s just what we had to do, but with bubbles.

A fruit-forward French-hybrid blend with an effervescence that will invigorate moderately
intense earthy foods. Pair with roasted steer, wild game, savory tomato based dishes, and
heavy, rich foods. A great accompaniment to an Asian feast; pair with Peking or Chinese roast
duck. The slightly sweet balance of low acid and light tannins serves as a great palate
cleanser between bites.

Why release a new version of Crimson Royale on the thirty-year anniversary of the original? No reason. It just worked out that way. But why not mention it… everyone’s 30th birthday should be a blast. Back in ’88, Bill Schmiling, the then owner, winemaker, business manager, etc. of von Stiehl Winery (aka. Dad), didn’t like the idea of his wife Sandy (aka. Mom), drinking Mogan David. Knowing he could do better with the concord grape, Crimson Royale was born.

Mark your calendars! Due to the large following of this new wine, we decided to have a whole weekend dedicated to releasing it. April 27-29th will be our official Sparkling Crimson Royale Wine Release Weekend. Come and visit us anytime* during the weekend to enjoy a sample of it! Starting April 27th, the Sparkling Crimson Royale will be available on the tasting guide, for sale by the glass, and of course, available by the bottle for you to take home and enjoy. Get all the event details here.

To buy our Sparkling Crimson Royale using our online wine store click here!

 

Wet Whistle Wine Fest

January 12, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Wet Whistle Wine FestWet Whistle Wine Fest • Friday, Sept. 14 | 5–9pm (Free)

Saturday, Sept. 15 | 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!

Friday

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

Saturday

$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.

Summer Cuisine Concert with Blues Band – Howard & the Bluegills

August 19, 2017 by

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 -Three Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Bluegills – Blues Band

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

Blues Band

Come enjoy the music of Howard & the Bluegills as we wind down the summer and enjoy another amazing Summer Cuisine Concert of 2017. Howard and the Bluegills, a blues band based out of Manitowoc, will be live August 19th from 12:30-4:00pm. Nothing says relaxation better than a glass of wine and an afternoon of blues music on the lake shore.
The music is going to be great. Add to the music a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

Von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our award-winning gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Howard & the Bluegills, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Cuisine Concert with Beaker Street

August 12, 2017 by

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 -Three Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Bluegills

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

Beaker Street

Beaker Street will be live on stage August 12 from 1:30-5:00pm as part of our 2017 Summer Cuisine Concert Series. Beaker Street’s music includes rock, blues and many popular hits from the past and present. Come join us after the Shanty Days parade. We will continue to celebrate the lake, the amazing Algoma weather and all things summer.
The music is going to be great. Add to Beaker Street a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

Von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our award-winning gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Music by Beaker Street, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful scenic shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Cuisine Concert with the Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

August 5, 2017 by

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 -Three Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Bluegills

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

Jazz Quartet

Join us for as we continue to celebrate our beautiful summer with the Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet in concert. Their name says it all. Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet will be live on stage August 5 from 12:30-4:00pm as part of our 2017 Summer Cuisine Concert Series. Nothing says relaxation better than an afternoon of jazz music on the lake shore.
The music is going to be great.  Add to the music a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our award-winning gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Jazz music, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Cuisine Concert with Two Souls

July 29, 2017 by

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 – Two Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Bluegills

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

Door County Music

Join us July 29 from 12:30-4:00pm for some Door County music featuring Two Souls in concert. Three Souls will be live on stage as part of our 2017 Summer Cuisine Concert Series.

Nothing says summer and relaxation better than outdoor Door County music.

The music is going to be great. Add to the music a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

Von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our gourmet award-winning wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Three Souls, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Cuisine Concert Series with The Hits

July 22, 2017 by

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 -Three Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Bluegills

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

The Hits

Join us as we continue to celebrate our beautiful summer with The Hits in concert. The Hits will be live on stage July 22 from 12:30-4:00pm as part of our 2017 Summer Cuisine Concert Series. Nothing says summer and relaxation better than an outdoor concert.
The music by The Hits is going to be great. Add to the music a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our award-winning gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

The Hits, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Cuisine Concert with River City Six- Featuring Zoomie

July 15, 2017 by

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 -Three Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Blue Gills

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

River City Six

We are pleased to announce that River City Six featuring Zoomie is returning once again to perform as part of our 2017 Summer Cuisine Concert Series. This group of talented artists specializes in New Orleans/ Chicago style jazz. Please join us on Saturday, July 15th from 12:30-4:00pm. Nothing says summer better than relaxing outside listening to live jazz music.
The music is going to be fantastic. Add to the music a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite award-winning von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

River City Six, jazz music, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Cuisine Concert with the Annie Rose Band

July 8, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

July 8 – Annie Rose Band

July 15 – River City Six- featuring Zoomie

July 22 – The Hits

July 29 -Three Souls

Aug 5 – Kevin Crocker Jazz Quartet

Aug 12 – Beaker Street (1:30-5pm due to Shanty Days Parade)

Aug 19 – Howard and the Blue Gills

Aug 26 – 12 Volt

 

Annie Rose Band

What do you get when you combine a touch of Jazz, Blues, Gospel and a lot of Rock?  Nothing other than The Annie Rose Band!  Annie Rose is often referred to as “Green Bay’s best kept secret.”  She is returning to the von Stiehl stage to help us kick off our 2017 Summer Cuisine Concert Series on Saturday, July 8 from 12:30-4:00pm.
The music is going to be great.  Add to the music a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, delicious gourmet cuisine from Skaliwags, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and join us as we continue the celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

Arrive early to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Annie Rose Band, Gourmet Wine, Ahnapee Beer and Skaliwags! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

von Stiehl Winery Named in Top Vineyards All Around the Country by Travel + Leisure

June 15, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Winery Reviews Help von Stiehl to be Listed in Travel + Leisure

Guests have been enjoying the experience in our little Algoma tasting room for a very long time. While we mostly think of ourselves as a small town winery close to Door County, it would appear that we are getting noticed much further away than the borders of Kewaunee County. While our wine ships interstate to the country’s corners, evidence of our actions are open to the world via winery reviews.

These digital reviews have become the primary place to learn the truths of a business. That means good or bad, everyone can read what anyone wants to post. This time around it’s a positive because Travel + Leisure dug into winery reviews all around the country. It’s no surprise that California came out on top given the density of wineries. However, we’re pretty excited to be on the list just below our West Coast friends.

How did this happen, you ask? Here are details taken from Travel + Leisure’s website:

“Yelp analyzed the reviews of vineyards throughout the country to determine which ones Americans like best. From the Sauvignon Blanc of the Napa Valley to the Rieslings of New York’s Finger Lakes, each area of the country has its own specialties.

To compile the list, Yelp looked at businesses in the wineries category, compared quantity and quality of reviews, and limited results to two per state to ensure geographic diversity.”

Winery Reviews

If you’re thinking, enough already, share the link! Here it is.

We got this far by receiving reviews from our wonderful customers. Here are some of our favorite Yelp reviews:

Wisconsin’s oldest and most delighted winery for sure! They have such a great array of wines to choose from that there is no way you can’t find one that you don’t like. The staff is astute, well kept and very timely in their service.

Free-tasting unless you go to the more expensive wines – your oak-aged wines, the cherry bounce which is borderline brandy, etc. The bottles of wine themselves are priced very reasonably as well.

I come back here bi-weekly in the summer. To stock up, bring friends to try new wines, or to just get out and enjoy the day. I would definitely recommend this stop to anyone who loves wine!   Annabella R.

We have been going to Von Stiehl for years and each year their wine gets better and better. The building itself is wonderful to visit as its gorgeous and historic. They have a varied wine selection, some good, some just okay but they have something for everyone. We are suckers for anything they Gamba age so we always buy a few bottles of whatever they have in stock! The Alexander Cabernet is another favorite.

It always a fun time to stop in and do a wine tasting. Jason B.

 

Read them all here.

Winery reviews like these are rewarding and we are humbled to be spoken of so nicely. We hope that you stop in this summer and enjoy your experience down the road less traveled that leads to Algoma!

New Sparkling Wine – a Viognier & Chenin Blanc Blend

May 19, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Sparkling Wine Produced In-House

Welcome to the first page in the new chapter of von Stiehl Winery – in a 50 year old book that we’re still writing!

What makes the Sparkling Viognier & Chenin Blanc blend different from our past pressurized wines? The bubbles are added right here in Algoma. Before our 2016 bottling line, wineries of Wisconsin would ship their wines to a winery in Michigan to be sparkled. We like our neighbors to the east, but those shipping charges add up. In a way, our bubbles are green!

Sparkling Wine - Viognier & Chenin BlancWhat does this new wine taste like? It’s a little on the dry side, so all you Brut drinkers out there can let out a little cheer, unless you’re reading this at home, then you can cheer loudly. Cue the winemaker’s description:

2016 Columbia Valley Viognier & Chenin Blanc

VIOGNIER 70% • CHENIN BLANC 30%
This textured and aromatic wine done in a Brut style offers sumptuous aromas of apricot and honeysuckle with rich flavors of white peach, ripe pear, and mineral. Pairs well with sushi, shellfish dishes, Thai, or softer cheeses such as Chevre’ and Brie.

This test batch was produced in a 160 case lot and will be available on our tasting menu this June, for $17.99/bottle.

You may only slightly recognize the label. We started with the base von Stiehl white label concept, and then reversed it to appear mainly black. The foil label is matched by a matte black foil capsule. Underneath is a new type of closure, developed to look like a champagne cork, but unscrew. This allows it to be easily re-closed should the rare occurrence happen that you don’t finish the bottle with friends.

The first sparkling wine of von Stiehl came in the mid ’90s in a white painted Holiday Wine bottle. You few historians might also remember the same wine under the Cherry Sparkle label for the summer time season.

Next came Sparkling Muscat. The Muscat Canelli grape makes for a fantastic sparkling semi-sweet wine. The branding eventually changed to Captain’s Walk Titletown Wine, and is a favorite of Green Bay and the peninsula.

If you’re still reading this, then here’s an extra nugget. Not only did we offer a Sparkling Holiday and Sparkling Cherry wine, but for a short period of time in the early 90s there was a Cranberry Esprit. That probably won’t come back, but who knows? Maybe a version will resurface as Hard Cranberry Cider!

Winery Anniversary Party – von Stiehl is Turning 50!

March 18, 2017 by Brad Schmiling

Winery Anniversary

Winery Anniversary Party set for March 18

We made it to our 50th winery anniversary. With that, a plethora of emotions are flying about. We made it. We’re here – we did it! From the days of flower children and Elvis to the age of smart-phones and millennial bosses. We survived it all.

From English Morello to Montmorency, cherry wine kept us alive for our first 25 years. Cherry wine was the mac ‘n’ cheese of our college years, and Vitis Vinifera filtered its way into most of our wine list by age 35 when we thought that we were becoming refined. Don’t be quick to judge; who hasn’t changed over 50 years?

Maybe you gulped sweet cherry wine from a screw-capped gauze-wrapped bottle under the Forestville bridge at age 16 and nobody knew. Perhaps you found that Kirsche and Coke made a mean mixer in your young adulthood and that’s what got you into von Stiehl wines. Hey, you can’t drink Zima all of the time.

Where did all of those years go? It was seriously just one day at a time. Filter on Mondays and Wednesdays; bottle on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Run the delivery truck on Thursday afternoons to Door County. The delivery truck was just a truck, a 1986 two tone red F150 with an H.O. 302, two gas tanks, chrome rims, and an ugly black cap that Dad put on to keep his sons humble. Saturdays and Sundays were spent in the tasting room and it all started over on Mondays.

There are too many memories to remember and there’s always too little time to talk when big talkers are in the room. These memoirs are the tip of the iceberg and our story is ready to be told. We’d like to give that a shot on March 18, with a winery anniversary celebration. At first, we thought about a fancy dinner, but we decided it better to stick to a daytime event.

We’ve invited Skaliwags to put on a buffet luncheon and the River City Six to romance us with ragtime. In between the feasting and dancing, we’ll conduct three tours of the new and old production buildings. When we say we, we mean Aric and Brad (me), the owners. The boys… who grew up in the biz while their parents poured their souls into making monthly payments. The tour will be a real-life account of how 50 years went down presented by the boys that saw the last 36.

Leave your dress pants at home and put on a clean pair of blue jeans. Winery owners are always happier when dressing down. Come hear the story of how a winery is full of hard work and art work.

Winery Anniversary Stamp

Please check out the winery Anniversary party details below and give us a call if you’d like to be one of the 90 in attendance. We hope that you can make it to share in the finale of the first fifty.

Event Date & Time: March 18, Noon to 5:30 pm

Location: 104 Steele Street (our production building), enter the service door by the loading dock on 1st Street.

Feasting: Skaliwags Lunch Buffet 12:30 pm. to 2:30 pm.

Tours: Sign up when calling for one of the following times. Noon, 2:15 pm., 3:30 pm. (These may not be exact.) Tours will include an account of the last 50 years at von Stiehl Winery by owners Aric and Brad Schmiling. We plan to crack open some tanks and pull some barrel samples for you to taste along the way.

Includes: One signed 50th Anniversary Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon commemorative bottle per person ($50 value).

Event price: $75 per person.

Please call 920-487-5208 to reserve your tickets or join the waiting list if tickets sell out.

Planning to stay over and stay out of the car once you’re here? Visit the Algoma Chamber lodging list.

Wine Pairing of Four Courses

December 21, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

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Wine Pairing Tour Includes Four Courses – Winter 2016-2017

(Check back in fall 2017 to see if we renew this offer)

That feeling is growing; you know, the one where you need to get out of the house! It’s usually coupled with a desire for something new, something involving food, and something with good friends to lift your spirits. Here’s the antidote: grab three friends and sign up for our four-course pairing tour.

What we propose to offset the winter doldrums (instead of a tour and tasting) is a tasting tour. Enjoy a wine pairing tour this winter with at least three others.

You’ll get to take in the production and wine-aging tunnels with pairings of wine and food along the way. Sample a wide variety of wines. Taste in the 150 year-old barrel aging cellars. See the two-story fermenters up close. This tasting experience includes a wine pairing with locally-produced meat, cheese, and chocolate.

Stop #1

Begin in the tasting room at the bar. This tasting is elevated above your typical complimentary experience. You’ll enjoy a sampling of your choice of six fine wines from our complimentary and Select Vintages wine tasting list. The value of this pairing is $5 per person.

Stop #2

Tour our production facility. See the difference our modern equipment makes when used to produce great wines. Fermentation vessels, the first isobaric bottling line of its kind in North America, ozone and nitrogen generators, a computer-controlled glycol chiller system, and the list goes on.

Stop #3

Go underground and explore the tunnels. Tour our Rathskeller, originally built for the lagering of beer by Ahnapee Brewery in the 1800s. Learn the history of von Stiehl, and the art of barrel aging red wines. From hand-split French Gamba Oak to white Wisconsin oak, the barrels make a huge difference in the smoothness of von Stiehl reds. Enjoy a special white wine blend paired with local cheese. Sample red wine paired with meats from local smoke shops. Value $14 per person.

Stop #4

Return to our tasting room to enjoy a chocolate pairing flight. Take a seat at our cork tables by the fireplace, then experience the pairing of three wines with three specialty chocolates. Just don’t sit too close — you’ll melt the chocolate! Value $7.50 per person.

Package Value $106 for four, but we’re offering this experience for only $30 for four people. Are there more friends that you’d like to invite? Bring six guests for $44 or eight guests for $55.

Call 920-487-5208 to reserve this offer. At that time, we will arrange your tasting tour date and time. The special is available through the end of April.

Please call with at least 7 days advance notice. Tours are typically at 10:30 AM and 1 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We will be able to accommodate up to twelve guests per time slot. It may be possible to schedule other times. Rescheduling due to weather is permitted. Multiple flights of stairs and outdoor walking will be involved. We will do our best to modify the experience for those who are handicapped. Please note that the experience is for 4, 6, or 8. We cannot accommodate parties of two.

 

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