Futures Wine Tasting is offered for those who want the exclusive chance to taste upcoming releases before bottling.
The wines are presented by our wine makers in the intimate, 150 year-old wine tunnels at von Stiehl Winery. Wines will be paired with small bites designed to showcase the wines and soften their youthful exuberance. While sampling these unique wines, we encourage you to write comments on how they taste, you’d be surprised on how much change the wine undergoes while in the bottle.
During the Futures Wine Tastings, guests are offered the opportunity to secure a quantity of sought after wines at a special pricing in advance of bottling and subsequent general release.
We are offering three sessions of this intimate tasting opportunity. Sessions will be held Friday night, April 26th at 5 PM and Saturday, April 27th at 1 PM and 3:30 PM.
Spots are limited with each session, having a maximum of 40 people per time slot.
Reservations are $30 per person.
Due to this limited availability and unique time slots, please call us at 920-487-5208 to reserve your spot!
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We just received six medals at the International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) in Sonoma County, California. Established in 1975, the IEWC is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the nation.
The judging was held Feb. 10-11, 2015 in Sonoma County, California. Traditional awards were given in each division; any wines given a gold medal were then entered into a Taste off to see which wine was “Best of Class”.
Doc Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, a sweet and smooth concoction of cherry wine and cherry brandy distilled from von Stiehl’s cherry wine, brought home a Double Gold and Best of Class. The high-alcohol Bounce is produced from Door County Cherries grown by Seaquist Orchards in Sister Bay. The cherry wine is then distilled into cherry brandy at Great Lakes Distillery in Milwaukee. Once back at von Stiehl the brandy is blended with more cherry wine and aged in red wine barrels for six months prior to release. Barrels help to smooth out the high alcohol, which comes in at 20.5%. Winemaker Aric Schmiling says, “Next to the 30 month aged Cherry Bounce, this is one of the finest cherry wines that our winery has ever produced.”
The IWEC poured out more medals for von Stiehl’s wine. A gold medal was also awarded to Symmetry, an off-dry white wine. Blueberry received a silver medal, and bronze medals were awarded to von Stiehl’s Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio.
One of the Gamba barrel-aged wines awaiting your taste buds!
The Gamba Barrel
In the heart of Monferrato, France, the Gamba family has been handing down the ancient art of the master cooper from father to son for decades. Their unique wood aging and barrel building process takes considerable patience and capital, in keeping with the Gamba family tradition. White oak is sourced from the prestigious Allier Forest, then split to preserve continuous fibers through the entire length of each stave. The wood is then weathered in the microclimate of the French countryside for a full thirty-six months. This seasoning process polymerizes tannins and eliminates green phenolic components. Gamba Cooperage’s main objective is, as it has always been, to select the best wood so that the wines will have nothing but premium quality after aging. The treasured Gamba barrel ultimately leads to an incredibly soft, silky mouthfeel.
On the Wisconsin lakeshore just before the edge of Door County, the produces red wines to age in the prestigious Gamba barrel. The three varieties offered this summer by the winery are Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg Old Vine Merlot, and Sierra Foothills Zinfandel. Each varietal is offered from French hybrid barrels and Gamba barrels, giving guests an opportunity to do a side by side tasting. If these same wines were offered from a California winery, their value would easily reach to just below $100/bottle. The Algoma winery offers all for less then $50/bottle.
Guests will often comment that the Gamba barrel-aged reds are smoother, and have more fruit aromas. Come taste the difference at von Stiehl!
There just weren’t enough holidays until National Drink Wine Day joined the calendar. Admittedly, this is still a relatively unknown holiday, and few (if any) folks will be given the day off from work. Nonetheless, we’re doing our part to spread the word here at von Stiehl,
Let’s be clear about something: the way to celebrate National Drink Wine Day is NOT to drink wine all day. Wine is to be sipped and savored. Less is more, when it comes to drinking wine. Did we really say that?
That said, we invite one and all to celebrate National Drink Wine Day with wine tasting at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery. Sample up to seven wines, and when you find one you can’t live without, buy a bottle and take it home. We pour 30 Wisconsin in the tasting room, and we’re open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Consider trying our Winter Sampler, which includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Barrel Select Cabernet, Merlot, Meritage, Satin Red, and Naughty Girl. If you like the taste pours, you can take home the real Winter Sampler Kit (expires 3/1/2012). It should help the remainder of winter pass more enjoyably.
Even if you can’t make it to our Wisconsin Winery, we hope you’ll celebrate National Drink Wine Day at home. Share a really special bottle of wine with a really special person or two. Now that’s an event worth celebrating.
Wisconsinites who are crazy about ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing have been a bit blue this winter. While the mild temperatures and lack of snow have their benefits, they interfere with winter sports.
Door County, just north of our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, is known as a winter wonderland. During typical winter weather, folks flock there to explore its miles of trails on skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles. Don’t stay home just because Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated; there is plenty to do in Door County even without snow.
The 25th Annual Fish Creek Winter Festival takes place February 3-5, 2012. Ride the trolley, play human foosball, and check out the Door County Idol contest.
Candlelight Ski/Hike through Peninsula State Park on February 4, 2012. Warm yourself by the big old bonfire. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fire and Ice at Sturgeon Bay, February 17-19, 2012. Watch professionals carve ice, or try your own hand at it. Evenings are full of dancing.
Or forego the festivities and head to Door Peninsula with your sweetie for a romantic getaway. Cute cabins, quaint inns, and luxurious resorts invite lazy mornings and romantic evenings. Be sure to visit the tasting room at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery on your way north. Find a wine you both like, and maybe some local cheese or sweet treat, to enjoy during your weekend in Door County. Valentine’s Day will soon be here; what are your plans?
Try a bottle of our 2008 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon, made with grapes from Washington State’s Yakima Valley. A special wine for a special occasion.
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.
Every family has their own way of celebrating Father’s Day. Father’s of young children are often treated to breakfast in bed and homemade cards. Father’s of teens might get a nod and a “Happy Father’s Day. Can I borrow the car?” Father’s of adult children may get a call and a gift in the mail.
Some dads want nothing more than to spend Father’s Day with their children, no matter their age. This can mean of day of fishing on Lake Michigan, golfing, or watching a game on t.v. It may mean spending the day in the kitchen with the kids, preparing a great feast, or heading to the closest city for a day of exploration and eating out. You never can tell with Dads.
No matter how you celebrate Father’s Day in your family, consider giving dad a bottle (or two) of von Stiehl Wisconsin Wine.
If you live near Algoma or have plans to visit Door County over the weekend, stop by the winery for a bit of wine tasting. The tasting bar is bustling these days, which means the mood is festive. If you find a bottle you like and have a little time to spare, ask us for some “to go” wine glasses, purchase some local cheese and crackers in our store, and enjoy an impromptu picnic on our new terrace. Just be sure you remember to bring a bottle of our Algoma Wisconsin Wine with you when you leave.
We here at von Stiehl wish dads everywhere a Happy Father’s Day in 2011.