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May 22, 2014 by Brad Schmiling

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If you don’t like change then you’ll be happy to know that this year’s Ladies’ Fest will be every bit as much fun as the last five. Shopping, massages, a Naughty Girl glass with two fills of wine, lunch and a chocolate truffle all for $35. Classic rock by Two Souls in the morning, then Men in Suits will return from 2 pm. to 6 pm with cover favorites and disco. Don’t worry, they keep their suits on. If you liked Ladies’ Fests of the past then come this year to relive the day one last time. Due to dwindling attendance, we’ll be making some tweaks to the 2015 festival according to your feedback. Please let us know what you like and don’t like about the structure of the event this year so that we can make it more attractive in future years. We’d like to do away with the $35 admission fee to grow the event and perhaps offer something at the tap room next door for beer lovers. Either way, mark your calendars for the June 20, 2015 mystery event!

 

Stiletto Stroll

You know how it’s all about who you know? A good friend owns a boutique in Green Bay called Nell’s that specializes in prosthetics and high end wigs to help women fighting cancer. It’s a confidential, classy, and established joint which is Medicaid-qualified. Stacey’s compassion for those suffering from cancer motivated her to get involved in the Northeast Wisconsin Ribbon of Hope campaign. We noticed that a number of Ribbon of Hope supporters were also involved as Ladies’ Fest vendors. After a few glasses of wine, the ideas were flying and the Stiletto Stroll was born. Last year it was known as the Strut, but a cease-and-desist letter from another organization quickly initiated a name-change to Stiletto Stroll.

Long story short, they want you and your heels at 10 am on the morning of Ladies’ Fest. The $10 entry fee goes to the good cause, while you go for a walk along the Algoma boardwalk in comfortable shoes. Save your stamina for the last few-tenths of a mile where you are welcome to strap on heels and cross the finish line in style. Is it a contest? Yes, but not a race. Contestants will be judged on attitude, style, costume, and most interesting shoes. Then there is an overall winner. Want that trophy? Just think outside the box. Here’s a picture of last year’s winner so you know what you are up against. The rest of the prizes are awarded in wine.

July Events at von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery

July 7, 2011 by

Several super fun events are on the horizon at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery. Algoma is located at the gateway to Door County, on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is a small town with a big personality, and we think it’s worth a visit. This Saturday, July 9, 2011, is our annual Ladies’ Fest. It runs for 8 hours and you and your friends are welcome to stay the whole time. There will be massages, cool vendors, chocolate, and plenty of Wisconsin Wine. You’ll lunch, learn to belly dance, and listen to great music by The Kerry Michaels Duo and The Mulligans. Doors open to the ladies at 11 a.m.

Friends having fun at the 2010 Ladies’ Fest.

The following Saturday, July 16, is the first of our Summer Cuisine Concert Series on the Terrace. We welcome the John Lambert Trio for an afternoon of “solid rock on the cutting edge”. We anticipate hearing both original songs and favorite covers as we sip Wisconsin Wine on our lovely new terrace. The music lasts from noon to 4 p.m. Keith Abler will perform at our Cuisine Concert Series on Saturday July 23, 2011. Keith asks only that he never be taken seriously. With that in mind, the afternoon is sure to be delightfully amusing; oh yes, there will be good music, too. As always, our Cuisine Concert Series run from noon to 4 p.m. on the terrace of our Algoma Wisconsin Winery. See The Bluegills live at von Stiehl on July 30th. The weather may be a bit steamy by then, and this trio of Chicago-style blues players will help you chill out. We not only pair great wine with the music during our Cuisine Concert Series, we also pair great food. Consider it a holistic experience, and enjoy. Algoma is the perfect place to stop and refuel (both your transportation and yourself) on the way to Door County this summer. It is also a great spot in and of itself. Arrive by car, boat, or bike. Stay for an hour or a week, and while you’re here, we hope you’ll swing by von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery for a tour, a taste, and maybe some live music and food.

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2011 Ladies’ Fest at von Stiehl

June 24, 2011 by

Ladies’ Fest takes place at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery on July 9, 2011. This is the event you lovely Ladies of the Vine anticipate all year. It’s your chance to spend a day with good friends, pamper yourself, and drink some tasty Wisconsin Wine. Admission (a mere $30) buys each lucky lady a massage, two glasses of our Algoma Wisconsin Wine, a Naughty Girl wine glass to take home, lunch, and a chocolate truffle. Live music by The Kerry Michaels and The Mulligans will help set a festive mood. Dozens of specialty vendors with products ranging from designer jewelry to financial planning will be on hand. Eat, shop, drink, shop, and learn to belly dance. Really. Our “pool boys” will be pouring Naughty Girl Red, White Stiletto, Risqué Riesling, Sassy Sangria, and many more. Sit back, sip wine, and laugh with friends. Now doesn’t that sound like a perfect summer day?

A scene from the 2010 Ladies’ Fest.

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A Father’s Day Gift of Wisconsin Wine

June 17, 2011 by

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.

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