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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.

Ridges Sanctuary Hosts Door County Festival of Nature

April 29, 2013 by

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The Door County Festival of Nature is your opportunity to learn more about the wildflowers, geology, birds and insects of our peninsula. During field trips and hands-on programs, guides will walk you through some of the most pristine and unique natural areas in the county. Many of these areas are not typically open to the public and can only be accessed during this special event, taking place from May 23 -25, 2013. Conservation organizations in Door County will share ways in which they are working to preserve our rich natural heritage for the future. Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to share your love of the natural world with other conservation-minded participants from all over the Midwest.

Spring is a great time to experience the natural wonder of Door County. Migrating warblers and other songbirds return to the peninsula and shorebirds gather on our lakes and bays. Wildflowers are opening out into the spring sunshine. Come join us!

Highlights of the Door County Festival of Nature

  • Canoe & Kayak Trips – Paddle the Peninsula!
  • Birding Hotspots
  • Wildflower Outings
  • Photography Workshops
  • NEW! Nature Trivia Night
  • NEW! Local Land & Lake Picnic featuring organic and locally sourced foods
  • Early morning birdwatching trips to local hotspots for waterfowl, warblers and more
  • Geology of the Door Peninsula
  • An old-fashioned Barn Dance / Social to wrap up the weekend’s activities

Register for Festival of Nature Events

Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to register for the Festival. You get up-to-date information on trips that are fully booked and reserve trips immediately. You can pay by credit card or print your registration form and mail it to The Ridges Sanctuary with payment by check or debit/credit card.

Visit von Stiehl While in Door County

Add one other item to your spring must-see list while on the Peninsula: von Stiehl. While there isn’t much wildlife at the winery, but we do have Ladies of the Vine, our wine club that you automatically become a member of when you purchase one case of wine per year. Come and take a tour of our beautiful facility in the charming waterfront town of Algoma!

Girls Weekend Getaway in Door County

March 30, 2013 by

Get over the winter with a fabulous weekend of female fun! The fifth annual Groovin’ Sisterhood Weekend is coming up from April 25 – 28th.

Celebrate womanhood in the beautiful and historical city of Sturgeon Bay, in Door County. Embrace life, love, and laughter during this women-oriented four-day weekend! Come to shop, discover, and revitalize with other fabulous women! Enjoy a weekend filled with activities, seminars, and groovin’ classes!

There will be a variety of fun activities over the weekend! You can participate as much or as little as you would like. There are also optional sessions for a small fee. Receive your exclusive Groovin’ Sisterhood coupon book, fabulous tote, and Sisterhood Enquirer, which details all sessions and events, included in your registration bag!

Events and Sessions at the Groovin Sisterhood Weekend

All weekend long, the Door County Trolley will be providing free transportation around Sturgeon Bay. Explore Door County!

There will be art and craft sessions as well – everything from glass blowing to floral design to food and beer pairings.

Check the Groovin’ Sisterhood webpage for more updates soon.

Registration starts at $65, with a variety of other ticketed events you may want to attend.

Wine and Women – A Wonderful Combination!

While you are in Sturgeon Bay for the weekend, take the short drive to Algoma, a cute waterfront town about 17 miles South. We have a winery tour every Saturday at 2 p.m. when you can see our underground arched limestone caverns and the new production facility. At only $4, you can’t find a cheaper way to enjoy 30 minutes! Plus, the wine tasting is always complimentary. Our tasting room and shop is open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While visiting, you may want to become a member of the Ladies of the Vine club. Enjoy unique wine and food pairings, shopping discounts in our store and the opportunity to order from our gift and decorating catalogues at great discounts. The Ladies of the Vine have at least three unique events per year.

Wine and Soup Pairing before the Super Bowl!

January 4, 2013 by

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If you need something to fill the hours before the Super Bowl begins, or, if the big game is just not a big deal for you, come join us at our winery in Door County for a special afternoon of food and wine pairing!

Taking place on February 3 from noon till 3 p.m., we will go beyond the traditional pairing of wine with a main course item. Instead, we will pair von Stiehl wines with a salad, two soups and three different desserts. We will assist you in pairing all these courses with the appropriate wines.

This can be a fun event for a group of ladies trying to get away from the house for a bit while the living room is dominated by with football fever. In fact, to become a member of our fun, femme and fearless membership club, called the Ladies of the Vine, all you have to do is attend an event! Ladies of the Vine members receive 10% off all gift merchandise in the winery and invitations to exclusive events.

Benefits of being in the “Ladies of the Vine” Wine Club

  • A 10% discount on all gift merchandise at the von Stiehl Winery.
  • Free tours for you and your party every time you visit. (May through October)
  • A 15% discount at Steele Street Floral & Gallery and Good Tidings Nautical Gifts & Decor (excluding consignment art) when you show them your ladies of The Vine card.
  • Discounts on other future winery events.

At this “Souper Sunday,” as we are calling it, experts here at the winery will share the “dos and don’ts” of wine tasting, give you an opportunity to save some money with a one day sale to attendees and win some great prizes!

After all this you will still have plenty of time to get to your Super Bowl party. Don’t miss an afternoon of fun, food, and of course wine! Call early, as space is limited and reserve your spot: 800-955-5208. The cost is an $20 affordable per person for all your wine pairings and food.

A Wisconsin Wine Event Celebrating Women: Ladies’ Fest 2012!

June 13, 2012 by

Saturday July 14, 2012 ~ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ladies, it’s time for one of the summer events you’ve been waiting for all year: Ladies’ Fest 2012! Come to our winery in Algoma Wisconsin, bring your friends, make new ones and prepare to pampered. For only $30, you get a relaxing massage, two glasses of our great wines (in a Naughty Girl glass that’s yours to keep), lunch and a chocolate truffle. There’ll be plenty of dancing too. Live music by The Kerry Michaels (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and The Mulligans (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) will keep you dancing all day long.

With 35 vendors, this is our biggest Ladies’ Faire yet! The Faire will feature handcrafted jewelry, boutique clothing, unique gifts and all the beautiful things every woman deserves. Treat yourself to something fun or find just the right present among our specialty vendors for the women you celebrate in your life–from dear friends to Mom, Grandma, sisters and more.

If you’ve been dancing and shopping up a storm, when it’s time to sit down, have a delicious glass of award-winning wine. We will be serving a wide variety of our Wisconsin wines including Sassy Sangria, Naughty Girl, White Stiletto and Risqué Riesling. The “Pool Boys” will be at your service, coming to your table to refill your glass.

Once you’ve come to Ladies’ Fest, you’ll want to come back every summer. Plus you’ll automatically become one of our Ladies of the Vine. Club Members enjoy discounts, free tours and other great membership benefits. Click here to learn more about our Ladies of the Vine Club.

Join us at von Stiehl as we Celebrate the Ladies during the warm summer months. You deserve it!

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Smiles all around when you enjoy wine, friends and fun at Ladies Fest 2012 in Algoma, WI

Super Super Bowl Sunday Event

January 11, 2012 by

Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t only have to be about football. Really.

This year, Super Bowl Sunday can be about a whole lot more, at least for any ladies who can be at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Ladies of the Vine “Super” Tasting

February 5, 2012

aka Super Bowl Sunday

Learn about that mysterious magical art–the art of pairing wine with food. In honor of the Super Bowl, the focus is on casual fare rather than gourmet.

Have you always wondered which wines taste best with pizza? With burgers? With bowls of chips and dip? These mysteries and others will be solved on Super Bowl Sunday at von Stiehl. We’ll share some cardinal “dos” and “don’ts”. We’ll eat food. We’ll sip several types of our Wisconsin wine. We won’t have our eyes glued to a television.

After the magical pairing of wine and food, we’ll turn the spotlight on Lou Lepore. Lou has been practicing and performing magic for more than 25 years. We expect audience participation, laughs, and magic, of course.

By the time our “Super” Tasting has finished, participants may not remember the other big event that takes place on February 5, 2012. Those who do remember should have ample time to make it to a Super Bowl party.

Not a member of Ladies of the Vine? Not a problem. To become a member, all you have to do is attend an event. Ladies of the Vine are entitled to many perks: 10% off gift merchandise at the winery, periodic special deals on our Wisconsin wine, and invitations to exclusive events.

Ladies of the Vine know how to have fun.

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Von Stiehl Harvest Luncheon

October 24, 2011 by

Our livelihood depends on a good fall harvest (and of course the subsequent creation of our Algoma, Wisconsin, wine) Maybe that’s why we take so much pleasure in celebrating the fall harvest here at our Algoma, Wisconsin winery.

Members of our Ladies of the Vine club are invited to a Harvest Luncheon on November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is just $34.99 per person.

The Harvest Luncheon includes:

  • A Tour of our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, including our newly remodeled “old spaces”, the rathskeller and the tunnel, and our new production facility, affectionately known as “Over There”.
  • A wine reception.
  • A five-course tapas luncheon inspired by the harvest and paired with five of our Wisconsin wines, selected to complement each dish.

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends and make new friends. It’s easy to become a member of Ladies of the Vine. All you have to do is attend one of our LOTV events. Space is limited, so RSVP ASAP. Call 1.800.955.5208.

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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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