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BrewVino 2018 – 5 Reasons…

April 26, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

BrewVino Steer Roast 5 Reasons

BrewVino Roast – a True Farm-to-Table Experience!

By now you have heard about our BrewVino Roast through our Facebook page, an episode featured on the Cooking Channel, or even word of mouth from an attendee that told you they got their tickets and you shouldn’t wait much longer. BrewVino is only a month away and with less than half of the tickets left for this year’s event, time is no longer on your side!

Maybe you’ve seen all the posts and the episodes on television, yet you need one more reason you should come to this year’s BrewVino Roast. Well, that’s exactly why we are going to give you “5 Reasons You Should Attend our 2018 BrewVino!” If you’ve already bought your tickets, then think of this list as the “5 Reasons You Should Be Excited to Attend our 2018 BrewVino!”

  1. Wine! After all, what’s an event at a winery without wine? Not only do we have our typical wine selection, but we’ll also have a vintage wine tasting offered in our century year old tunnels. Some of the wines you’ll find waiting for you include our 2014 Alexander Valley Merlot, 2011 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 BrewVino Red (which we will talk about more in just a little bit) and our 2014 Extended Barrel Aged Kirsche. These wines and others on this list aren’t available for purchase just any normal day. After BrewVino, the wine left over will be hidden away until our winemakers decide when to bring them back out.
  2. Jumping off of our first point, our 2018 BrewVino Roast Red has taken a step up from past years. You can tell by the smile on our winemakers’ faces that they are proud of this year’s vintage. If you are a fan of our Calistoga Cabernet, this wine is right up your alley! It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. To match the exquisite wine inside the bottle, the label is a decadent maple veneer label with a black foil stamp.
  3. Everyone loves a little feel good aspect. This year we’ve decided to come together with the Wolf Den organization at the Algoma High School. The Wolf Den is similar to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, however it’s for our community. Each child will get a mentor and will participate in after school activities. They will also be fed supper by various organizations in the community. A donation after the event will be donated to the Wolf Den to assist with future funding such as providing items for their meals.
  4. A true Farm-to-Table experience, that’s exactly what you’ll get! This steer was raised on Ahnapee Brewery spent grains on the Bryersquart Family Farm in Forestville. Prior to the roast, the whole steer is bathed in a von Stiehl cherry wine marinade. This is not an amateur production either — for starters, the steer is processed by Otto’s Meats in Luxemburg. After, von Stiehl’s winemaker, Aric Schmiling, will prepare the special cherry wine marinade. Then, the full carcass is marinated for 24 hours before it’s laid over a hot fire at 2 am on the day of the event, with a serving time somewhere between noon and 2 pm, or when our experts deem it ready.
  5. Tickets are selling fast and you’ll regret not getting your tickets fast enough after listening to your friends talking about how much fun they had! Time is not on your side. Now that the event is drawing closer, the phone calls are coming in, ticket sales are booming and attendees keep calling back to get more tickets for their groups. This year we are capping our attendance to 750 lucky individuals. If you are thinking about how fun this event is, there hasn’t been a better time to get your tickets then now, in order to secure your spot at this event.

 

Ready to buy your tickets? Click here to order online or give us a call at 920-487-5208!

If you still need more reasons, or further information about our 2018 BrewVino Steer Roast, click here.

 

Gamba Barrel Tastings

July 3, 2013 by Brad Schmiling

OV Merlot

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!

National Drink Wine Day

February 18, 2012 by

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.

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