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September 15, 2018 by

Von Stiehl Offers a Vintage Wine Tasting on September 15

Click here to view a sneak peak on the wines offered.

We’d love for you to join us on September 15, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm in the bottling room of our production building at 104 Steele Street. You need not attend the wine festival in order to take part in this Vintage Wine Tasting, but as they say, “When in Rome…”

 

For our Vintage Wine Tasting, we find a few cases of favorite vintages stocked away for safe keeping. We then organize the wine varietals, decide which ones we will part with and add them to the vintage tasting list. This select list is only offered once a year at the Wet Whistle Wine Fest in September for our Vintage Wine Tasting.

 

Due to these wines being near and dear to us, just our family pulls corks and pours them for guests. We love to see the reactions on tasters’ faces as they first try our 2012 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a bit of an abnormal tasting, set up on planks and barrels in our bottling room. Just the wine is fancy – the rest of it comes down to simple enjoyment of vintages that have enjoyed extra time relaxing within the winery walls.

 

We ask that you buy a Riedel stemless wine glass & five tasting tickets for $15. After that, we’ll pour samples from the special vintage tasting list. No reservations are needed, but keep in mind that we will run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time!

Bottles are numbered so you’ll know if someone steals yours!

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

 

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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 special events coordinator at rayanne@vonstiehl.com.

Vintage Tasting At Wet Whistle Wine Fest

August 18, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

 

von Stiehl Offers Vintage Tasting on September 15

Tucked away in various places of our production and tasting room buildings are small lots of old vintages. There will be two to ten cases of our favorite varieties spread out and tucked under pallet racking that look out of place. Early September, the odd lots are gathered, we come to terms with how many bottles of each to sell, and we then come up with a Vintage Tasting List. This list is offered only once a year at the Wet Whistle Wine Fest.

Due to these wines being near and dear to us, just our family pulls corks and pours them for guests. We love to see the reactions on tasters’ faces as they first try our 2012 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a bit of an abnormal tasting, set up on planks and barrels in our bottling room. Just the wine is fancy – the rest of it comes down to simple enjoyment of vintages that have enjoyed extra time relaxing within the winery walls.

Most of the wines offered at this event have a limited supply, so tears will be shed. Below is a sneak peek at a few of the wines featured at this year’s Vintage Tasting.

2012 Sangiovese Grosso ~ This 100% Sangiovese was produced from the vcr6 clone that is used to produce Italy’s famous Brunello. It reveals aromas of black cherry and red fruits, with a subtle hint of sweet pipe tobacco and barrel spice. (10 cs) $34

2008 VS Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon ~ This vintage was created by meticulously tasting and selecting the best four barrels from a lot of seventeen. It is ready to drink now but will continue to improve with age for the next 10-15 years. (5cs) $65

2011 Doc Stiehl’s Extra Aged Cherry Bounce ~ This barrel has been left in warm summer and cold winter temperatures over the course of 30 months to expedite aging. A sweet and smooth concoction of cherry wine and cherry brandy. Intense aromas of fresh cherry pie for a truly exquisite dessert wine. (6 cs) $55

We’d love for you to join us on September 15, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the bottling room of our production building at 104 Steele Street. You don’t have to attend the wine festival in order to take part in this tasting, but you are more than welcome to!

For more information click here.

Vintage Wines with a River View

May 28, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Summer Concert SeriesIf you’ve been to one of our summer concerts you know they are a big hit! We are excited that our 2018 Concert Series will be starting up in a month!

Below you will find a few updates we made for this year’s Summer Concert Series.

We’ve learned our customers love events that are all about the wine! This year, we will be re-releasing one of our past vintage wines. To sample the featured re-released wine, all you have to do is pay an additional $1 when tasting our Select Wines. The featured vintage wine will switch out each weekend, adding a something special to each concert. Most of the wines featured have less than 15 cases left, so tears will be shed.

The special tasting will be offered during the concerts. The featured wines, along with the bands, are listed below to help plan your trip!

  • July 7th – Annie Rose – 2010 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • July 14th – Beaker Street – 2013 Extended Barrel Aged Kirsche
  • July 21st – Shocker – 2014 Alexander Valley Merlot
  • July 28th – Del Rays – 2012 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon
  • August 4th – Doc Rube – 2012 Sangiovese Grosso
  • August 11th – Classic Friends – 2013 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon
  • August 18th – Giving up the Ghost – Tequila Barrel Aged Hard Cider
  • August 25th – Glass Hammer – 2018 BrewVino Red
  • September 1st – Annie Rose – 2009 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

* The above vintage wines will only be available for purchase by the bottle only. Normal discounts will apply. 1 case per person limit. Hey, we have to draw the line somewhere!

Summer Series Vintage Wines

In past years, we’ve had a tent out on our lawn serving our wine and Ahnapee’s beer. This year, we’ve decided to serve the wine from our window and offer table service allowing for cash and card sales. 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 Meat made with our Hard Cider, Door County munchies, Halo Vino glasses and other yummy snacks fit for two.

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

Vintage Tasting at Wet Whistle Wine Fest

August 16, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Vintage Tasting

Von Stiehl Offers Vintage Tasting on September 17

Tucked away in various places of our production building and tasting room buildings are small lots of old vintages. You will only notice them on tour if you look closely to find pallets of mismatched wine boxes. There will be two to ten cases of our favorite varieties spread out, and tucked under pallet racking that look out of place. We like to hide these vintages in plain sight. When the beginning of September rolls around, we go on a wine hunt. The odd lots are gathered, then signs are made. Pricing is negotiated. Tears are shed. You get the idea.

When we come to terms with how many bottles of each vintage to sell, we then come up with a Vintage Tasting List. This list is offered once a year at the Wet Whistle Wine Fest in September. These wines are near and dear to us, so just our family pulls corks and pours them for guests. We love to see the reactions on tasters’ faces as they first try our 2006 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Another highlight is to pull and offer barrel samples of a special batch of Cherry Bounce. It’s a bit of an abnormal tasting, set up on planks and barrels in our bottling room. Just the wine is fancy – the rest of it comes down to simple enjoyment of vintages that have enjoyed extra time relaxing within the winery walls.

We’d love for you to join us on September 17, from 12:30 to 4 pm in the bottling room of our production building at 104 Steele Street. You need not attend the wine festival in order to take part in this tasting, but as they say, “When in Rome…”

We ask that you buy a Riedel stemless wine glass for $10. After that, we’ll pour five samples from the special vintage tasting list. No reservations are needed, but keep in mind that we will run out of certain offerings as the day goes on. It’s both a sad, and a happy time!

Red Wine Tasting

February 5, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

copy-headerHome1.jpgBe first in line at this red wine tasting and sample the newest and oldest vintages currently in barrels. Barrel-fermented Riesling, Brunello, Mourvèdre, Montepulciano, Tempranillo, and Marquette are some that are waiting for you.
Aric, Dave, and Chad will be on hand to pull samples from the barrels in our cellars for you to taste, forecast, and purchase at a discounted price.
Your session will include appetizers, five unique barrel tastings, and past vintage reserve tastings. Cost is $20/person and space is limited, so please call soon to reserve your spot. 800-955-5208.

Wet Whistle Wine Fest is this weekend!

September 10, 2014 by

Wine Fest Rack Card

Wet Whistle Wine Fest rack card

Wet Whistle Wine Fest

Grape Stomp • Live Music • Art Fair • Heritage Foods • Wine Tasting

The Wet Whistle Wine Fest is almost here! Are the matching t-shirtsready for the group? Are the costumes ready to go? A spare change of clothes for after the grape stomp? A campsite or hotel room confirmed? With the wine festival only a few days away, we hope that you’re prepared for a great little small-town festival.

There are two main draws to a wine fest. Some attend to simply enjoy wine along with friends and entertainment. This group enjoys being goofy at the grape stomps and will most likely be in matching costumes. A great wine experience with music and friends is what’s important.

The second type of wine fest attendee is planning to explore. These visitors like to wander the aging tunnels, look at the bottling equipment, read up on the history of the oldest licensed winery in the state, and take in more of the winery experience. For this second group, we are bringing back the special vintage wine tasting from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the production building. This tasting isn’t technically part of the wine fest as it is held off of the grounds and away from the busy tents. To participate in the event, we ask that you buy one of our crystal Riedel stemless glasses for $10 per person. In that glass we pour five samples of our special vintages. No reservations are needed. Just come through the door located in the alley which connects the winery to the festival.

Find out what else is going on in Algoma during the wine fest weekend at algoma.org.

Information on the wine fest is also available on the Algoma Main Street website.

 

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