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Wet Whistle Wine Fest in Algoma, Wisconsin

September 14, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Wet Whistle Wine Fest

Wet Whistle Wine Fest • Friday, Sept. 14 | 5–9pm (Free) • Saturday, Sept. 15 | 10am–6pm ($10)

This Wet Whistle Wine Fest is a fundraiser for the Community Improvement of Algoma, and the Algoma Fire and Rescue. Come out to support these great non-profit organizations of Algoma while sipping on our wine!

Wet Whistle Wine Fest offers award-winning wines, a grape stomp, hearty sandwiches, & live music! It isn’t the 2,000 visitors smiling all the time that’s weird. Nor is it the trombonist standing in a grape-filled barrel while playing an amazing riff, nor the people with sticky purple feet dancing onstage. This is normal at a wine fest and to be expected. What’s odd at Wet Whistle Wine Fest are all the costumes. We don’t ask anyone to show up dressed as wine bottles, or happy nuns who love Naughty Girl wine. These are just a couple examples of Wet Whistle Wine Fest goings-on that we just couldn’t make up. Don’t take our word for it… come to the wine fest and see it for yourself!

Friday

Free admission, but canned food donations for Kewaunee County Food Pantry are welcome! All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Live Music • 5–9pm
Specialty Foods • 5–9pm

Saturday

$10 Admission. All weekend, children under 12 FREE. Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Live Music • 10am–6pm
Tours & Wine Tasting • At Winery,  9am–6pm
Specialty Foods • 10am–6pm
Celebrity Stomp Off • 11am & 11:20am
Grape Stomp Heats: 12:20pm, 1:30pm & 3pm
Grand Grape Stomp Off • 4:30pm

Vintage Wine Tasting • 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the production building.

Need a place to stay? Visit the Algoma Chamber of Commerce for lodging and a list of other great things to do while in town for the Wet Whistle Wine Fest. Rooms book fast for this event so plan ahead!

This event description will be updated as new information is brought forward.

Summer Concert Series with Annie Rose Band

September 1, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us as the Annie Rose Band ends our 2018 Summer Concert Series Sept. 1st from 12:30-4:00 pm. Annie Rose is often referred to as “Green Bay’s best kept secret.”

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Annie Rose Band, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with Glass Hammer

August 25, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 25th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music provided by Glass Hammer as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with Giving Up the Ghost

August 18, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 18th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music featuring Giving Up the Ghost in concert. Giving Up the Ghost will be live on stage as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with Classic Friends

August 11, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 11th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music featuring Classic Friends in concert. Classic Friends will be live on stage as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with DocRube

August 4, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us August 4th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music provided by DocRube for our 2018 Summer Concert Series. DocRube is a Blues/Rock Trio with a wide variety of standard blues and rock tunes and also some that the true musical aficionados can appreciate. The Doc will cure whatever ails your musical health. Just what the Doc ordered…..

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you.

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with The Del Rays

July 28, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Join us July 28th from 12:30-4:00 pm for some live music featuring The Del Rays in concert. The Del Rays will be live on stage featuring rock & roll classics as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series. Bring out the convertible, roll down the windows and follow the music to von Stiehl!

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you. 

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility. Tours are 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm, and 4 pm.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

 

Summer Concert Series with Shocker

July 21, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Come enjoy the music of Shocker as we celebrate the summer and another amazing Summer Concert of 2018. Shocker is a group of six unique and talented individuals who come together with true passion and energy to play your favorite jams, ranging from the 70’s to today’s top hits. They will be live July 21st from 12:30-4:00 pm.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you. 

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with Beaker Street

July 14, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

Beaker Street will be live on stage July 14th from 12:30-4:00 pm as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series. Beaker Street’s music includes rock, blues and many popular hits from the past and present.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you. 

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Live Music, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Summer Concert Series with Annie Rose Band

July 7, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Concert Series

What do you get when you combine a touch of Jazz, Blues, Gospel and a lot of Rock?  Nothing other than The Annie Rose Band!  Annie Rose is often referred to as “Green Bay’s best kept secret.”  She is returning to the von Stiehl stage to help us kick off our 2018 Summer Concert Series on Saturday, July 7th, from 12:30-4:00 pm.

The music is going to be great.  Add a cool Lake Michigan breeze, a beautiful riverside view, a glass of your favorite von Stiehl wine, or maybe even a beer from Ahnapee Brewery and then you have the recipe for the perfect lakeside summer afternoon.

New this year is a special vintage tasting in our cellar tunnels that will take place during the concert. Each Saturday we will feature a wine from our Select Vintage Tasting list. A $10 admission will cover the cost of the tastings and the glass you can take with you. 

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, features a gorgeous outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee river with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The terrace has relaxed seating for approximately 200 guests. Bring along a friend or two. Once here, you can enjoy an afternoon of great music, your favorite wine or beer, amazing food and great tunes!

Arrive before the concert starts to sample some of our gourmet wines in our Civil War era building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or even take a tour including a visit to our underground limestone tunnels and our 10,000 square foot production facility.

Annie Rose Band, Gourmet Wine and Ahnapee Beer! All in one location along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

Admission is free.

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but wine, beer, food, water & soda will be available for purchase.

Pick Up Weekend

April 7, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Pick-Up Weekend will have select tastings in the cellars.

Join us as our first Pick-Up Weekend debuts April 7th & 8th!

This event is exclusively made with our Family Plan Club members in mind. This weekend is the perfect time to pick up your selection, try new wines, and enjoy special offerings only club members are given.

During the Pick-Up Weekend, you will be able to sample six wines in the cellar that will be paired with various treats, munchies and cheeses. These pairings will be different than what will be in the selection, giving you even more ideas on what to pair with our wine! Glasses of the featured wines will be available for 50% off!

Pairings will feature our wine with some of our favorite munchies and sweets such as Chocolate Covered Cherries from County Ovens, Caramels from McCrea’s Candies and delicious cheese from Sartori Cheese.

Bring a friend to show them how much you love von Stiehl and our wine! If you refer your friend to become a family plan club member, you will be given $10 off a purchase at the winery!

Sounds like something you’d love to attend but you aren’t a family plan member? We are allowing non-Club members to indulge in the special offerings for $10 during the Pick-Up Weekend. Or, you can become a family plan member and learn about more of the perks by clicking here. If you do come and pay $10 and then decide to join the club, you will start your membership that day, which means we will give you your $10 back! There’s no catch, just a lot of fun… come and see how fun it truly is to be a Family Plan member.

Can’t make this one? Don’t worry, we will have a Pick-Up Weekend for each quarterly selection. The 2018 Pick-Up Weekend Dates are: April 7th & 8th, May 19th & 20th, September 29th & 30th and January 19th & 20th 2019. Check our events calendar for updates.

All dates will have the special offerings 12-4 pm.

Sweet Saturdays featuring Sap Happy Maple Products

February 24, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Sweet Pairing example

Bored of being inside this winter? Jump in the car, go for a drive, and visit us any Saturday in February and enjoy complimentary samples of various sweet treats.

Sweet treats we will be featuring are near and dear to us because they are from local confectioners. That means you may find a new favorite. We will even let you know which wine pairs well with each sweet!

Confectioners will be onsite from Noon – 3 pm each Saturday in February.

This Saturday, February 3rd, Sap Happy Maple Products will be here sampling some of their candied nuts! Maple Glazed Pecans and other treats from Sap Happy Maple Products. Sap Happy Maple Products is owned by a local family right here in Algoma, WI. The owner is a fourth-generation maple syrup producer and he and his wife create these delightful treats.

Confectioner Line Up:

February 3rd – White Cottage Red Door

February 10th – Country Ovens

February 17th – Love You More Toffee

February 24th – Sap Happy Maple Products

 

Anything sampled will be available for purchase, in case the sample kept you craving for more!

Make your day even sweeter by enjoying complimentary wine tastings! We recommend trying our Cherry Bounce or Apple Bounce, as they are brandy fortified and an extraordinary treat.

If sweets aren’t your thing, don’t worry… we have plenty of delectable dry wines, such as our Pinot Noir, Calistoga Cabernet, and our Montepulciano. And if you are feeling like snacking, we have an array of gourmet cheeses.

Why not make a weekend of it and reserve spots on our VIP Tour that takes place on Friday afternoons! It includes a behind the scenes tour with one of our wine makers and a three course pairing.

Looking for a place to stay? We recommend staying at Hotel Stebbins if you want to be within walking distance. Otherwise, view all of Algoma’s Lodging here.

Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates.

 

Sweet Saturdays featuring Love You More Toffee

February 17, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Sweet Saturdays

Bored of being inside this winter? Jump in the car, go for a drive, and visit us any Saturday in February and enjoy complimentary samples of various sweet treats.

Sweet treats we will be featuring are near and dear to us because they are from local confectioners. That means you may find a new favorite. We will even let you know which wine pairs well with each sweet!

Confectioners will be onsite from Noon – 3 pm each Saturday in February.

This Saturday, February 17th, Love You More Toffee will be here sampling some of their delicious toffee! Love You More Toffee Specializes in hand-dipped small batch English toffee, Love You More, LLC was founded in 2015 and is a local favorite!

 

Confectioner Line Up:

February 3rd – White Cottage Red Door

February 10th – Country Ovens

February 17th – Love You More Toffee

February 24th – Sap Happy Maple Products

 

Anything sampled will be available for purchase, in case the sample kept you craving for more!

Make your day even sweeter by enjoying complimentary wine tastings! We recommend trying our Cherry Bounce or Apple Bounce, as they are brandy fortified and an extraordinary treat.

If sweets aren’t your thing, don’t worry… we have plenty of delectable dry wines, such as our Pinot Noir, Calistoga Cabernet, and our Montepulciano. And if you are feeling like snacking, we have an array of gourmet cheeses.

Why not make a weekend of it and reserve spots on our VIP Tour that takes place on Friday afternoons! It includes a behind the scenes tour with one of our wine makers and a three course pairing.

Looking for a place to stay? We recommend staying at Hotel Stebbins if you want to be within walking distance. Otherwise, view all of Algoma’s Lodging here.

Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates.

Sweet Saturdays featuring Country Ovens

February 10, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Sweet Saturdays

Bored of being inside this winter? Jump in the car, go for a drive, and visit us any Saturday in February and enjoy complimentary samples of various sweet treats.

Sweet treats we will be featuring are near and dear to us because they are from local confectioners. That means you may find a new favorite. We will even let you know which wine pairs well with each sweet!

Confectioners will be onsite from Noon – 3 pm each Saturday in February.

This Saturday, February 10th, Country Ovens will be here sampling some of their cherry treats! Country Ovens is located in Forestville, WI. Since 1987, Country Ovens is home to many Cherry De-Lite cherry treats made exclusively from Door County Montmorency tart cherries.

 

Confectioner Line Up:

February 3rd – White Cottage Red Door

February 10th – Country Ovens

February 17th – Love You More Toffee

February 24th – Sap Happy Maple Products

 

Anything sampled will be available for purchase, in case the sample kept you craving for more!

Make your day even sweeter by enjoying complimentary wine tastings! We recommend trying our Cherry Bounce or Apple Bounce, as they are brandy fortified and an extraordinary treat.

If sweets aren’t your thing, don’t worry… we have plenty of delectable dry wines, such as our Pinot Noir, Calistoga Cabernet, and our Montepulciano. And if you are feeling like snacking, we have an array of gourmet cheeses.

Why not make a weekend of it and reserve spots on our VIP Tour that takes place on Friday afternoons! It includes a behind the scenes tour with one of our wine makers and a three course pairing.

Looking for a place to stay? We recommend staying at Hotel Stebbins if you want to be within walking distance. Otherwise, view all of Algoma’s Lodging here.

Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates.

 

Sweet Saturdays featuring White Cottage Red Door

February 3, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Sweet Pairing example

Bored of being inside this winter? Jump in the car, go for a drive, and visit us any Saturday in February and enjoy complimentary samples of various sweet treats.

Sweet treats we will be featuring are near and dear to us because they are from local confectioners. That means you may find a new favorite. We will even let you know which wine pairs well with each sweet!

Confectioners will be onsite from Noon – 3 pm each Saturday in February.

To help us kick off Sweet Saturdays, White Cottage Red Door will be here sampling their Cherry Wine Fudge! White Cottage Red Door just opened in the spring of 2017, in what was the space formerly occupied for 57 years, by Ray’s Cherry Hut. The Cherry Wine Fudge is hand-crafted the old- fashioned way, on a marble slab.

Confectioner Line Up:

February 3rd – White Cottage Red Door

February 10th – Country Ovens

February 17th – Love You More Toffee

February 24th – Sap Happy Maple Products

 

Anything sampled will be available for purchase, in case the sample kept you craving for more!

Make your day even sweeter by enjoying complimentary wine tastings! We recommend trying our Cherry Bounce or Apple Bounce, as they are brandy fortified and an extraordinary treat.

If sweets aren’t your thing, don’t worry… we have plenty of delectable dry wines, such as our Pinot Noir, Calistoga Cabernet, and our Montepulciano. And if you are feeling like snacking, we have an array of gourmet cheeses.

Why not make a weekend of it and reserve spots on our VIP Tour that takes place on Friday afternoons! It includes a behind the scenes tour with one of our wine makers and a three course pairing.

Looking for a place to stay? We recommend staying at Hotel Stebbins if you want to be within walking distance. Otherwise, view all of Algoma’s Lodging here.

Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates.

Cheesy October Saturday

October 28, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Do you love cheese? Do you love wine?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, our Cheesy October Saturdays are just the thing for you!

Join us every Saturday in the month of October for sampling of cheese products from local cheese producers.

Like us on Facebook to be the first to see each week’s selection.

Cheesy October Saturday

October 21, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Do you love cheese? Do you love wine?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, our Cheesy October Saturdays are just the thing for you!

Join us every Saturday in the month of October for sampling of cheese products from local cheese producers.

Like us on Facebook to be the first to see each week’s selection.

Cheesy October Saturday

October 14, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Do you love cheese? Do you love wine?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, our Cheesy October Saturdays are just the thing for you!

Join us every Saturday in the month of October for sampling of cheese products from local cheese producers.

Like us on Facebook to be the first to see each week’s selection.

Cheesy October Saturday

October 7, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

Do you love cheese? Do you love wine?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, our Cheesy October Saturdays are just the thing for you!

Join us every Saturday in the month of October for sampling of cheese products from local cheese producers.

Like us on Facebook to be the first to see each week’s selection.

Vintage Tasting

September 16, 2017 by

Von Stiehl Offers Vintage Tasting on September 16

 

We’d love for you to join us on September 16, 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 tasting, but as they say, “When in Rome…”

 

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 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 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!

 

This year bottles are numbered so you’ll know if someone steals yours!

Vintage Tasting At Wet Whistle Wine Fest

August 18, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

 

von Stiehl Offers Vintage Tasting on September 16

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.

Some 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.

2015 Big Roast Red ~ This special bottling for our 2015 Meet the Makers Festival, now known as BrewVino Roast, is a blend of four different wines to create the perfect blend. A little spicy with a hint of oak, this blend creates the perfect wine for a barbecue. Only 16 bottles left!

2012 VS Barrel Select Cabernet ~ Every few years an outstanding vintage is allowed an extended time in oak. Three top-tier barrels from a lot of twelve were blended to create this one-time offering. This medium bodied, rich and elegant wine features fragrant aromas of black cherry, cassis and plum with flavors of currant and dark berries. It will only be available at special tastings, so this may be your only time to try it! 20 cases – New Release! 

2016 Apple Bounce ~ Intense aromas of fresh apple pie marry with smooth apple brandy overtones. It’s been aged in small American oak bourbon barrels for four months. 20.5% alcohol. Be careful! Unlimited ~ New Release!

We’d love for you to join us on September 16, 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.

Pinot Noir Returns

September 19, 2016 by Brad Schmiling

Pinot Noir is back in stock!

Pinot Noir Label

Our timing can be impeccably poor, and we like it that way. In 1967, Doc Stiehl was ahead of his time with screw caps. The closure let in less oxygen, and was less prone to the natural bacteria that is commonly found in natural corks. Af­ter decades of hearing ’why don’t you use corks?’ we invested in a mono-block filler and converted entirely to corks. Guess what happened next? Screw-caps became the new thing! We’re not going back after putting in our 25 years of screw-caps. It’s the principle of the matter.

The same thing is happening with Pinot Noir. This lovely wine was our first dry red release. A 1998 vintage Oregon-sourced Pinot Noir was von Stiehl’s first foray into the dry red market. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot quickly fol­lowed. Many of our reds did (and still do) well, but Pinot flopped. It was an odd grape that garnered no interest so we discontinued it. Then Sideways premiered. You know, the 2004 movie that put Pinot Noir on the map. For a decade to follow everyone asked, “Do you have a Pinot Noir?” No, and now we’re not going to just because. Blame it on our German stubbornness. It’s the principle of the matter.

The buzz has worn down, and we are offering Pinot Noir another shot at standing on its own. We fermented eight barrels of 2015 Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir, and aged it eight months in medium toast French hybrid Oak. If you are one of the few die-hard customers that remembers the last Pinot Noir, we applaud your patience! We hope that it was worth the wait. It is available in our tasting room now for you to sample, or get it online. Just don’t ask us to bring back Robust Red.

You’ll see two other new reds this fall, Mourvèdre and Mal­bec, and in case you’re wondering, we do still use corks. With the exception of our reserve reds, they are 100% green syn­thetic corks (Select Bio Corks) that leave a zero carbon footprint. We’re sticking to that principle.

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!

BrewVino Roast

March 22, 2016 by

BrewVino Roast Logo

BrewVino Roast – an Event With a Different Flavor!

You may have enjoyed our inaugural steer roast last June when it was called Meet the Makers. We found that the most exciting part of the event was not the makers, but the steer roast. This year, we’ll be focusing more on the steer in the renamed BrewVino Roast event, but will also offer a unique batch of wine and beer to complement the steer.

You’ll have the chance to taste the most popular varieties of von Stiehl wines and Ahnapee brews during the event, and enjoy the opportunity to buy an exclusive batch of beer made just for the occasion. What’s unique about the BrewVino Steer roast? 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 Ottos Meats in Luxemburg, after which Chef Chris from Skaliwags and von Stiehl 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. This is a true farm-to-table experience!

All profits from the steer roast are donated to the Ribbon of Hope fund. Their mission is to be a financial, informational and emotional resource for individuals with breast cancer in Northeastern Wisconsin. Ribbon of Hope assists breast cancer patients regardless of age, gender, race or religion. This is a great organization where 97¢ of every $1 goes to grant recipients!

If tickets sell out online, they will not be available on the day of the event.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 11am – 6pm

Buy Tickets for $5

Steer roast, specialty beer and wine, a shopping expo, and great music.

Music: Bob Balsley  11am-2pm, Conscious Pilot  2-6pm.

Steer Plate: $10  To benefit Ribbon of Hope

Wine or Beer: $5

Red Wine Release & Barbecue – Canceled

November 7, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

We’re sorry to announce that this event has been canceled due to a very small guest list.

Join us for the unveiling of our newest dry red wines, delicious BBQ, a preview of our red wine club, tasting and fun on November 7th from 4pm-7pm.  Your $35 includes a full tasting of all of our dry reds, a glass of the wine you choose as your favorite, and a plate of tasty barbecue that pairs perfectly with the day.  You’ll also have an opportunity to sign up for our Reds Only wine club, which includes two bottles of our dry reds shipped to your door four times a year.  On November 7th only when you sign up for a year of shipments, you’ll receive a free bottle of wine to take home with you!

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