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VIP Tours at von Stiehl Winery

November 13, 2017 by Rayanne Racine

VIP Tour Offering Coming Soon…

In 2018, tour von Stiehl Winery like a VIP during our newest tour offering, the VIP Tour.

The tour will start at von Stiehl winery, where we will review our history and talk about the future.

Then, we will walk over to our production facility where we invite you behind the scenes with one of our winemakers. This is a great time to ask them your questions, compliment them on your favorite wine, etc. Also, depending on what is going on at production, you may have the chance to sample something from the tanks before it gets into the bottle.

VIP Tours in the Cellars

VIP Tours will include a private three-course pairing in our wine aging cellar.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery cellars/tunnels. For 40 years, all of our production took place in these three tunnels. In 2011, we moved all production to the production facility. Now we have our barrels aging in the tunnels. While down in these tunnels, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

Are you a foodie? Interested in what the menu looks like?

The list below covers foods* showcased during the three course pairings.

Cherry Berry Nut Mix from Country Ovens, 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.

Cherry Wine Fudge from 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. Fudge is hand-crafted the old-fashioned way, on a marble slab.

Sap Happy Maple Pecans from Sap Happy Maple Products, 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.

Specialty meats such as Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Beef and Salmon’s Sausage. Located in Wittenberg, WI., the Nueske family came to Wisconsin in 1882, bringing along with them, European Applewood smoking skills. Salmon’s Meats in Luxemburg, WI., has been making fine local sausages for nearly 100 years.

Gourmet cheeses such as Satori Bellavitano Black Pepper, a 2017 Gold & Grand Champion Award Winner from Plymouth, WI., and Renard’s best-selling aged white cheddar. Renard’s Cheese was established in 1961 in Door County, WI., owned and operated by its 3rd generation of cheesemakers.

Interested and wondering when and how?

The VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00 PM. It will last about 2 hours depending on group size.

The tour will start and finish at von Stiehl Winery and will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs.

The cost of this tour will be $30 plus tax.

In order to make it feel like a more intimate VIP Tour, we are limiting each tour to 15 people. Reservations are required within a week of the tour. To reserve your spot and to check our availability, please call the winery at 1-920-487-5208.

No refunds if cancelled 3 days prior to the tour, however, you will be able to reschedule the tour.

Looking for a place to stay? Algoma has various locations for you to stay with their own unique offerings! View lodging.

More information will be added in the event calendar description, view this by checking out our Events Calendar.

*Food options are subject to change.

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.

Last Days to Take Advantage of Romance Getaway Package

February 18, 2013 by

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How did Valentine’s Day go for you this year? Did you forget to make reservations in advance and end up in the same old eatery you’re at every weekend?

If, for some reason, the lover’s holiday wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, we have round two for you.

Get away to the Fox Hill Resort in Mishicot, about 45 minutes south of our winery here in Algoma. For the absolute bargain price of $84, get a room for you and your significant other, a tour and tasting for the two of you here at von Stiehl along with a wine and chocolate pairing and a bottle of wine to bring home with you! Wholly cow! You can’t beat that! Upgrade your room at Fox Hill Resort to one with a fireplace for only $50 in addition.

However, you do need to act fast – this offer expires at the end of February!

About Fox Hill Resort

Fox Hill is a golf resort, so if weather permits, you can go catch a few rounds. Aside from golf, Fox Hills is a great weekend destination. They have over 100 tasteful guest rooms and suites, including some dog friendly rooms. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and several eateries. The 19th Hole Bar & Grill, The Willowview Restaurant and Benchwarmers Sports Bar, all feature daily food and drink specials.

Winery Tours at von Stiehl

When you attend a tour at our facility we show you everything, including the underground arched limestone caverns and the new production facility. The building itself has a rich history, built five years after the end of the Civil War. During the 30-minute tour, enjoy a glimpse into winemaking: view the bottling line, receive an introduction to wine varieties and sample some of our fine wines.

Von Stiehl by Boat

May 7, 2012 by

Von Stiehl Winery is about as close as you can get to Lake Michigan without being in Lake Michigan. Actually, the winery sits on the banks of the Ahnapee River, which spills into nearby Lakes Michigan. The walk from the Algoma Marina to our Wisconsin Winery is short and sweet. This makes von Stiehl a great place to visit when you’re out boating on Lake Michigan.

As you’re making your plans for summer outings, whether they be on sailboats or motor boats, put Algoma on the map. Pull your boat into the Algoma Marina and walk up to von Stiehl Winery. Take a tour of the winery or sidle up to the bar for some complimentary wine tasting. On warm afternoons, enjoy drinks and tasty treats on the terrace.

Summer will be here sooner than you think, and warm weekends will be here even sooner. When you feel the urge to get out on Lake Michigan, remember our Algoma Winery. Stop by and pick up some cool Wisconsin white wine to enjoy on the lake, like our Lakehore Fume or our Lakeshore Mist.

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The terrace.

Mother’s Day Weekend at von Stiehl

May 1, 2012 by

Mother’s Day Weekend is fast approaching. Why not bring Mom to von Stiehl for a little wine tasting on May 12 or 13, 2012?

You could just offer Mom a bottle of our Wisconsin Wine–say, Naughty Girl Red or Cherry Blossom Blush. But wouldn’t it be much more fun to surprise her with an outing to a charming town on the shores of Lake Michigan? Take a tour of our historic winery, spend some time sampling our wines, and buy mom a bottle (or two) of her favorite wine.

Many mothers of adult children just want to spend time with their kids on Mother’s Day. Many mothers of small children just want a couple of hours away from the kids. Wine tasting at von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery is the perfect activity, either way.

We’re offering a Mother’s Day Weekend special. Purchase 6 or more bottles of wine and, in addition to the usual quantity discount, we’ll throw in a beautiful floral umbrella and a packet of seeds. If you think your mother (or the mother of your children) would like that, bring her to our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery. We have limited quantities!

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Door County Antiquing

April 26, 2012 by

May is a great time for antiquing in Door County. The weather is usually wonderful (if a bit unpredictable). Fruit trees are in full bloom and flowers are popping up everywhere. In short, spring is a lovely time to travel to Wisconsin’s Door County.

There are many fine antique stores up and down the Door Peninsula, such as:

  • Baileys Barn Antiques, in Baileys Harbor.
  • Boat House Antiques in Sturgeon Bay.
  • A Summer Cottage in Fish Creek.
  • Chanticleer Antiques in Sister Bay.
  • Cornerstone Antiques in Egg Harbor.

Of course, part of the fun is discovering your own treasures as you explore country lanes throughout Door County.

Don’t forget to stop by Algoma for a little Wisconsin Wine tasting at von Stiehl before your antiquing adventure. You’ll want a nice bottle of wine with you if you spend the night on the peninsula.

Save time to take a winery tour of von Stiehl during your Door County antiquing weekend!

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Taste the Future of Wisconsin Wine

March 20, 2012 by

Every wine lover dreams of drinking wine straight from the barrel at least once in a lifetime. Barrel aging and stone wine cellars are iconic. To stand in a wine cellar and breathe in the rich scent of the earth and the wood and the stone and the wine can be a heady experience. To actually taste some of the wine? Divine.

Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma, Wisconsin, is inviting you to have just that kind of experience. Spend some time with our winemaker, Aric, in the wine cellar. Be among the first to try some of his newest creations. Sample the Old Vine Merlot and Zinfandel. Try the Estate Barrel-Aged Marechal Foch, made entirely from grapes grown in our Stony Creek vineyard. Try the Barrel-fermented Chardonnay.

As you taste the wine you’ll learn more about how it is created. In addition, you’ll enjoy delicious appetizers and past vintage reserve tastings. We’re looking forward to a fun afternoon.

Join us for a Wine Futures & Barrel Tasting in our historic Algoma, Wisconsin winery. Saturday, March 24, 2012, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 800.955.5208.

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A Luncheon for Ladies

November 7, 2011 by

It’s no secret that we love wine here at von Stiehl, our Algoma, Wisconsin, Winery. We believe that our wine can stand alone. That said, it need also be noted that food brings out the best in wine. Together, food and wine make life worth living.

We offer wine and cheese pairings and wine and chocolate pairings in the tasting room of our Wisconsin Winery. These are tasty, but they really just whet the appetite. If cheese and wine can taste so good together, how would roast chicken and vegetables taste with wine, or filet mignon? The possibilities are endless. The mind reels.

Next weekend, let us cook for you. Join us for our Ladies of the Vine Fall Gourmet Luncheon, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day begins with a tour of “Over There”, our new production facility. We’ll then move to our rathskeller, where we’ll enjoy a 5 course luncheon. Each course will be paired with one of our Wisconsin Wines.

This is an event for ladies. Call your closest friends, your co-workers, your sisters and cousins. Call your mother. Call your daughter. Spend a few hours in good company, enjoying good food and good wine. If you’re hesitating, ask yourself “Why not?”.

Please call 1.800.955.5208 to make your reservation.

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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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Five Reasons to Attend Wet Whistle Wine Festival

September 12, 2011 by

1. Squish grapes with your feet. You never know, you may be one of the lucky few chosen to participate in our annual Grape Stomp. When else will you have the opportunity to turn grapes into grape juice with your feet? 2. Drink von Stiehl Wisconsin Wine. While you can do this any day of the week at home or in the tasting room of our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, here is your chance to do it in a festive setting. 3. Live music. Dance to it, sit and listen, or enjoy it in the background as you explore the festival. Featuring: Men in Suits, The Groove Hogs, and Michael’s Saints. 4. Wine and Cheese Pairing Flights on our terrace. Two of the best things in life, together again. 5. Fine Art Show: Browse or purchase. Friday and Saturday. Call good friends, old friends, sisters, brothers, parents. Bring everyone you know and love to von Stiehl for a weekend of good wine and good times. September 16 from 3 to 7 p.m., and September 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The $10 price of admission benefits the Community Improvements of Algoma.

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Wet Your Whistle in 2011

September 6, 2011 by

Mark your calendars. The 2011 Wet Whistle Wine Fest takes place September 16 and 17 at Von Stiehl, our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery.

2011 is the 10th anniversary of the Wet Whistle Wine Fest, and we expect it to be more fun than ever. We’ll start celebrating at 3 p.m. on Friday (until 7 p.m.), and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday (until 6 p.m.). We’re looking forward to:

  • Live Music
  • Fine Art Show
  • Heritage Foods
  • Grape Stomp

This could be your year to win the Grape Stomp and take home a case of von Stiehl wine. We draw names right before each Stomp. If your name is called (and you’re at least 21 years of age), and you woo the crowd, you just might win the grand prize. Plus, it’s fun.

No Wet Whistle Wine Fest would be complete without our Wisconsin wines, and we’ll be pouring a great variety of it. On Friday night, we’ll offer unique wine and cheese flights on the terrace. On Saturday, our winemaker and his family will pour select vintages in our new facility; this tasting is complimentary with the purchase of a $10 Riedel stemless glass.

Read on for the music line-up:

  • Men in Suits: Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Michael’s Saints: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Groove Hogs: Saturday from 1:30 to 5: 30 p.m.

This may be one of your last chances to see the Groove Hogs, since they officially disbanded last year. They’ll be at Wet Whistle Wine Fest simply because they love the venue and the crowd. We’re honored and we can’t wait to hear them play.

Dance to the music, watch the Grape Stomp or stomp grapes yourself. Visit with friends and drink Wisconsin Wine. The Wet Whistle Wine Fest is all about relaxing, having fun, and celebrating the crush. Hope to see you at von Stiehl in Algoma, Wisconsin on September 16 and 17, 2011.

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Door County Wine Trail

August 23, 2011 by

Have you ever considered a trek along the Door County Wine Trail? The coming weeks and months are a great time to bike or drive from one winery to another, enjoying the last days of summer or basking in the autumnal beauty of the Door Peninsula. Von Stiehl Winery, in Algoma Wisconsin, makes a good starting (and ending) point for the trail. Door County is a courageous sliver of land between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. It is filled with quaint small towns, rolling farmland, hardwood forests, and miles of beaches and waterfront. It’s a wonderland in the summer and winter, full of fragrant blossoms in the spring, and ablaze in fall colors in autumn. Outdoor recreation is paramount, and there is plenty of space for everyone to stretch and explore.

A handful of wineries are now growing grapes and making wine on the fertile land of Door County. Each Door County, Wisconsin Winery produces distinct wines, proving that even minuscule geographic distinctions can have huge impacts on the end products. Come see (and taste) for yourself. Visit them all. Seven Wisconsin Wineries comprise the Door County Wine Trail:
1. Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma, Wisconsin.
2. Red Oak Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
3. Door Peninsula Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
4. Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
5. Harbor Ridge Winery, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
6. Stone’s Throw Winery, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.
7. Orchard Country Winery & Market, Fish Creek, Wisconsin. The Anhapee State Park Trail runs between Algoma and Sturgeon may, making the first (and last) leg of a bike trip between wineries a cinch. From Sturgeon Bay, Bay Shore Drive hugs the coast up to Ephraim. Riders will have to travel inland a bit to visit several of the wineries. It’s approximately fifty miles between Algoma and Ephraim – take your time and savor wine tasting over several days. We of course hope you’ll stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, von Stiehl, for a sample of our Door County Wine.

Additional information may be found at Door County Wine Trail. The map above is from this site.

Door County Wine Trail

August 23, 2011 by

Have you ever considered a trek along the Door County Wine Trail? The coming weeks and months are a great time to bike or drive from one winery to another, enjoying the last days of summer or basking in the autumnal beauty of the Door Peninsula. Von Stiehl Winery, in Algoma Wisconsin, makes a good starting (and ending) point for the trail. Door County is a courageous sliver of land between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. It is filled with quaint small towns, rolling farmland, hardwood forests, and miles of beaches and waterfront. It’s a wonderland in the summer and winter, full of fragrant blossoms in the spring, and ablaze in fall colors in autumn. Outdoor recreation is paramount, and there is plenty of space for everyone to stretch and explore.

A handful of wineries are now growing grapes and making wine on the fertile land of Door County. Each Door County, Wisconsin Winery produces distinct wines, proving that even minuscule geographic distinctions can have huge impacts on the end products. Come see (and taste) for yourself. Visit them all. Seven Wisconsin Wineries comprise the Door County Wine Trail:
1. Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma, Wisconsin.
2. Red Oak Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
3. Door Peninsula Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
4. Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
5. Harbor Ridge Winery, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
6. Stone’s Throw Winery, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.
7. Orchard Country Winery & Market, Fish Creek, Wisconsin. The Anhapee State Park Trail runs between Algoma and Sturgeon may, making the first (and last) leg of a bike trip between wineries a cinch. From Sturgeon Bay, Bay Shore Drive hugs the coast up to Ephraim. Riders will have to travel inland a bit to visit several of the wineries. It’s approximately fifty miles between Algoma and Ephraim – take your time and savor wine tasting over several days. We of course hope you’ll stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, von Stiehl, for a sample of our Door County Wine.

Additional information may be found at Door County Wine Trail. The map above is from this site.

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