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Relax and Unwind

November 1, 2019 by Molly Schroeder

We encourage you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of wine before the Holiday season kicks off. Just remember wine is the perfect gift, especially for the holidays. We have multiple varieties of holiday gift boxes featuring wine, sweet or salty treats, cheese, crackers and logo tumblers. Visit our online store to view all of our gift boxes or visit the winery to create custom holiday gift boxes.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we thought the perfect wine to feature is von Stiehl Cranberry wine. Each bottle of Cranberry wine is jam-packed with cranberries. In fact, if you like dry red wines, you need to give this one a try. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it. The cranberries we use are from Wisconsin Rapids and are hot-pressed to extract the most color and flavor. The cranberry juice is then fermented in stainless steel to create a more intense, tart, but balanced wine. This is why von Stiehl Cranberry wine is a special treat with your holiday meals. Skip the canned cranberries and enjoy a glass of wine with your turkey and ham. In fact, we suggest turning your turkey or chicken leftovers into a chicken salad sandwich.
Stay warm and enjoy the time with your family and friends over the next month. Keep checking your emails for upcoming specials and promotions on your favorite von Stiehl wines.
Hope to see you soon!
~Cheers.

Holiday Gifts for the Wine Lover

October 24, 2019 by Molly Schroeder

Wine is the perfect gift for the holidays. We have multiple varieties of holiday gift boxes featuring wine, sweet or salty treats, cheese, crackers and logo tumblers. Our pre-made boxes are available online and at von Stiehl. Custom holiday gift boxes are also available to those who stop by the winery.

Cherry Delight $41.99

Holiday Classic $37.99

Holiday Sweets $32.99

Christmas Morning $42.99

Winter Night In $44.99

Our most popular pre-made boxes are all dressed up and ready to go. Pick your box or boxes and call your holiday shopping “DONE!” Stop by the winery today or visit our online store today!

Peach Cobbler Pairing

September 24, 2019 by Molly Schroeder

 

Warm your home with the delightful smell of Peach Cobbler. Then once you have created this delicious dessert, enjoy a glass of Late Harvest Reisling. Our Late Harvest Riesling grapes come from Yakima Valley in the state of Washington. The desert-like climate provides a long summer full of hot days and cool nights coupled with irrigation from the Columbia River. The grapes are left on the vine well into the fall to intensify in taste and sweetness. This is why Late Harvest Reisling pairs so great with a dish like Peach Cobbler.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar (divided) 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh beach slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional) 

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Direction

  1. Melt butter in a 13′ x 9′ inch baking dish.
  2. Combing the flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt. Then add milk and stir until dry ingredients are moist. Pour the batter over butter but DO NOT STIR. 
  3. Bring the remaining 1 cup of sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Then pour over the batter again, DO NOT STIR. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg is desired. 
  4. Bake at 370 for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool. 

Add a scoop of ice cream and a glass of von Stiehl’s Late Harvest Reisling to enhance the flavors of your peach cobbler. 

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – April 26th

April 26, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – April 19th

April 19, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – April 12th

April 12, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – April 5th

April 5, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – March 29th

March 29, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – March 22nd

March 22, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – March 15th

March 15, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – March 8th

March 8, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – March 1st

March 1, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

VIP Tour at von Stiehl Winery – February 22nd

February 22, 2019 by Rayanne Racine

Experience von Stiehl Winery as a VIP during our VIP Tour.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of the page.

 

What to Expect:

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 or compliment them on your favorite wine. 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.

After talking with the winemaker(s), we will head to the von Stiehl Winery century and a half year old cellars. While down in these cellars, enjoy a private three-course pairing, along with a select tasting of Cherry Bounce from the cask.

 

The Details:

  • 2 Hour Tour
  • Starts and finishes at von Stiehl Winery
  • Tour will include short walks and multiple flights of stairs
  • Private wine & food pairing (varies by seasonal availability)

 

Cost: $30.00 (plus tax) – regardless of age. Must be 21 to sample wine.*

Limit 15 people per tour.

Tickets must be purchased the Monday before the tour date.

Closed toe shoes are required.

*Kewaunee County sales tax and an 85¢ online ticketing fee are added to e-commerce sales.

 

How to Purchase Tickets?

Purchase tickets using the box below.

Tickets are non-transferable. There are no refunds on VIP Tour tickets.

 

Can’t attend this one?

No reason to fret, the VIP Tour will be offered every Friday at 1:00pm. View our list of available VIP tour dates by clicking -> here <-.

 

Looking for a place to stay?

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

 

Still have questions?

If you have a specific question not covered above, please feel free to contact our Tasting Room Manager, Patti, at patti@vonstiehl.com or by phone at (920)-487-5208 ext. 103.

St. Patrick’s Day Party & Parade in Sturgeon Bay

March 5, 2013 by

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On Saint Patrick’s, everyone can be Irish for a day! Sturgeon Bay parade gives you your chance! Brush off your green duds and join in the fun of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 16.

While it is not a national holiday, communities all over the country celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parties, parades and wearing of the green. Of course in Sturgeon Bay and Door County, we have our share of Irish Americans (and those that wish they were!) We don’t dye the waters of the bay green, but the Sturgeon Bay parade is not-to-miss. Come check out the floats, cars, trucks, horse and of course Leprechauns!

The Sturgeon Bay Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Route

The parade starts promptly at 11 a.m. on the West Side at Sawyer Park, and goes up Oak Street to Madison Avenue. It turns South on Maple, goes across the Oregon Street Bridge, then turns left on Third Avenue to Jefferson Street, before ending at 7th Avenue. Awards are given for Best Irish Entry, Best Tavern/Bar Entry, Best Retail Entry, and Best Non-Profit Entry. Last year it was 70 degrees and there were over 60 parade participants. We hope this year the parade will be even bigger!

To get you in the Saint Patty’s day mood, here are some fun facts about the holiday:

  • In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
  • Most Catholics attend mass in the morning and then attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • The phrase “drowning the Shamrock” comes from the custom of floating a shamrock on the top of a whiskey shot before drinking it. The Irish believe that if you keep the custom, then you will have a prosperous year.

Stop by von Stiehl winery in Algoma on your way home from the parade to wrap up your day with some local Wisconsin wine!

Make Art, Drink Wine

January 19, 2013 by

Have you been feeling the need to get your hands dirty? Or looking for something to entertain you during these long winter nights? Why not try an art class?

Just around the corner from our winery in Algoma is Clay on Steele studio, where Professional potter and teacher Dean Hoegger will be holding a once-a-week class starting next week on January 24th.

 

Experience working with clay and relax, create and explore your artistic possibilities!

Weekly, multilevel classes run throughout the year with an emphasis on wheel throwing and advanced hand building using high fire stoneware. Each class runs for five consecutive weeks in the evening at 221 Steele Street, which is literally a three minute walk from our winery. The cost is $100 plus a material fee, which includes clay, glazes, two firings, and the use of studio tools. For most students the material fee is between $13 and $25, depending on the amount of clay used.

 

The next class starts Monday, January 24. Call 920.487.3501 for more details.

Stop by for a Wine Tasting before Class!

 

With the art classes starting in the evening and our winery tasting room open until 4 p.m., it’s great timing to stop by and try some of our award-winning Wisconsin wines, have a glass of wine and head over to Clay on Steele.

 

Our most renowned wine is the Riesling. Popular for its semi-dry fruity taste, the Riesling is perfect for those that have experience with wine as well as those that are just starting to become interested. It has won a myriad of Gold medals thus far, and continues to turn heads and please taste buds for wine judges across the country.

 

You can also taste von Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, which is fortified with cherry brandy distilled at Great Lakes Distilling in Milwaukee. Be ready for a very cherry experience!

 

Famous European artists throughout the ages drank wine before, during and after creating great works of art. Emulate their style – we hope to see you in the tasting room soon!

 

Door County Maritime Museum Pirate Exhibit

December 8, 2012 by

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Ever since Pirates of the Caribbean was released in 2003, with a kohl-eyed Johnny Deep playing the swarthy Jack Sparrow, there’s been a resurgence of interest in all things pirate.

This holiday season, take your family or your loved one for a fun and educational trip to the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Museum for the exhibit “Pirates – Ship to Shore.” The exhibit explores the life and times of the buccaneers that roamed the east coast of North America and the Caribbean Sea during the golden age of piracy. Visit the costume room to play pirate dress-up; explore the old port village of Nassau and walk the decks of the pirate ship Fortune. The bold can ready Fortune’s guns to fire. Take in fine art inspired by these scalawags by renowned artist Don Maitz, housed in the village’s small fort. You can even check out some genuine sunken treasure found in the assayer’s office. Maties, don’t miss it!

Visit the Maritime Museum this Winter

Exhibit curator Jon Paul Van Harpen provides an exhibit that the museum promises is better than the predecessor. “Pirates – Ship to Shore” closes January 31, 2012 after more than a seven month run! The exhibit includes an eye-popping backdrop that will take you back some 300 years to a seafront port in the Caribbean. The museum is always a great place to spend a cold, grey winter day – even more so if it makes you feel like you’re in the Caribbean!

Pirates Love Wine and So Should You!

Captain Jack Sparrow was never far from a bottle of rum or wine – and indeed, we recommend the same for you! A visit to the museum is even better with a stop at Wisconsin’s finest winery. We are about 20 minutes outside of Sturgeon Bay in Algoma. Come in before your trip to the museum for a tasting (always free) or on your way home to pick up some Wisconsin wine to serve with dinner.

Event at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery: Holiday Baskets

November 12, 2012 by

Don’t you love when someone gives you a gift basket? Those themed items – like wine and cheese, desserts, coffees and teas or even bath products – make the gift seem well-rounded. Here at von Stiehl, we think gift baskets are great for the holidays and we are having an event to celebrate. Christmas is coming and the von Stiehl elves want to help you put the most popular gift under the tree.

Build Your Own Holiday Basket

On Saturday December 1st from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., join us for a fun afternoon of wine drinking and gift making. Bring a basket and items to put inside, or use some of ours! This event is meant to be affordable for everyone, so the cost is $5/basket for supplies. Plus, every attendee receives a complementary glass of wine! If you want to bring items from the dollar store to stuff your basket, go for it! On the other hand, if you’d like to use red caviar and Godiva chocolate, that’s fine too. We will have a selection of retail items, like dried fruit mixes, wine, hard cheeses, breads, crackers and preserves to purchase for stuffing baskets.

We’ll help you assemble and arrange the perfect gift baskets for friends and relatives. No need to RSVP, just stop by our Algoma winery for some wine and fun! We will have all the supplies that give that extra-special touch to professional baskets: ribbons and cellophane wrapping, decorative stuffing and more.

Hope to see you there!

Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival

May 23, 2012 by

Each June, the Door County Lighthouse Festival brings folks into lighthouses that are normally closed to the public. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the past and present of Wisconsin lighthouses, which have been and continue to be so important to mariners on Lake Michigan.

The Door County Annual Lighthouse Festival runs June 8-10, 2012. 11 tours are offered during the weekend:

  • Trolley Lighthouse Tour: a six hour trolley tour to 5 Door County Lighthouses.
  • Evening Ghost Tour: a haunting experience.
  • Baileys Harbor Lighthouse & Shipwreck: a 2-hour narrated cruise.
  • Island Clipper Cruise: a 6-hour voyage through Death’s Door Strait.
  • Naturalist-Narrated Tour: a 6.5-hour fascinating look at lighthouses and nature.
  • Keeper’s Kin Tour: a cruise featuring desserts and tales from relatives of lighthouse keepers.
  • Chambers Island Tour: cruise to Chambers Island and climb to the top of the lighthouse.
  • Death’s Door Tour: learn about the most history-rich straits on the Great Lakes.
  • Plum Island Tour: a rare chance to tour Plum Island.
  • Sturgeon Bay Area Lighthouse Lunch: lunch aboard the Harbor Lady while enjoying views of the Sherwood Point Lighthouse and Bay Shipyard.
  • Sturgeon Bay Area Fireboat Cruise: 90-minute cruise aboard the retired City of Chicago fireboat Fred A. Busse.

Spend the weekend of June 8-10 on the Door Peninsula and learn about the beacons of light that have guided so many Lake Michigan mariners.

We invite you to visit our Algoma Wisconsin winery, just south of the Door Peninsula, on your way up. Toast Wisconsin lighthouses with glasses of von Stiehl Wisconsin wine; Lakeshore Mist would be an appropriate choice.

Find more information at Door County Lighthouse Festival.

Learn more about von Stiehl at Wisconsin Winery.

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Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair

May 14, 2012 by

Memorial Day Weekend in Door County means the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair. It’s a great excuse to experience springtime on the Door Peninsula. This art fair is part of Door County’s Festival of Blossoms, meaning it’s a lovely time to visit.

The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. 2012 is the 13th annual Fine Art Fair, and it looks like this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

The Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair features original art work from close to 90 Wisconsin and Midwest artists. There will be sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography, fiber, and ceramics. Most of the artists will be on hand to discuss what they do and how they do it. All is for sale.

In addition to art, there will be music. Randy Peterson, Dan Ognavic, and TC Hatter are scheduled to take the stage several times throughout the weekend.

This is a child-friendly festival, with many activities designed to spark creativity in children.

Spend Memorial Day Weekend on the Door Peninsula. Drop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery on your way north. Taste some wine and buy a bottle or two of your favorites to enjoy over the weekend.

Happy Memorial Day!

Additional information is available at Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair.

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Try a bottle of Lakeshore Mist over Memorial Day Weekend.

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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2012 Girls Night Out in Algoma

April 18, 2012 by

The 5th Annual Girls Night Out takes place in Algoma, Wisconsin on May 18th and 19, 2012. Algoma is a charming small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, at the south end of the Door Peninsula. Don’t miss it!

There is nothing like getting away with your best girlfriends; you stay up late, talk about all sorts of things, and laugh a lot. Such occasions are precious, not least because the older we get, the less frequently they occur. Spouses, children, work, and other commitments mean there is little time for girlfriend getaways.

Make time for your best friends this year, or your sisters and your mother. Head to Algoma, Wisconsin for two nights at the historic Hotel Stebbins. This fun weekend includes:

  • Steak and lobster dinner with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
  • DJ entertainment at Hotel Stebbins.
  • Admittance into the Cherry De-Lite Festival
  • $10 gift certificate to von Stiehl, a fabulous Algoma, Wisconsin Winery.
  • $10 gift certificate to the Pampered Chef
  • An assortment of free gifts from Algoma retailers.

The Cherry De-Lite Festival features live music, free chocolate covered cherries (oh my), and a televised “Cook Off” hosted by Mad Dog and Merrill and your weekend host, Kristine Ruel. It is guaranteed to be a fabulous weekend!

Stay one night or stay both nights. Just stay long enough to swing by von Stiehl for a little Wisconsin wine tasting while you’re here.

Additional information available at Hotel Stebbins.

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A Dinner with Wine and Beer

April 13, 2012 by

We make wine here at von Stiehl Winery, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like beer. To prove it, we joining forces with Titletown Brewing Company on April 25, 2012, for a Wine and Beer Dinner. We hope you’ll join us there for a dinner paired with both wine and beer.

Titletown Brewing Company is located in a lovely historic railroad depot in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy a meal (especially when that meal is accompanied by a glass of our Wisconsin wine or a pint of Titletown beer.

The Wine and Beer Dinner will start with a Greek Salad, move on to a lovely Pork Braciole, and conclude with Pecan Wine Cake. For those unfamiliar with it, a Pork Braciole is a pork loin stuffed with pancetta. It is unbelievably good. As for the Pecan Wine Cake, it simply has to be tasted.

Each course will be paired with a von Stiehl Wisconsin wine and a Titletown beer specifically chosen to complement the food. This really is the perfect event for couples with one avid beer drinker and one oenophile. It’s also a steal at just $30 per person (plus tax).

Reservations must be made by April 22. Please call Titletown at 920-437-2237.

Cheers!

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Door County Cherry Blossoms

April 7, 2012 by

Door County Cherries are imbued with all the freshness of spring. They burst with flavor. They’re tangy-sweet and juicy. To eat a cherry is to taste heaven.

When we see all the Door County Cherry blossoms, we dream of the future harvest and the cherry pies to come. We dream of jams and tarts and cherry-filled pastries. We anticipate cheesecakes topped with cherries, yogurt mixed with cherries, and chocolate covered cherries.

All these thoughts compel us to open a bottle of Doc Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, a delightful combination of Wisconsin Cherry Wine and Cherry Brandy. We sip it after dinner, in lieu of eating a slice of non-existent cherry pie. When we feel in a very cherry mood, we also have a glass of Cherry Blossom Blush before dinner. The cherry flavor in our Wisconsin Cherry wines is always fresh.

Come to Door County to see the Cherry Blossoms this spring. Drive around on your own, ride your bike past the many orchards of the Door Peninsula, or sign up for a Spring Blossom Trolley Tour in Egg Harbor.

In the evening, after dinner, pull out a bottle of Doc. Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, and toast the arrival of spring.

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