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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!


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.


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.



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.


Swap Meet & Wine

March 26, 2012 by

When tax day arrives, you’ll want to celebrate. If you’re like us, you’ll also want to avoid spending lot’s of money. With these thoughts in mind, we’ve decided to host “Swap Meet & Wine” at von Stiehl Winery on April 15, 2012.

Dig into your closet or brave your attic and find items you haven’t seen or worn or used in years. Bring them with you to our Wisconsin Winery and leave them here. Someone else is sure to want them, for as the adage goes, one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure. We’ll donate what’s left at the end of the day to a charity.

Sip a glass of Wisconsin Wine as you browse, and nibble tasty finger foods. This is to be a festive occasion!

More details available on our Events Page.


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.


A Wine Dinner Date Night

March 12, 2012 by

This Friday night, March 16, 2012, is the much anticipated Date Night at von Stiehl. Yes, it’s going to be a swanky evening at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, and we’re all really looking forward to it. Our guests are invited to dress up, then roll up their sleeves and tuck into a truly delicious meal. Asparagus Bruschetta, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, Prime Rib or Salmon with Clam Sauce. To conclude? A generous slice of Chocolate Pecan Tart. Yum, yum, yum!

Each course (even dessert) will be served with a specially selected Wisconsin wine. We expect that both the wine and the food will be enhanced by the pairing. It should be both delicious and educational.

Dinner guests are invited to take 25% off any wine purchase, that night only. Imagine, an exceptional date night that’s also a bargain. How can you resist?


Algoma’s Open House

February 27, 2012 by

Algoma, Wisconsin has a lot to offer.

This little town at the base of Door Peninsula, on the shores of Lake Michigan, is home to many fine businesses: North Water Bakery, Tina Marie, Steele Street Floral, Good Tidings, and of course, our own von Stiehl Winery. On Sunday, March 4, 2012, these and other Algoma businesses are inviting the public to sample their wares.

This is a great opportunity for anyone with a special event on the horizon. Thinking of getting married soon? See what kind of wedding cakes the North Water Bakery can create, and try on gowns and tuxedos at Tina Marie Boutique. Want to try a variety of wines for a dinner you’re hosting? Visit the tasting room at von Stiehl and sample a wide selection of our Wisconsin Wines.

Algoma’s Open House takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hope to see you then.


Date Night Must Include Wisconsin Wine

February 27, 2012 by

Is it really a date if it doesn’t include a glass of our Wisconsin Wine? We think not!

March 16, 2012, will be a Date Night for sure. Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma, Wisconsin, is providing a delicious four-course dinner in a romantic atmosphere. Feast on succulent Prime Rib or Salmon with Clam Sauce, Merlot Rice with Grapes, Aparagus Bruschetta, and Pear and Blue Cheese Salad. Finish the meal with a slice of decadent Chocolate Pecan Tart. Yum.

Each course will be served with Wisconsin Wine specially selected to compliment the food.

Make it a date! Call 800-955-5208.


Romance with Wisconsin Wine

February 13, 2012 by

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Are you prepared?

Like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show someone special how much we appreciate him / her. Sometimes we get busy and forget just how meaningful a little recognition can be.

Show your sweetie how much she/he means to you. Offer a bottle of our Wisconsin Wine.

We all have our favorites. Some of us prefer the semi-dry Riesling. Others prefer a velvety Cabernet Sauvignon, and still others like nothing more than Doc Stiehl’s Cherry Bounce, a delicious blend of cherry wine and cherry brandy. Remember to offer the wine your sweetie likes best, even if you prefer another varietal, and even if your plans involve sharing it. That’s love.

The Tasting Room at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why not take the afternoon off work and bring your true love here. An afternoon of wine tasting is mighty romantic!

Consider offering a gift basket for Valentine’s Day.


February Getaway Packages

February 10, 2012 by

Sometimes it’s just nice to step out of your routine. If you’re feeling like you could use a change of scenery, consider spending a few days in Algoma, Wisconsin. Our charming little town is nestled against Lake Michigan at the base of the Door Peninsula. It’s beautiful, it’s peaceful, it’s fun, and it’s less than an hour from Green Bay.

Hotel Stebbins is offering a February Lodging Package that is guaranteed to lift your spirits. The “For Fun – For Romance” All-inclusive Package at Hotel Stebbins is a great deal.

Start with delicious coffee and breakfast at Caffé Tlazo, where you can surf the web, read the paper, or simply enjoy each other’s company as you sink your teeth into freshly baked treats.

In the middle of the day head over to Algoma Pizza Bowl for a couple of games and a slice or two. Then come to von Stiehl, our Algoma Wisconsin Winery, for wine and chocolate pairing. Yum.

Dinner at the Stebbins Restaurant is the perfect way to round out the day. Start with drinks in the lounge, where you can sit by the fireplace and admire the original tin ceilings. Move to the dining room for dinner, and be sure to try the Frog Legs. They’re amazing.

The special package at Hotel Stebbins is available through the month of February. Come for a little R&R: some Wisconsin Wine, some artisan chocolates, some bowling… What could be better?

The historic Hotel Stebbins.


Visit Door County

January 23, 2012 by

Wisconsinites who are crazy about ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing have been a bit blue this winter. While the mild temperatures and lack of snow have their benefits, they interfere with winter sports.

Door County, just north of our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, is known as a winter wonderland. During typical winter weather, folks flock there to explore its miles of trails on skis, snowshoes, or snowmobiles. Don’t stay home just because Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated; there is plenty to do in Door County even without snow.

  • The 25th Annual Fish Creek Winter Festival takes place February 3-5, 2012. Ride the trolley, play human foosball, and check out the Door County Idol contest.
  • Candlelight Ski/Hike through Peninsula State Park on February 4, 2012. Warm yourself by the big old bonfire. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Fire and Ice at Sturgeon Bay, February 17-19, 2012. Watch professionals carve ice, or try your own hand at it. Evenings are full of dancing.

Or forego the festivities and head to Door Peninsula with your sweetie for a romantic getaway. Cute cabins, quaint inns, and luxurious resorts invite lazy mornings and romantic evenings. Be sure to visit the tasting room at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery on your way north. Find a wine you both like, and maybe some local cheese or sweet treat, to enjoy during your weekend in Door County. Valentine’s Day will soon be here; what are your plans?

Try a bottle of our 2008 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon, made with grapes from Washington State’s Yakima Valley. A special wine for a special occasion.

Super Super Bowl Sunday Event

January 11, 2012 by

Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t only have to be about football. Really.

This year, Super Bowl Sunday can be about a whole lot more, at least for any ladies who can be at our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Ladies of the Vine “Super” Tasting

February 5, 2012

aka Super Bowl Sunday

Learn about that mysterious magical art–the art of pairing wine with food. In honor of the Super Bowl, the focus is on casual fare rather than gourmet.

Have you always wondered which wines taste best with pizza? With burgers? With bowls of chips and dip? These mysteries and others will be solved on Super Bowl Sunday at von Stiehl. We’ll share some cardinal “dos” and “don’ts”. We’ll eat food. We’ll sip several types of our Wisconsin wine. We won’t have our eyes glued to a television.

After the magical pairing of wine and food, we’ll turn the spotlight on Lou Lepore. Lou has been practicing and performing magic for more than 25 years. We expect audience participation, laughs, and magic, of course.

By the time our “Super” Tasting has finished, participants may not remember the other big event that takes place on February 5, 2012. Those who do remember should have ample time to make it to a Super Bowl party.

Not a member of Ladies of the Vine? Not a problem. To become a member, all you have to do is attend an event. Ladies of the Vine are entitled to many perks: 10% off gift merchandise at the winery, periodic special deals on our Wisconsin wine, and invitations to exclusive events.

Ladies of the Vine know how to have fun.


Happy New Year Wisconsin Wine Lovers

December 28, 2011 by

2011 has been an exciting year for our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery.

During the summer, we all enjoyed our new terrace, and the Cuisine Concert Series that took place there on Saturday afternoons.

After years of planning, our new production facility is now fully operational. We love “Over There.” It’s spacious and the vats gleam.

A variety of special events kept us busy and entertained in 2011: the annual Wet Whistle Wine Fest, the annual Ladies’ Fest, and a host of smaller but no less fun luncheons and tastings.

The art of transforming grapes and fruit into this magical liquid is ancient and inspired. It is an honor for us to carry on the tradition here at von Stiehl. For us, one of the best aspects of wine is that people like to enjoy it in the company of others. It brings people together.

As 2011 draws to a close, we feel thankful for all that has transpired in the last 12 months. We’re thankful for the amazing community here–folks who work with us and folks who visit. We look forward to another good year in 2012, and hope you’ll stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery when you have the chance.

Happy New Year!

Fun on the terrace this summer.


Find Your Dancing Shoes

December 21, 2011 by

Dust off your dancing shoes and mark your calendars. The von Stiehl Stiehl Ball is set for January 28, 2012. It is shaping up to be THE event of the season.

We’ve been planning the Stiehl Ball for months, ever since we opened Over There, our new production facility, last spring. The space is so spacious, the vats so tall and gleaming, that they just demanded a Special Event. Who are we to say no to a party?

If you’re looking for something special to give your sweetie this holiday season, give her (or him) tickets to the Stiehl Ball.

We’ll all arrive around 5 p.m., grab a glass of our favorite Wisconsin wine, and mingle until heading to the table at 5:30. Dinner, catered by our own talented Sallie Marquardt, will be a leisurely affair; we’ll have until 8 p.m. to enjoy each others’ company and savor five courses (accompanied by five of our Wisconsin wines, of course).

Then, let the dancing begin. Jimmy Rosetti and the Rat Pack Review will make the music. We’ll boogie down until 11 p.m., or until our legs give out, whichever comes first.

The dress is formal, because it’s fun to dress to the nines from time to time. The attitude is casual, because it’s just us under the beautiful clothes. So press your tux and fit your gown; the Stiehl Ball at our Wisconsin Winery will be a night to remember.

Reserve your spot before Christmas, and give a gift that will always be remembered.

The price is $75 per person (plus tax). Call 800.955.5208


The Perfect Gift for a Sweet Tooth

December 15, 2011 by

Von Stiehl Wisconsin Winery has the perfect gift for folks with a Sweet Tooth (Sweet Teeth?).

Members of our Sweets Club receive five gifts a year. Each one contains 2 bottles of semi-sweet or sweet wine, and a sweet treat. We pair the wines with the sweet, and they are meant to be enjoyed together.

This is a great gift for anyone who likes to drink wine, from budding wine drinkers to folks who’ve had many years with the bottle. Our Sweets Club introduces wines to novice wine drinkers. It helps seasoned oenophiles get out of ruts by introducing wines they might not choose on their own. In addition, it educates recipients on the wonderful science of pairing wine and desserts (not always an easy task, but so worth the effort).

Plus, the Sweets Club is a gift that arrives at regular intervals throughout the year. It’s a wonderful way for folks who live far from the recipient to stay in touch: each time the recipient opens the wine and sweet, they’ll think of you. Likewise, it’s a wonderful way to connect with friends and family who live nearby: when the shipment arrives, you can enjoy it together. That’s what we call a “win, win” situation.

So give a gift of Wisconsin Wine this holiday season; sweet wines for the sweetest people in your life.

Picture this, five times a year.


Special Holiday Flights

December 8, 2011 by

No, we’re not talking about flying to a warm Caribbean Island or a snowy ski resort. We’re talking about flights of wine. Wisconsin Wine, to be exact.

For some folks, the best part of the holiday season is the presents. For others, it is the time we all set aside to be together. This year, we’ve decided to combine these two “holiday bests” in one terrific package.

Four People, Four Tastings Each, $44 Total

Participants will tour our historic barrel aging tunnels and learn how oak barrels affect the taste of white wines. You’ll then tour our new production facility, “Over There,” and learn just how grapes are transformed from fruit to wine. Along the way, a variety of our Wisconsin wines will be sniffed, swirled, and sampled, and we’ll share some local cheeses and smoked meats.

Back in the tasting room, we’ll pour your choice of wines, dry or sweet, grape or fruit, or a combination thereof. We’ll then create a flight of three wines and three chocolates around your preferences.

Share this experience during the holidays with family or friends, or offer it as a gift to someone you love. “Four People, Four Tastings Each” must be enjoyed some time before March 31, 2012. These special pairings are offered at 2 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. If you bought your “Four People, Four Tastings” through Living Social please have your confirmation number to make reservation. Reservation times are limited to groups of 20ppl each time slot.

Just like with air travel, if you need to reschedule your Four Flights of Wisconsin Wine because of bad weather, you may do so.

Please call 800.955.5208 to reserve your special holiday flights.

Find out just what takes place “Over There.”


Be Naughty This Christmas

November 29, 2011 by

Or rather, serve Naughty…Naughty Girl Red Wine, that is.

Our top-selling Wisconsin Wine is on sale through the end of November. That means you have a day and a half to stock your wine cellars with Naughty Girl at the sale price. If you live close to our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery, stop by our tasting room. If you live far from here, order online.

Buy six bottles of Naughty Girl, and get one bottle free. Buy a case of Naughty Girl, and receive a 20% discount off the case (offer expires 11/30/11). Shipping costs will apply to online or phone orders.

With holiday parties just around the corner, it’s worth stocking up on your favorite Wisconsin Wine. It’s also worth taking advantage of a bargain. We hope you’ll do both, and we hope you’ll serve our fabulous blend of Cabernet Franc and brandy-fortified black raspberry wine to your guests this holiday season. We call her Naughty Girl.


Wisconsin Wine and Cheese. The Best Gift Ever.

November 22, 2011 by

The von Stiehl Wine and Cheese Club makes the best gift ever. Really.

Four times a year, members of our Wine and Cheese Club receive a delicious package in the mail. Each box contains a block of Wisconsin cheese and 2 bottles of our Wisconsin Wine that have been selected to complement the cheese. Tasting notes accompany the wine, and a selection of other tasty goodies are also included.

Present the gift announcement with a bottle of our Wisconsin Wine and a block of cheese – we’ll help you make a good selection when you visit our Algoma Winery and Tasting Room. Your friend will be delighted, and you’ll probably enjoy that bottle of wine and that block of cheese together, right then. A few months later, your friend will receive a gift box of wine, cheese, and goodies in the mail. This will happen again, and again, and again.

Each time your friend opens the box, he or she will think of you. If you live close to one another, you may be invited over to share the contents. If you live far from one another, our Wine and Cheese is a way to stay connected.

Why limit the holidays to just once a year? With our Wine and Cheese Club, you can enjoy them, and share them, winter, spring, summer, and fall.

For additional information, please see our Wisconsin Wine and Cheese Club brochure.

Give a von Stiehl gift box to someone you love this holiday season.


Serve Wisconsin Wine with Thanksgiving

November 12, 2011 by

The Thanksgiving feast is close at hand. Soon we’ll be tucking into roast turkey, stuffing, hot buttered rolls, and greens. We’ll be cooking for days, or traveling for hours, and joining together with friends and family no matter where we are. It’s a busy time of year, but a good time of year.

For us, it’s impossible to think about our Thanksgiving feast without wondering which of our Wisconsin Wines we’ll enjoy with it.

Each year, many people are haunted by these and other age-old questions:

  • “Which wine will go best with the appetizers?”
  • “Which wine goes best with roast Turkey?”
  • “Which wine goes best with candied yams?”
  • “Red or white?”
  • “What should I serve with dessert?”

Aside from the strong belief that you can’t go wrong with von Stiehl Wisconsin Wines, we support your right to serve what you like. Don’t worry about convention.

If you’re hosting many people, consider opening several different bottles and letting your guests decide for themselves. After all, extra wine will keep, and you want your guests to be happy. We know people who only drink red wine. They drink it on hot summer days, they drink it with hot, spicy food, they drink it on its own. They drink it because they like it. Likewise, we know people who prefer white on any occasion – with a big slab of red meat, with a big bowl of hearty pasta, and on its own.

We believe certain wines and foods complement each other. We are not alone. But if you have friends who like what they like, let them drink what they like on Thanksgiving. Or give them a choice. Open a bottle of our Chardonnay and a bottle of our Naughty Girl with the appetizers. Open bottles of our Satin Red and Riesling with the main meal. Open Doc Steihl’s Cherry Bounce and our Raspberry Framboise with dessert. You’ll find out if your guests prefer one bottle over another.

If you have your heart set on pairing wine with your meal, stop by our Tasting Room in Algoma and ask for advice. We’d love to work with you.

Our Riesling would go well with a Thanksgiving feast.


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.


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.


Get Out on the Greens

October 18, 2011 by

There is nothing like Door County during the autumn. The air is crisp and the colors are magnificent. It’s nearly impossible to stay indoors during the daytime.

Many people head up to Door County at this time of year from parts further south. They pick apples and pears, visit pumpkin patches, and wander through lengthy corn mazes. They hike through wooded trails, bike down wooded lanes, and they golf.

There are more than a dozen golf courses on the Door Peninsula, where the golfing is bested only by the superlative views. The challenging greens of Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor afford stunning views of Egg Harbor and the surrounding bluffs. Deer Run Golf Course up on Washington Island is particularly colorful this time of year, surrounded as it is with mature maple trees. The golf course at Peninsula State Park is said to boast the most scenic greenways in the state. In addition to the large oak, maple and birch trees that line the greens (currently dressed in vivid red, orange, and yellow leaves), the course offers panoramic views of Green Bay, the coastline, and many villages on the peninsula.

We hope you’ll stop by our Algoma, Wisconsin Winery as you travel north to the Door Peninsula. Our tasting room is open daily. Take time to try a few of our Wisconsin wines, and when you find one you especially like (we think you’ll like them all), purchase a bottle or two to take with you. The only thing better than an autumn weekend in Door County is an autumn weekend in Door County accompanied by our Algoma, Wisconsin Wine.


Fall Colors are Peaking

October 11, 2011 by

Fall Colors are Peaking along the coast of Lake Michigan and up into the Door Peninsula. In other words, drop all responsibilities, pack the car, and start driving. By next week, the leaves will be starting to drop.

Door County is always lovely, but at the height of fall foliage, it is a feast for the senses. With the landscape dressed in rich shades of red, orange, and yellow, it’s impossible to resist. Trails beckon and country roads invite scenic drives and long bike rides. Beaches beg for blankets laden with food and Wisconsin Wine. It’s the perfect time for a little holiday.

Fun fall activities in Door County:

There are also numerous hiking trails, bike trails, golf courses, and kayak launch points in Door County.

Call your sweetie or gather your friends and head to Door County as soon as you can. Stop by our Algoma Wisconsin winery on the way, so you’ll have good wine to enjoy after full days enjoying the splendor of autumn in Door County.

Try a glass of our new Diamond Chardonnay while you’re at our Tasting Room. We’ve used grapes from Sonoma, California, to produce a lush, full Chardonnay. It’s perfect for a warm autumn day.


2011 Fall Crush at von Stiehl

October 6, 2011 by

It’s been busy at our Algoma Wisconsin Winery. Recently, Marechal Foch grapes were destemmed, crushed, and then pressed into some 67 TONS of juice. It was an impressive endeavor, and a successful one. We’re already anticipating the wine to come, though we know we have to wait until Aric, and time, can work their magic. This week we’re crushing Marquette grapes, and after that we’ll tackle more Marechal Foch, Frontenac, Merlot, and Cabernet. Fall revolves around the harvest and the crush, as it has for thousands of years. It feels good to be part of such a longstanding tradition. If you’re interested in witnessing the crush, you’re welcome to do so. Just head to our Algoma Wisconsin Winery for a winery tour. Bring your camera!


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