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Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma

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Must see · Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery… founded in 1967!

The Schmiling brothers that grew up in von Stiehl Winery now own and operate it. The older brother, Aric, utilizes the most modern equipment known to winemaking as he artfully crafts fine wines. The younger brother, Brad, likes romance and history and manages the business.

The Civil War-era building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features a tasting room, a 10,000 square foot production facility, three Civil war era underground limestone tunnels and a spacious outdoor terrace with Lake Michigan views.

Von Stiehl’s 30+ grape and fruit wine recipes use top quality ingredients from local fruit (Door County cherries), as well as West Coast-grown grapes (Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon).
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  • A good stop for 21+. Always super helpful with a wonderful selection. One of the few places you can get good traditional reds and whites with a ton of fruit wine and cider selections. The do not...  more »
  • As another reviewer noted, you do not get your choice of wines to taste. Also, the wine tastes are VERY small and served in TINY plastic cups, which would ordinarily be a turn-off for me. So why...  more »
  • Love this winery! Great wines! And the tour is a must! So cool seeing wine aging in an old cellar. History of the building is interesting.
  • Went there for the wine pick-up party with my sister-in-law who is a member. The wine was great! Ended up with having 3 tasting of wines that were accompanied by pairings [initially]. Then proceeded to the main floor and sampled more wines. Ray Cunningham was behind the counter and was exceptional. Very personable and friendly and made for a great experience. I ended up snatching a couple of bottles. I would absolutely return to get some more wine and continue chatting with Ray.
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