Category: Wine

Stones Throw Winery

3382 Co Rd E
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
(920) 839-9660

Stone’s Throw Winery opened in 1997 at the intersection long known as Peninsula Center to locals, between the villages of Egg Harbor and Baileys Harbor. Tours are offered regularly in the beautiful tasting room.

Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery

5896 Bochek Rd
Carlsville, WI 54235
(920) 746-9307

Located near the center of the peninsula, Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery is tucked into the woods on an old farm along Simon Creek. Visit for a tasting and an education in winemaking practices.

Door Peninsula Winery

5806 Hwy 42
Carlsville, WI 54235
(920) 743-7431

Founded in 1974, Door Peninsula Winery is the oldest of the Door County wineries and is housed in what was once the Carlsville School. The winery recently added a distillery to the operation featuring whiskey and vodka.

Orchard Country Winery and Market

9197 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3479

The Lautenbach family has been growing cherries and apples on their orchard outside Fish Creek for generations, and added a winery in 1985. Located on 100 acres of blossoming orchards and lush vineyards in Door County, the business is owned and operated by Bob and his two daughters Carrie Lautenbach-Viste and Erin Lautenbach.

Red Oak Vineyard

3017 Enterprise Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-7729

Red Oak Vineyard offers a casual tasting environment in a winery setting where you can taste wine in the barrel room. Knowledgeable and friendly staff will ensure your visit to Red Oak is comfortable and memorable. Red Oak offers a variety of red, white, desert, and fruit wines so everybody will find a wine.

Parallel 44 

N2185 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Kewaunee, WI 54213 United States

Located just south of Door County in Kewaunee, Parallel 44 is named for the 44th parallel, which runs through many of the world’s great wine-making and grape-growing regions, such as Tuscany and Bordeaux. Follow this line through Wisconsin and you will find Parallel 44.

Harbor Ridge Winery

4690 Rainbow Ridge Ct
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
(920) 868-4321

A winery, a cheese shop, and a soap shop with genuine, hand-crafted products born out of passion. The newest winery on this enchanting peninsula.

Von Stiehl Winery

115 Navarino St
Algoma, WI 54201
(920) 487-5208

The oldest licensed award-winning Wisconsin winery was first to produce wine from Door County cherries, and specializes in red varietals. Tour barrel-filled arched limestone aging cellars, and a modern winemaking facility. A postive staff and value priced wines make this a “must-stop” destination.

Door County Wine Trail

The Door County Wine Trail is a one-stop shop for information about the wineries of Door and Kewaunee Counties, with maps, information, and tour times. More>>


  • Wine Trails: Harbor Ridge

    Solving the world’s problems one sip at a time The great New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once said, “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.” As I read the tasting menu at Harbor Ridge, I realized that visitors there always arrive at a fork in the road when they’re asked […]

  • WINE TRAILS: The Confidence of Steve Johnson of Door 44

    “Would you like a glass of wine while we talk?” I wasn’t sure whether the question was meant to be rhetorical. I didn’t want to take any chances, so I answered in the affirmative.  I was about to meet with a man whose name I had heard numerous times during my meetings with Door County […]

  • A DJ of Wine

    Ryan Ibsen spins the bottle at Daughters & Co. By JOHN MIELKE Ryan Ibsen recognizes that people’s lives are busy and that many people don’t have regular access to the type of wine, beer and spirits they’ll find on the shelves of his new wine, spirits and provisions store, Daughters and Co., inside the Cupola […]

  • Wine Fest Returning to Maxwelton in 2023

    The Door County Wine Festival will stay in Baileys Harbor in 2023. Organizers announced the celebration of Door County wineries will return to Maxwelton Braes on June 24, 2023. Tickets will go on sale Thanksgiving weekend.  The festival features wines produced by the members of the Door County Wine Trail available in tasting tents on […]

  • BITS & BITES: One Last Weekend for Parador, New Dinner Menu at Blue Bear & Winery Wins

    Final Days at Parador If you’re hoping to make one last trip to Parador in Egg Harbor, you’re running out of time. After 12 seasons serving amazing small plates, sangria and chocolate churros at 7829 Hwy 42, the restaurant is closing up shop after service Saturday, Sept. 3.  Blue Bear Adds Dinner  Blue Bear, the […]

  • A Tour for the Senses: A guide to the Door County Wine Festival

    Whether made from traditional grapes, Door County cherries or numerous other fruits, the wines produced locally are growing in number every season. Wisconsin winters may scare off some growers, but the wineries located along the Door County Wine Trail have found a home – and a following – here. Each stop has its own personality, […]

  • Attend Wine Fest for Free

    Volunteer pourers needed If you like to drink wine, have a good time and hang out with fun people who also like to drink wine and have a good time – all for free – Wine Fest could use your help. Volunteer to pour wine at Wine Fest on Saturday, June 25, 12-4 pm, and […]

  • Attend Wine Fest for Free

    Volunteer pourers needed If you like to drink wine, have a good time and hang out with fun people — all for free — Wine Fest could use your help. Volunteer to pour wine at Wine Fest on Saturday, June 25 from 12-4 pm and you’ll get into Wine Fest for free.This year’s event will […]

  • Drink Wine, Leave the Car Behind

    Shuttle stops, music announced for Wine Fest Organizers of the 2022 Door County Wine Festival are making it easier than ever to get to the tasting tables. This year’s festival will move to Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, June 25, where shuttles will take revelers to and from the grounds throughout the afternoon.  […]

  • Bits & Bites: Easter Brunch and Other Spring Arrivals

    Spring is here, which means the Door County dining scene is hopping with activity. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest happenings. Easter Brunch Specials at Inn at Cedar Crossing336 Louisiana St. in Sturgeon Bay Hop on over to treat yourself to brunch this holiday weekend. Inn at Cedar Crossing will be serving its […]

  • Bits & Bites: Easter Goodies

    Easter weekend is just around the corner! From egg hunts on the farm to sweet Easter treats, we’ve rounded up some tasty ways to celebrate the holiday. Easter Candy and Wine PairingsParallel 44 Vineyard & WineryN2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in KewauneeDoor 44 Winery5464 Cty P in Sturgeon Bay Easter candy isn’t just for kids! Head […]

  • Bits & Bites: (Re)Opening Day Lineup

    ’Tis the season when a drive up and down the peninsula shows a post-winter bustle of activity as businesses prepare to open for the upcoming season. Here’s a list of just a few of the anticipated reopenings happening this month.  Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill 6301 Hwy 57 in JacksonportIt’s almost margarita time! Grab […]

  • Bits & Bites

    From hyper-local eats to international flavors, the peninsula is waking up to some unique dining opportunities this season.  The Lost Tuk Tuk Brings Asian Fusion to Ephraim 9222 Water St. S. in Ephraim  Located in the space Czarnuszka Soup once called home, Lost Tuk Tuk opened its doors March 4 to offer international flavors through […]

  • Raise A Glass: Wine Fest Moves to Baileys Harbor in 2022

    Picture this. You’re sitting on a sun-drenched patio, looking at a vineyard with lush, green vines in the distance. The stem of a glass rests between your fingers as you swirl the wine inside. You take a sip, and for a moment, you think you’re in Napa Valley or Sonoma. But you’re not. This is […]

  • See. Swirl. Sniff. Sip.

    How to host a wine-tasting party If you’re a wine drinker, you already know you like wine. But have you ever stopped to find out why you enjoy the wines you do? Hosting a wine-tasting party is an easy and approachable way to experience vino in a new way while gaining a better understanding about […]

  • For the Love of Food

    It’s been said that food is love. If that’s the case, Door County restaurants are serving up plenty of love this weekend through Valentine’s Day-inspired specials, from dinner to dessert to wines. DINNER The Fireside Restaurant7755 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor Celebrate with your sweetie a couple of days early, on Feb. 12, with The […]

  • Wine Wednesdays

    Bits & Bites: Sweetheart Menu and Wine Wednesdays

    Alexander’s Brings Back Sweetheart Menu  Beginning Feb. 8, Alexander’s will again offer its Sweetheart Menu in addition to its regular menu. This special, four-course meal – appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, dessert and beverage – features a pre-selected assortment of menu items and is available through the end of February at the restaurant at ​​3667 […]

  • Bits & Bites

    Wine Wednesdays at The Dörr Hotel Wine Wednesdays are back at The Dörr Hotel. Each weekly event will showcase a different wine from The Dörr’s extensive wine list that’s usually available by the bottle, poured by the glass for that week only. On Feb. 18 and 19, The Dörr Hotel, 2329 Mill Road in Sister […]

  • Wine Fest Moves to Baileys Harbor in 2022

    After a two-year hiatus, the Door County Wine Festival will return in June of 2022 with a new location.  This year’s event will be held on the grounds of Maxwelton Braes on Saturday, June 25, and will feature wines from the eight wineries on the Door County Wine Trail: Lautenbach’s Orchard Country, Stone’s Throw, von […]

  • Bits & Bites

    It’s Wine Time, Baby Wine lovers, rejoice! Did you know that “autumn” is Latin for “to drink wine”? Don’t quote me on that.  On Sept. 11 and 18, 11 am – 5 pm, Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery’s Fall Wisconsin Wine Festival will celebrate the harvest with wine, food and music. Wine will be available […]