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>>

Door County Wine Fest

June 24, 2017
Egg Harbor
Taste award-winning wines crafted in Door County. Enjoy unlimited tastings of a wide selection of locally produced wines, food, cheese, and live music. Details>>

  • Parallel 44 to Host Harvest Fest Sept. 12

    Parallel 44 (, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in Kewaunee, will host Harvest Fest on Sept. 12, 12-6 pm. Enjoy live music by Talk of the Town, pizza from Wild Fire Pizza, wine tastings, discounts and prize giveaways. There will be no tours or grape stomping this year.

  • von Stiehl Now Offering Hard Ciders

    On Friday and Saturday afternoons into September, you can enjoy draft hard cider at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma. Known for its wide selection of wines, the winery has branched out to offer ciders on its outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee River during its popular live-music series. Tables and a tent are set up for […]

  • Red Oak Winery Opens at New Location

    A new wine-tasting room has opened in Carlsville. Red Oak Winery owners Gigi and Andy Wagener have moved from their operation at 3017 Enterprise Dr. in Sturgeon Bay to 5781 Hwy 42 in Carlsville.  The winery opened in 2004 and had been at the previous location since 2012. The new tasting room opened officially on […]

  • Spritz: a New Pop-Up Concept at Goose & Twigs

    Goose & Twigs Lodging in Sister Bay has debuted a new food-and-drink concept called Spritz to attract guests coming and going on Friday and Saturday evenings. The idea is modeled after the Italian aperitivo: a few hours between the end of the workday and before dinner that are filled with nibbling on snacks and sipping […]

  • 2020 Door County New Food & Drink

    Bangkok Asian Takeout, 7778 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor Fresh Asian takeout from the Mojo Restaurant Group will eventually be located at the old Villaggio’s location in Juddville. For now, order from its pop-up location at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor. Bearded Heart, 8093 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor The coffee shop that had been located in […]

  • Bits & Bites: Door County Creamery Focuses on Online Connection

    The Sister Bay cheesemaker and restaurant Door County Creamery, 10653 N. Bay Shore Dr., has opened its season with a new, online, user-friendly ordering system. Customers are encouraged to place orders at, where they’ll find the full menu, a selection of fresh chèvres and hard cheeses, wine, handcrafted soap and other creamery products.  Orders […]

  • Bits and Bites: Prince of Pierogi Plans Grand Opening

    Prince of Pierogi Opens in Ephraim Ephraim is now home to the “only Polish restaurant in Door County dedicated to pierogi: Poland’s most iconic comfort food.” Located in the Shorewood Village Shops on Water Street, the new restaurant will offer outdoor dining and takeout starting May 26.  Pierogi – filled dumplings with sweet or savory […]

  • The Wisconsin Ledge: Getting to know the Niagara Escarpment’s new wine region

    by Steve Johnson If I had told you 15 years ago that this corner of the world here in Door County would eventually be home to a wine region, you most likely would have laughed me out of the room. Why? Because this is supposed to be the land of cheese, beer and the Frozen […]

  • Parallel 44 Offers Virtual Wine Tastings

    Join Parallel 44 every Thursday for Thirsty Thursdays by gathering with friends and neighbors – virtually – for wine tastings and conversation. A new wine is featured each week. Upcoming selections include Vintner’s Reserve on April 30 and Nouveau Rouge on May 7. To sign up, visit You’ll receive a link to join the Zoom party. 

  • Frontenac Blanc. Parallel 44 Winery.

    Parallel 44 & Door 44 Wineries Extend Special to Frontline Workers

    Until April 19, Parallel 44 and Door 44 wineries are extending a special offer to all front-line workers – including first responders, health-care professionals, retail front-line personnel and transportation workers – as a way to thank them. This special offer includes 44 percent off 12 bottles of wine plus a gift certificate for a winery tour and […]

  • Steve Johnson of Door 44 on Growing Grapes, Making Wine and Building Community in Door County

    We spoke with Steve Johnson, owner of Door 44 Winery, last spring when the winery had just opened the doors of its new location north of Sturgeon Bay, replacing its former location three miles south. Read on to learn more about Door 44’s history, projects and aspirations. How did Door 44 begin? I like to […]

  • Sample Cheese and Wine to Support Southern Door Agriculture Scholarships

    Tickets for the 2020 Door County Wine and Cheese Gala, presented by the Southern Door FFA Alumni, are now on sale for this elegant event, to be held March 13, 6-9 pm, at Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille, 5890 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay.  Attendees can enjoy wine from six award-winning local wineries, an assortment […]

  • Find Foodie Fun during Fish Creek’s Winterfest Weekend

    The annual Winterfest gathering is drawing near! Now in its 33rd year, Fish Creek’s longest-standing tradition – and Door County’s most quirky winter event – features live music, goofy games, the entertaining stumpf-fiddle contest, a spectacular fireworks display and some delicious foodie attractions, including the Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook-off and the All Things Chocolate fundraiser. And outside […]

  • Clover & Ash Now Open in Baileys Harbor

    Former Yum Yum Tree is revived as American-Asian kitchen and public house Baileys Harbor is now home to Clover & Ash: a new restaurant and pub from the Wild Restaurant Concepts group. Starting up in what was most recently the Yum Yum Tree, a candy and ice cream shop, the new lunch and dinner location […]

  • Ohana Hospitality: Rooted in Family, Food and Connection

    Gretchen (Gigi) Geurts and Robert (Robby) Van Egeren compose the chef team of Ohana Hospitality, a newly formed private-catering business that serves Door County. Though the business is new, they are no strangers to the world of cooking and hospitality, both bringing decades of experience to the endeavor. Their approach to food centers around the […]

  • Door County Wine Fest Tickets On Sale Nov. 1st

    The fifth Door County Wine Festival will return to Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park on June 27, 2020. Those who participated in the 2019 event raved about the location and spacious layout, and more improvements are coming in 2020.  Enjoy live music all afternoon while you sample wines – and hear the stories behind the bottles – from […]

  • Pumpkin Patch Festival: A Food Preview

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is a favorite event for many reasons: a variety of great kids’ activities, a schedule of lively live music and an array of delicious food and drink offerings. This week in the Palate section, we hope to get you excited about a fun-filled Pumpkin Patch weekend with a foodie preview […]

  • The Pub at Fireside Now Open for Fall Football

    The Pub – a new addition to the Fireside restaurant – has opened in Egg Harbor between Spot, a women’s clothing store; and the main entrance to the Fireside on Hwy 42 in downtown Egg Harbor. It features a full cocktail menu, 18 beers on tap, bar seating, high-tops, a pool table and an array […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Harvest Festivals and Very Stinky Cheese

    Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Usher in the spirit of autumn with a bountiful day on Third Avenue. Features include a classic car show, craft show, food booths, in-store specials, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Visit here for the full schedule. Chalk the Bay will take place during the festival as well. Three professional chalk […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Fall Challenge, AleFest & Wet Whistle Wine Fest

    Peninsula Century Fall Challenge The annual cycling event will take 700 riders along rustic roads and scenic vistas in Northern Door. Riders begin at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay where they will embark on a 25, 50, 62 or 100 mile. Riders return to a meal from Thyme Catering, a beer from One Barrel or […]