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>>


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    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Mary and the third annual Blessing of the Grapes – a time to give thanks for the growing season – on Sept. 8. Enjoy a farm-to-table picnic luncheon featuring celebrity chef Ace Champion – fresh from Thursday’s food-segment challenge on […]

  • A New Era of Dining in Door

    Door County: a sliver of the Midwest that’s synonymous with endless, sunny shores and an ambience of relaxation. Yet despite being a haven of natural beauty and landscapes for summer vacationers for more than a century, the dining scene has been a bit of an afterthought. It’s not hard to understand why: after a day […]

  • Parallel 44 Celebrates Harvest Fest

    After months of pruning, pulling and managing its 10-acre vineyard, Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery ( invites you to join its annual Harvest Fest on Sept. 7, 12-6 pm.  Compete in the grape stomp at 3 pm; take a tour of the vineyard and production facility with winemaker Steve; enjoy a wagon ride around the […]

  • Ephraim’s Newest Gem: Pearl Wine Cottage

    The picturesque village of Ephraim is known for its charming, white buildings and tranquil water views, and the newly opened Pearl Wine Cottage matches perfectly by embodying the quaint, relaxed Ephraim atmosphere. Nestled into a space just off Church Street near Ephraim Coffee Lab and Milworks, Pearl Wine Cottage officially opened for service the weekend […]

  • Firefly Outfitters: A Specially Curated Library of Wine

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  • 2019 Wet Whistle Wine Fest

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  • Caribbean Cuisine and Sangria at Carmen’s Last Dance Party

    To celebrate its best-selling wine, Carmen’s Last Dance, Harbor RidgeWinery will host a Carmen’s Last Dance party July 27, 12:30-5:30 pm,outdoors on its patio. Admission to the party is free; wine, beer andSangria del Carmen will be available for purchase; a food truck willoffer Caribbean cuisine for purchase; and wine tasting will be availableinside. To […]

  • Two New Sweet Spots in Fish Creek

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  • Chives, Cliff Lede Vineyards to Host Wine Dinner July 17

    Chives restaurant in Baileys Harbor and Napa Valley’s Cliff Lede Vineyards are teaming up for a special wine dinner July 17, 4-9 pm.It includes a six-course meal with beverage pairings, featuring wines from Cliff Lede and FEL by Cliff Lede. The dinner will take place at Chives, 8041 Hwy 57. The ticket price of $110 […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wine, Dine and Celebrate Pride

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  • 18 New Food & Drink in Door County

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  • Lautenbach’s Releases 11th Edition of Lighthouse Wine

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country released the 11th edition of its popular Door County lighthouse wine series June 15. It features the Sturgeon Bay Canal Light, which resides in Sturgeon Bay on an active U.S. Coast Guard station. The label was created in collaboration with acclaimed photographer Daniel Peterson and will appear on a blue, lighthouse-shaped bottle […]

  • Bay Winery Debuts on Bay Shore Drive

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  • Door 44

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    When Steve Johnson and Maria Milano honeymooned in Napa Valley in the mid-90s, the experience led to a life-altering career change. “It was a beautiful, sunny day,” Johnson said. “We were at Coppola Winery and grabbed a bottle of red and a baguette, ventured into the vineyard and said, why not Wisconsin?” He was thinking […]

  • Cracklin' Rose

    Rapa, Kaga and Rosé at Harbor Ridge Winery

    If you’ve ever spotted a pair of Easter Island heads while driving on Highway 42 south of Egg Harbor and pondered what the story behind them is, you’re not alone. One day I decided to let curiosity take the reins and set out to find the story. The two sculpture heads sit at the entrance […]

  • PODCAST: One-on-One with Goose & Twigs, Green Lodging, Coffee Shop, and Marketplace

    Andrew Kleidon and Aleah Kidd are joined by Gustavo “Goose” Gallardo and Chef Jamie Dahlin from Goose & Twigs, a new LEED certified Hotel, Cafe, and Marketplace in Sister Bay.

  • Winter Wine Fest

    Celebrate our frozen terrain at Parallel 44’s eighth Frozen Tundra Wine Fest – the state’s largest outdoor winter wine fest – on Feb. 23, 12-6 pm. It showcases the winery’s snow-covered vineyard, cold-hardy grape vines and signature line of Frozen Tundra wines. Wine will be served outside under a tent. There will also be an ice bar, […]

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest

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  • Wine Festival Tickets Now On Sale

    The fourth annual Door County Wine Festival returns to Sturgeon Bay on June 22 at a new location: Sunset Park. Savor unlimited tasting of award-winning wines from eight local wineries located on the Door County Wine Trail – highly acclaimed for its wineries’ expansive selection of fruit wines, especially cherry and apple. In addition to […]

  • Ahnapee Brewery and von Stiehl Winery Make A Perfect Afternoon

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