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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  • Len Villano

    Wine Glass Guide

    While there are thousands of grape varietals and just about as many options for glasses to match all of these varietals, there are several everyday/popular varietals that most people consume on a regular basis. Listed below are the most popular options of glasses for the most popular varietals. The framework for each wine glass design […]

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