New Home for Thyme: Event Space Taking Shape

Work on a new Sister Bay wine bar and event space is moving toward a Memorial Day opening. The Twelve Eleven Wine Bar ( and the new home of Thyme Restaurant and Catering are sprouting on Highway 57 near the Door County Highway Department Shop. 

“We are full steam ahead,” said project manager Kate Smith. 

Remodeling work on the existing building and residence is well underway, but Smith said the venue will not host weddings or private events until July. 

Plans for the grounds include a Quonset hut-style indoor/outdoor event space with a 150-person capacity to complement the year-round wine bar and restaurant. Smith said Twelve Eleven will focus on serving Wisconsin meats and cheeses and local bakery items.

The project is a collaboration between Karl Bradley and Tonda Gagliardo of Thyme Cuisine, and Tim Raduenz  and Garret Torgerson of Twelve Eleven Wine and Provisions. Thyme Cuisine had operated out of Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor for several years. Raduenz is a Luxemburg native and the owner of Form One Design, a design studio based in Park City, Utah.

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