Orchard Country Receives Awards

The Mid-American Wine Competition honors the finest wines from 14 midwestern states. During the July competition, more that 640 wines were evaluated by 14 judges whose expertise embraces all aspects of wine production and consumption. During the three-day event, Orchard Country Winery & Market received two awards: a bronze medal for its special limited edition Door County Lighthouse wine released this May; and a medal for its artwork in Most Unique Wine Label category.

The award-winning limited edition Door County Lighthouse wine is a special blend of Riesling grapes and local Montmorency cherries. The wine arrives in a blue lighthouse-shaped bottle whose label features a Kathy Glasnap painting of the Pottawatomie Lighthouse located on Rock Island.

One of the county’s original “farms,” Orchard Country is an old world blending of vineyard, wine tasting room, and country market surrounded by one hundred acres of tree laden land. Under the direction of her father Bob Lautenbach, Viste and her sister Erin Lautenbach manage the fourth-generation farm.

Glasnap’s original artwork and prints are available for purchase at Cottage Row Framing & Gallery located in the historic barn behind the Orchard Country Winery & Market.

Orchard Country is open daily from 9 – 5 pm. Orchard Country Winery & Market, located at 9197 Highway 42 just south of Fish Creek, is open year round. Visit for additional information.