The road less traveled leads to the von Stiehl Winery in Algoma listed in the Federal Historic Registry. The oldest licensed Wisconsin winery was founded by Dr. Charles Stiehl when he created the idea of Door County Montmorency Cherry wine in 1967. Specializing in many varities, the third generation, family-owned business now offers over 30 varieties of carefully produced wines.
Von Stiehl offers winery tours to the Civil war era underground limestone caverns where wine is fermented and aged. Sample wines from traditional grape to intense fruit with Door County cherries that have won Double Gold, Gold and Silver medals.
Tourists find themselves visiting von Stiehl for events every week during the summer. Grape-stomping competitions, outdoor concerts and free wine bottle giveaways are favorites. Checkout the “Cuisine Concerts” every Saturday, where various music will be matched by cuisine. Whether cajun or country, rock or raggae, specialty foods will complement the tunes.
The small town charm of the winery, with its view of Lake Michigan, a great lineup of live music, and room to stretch out on the lawn make von Stiehl a “must do” while at Packers Training Camp.