Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association Inc.

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Von Stiehl Winery

von Stiehl Winery, Wisconsin's oldest licensed winery, located along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline opened its doors 53 years ago! The Schmiling brothers that grew up in von Stiehl Winery now own and operate it. The older bother, Aric, utilizes the most modern equipment known to wine making as he and his team artfully craft premier wines. The younger brother, Brad, likes romance and history and manages the business. The two brothers bought the business from their parents, Bill & Sandy in 2003, who bought it from Doc Stiehl in 1981. Von Stiehl Winery credits it's early momentum from using top quality ingredients from local Wisconsin fruit. Their vineyard, established in 1997, is the oldest licensed commercial vineyard in Door County featuring French-Hybrid grape varietals Marquette, Marechal Foch and Frontenac. von Stiehl has since broadened their horizons to include award-winning dry white and red varietals, such as Montepulciano, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir and others. Their impressive wine list has more than 40 varietals, including hard ciders.