Door County

Wineries in Door County with Tastings and Tours

This helpful guide to wineries in Door County, Wisconsin has everything from the Door Peninsula Winery to Stone’s Throw, and a guide for wine tours.

South Door County Wineries

Door Peninsula Winery

This local winery in Door County, WI produces the largest selection of wines in the entire state. 

Founded in a two-room schoolhouse, Door Peninsula Winery eventually outgrew the original building and now has a large facility located in Sturgeon Bay. 

If you really end up loving their wine, they have a wine club that ships two bottles every other month. 

To cap it all off, this top-notch Door County winery is attached to a distillery making it the perfect stop for groups who can’t decide between whiskey or wine. 

Wine Tasting and Tours: Daily, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm with longer hours in the summer, the Door Peninsula Winery offers wine tastings whenever you show up. The best part, they are free. If you want a closer look at the establishment, tours are held every hour on the hour and last a half-hour long. No reservations are needed but keep in mind that tours do not include the vineyard. 

Learn More: Door Peninsula Winery

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Von Stiehl Winery

The Von Stiehl Winery located at the southern end of Door County in Algoma, WI is the next option on our list. Their claim to fame is being Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery founded in 1967. Just to put that in perspective, one of the oldest wineries still in operation today is located in Italy and dates back to 1141! 

Anyway, the Von Stiehl Winery is still an impressive establishment. Some of their major attractions are grape-stomping, live music, and three underground cellars. 

Wine Tasting: Complimentary wine tastings are available seven days a week year-round. You can also call ahead for tours of their 10,000 square foot facility. 

Learn More: Von Stiehl Winery

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Simon Creek Winery

Featuring free tours, tastings, and live music, Simon Creek is certainly a great choice on our list of the best wineries in Door County. 

The well-kept grounds of this Wisconsin winery are easily enjoyed either up close in the vineyard or comfortably from their patio. 

Wine Tasting: Tastings are part of a free tour that does not require reservations. They provide a history of Simon Creek Winery during a 20 to 30-minute tour of the vineyard and operations.

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Door 44 Winery

Door 44 located in Sturgeon Bay, WI and their sister winery Parallel 44 located in Kewaunee, WI proudly serves authentic wine. 

The atmosphere of the winery is bright and open with a warm stone serving area. Featuring a patio in the summer, this 10-acre winery is open year-round but makes sure to check their website for seasonal hours. 

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Paid Wine Tasting: At Door 44 tastings are available for purchase as-well-as wine by the glass or bottle. If you are planning a trip for a group of 8 or more make sure to call 24 hours in advance.

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Red Oak Winery

This winery in Door County is another Sturgeon Bay option for quality wine tasting with a great atmosphere. At Red Oak Winery you can try French-style reds, German-style whites, and fruit wines.

Wine Tasting: Tastings are done in the barrel room where you’ll have Red Oak staff available to make your visit enjoyable. Live music is also a possibility if you’re lucky enough to visit on the right day. 

Learn More: Red Oak Winery

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Best Wineries in Door County

North Door County Wineries

Stone’s Throw Winery

Having been there ourselves, we can attest that Stone’s Throw Winery is certainly worth a visit. 

Voted Wisconsin’s best wine bar in 2019 and located in Baileys Harbor, this is a Door County experience you don’t want to miss. 

Wine Tasting: As you walk into the tasting room, it feels as if you stepped into an exclusive basement wine cellar. The friendly staff serves their wine tastings for purchase from a comfortable bar and allows you to choose from a menu of wines. It’s also worth noting that the venue is open year-round and that groups of seven or more should make a reservation. 

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Harbor Ridge Winery

The Harbor Ridge Winery is a little bit more homegrown with a northwoods cabins feel, which is exactly how you would expect a winery in Wisconsin.

Featuring a patio and even live music from time to time, this location offers just what you might be looking for. 

Wine Tasting: Stop into the Harbor Ridge tasting room to try their selection through a few different offerings. However, similar to other wineries, you’ll need a reservation for groups of 8 or larger. Tours are also available for these larger groups.  

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Lautenbach‘s Orchard Country Winery

This winery specializes in wine made with fruit other grapes. Yes, Lautenbach’s still have traditional wine, but trying their fruit wine is part of the experience you won’t want to miss. 

We have been to this winery and if I’m being honest, the thing we remember most is an artichoke dip we got to sample at the market. If you go for the free wine tasting you’ll have a good opportunity to explore the market as well. 

Located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin just south Peninsula State Park, this winery is a great option for a drink after a day in the park. 

Best of all, if your traveling with the family, kids can enjoy apple picking and other fun while the grown-ups taste wine. 

Wine Tasting: This free wine tasting is a good opportunity to try unique wine made with a variety of ingredients. Traditional wine connoisseurs may not be impressed, but for the adventurous, their wines are a perfect fit. 

Learn More: Lautenbach’s Orchard Country

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Vineyard Door County Winery

Door County Wine Tours

While most of the wineries in Door County listed above provide their own unique wine tours, the below experiences will guide you through a few of the best wineries that the peninsula has to offer all in one day. 

Keep reading for your two options for Door County Wine Tours. 

Door County Wine Trolley 

The Door County Trolley offers quality wine tours around the peninsula. Choose from winter tours with a sleigh ride or premier wine tours. You’ll travel from winery to winery experience tastings at each stop. At the end of most tours lunch is included. 

The trolley departs from its home is in Egg Harbor but can also pick-up at certain hotels and resorts by request. 

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Door County Wine Trail

The Door County Wine Trail is a self-guided route of the best wineries in Door County. Each winery on our list above is on the trail. You can think of this as your official map of wineries in Door County. 

Learn More: Door County Wine Trail

Get Directions: Trail Map

Wine Fest in Door County

Located in Sturgeon Bay, the Door County Wine Fest offers the best opportunity to experience all of the Door County Wine Trail wineries in one location. You can expect great food, live entertainment, and of course peninsula perfect wine!

There’s only a limited supply of festival tickets, so whether you’re getting the VIP option or just general admission, we recommend buying online in advance. 

Learn More: Door County Wine Fest

Tickets: Online Tickets