Choose from Four Options
- $18 for wine tasting for two people with cheese or chocolate flight and one bottle of wine to keep (a $37 value)
- $35 for wine tasting for four people with cheese or chocolate flight and two bottles of wine to keep (a $74 value)
- $52 for wine tasting for six people with cheese or chocolate flight and three bottles of wine to keep (a $111 value)
- $59 for one hour lounge party for up to ten with tour, wine tasting, and cheese platter (a $120 value); valid at three select times on Saturday and Sunday, call for times and availability.
Von Stiehl Winery
While fermenting and aging, von Stiehl Winery's 25 wines reside in underground limestone caverns that date back to the Civil War era. Brothers Aric and Brad Schmiling build on experience as a chemist and theater engineer to maintain the winery and stock its online store with French- and American-style blends such as a gold medal-winning cabernet sauvignon, brandy-fortified cherry wine, and merlot aged in French oak, all of which woo palates more gently than Cyrano de Bergerac in a pillow fight.
Visits to the storied winery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, allow guests to soak in bold Italianate architecture as they pass through fermentation quarters and a production facility. Seasonal events range from tastings and food pairings to live music and grape-stomping competitions. In warmer weather, sprawling grass lawns grant panoramic views of Lake Michigan.