Wine lovers, unite! The Door County Wine Fest is one of the peninsula’s largest celebrations and the most anticipated event of the summer. Featuring only products crafted in Door County, the festival will treat attendees with delectable local wines, tasty cheeses, a surplus of food, and live entertainment. You’re invited to experience an event that attracts more than 3,000 visitors annually and indulge in all the Door County fare.
Attending the festival this June? Don’t miss even more upcoming festivals and events coming soon! You’ll find them all plus more information on local attractions and activities in our free Door County Vacation Guide.
4 Reasons You Must Attend the Door County Wine Fest
After being gone for two years, the Door County Wine Fest returns and moves to Baileys Harbor. Door County Living and 106.9 The Lodge come together to bring you this memorable, wine-filled event. Whether or not you enjoy wine, you will also find a multitude of other activities that will keep you entertained all day long! Here are just a few of our favorite things about the wine festival that we’re sure you’ll love too!
Fantastic Local Wineries
Eight of Door County’s best wineries are present at the event to give samples and teach you everything you need to know about their wine-making process. You will also find many of these wineries along the Door County Wine Trail. Here are the ones we most highly recommend you try!
Harbour Ridge Winery: Harbour Ridge has already established itself as one of the best premium winemakers in the county! You’ll find an array of red, white, and fruit wines on their menu, each boasting only the finest local ingredients. Many visitors have raved over their out-of-the-ordinary yet irresistible flavors such as chocolate, plum, cherry, and more!
Stone’s Throw Winery: Stone’s Throw uses delicious California grapes to create their classic wines. Their traditional selections range from whites, reds, and sparkling. They are sure to satisfy your very specific tastes!
Door 44 Winery: At exactly 44 degrees north latitude, you’ll find the world-renowned Italian grape growing regions. That is how Door 44 Winery earned its name! They heavily rely on the tried and true processes of the European winemakers, but also add some Door County specialties! Their passion for what they do shows in their expertly crafted wines that have raked in several awards.
An Abundance of Live Music Performances
Live performances on multiple stages during the event mean you’ll never be bored! Although this year’s calendar has yet to be announced, you can expect to hear some of the best up-and-coming local bands in the region. With so much incredible music to listen to, some visitors mistake the wine festival for a music festival! Check the festival website for updates on performances.
Food and Wine Demonstrations
Is all this fun make you work up an appetite? No worries! The most highly-respected chefs and winemakers in Door County will be hosting demonstrations on how they create their fantastic creations. The event team is currently working hard to feature a great line-up of demonstrations, so check back regularly to see what you can look forward to!
Since the event has grown to become so popular, the wine festival is proud to provide shuttle service. Be sure to for the best service and locations for you! The shuttle will happily deliver you to and from your chosen destination. That way, you won’t have to worry about parking or walking for miles to the festival!
Door County Wine Fest Tickets
Ready to join in on all the festivities? Purchase your tickets today and we’ll see you there!
Ticket Prices Until April 14: $55
April 15-May 31: $60
June 1-June 24: $65
At the gate: $70 (as long as the event isn’t sold out)
Included with Ticket:
- Unlimited tasting
- Commemorative glass
- Live entertainment
- Free shuttle service
- Great food
Need a Place to Stay for the Festival? Look No Further Than The Ashbrooke Hotel
Located in the heart of Door County, our adults-only hotel is the perfect festival accommodation as well as a relaxing getaway for two. Our guests enjoy beautiful and luxury rooms with unique amenities you’ll hardly find anywhere else in Door County. Our convenient location also places you just minutes from the Door County Wine Fest and many other local attractions you won’t want to miss! Ready to make your visit to the festival a weekend getaway? Book your favorite room at The Ashbrooke today before we fill up for the event!