Everyone loves a friendly local store, where they can grab great food, wine, and thoughtful gifts that represent their area. If you’re looking for such a place during your visit to The Ashbrooke, you don’t need to go very far. Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market is only five minutes up the road and has the perfect Door County memento for your loved ones back home (or yourself). This family-owned and operated business features an exciting selection of wines, homemade recipe kits, and plenty of locally-sourced products.
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Things to Do at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market
Tours and Tastings
Complimentary wine tours and tastings are available year-round at the tasting bar. The friendly staff showcase some of the winery’s most delicious wines and help you find the selection that best suits your palate. With over 30 indulgent wines to choose from, you’re sure to find your new favorite!
Guided walking tours run from May through the end of October, and give you a behind the scenes look at the orchards, vineyards, and production area. This hour-long tour includes a private tasting, where you get to sample their incredible selection of award-winning wines and take home a commemorative wine glass. The tour is only $5 for adults 21 and older.
A visit to Door County isn’t complete without picking some of the delicious fruits grown in the area. The cherries here are to die for, and picking season is prime from mid-July to the beginning of August. Apple picking is a fall staple and typically begins around the middle of September and lasts until early October. With the smell of warm apple cider floating through the cool and crisp fall air, a trip to Lautenbach’s Orchard is a must on a perfect fall day.
After taking a tour of the winery and picking your own fruit, make sure you stop in the market for an extensive selection of local foods and gifts. From specialty baking mixes to fruit preserves, Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market has more goodies than you can imagine. For those with a sweet tooth, grab some of their local chocolate and honey. If you’re looking for something a little more on the savory side, check out their pasta and pickled products. While you’re there, grab a souvenir to remember your fantastic trip to Door County.
The Ashbrooke is the perfect Door County destination. Our top-notch accommodations and amenities provide you with the best luxury and comfort for an unbelievable stay. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or slipping away for a romantic weekend, we have everything you need to create an intimate getaway in a unique and beautiful location. We are close to all of the top dining options and sights in the area, giving you easy access to Lake Michigan, many state parks, and endless opportunities to celebrate your loved one.