Von Stiehl Winery brings home seven medals
By Star-News staff
ALGOMA – Von Stiehl Winery was awarded six silver medals and one gold medal during this year’s USA Wine Ratings International Competition.
The international competition rates wines through a 100-point system, based on quality, value and packaging, and features wines from all over the world.
Von Stiehl’s 2019 Soaring Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon scored 90 points and brought home a gold medal.
“The Soaring Eagle Cabernet is an incredible showing of true artisanship from a Wisconsin Winery,” says Von Stiehl Winery General Manager Anthony Bilwin. “From the relationships cultivated to harvesting only the best quality fruit in select AVAs on the west coast, this cabernet is a testament to just how good wine made in Wisconsin can be.”
The winery’s 2022 Albariño and current Cherry Bounce scored 89 points, securing silver medals, missing gold by just one point.
Their Riesling also garnered a silver medal by earning 85 points.
Other Von Stiehl wines earning a silver medal include Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon and Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
“To have a broad set of wines rated in such a tight grouping, and several so close to breaking the 90-point barrier, it just goes to show the knowledge, pursuit of excellence, and attention to detail we take making our wines,” Bilwin added.
Von Stiehl Winery is located in Algoma in a historic civil war-era building.
The winery was started in 1967 by a local physician, Charles Stiehl, to sell his Door County Cherry Wine, when there were no licensed wineries in the state.
For more information, visit vonStiehl.com.