Make Ephraim Shores Resort your wine tour headquarters
Do you know that Door County is home to some of the best wineries in the Midwest? Whether you’re a sommelier-level wine lover or have more of a casual interest, you’ll have a great time at one (or several!) of the many wineries on the peninsula.
After a full day of Door County wine tastings, samplings, or tours, you’ll need a place to relax. Ephraim Shores Resorthas everything you need — well-appointed rooms, close proximity to restaurants, and a great water view — to unwind after your whirlwind day of touring Door County’s vineyards.
So many Door County wine tastings to choose from
Why is Door County such a hub for winemaking and wineries? One reason is that Door County is part of the 3,800 square mile Wisconsin Ledge American Viticultural (AVA). This is the second AVA designation located in Wisconsin — and the area’s unique geographic and climatic features helps our vineyards and grape growers thrive.
And, Door County’s location — above the 45th parallel — helps, too. It’s the same line that runs through other prominent wine regions in the United States and beyond.
Each winery is unique and known for its unmatched hospitality, including:
Anchored Roots Vineyard & Winery: Less than 15 miles away from Ephraim Shores Resort, this new vineyard and winery overlooks a beautiful scenic vineyard. Tours and Door County wine tastings focus on the science of winemaking, with guests being able to sample wines often not found in Door County, such as Frontenac Gris.
Door Peninsula Winery: Less than 20 miles away from the resort, this family-friendly winery and distillery has received over 200 awards for their high quality wines.
Door 44 Winery: A half hour from the resort, you can enjoy Door County wine tastings, stroll around their six-acre vineyard or relax on the patio and enjoy the incredible view.
Harbor Ridge Winery: Just 12 miles from Ephraim Shores Resort, you’ll enjoy the casual and relaxing vibe here. You’ll also love the creative wine labels and hilarious bottle names!
Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market: 10 minutes away from the resort, this family farm has been growing, harvesting, and producing fruit products since 1955. You and your family can also enjoy a variety of farm-themed and cherry-related activities.
Red Oak Winery: 20 miles from the resort, this family owned and operated business offers a wide range of wines to enjoy during your Door County wine tastings. You’re also given chocolate to pair with your wine that you can enjoy in their bistro-style seating area that often hosts live music.
Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery: Less than 20 miles from the resort, this award-winning winery has a wide range of wines to choose from. Visitors can also enjoy free live music every Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
Stone’s Throw Winery: 11 minutes from the resort, these wines are made with premium California grapes. Here you can taste the wines, eat at Stone Throw’s restaurant, shop their marketplace, walk around the gardens, and play bocce ball.
Von Stiehl Vineyard, Stony Creek: 45 miles from Ephraim Shores Resort, this is Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, located in Algoma. In addition to tasting their 40+ wines, you can learn about their European-style underground wine cellars.
No matter where you end up, we’re confident you will enjoy your Door County wine tastings. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, bachelorette party, or family vacation, staying at Door County resorts, like Ephraim Shores Resort, during your wine trip will ensure that everyone has a great place to unwind after a hard day of sipping.
Ephraim Shores Resort — a waterfront Door County resort for the whole family
Located in downtown Ephraim, Ephraim Shores is a family-friendly resort for groups of all sizes. From our private sundeck overlooking Eagle Harbor and our many room types to our beautiful waterfront location, Ephraim Shores has everything your family needs for the perfect vacation. Some of our amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, an exercise room and game room, and bikes for our guests to use. To make your reservation, contact us at 877-854-2371 or visit our website at ephraimshores.com.