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“Overrated- there are much better wineries in the area!”

Door Peninsula Winery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of Carlsville (10 miles north of Sturgeon Bay), Door Peninsula Winery offers a full tasting experience. Enjoy free samples of all wines and ciders offered by Door Peninsula Winery daily. Sample gourmet foods like Cherry Wine Cheese, homemade fudge, mustards, jellies, salsa and more. Fat Louie's Olive Oils & Vinegars are also available for sample & purchase. Tour the winery production area for only $3 per person. Visit Door County Distillery, attached to the winery, for samples of Award-Winning Gin, Vodkas, Brandies & Whiskey.
Reviewed August 11, 2010

Against the advice of multiple friends who live in Wisconsin, we went to Door Peninsula Winery, as it was on the way to our B&B. It was honestly not worth the stop. The tasting area was crowded, with people jostling each other to get up to the bar, and the staff was rushed and rude. There is no limit on tastings, and there were a few customers who seemed overserved. The wine wasn't very good; out of eight or so tastings, only two were better than mediocre. My guess is that most people who drink wine on a regular basis would agree.

Thank kellemcg
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

This place overall had a nice feel to it, you have to walk through the store part in order to get to the tasting bar in the back, but it is worth it. We went on the little tour they had of the winery itself, and although you don't get a free glass of wine with the tour (at least, we didn't), it was still fun to see and we got to do more tastings at the end.

Pros -
- Free Tastings: Unlike Stone's Throw Winery, this place has FREE tastings, as many as you want. There were many people just hovering around the bar and getting liquored up.
- Cheap Wine: Since they age their wine in steel bins instead of wooden barrels, the cost is cheap because they can reuse the barrels and the wine tastes excellent and is cheap overall (it's all in the tour)

Cons -
- No Free Wine on Tour: a little annoying was the fact that you didn't get a free glass of wine on the tour, at least we didn't. Of course at the end of the tour we did get to have more tastings at the bar, however.
- Tour Movie Hard to See: if you sit anywhere but the front row during the mini-movie, you can't see anything because the chairs aren't stacked correctly. I ended up standing and standing near the back in order to see it properly.

And as far as "Neutral" I think I would say that the Tour goes in there. It wasn't the greatest tour overall, but it definitely wasn't the best one, either. If you are looking for how to make wine and a real tour, go elsewhere. This place is fun to taste and they are located in a BEAUTIFUL building, very nice overall.

Thank byjillian
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

I have been to this winery twice- did the tour the first time, it's a little cheesy as it involves a talking cherry box and video- but you get to see a lot. The winery is in an old school house and that in itself is pretty cool. All of the wines are priced on the lower end of the scale yet taste amazing. You can sample as many wines as you want- for free if you don't do the tour, 2 or 3 dollars with the tour. I highly, highly recommend the Peninsula Red- it's the best, less fruity, and a little more dry of a wine than all the rest. Also, the blackberry merlot is a great summer wine.

Thank traveljones25
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Reviewed March 31, 2015
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