Behind the Scenes
Group Tour Itinerary
9:00 AM Arrive at Popelka Trenchard Glass in historic, downtown Sturgeon Bay for a glass blowing demonstration. Afterwards, take time to walk through the gallery where you will discover a variety of hand-crafted artist creations including jewelry, vases, lighting fixtures and more! For more information or to schedule a group tour, call (920) 743.7287.
11:00 AM Board the Door County Trolley for a unique behind-the-scenes tour of 5 diverse culinary destinations on the Peninsula. Seating is limited, to make reservations or receive additional information call (920) 868.1100.
3:30 PM Check into the hotel for some R&R.
6:00 PM Experience a tradition steeped in Door County's Scandinavian heritage when you attend a Fish Boil at Rowley's Bay Restaurant. Arrive early to watch fresh caught Lake Michigan whitefish being cooked outside in an iron cauldron over a roaring fire before being served with onions and red skin potatoes. Don't forget your camera so you can capture an image or two of the burst of flames that signals dinner is ready! For additional information visit www.rowleysbayresort.com and be sure to place your reservation by calling (920) 854.2385
9:00 AM Arrive at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant for an authentic Swedish breakfast and unique dining experience. An icon amongst the Door County culinary scene, Al Johnson's is famous for its food as well as the goats which can be found outdoors grazing on the sod roof! Try the Swedish pancakes with ligonberries and peruse the gift shop for a special Swedish souvenir to remember your travels by. For info call (920) 854.2626.
10:30 AM Take a behind the scenes peak at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market. Enjoy a guided 30 minute tour through acres of cherry, apple, and apricot trees as you learn about the Seaquist tradition that has been a part of Door County for over 25 years. Afterwards, indulge in complimentary samples of jam, fudge, mustard, salsa and apple cider. For additional information or to make a group tour reservation, contact Kristin at (800) 732.8850.
12:00 PM Get lunch from Grasse's Grille in downtown Sister Bay. Placing their emphasis on fresh, homemade meals featuring Door County ingredients, Grasse's Grille is where you will be pleased to find a selection of gourmet burgers, specialty sandwiches, soup, salad and more! Grab your goods to go and soak up the sun as you picnic at nearby Waterfront Park. For more info call (920) 854.1125.
1:30 PM Embark on a tour of the Door Peninsula Winery and Door County Distillery. What was originally the Carlsville School House from 1868 through 1963 became the Door Peninsula Winery in 1974. Get a firsthand account of how award winning wine and spirits are produced before enjoying complimentary samples. Try homemade fudge and an array of Fat Louie's Olive Oil including new certified organic varieties. Call (920) 743.7431 for more info.
3:00 PM Travel a little further for a tour of Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery, the County's largest vineyard, for a complete review of the winemaking process from harvest through bottling and casing. After the tour, enjoy a complimentary sample of up to four award winning wines in the taste room overlooking the wine production area, vineyard and gorgeous outdoor pond. Relax in the lounge area, on the outdoor terrace, or meander through the store. For additional information call (920) 746.9307.
4:30 PM Return to the hotel for some R&R.
6:00 PM For dinner, travel to Shipwrecked Restaurant, Brewery, and Inn located in the heart of Egg Harbor. Start things off with a cup of Seafood Chowder or Brew House Chili and choose from a selection of sandwiches and entrees including Brew House Ribs and the 1/3 lb. Kraken burger. Be sure to check out the on-site brewing facilities where Shipwrecked beer is produced from grain to glass by brewmaster Rich Zielke. Order the sampler platter for a taste of all six brews available. For info call (920) 868.2767.
8:00 AM Have breakfast at the Harbor Fish Market and Grille in Baileys Harbor. Choose between an array of omelets, signature benedicts, pancakes, and more including homemade corned beef hash. For additional information call (920) 839.9999.
9:30 AM Take part in a special behind-the-scenes backstage tour of the Peninsula Players Theatre that includes the stagehouse, audience pavilion, control booth, dressing rooms, scene shop, and costume shop. Space is limited, call the box office at (920) 868.3287 to place a reservation.
11:30 AM Make one more stop before the journey home at Schopf's Dairy View Country Store in Carlsville. Learn about the Wisconsin dairy industry and experience it first-hand with a tour of the ongoing milking operations at Door County's largest dairy farm. Before you leave, be sure to taste the end result of hard work at the Dairy View Ice Cream Parlor. With over 30 flavors of ice cream available including an ever-changing variety of seasonally inspired creations — there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth! Take advantage of group discounts and place your reservation today by calling (920) 743.9779.
1:00 Travel towards Carlsville to visit the Door County Coffee and Tea where roasting the World's finest coffee has been a time honored tradition for over 20 years. Once inside, let the aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans lure you toward the viewing area. Here you can see into the warehouse where 14,000 lbs. of coffee beans are delivered and roasted every one to two weeks from 30 different coffee producing countries along the "coffee belt." Take home all of your favorites from over 100 varieties on hand and grab a fresh brewed cup to go! For info call (888) 856.3316 or (920) 743.8850.
2:00 PM Arrive at Renard's Rosewood Dairy - Door County's first and only cheese factory tour! Learn all about the cheese making process and indulge in samples of their fresh cheese. For more information call (920) 825.7272