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Sip and Savor in Sturgeon Bay, Door County

When I think about Sturgeon Bay in the fall, everything I think about somehow circles back to food. Crisp air? Crisp apples. Brilliant colors? Rich stews. Golden fields? Hearty breads. While Sturgeon Bay certainly doesn’t own the market on fall’s beauty, it’s fast becoming one of Door County’s premier destinations for foodies, wine connoisseurs, and lovers of all things delectable.

Come along as we take a “taste tour” of all of our fall favorites!

Coffee, tea, and all things warm and toasty

Sturgeon Bay is home to coffee shops both quaint and trendy as well as the famous Door County Coffee where you can actually watch those glorious glossy beans being roasted. Take in the aromatic smell from miles away and be sure to check out one of their famous coffee recipes, “Cup of Joe Meatloaf” for a hearty taste of Door County that will fast become a family favorite.

Apples, apples, and more apples

Sturgeon Bay has acres of orchards boasting of every apple variety that you could ever imagine, including one that actually is part of an “apple breeding” program called the Sweet Tango ®. It’s an early favorite for Door County and is ready for picking now. Don’t care to pick your own? Check out our local farm markets and country stores for locally made jams, pies, bakery and breads, not to mention apples already picked and ready to take home.

Brews, ciders, and wine

Nothing quite says fall like a good pint of “Oktoberfest” which won’t be around for long at Starboard Brewing Company. Add to that special varieties of wines from Red Oak Vineyard, Door 44 Winery and Door Peninsula Winery, and you’re set to settle in for the winter! Don’t forget to check out Door County Distillery for some special fall “spirits,” too!


Looking for a place that does it all for you? Sturgeon Bay restaurants are known for taking locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and turning them into some of the best food that you’ll have while you’re here! Check out all of our restaurant and dining options—we’re sure that you’ll find something that’s perfect for what you’re craving.