Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014

 

Door County's First Major Food & Wine Festival: Uncork Summer, Ellison Bay, WI, June 28

 

Uncork Summer™ Showcases Northeastern Wisconsin Chefs, Wineries and Breweries. The event is focused on creating an atmosphere for the enjoyment of new food and beverage experiences, with small plate dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, locally-produced foods from area markets, and wine and beer tastings.

 

Wild Alaskan Salmon from Mr. Helsinki, located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin (www.mrhelsinki.com)

 

Ellison Bay, Wisconsin (April 29, 2014) - Door County North, the business association for far northern Door County, Wisconsin, encompassing the Ellison Bay-Gills Rock region, has announced the Door Peninsula’s first county-wide food and wine festival. Door County is nationally renowned for its natural beauty, and in recent years has developed a reputation as one of the Upper Midwest’s best dining destinations.
 
Scheduled for Saturday, June 28, the new festival is called Uncork Summer™ and will be held the same weekend as the area’s decades-old family-oriented festival, Olde Ellison Bay Days. Uncork Summer will be located outdoors on the grounds of Wickman House (
www.wickmanhouse.com), a highly-regarded restaurant on Mink River Road in Ellison Bay, and will feature 20 food vendor booths, plus local wines and craft beers. Well-known local acoustic musicians, including Katie Dahl, Small Forest and Death Folk, will perform live throughout the day.
 
Door County North’s Community Coordinator, Darcie Pilz, said, "Uncork Summer is being designed to complement the family activities at Olde Ellison Bay Days. The event is focused on creating an atmosphere for the enjoyment of new food and beverage experiences, with small plate dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, locally-produced foods from area markets, and wine and beer tastings.”

 

There will also be terrific live local music throughout both days. Olde Ellison Bay Days will offer arts and crafts booths, great ‘finger’ foods prepared on-site by area non-profits, and kids’ games and activities. Both events will have the same hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.
 
Expansive free parking for Uncork Summer will be in two locations: the Liberty Grove Historical Society property at the top of the Ellison Bay hill, and the Ellison Bay fire station on Hwy 42, north of the village. Free shuttles will ferry visitors from the parking areas and make stops at both Olde Ellison Bay Days’ shoreline site and Uncork Summer, on the Wickman House restaurant grounds.
 
“We’re envisioning Uncork Summer as a key opening event for the coming summer tourism season,” said Darcie Pilz. “Traditionally, the Door County summer season starts with the Fourth of July weekend, but we’d like to give tourists a reason to start their Peninsula experience in June, when the crowds are lighter, but all of the businesses and activities are open and ready for visitors.”
 
There is no admission fee to attend Uncork Summer, and inexpensive tickets for food, beer and wine are all available on-site. Tickets for individual small plate dishes and drinks are only $5 each.
 
Uncork Summer, Door County’s Food, Wine and Music Festival is located at Wickman House, 11976 Mink River Road, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. Date: June 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more info: 920.854.4450, visit
www.uncorksummer.com for an updated list of participating restaurants.
 
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Bacon-Wrapped Dates from Parador, the Egg Harbor, Wisconsin Tapas Restaurant, voted Door County’s best new restaurant in 2011 (www.paradorwisconsin.com)

 


Heirloom Cherry Tomato Bruschetta from Wickman House, site of Uncork Summer in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin (
www.wickmanhouse.com
)

 

 
Door County musicians Katie Dahl & Rich Higdon (www.katiedahlmusic.com)

 


The Wickman House restaurant grounds in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, site of the Uncork Summer food, wine and music festival (www.wickmanhouse.com)

 

 

 

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Media Contact: John Nelson

Email: john@doorguidepublishing.com

Phone: 920.421.1589

 

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Web: www.uncorksummer.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Door County's First Major Food & Wine Festival: Uncork Summer, Ellison Bay, WI, June 28

Ellison Bay, Wisconsin - Door County North, the business association for far northern Door County, Wisconsin, has announced the Door Peninsula’s first county-wide food and wine festival, Uncork Summer. Uncork Summer™ Showcases Northeastern Wisconsin Chefs, Wineries and Breweries. The event is focused on creating an atmosphere for the enjoyment of new food and beverage experiences, with small plate dishes from restaurants throughout Door County, locally-produced foods from area markets, and wine and beer tastings. Door County is nationally renowned for its natural beauty, and in recent years has developed a reputation as one of the Upper Midwest’s best dining destinations. Scheduled for Saturday, June 28, Uncork Summer will be located outdoors on the grounds of Wickman House, a highly-regarded restaurant in Ellison Bay, and will feature 20 food vendor booths, plus local wines and craft beers. Well-known local acoustic musicians will perform live throughout the day. There is no admission fee to attend Uncork Summer, and inexpensive tickets for food, beer and wine are all available on-site. Tickets for individual small plate dishes and drinks are only $5 each. www.uncorksummer.com, 920-854-4450

 

 

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