About

Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley you’ll find a whole other wine country. Peaceful, unspoiled, and delightfully uncrowded.

There, nestled in the beauty of Door County, you’ll find Stone’s Throw Winery. We invite you to sample our fine wines made here from premium California grapes in the traditional one-barrel-at-a-time way.

Discover Stone’s Throw for yourself, before everyone else does.

OUR STORY

Celebrating our 21st Year!

Once upon a time…

In 1993 Russell Turco, through his love for fine food and wine, thought “What if we visited small California vineyards, found great grapes, shipped them to Door County, and made wine?…”

After reviewing that concept (and finishing a bottle of Turco’s Old Vine Zinfandel) the reality of the idea kicked in. What followed was three years of homework: finding quality grapes, arranging to harvest them at optimum ripeness, renting refrigerated trucks and coercing friends to “team drive like mad” 2,500 miles East to the new winery.

While many well-known California wineries don’t crush for up to four days after harvest, the Stone’s Throw grapes arrived in just 36 hours and were crushed immediately.

Friends, relatives, and growers all worked together to ensure the crush would be a success — and it was.

As we enter our twenty-first year, our wines are proof that with high quality grapes, attention to detail, and small tank fermentation, fine wine is created.

OUR FIRST VINTAGE
1996 Zinfandel

Before Stone's Throw Winery

ACCOLADES

Russell Turco and Stone’s Throw Winery have had the honor of being featured by Wine Spectator, The Food Network, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Wisconsin Foodie, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s Milwaukee Business, and Insight on Business Magazine.

Stone’s Throw Winery was recently named Wisconsin’s Best Wine Bar by Lux Life Magazine’s Food and Drink Awards and Door County’s Best Winery by Door County Magazine.

This year Stone’s Throw Winery won six medals in two prestigious international wine competitions highlighted by a Double Gold medal awarded for our Petit Verdot.

Stone’s Throw Winery has also been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the past four years.

Vino!Vino! Tuscan Wine Bar has been awarded  Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence each of the past six years since it’s opening.

STAFF

RUSSELL

Founder & Winemaker

Favorite STW Wine:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Del Bondio Vineyards, Napa Valley

LISA

Sales Director

Favorite STW Wine:
Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

KAY

Accounting

Favorite STW Wine:
Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

TY

Director of Creative & Marketing

Favorite STW Wine:
Petite Sirah, Russell’s Reserve, Napa Valley

MEGAN

Director of Wine Club

Favorite STW Wine:
Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

George

Assistant Winemaker

Favorite STW Wine:
George’s Blend, Amador County

MICHAEL

Brand Ambassador

Favorite STW Wine:
Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

JIM

Tasting Room Associate

Favorite STW Wine:
Petite Sirah, Russell’s Reserve, Napa Valley

LIZ

Tasting Room Associate

Favorite STW Wine:
Sangiovese, Napa Valley

DILLON

Tasting Room Associate

Favorite STW Wine:
Lagrein, Napa Valley

DIANE

Tasting Room Associate

Favorite STW Wine:
Sangiovese, Napa Valley

ROBBY

Vino!Vino! Chef

Favorite STW Wine:
Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley