We Can't Believe How Cool Door County Is Being Right Now

”A renovated 1930's storehouse in Ellison Bay is one of the best bars on the Door Peninsula that isn't really a bar, but rather an exceedingly popular tasting room. Here, a French-American couple (she's French, he's American) is making gorgeously dry, Normandy-style ciders, from an en vogue Rosé (in apple cherry) to a mellow oak-aged apple.”

David Landsel, Food and Wine


Have a Taste of Island Orchard Cider

“With a steady hand, Mike Bahrke, sample purveyor and employee of Island Orchard Cider, pours crisp, golden cider – hard cider that is – in small clear glasses lined up one beside the other.

The bare, modern space of the Ellison Bay cider house offers an atmosphere ideal for focusing on the tangy, lightly carbonated tastes swirling over your tongue.”

Sally slattery, Door county pulse



Apples To Apples: You Need To Try Apple-Based Liqueurs This Fall

“Unless you’re a hardcore, hard cider geek or apple brandy fiend, chances are, pommeau isn’t on your radar. But it should be, as should American versions of this French spirit.

This luxurious liqueur, once called “enchanting” by none other than Robert Parker, is made from fresh apple juice fermented with apple brandy, and historically, it originated from and is made in Normandy and Brittany, France …

Fortunately, some enterprising American cider makers are crafting their own versions of this uncommon and uncommonly delicious spirit, and one such cidermaker is Robert Purman, of Island Orchard Cider, a small French-styled ciderie located on the peninsula of Door County in northeastern Wisconsin.” 

Jeanette Hurt, Forbes





Door County Cider House

2019 seasonal Hours

April-May 19: Fri-Sun 12-5 PM

May 24-Oct 28: Daily 12-6 PM*
June-Aug: Fri-Sat 12-8 PM

Nov-Dec 21: Fri-Sat 12-5 PM


12040 Garrett Bay Rd.,
Ellison Bay, WI 54210