By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 05, 2014 at 10:02 AM

If you’re planning a trip to Door County this summer, you may want to consider visiting at the end of June.

Ellison Bay will host the Door Peninsula’s first county-wide food and wine festival, Uncork Summer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the grounds of Wickman House, 11976 Mink River Rd.

The festival will feature small plates from 20 Door County restaurants and markets, including Alexander's, Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant, Galileo's Italian Steakhouse, Parador, Pasta Vino, Shoreline Restaurant, The Whistling Swan and Wild Tomato Pizzeria, plus regional wines and craft beers, including products from Door County Brewing Company, Island Orchard Cider and Tapuat Kombucha.

Well-known local acoustic musicians, including Katie Dahl, Small Forest and Death Folk, will perform live throughout the day.

There is no admission fee to attend Uncork Summer; instead, tickets for individual small plate dishes and drinks will be sold onsite for $5 each. 

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Door Peninsula Winery is the oldest and largest winery in Door County and the largest producing winery in the state. It offers more than 45 types of wine, including many made with local fruit, like Door County cherries and apples, as well as Wisconsin cranberries and grapes. Located at 5806 Hwy. 42 in Carlsville, the winery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with tours at the top of every hour.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.