Door County Honeycrisp Sweet Apple Wine Sangria

Enjoy a taste of Wisconsin summer with this Door County-inspired apple wine sangria recipe! 

Home to over 2,500 acres of family-owned orchards, Door County has a focus on locally sourced food and continuing to grow a community of locally-owned farms, grocers, and restaurants. Door County is known for its cherries, but you would be remiss if you didn't try all that they have to offer! With plenty to do, see, and eat, it's no wonder why Door County is such a wonderful vacation spot. 

There is no denying that Door County is absolutely one of the most gorgeous vacation spots in the Midwest. On top of all that there is to do and see around the area, Door County also has some incredible restaurants that everyone should try at least once. 

While it's located in Wisconsin, there is more than just beer and cheese here. 

Sure, you can get your cheese curds craving if that is what you want. But if you want a variety of menus to choose from Door County is sure to have what you want. If you are planning your trip out to Door County or just want to read about some of our favorite restaurants in the area, be sure to also check out our 'best places for foodies to eat in Door County' post.

No trip to Door County is complete without a stop at Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery and Market. During your next trip to Door County, be sure to make time to visit and tour Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery and Market. They offer tours of their orchards, wine tastings, have other seasonal activities, and they even have a free cherry pit spit where you can grab some free cherries and have a friendly competition with your friends and family to see who can spit the cherry pit the farthest. 

And if anyone wants to know, my cherry spit record is 20 feet and I've got the photos to prove it!

Before you leave Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery and Market, be sure to stop and shop in their market. They have so many incredible cherry products and arguably one of the best selections of Door County cherry goods. Lautenbach's makes some of the most delicious fruit wines I have ever tasted. I have tried a number of their fruit wines and one of my favorites is their Honeycrisp Apple wine. 

I have tried this sweet apple wine sangria recipe with other apple wines and it tastes great, but if you can order a bottle of Lautenbach's Honeycrisp Apple wine for this recipe that is truly the way to go (and you can support a wonderful local business in Wisconsin while you're at it!) 

Door County Honeycrisp Apple Wine Sangria

  1. Rinse and dry your fruit with water.  
  2. Remove the stems from the strawberries. Slice vertically. 
  3. Roll the oranges on a cutting board or countertop back and forth with a little bit of pressure. This will break down the cells of the fruit and release more juice. Slice the oranges and keep the peel on the slices. 
  4. Place the sliced strawberries and oranges into a large pitcher or large pot. Pour the wine in and stir. 
  5. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and allow it to sit for a minimum of 6 hours (overnight is preferred, though, since you will get more flavor and more tender fruit to eat and enjoy!) Serve chilled and enjoy. 
Party Tip: Sangria can last for a few days in the refrigerator! If you have a barbecue, cookout, or party coming up you can prepare this sangria recipe days in advance!

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  1. Oh yum, this looks so good. I don't think I've ever had apple wine before. I will have to give this a taste.

  2. This looks like a yummy combination of flavors. Looking forward to giving this a try.

  3. This sounds amazing! I've been TTC but as soon as I get a break from that, I am SO trying this. Sounds like the perfect summer drink.

  4. I love sangria, but I've never tried it with apple wine! I may just have to order some Lautenbach's Honeycrisp Apple wine to make this!

  5. Wisconsin is on my bucket list and this place looks too cute to visit! I am adding it to my travel itinerary!

  6. Now this sounds like a drink I know a few people will love! What a great sounding Sangria!

  7. This looks delicious. I like the combination of flavours and apple wine is just sweet.Lovely!

  8. Sangria is my go to drink if I'm having a cocktail in the summer. I haven't tried it with apple wine yet, but I need too!

  9. I love a good sangria, thanks for sharing your recipe with us

  10. This sounds right up my ally! Looks delicious!

  11. Sangria is my favorite drink. I love that it's so versatile. I should try your recipe!

  12. Sangria is my favorite too. This looks delicious, I need to try summer sangria.

  13. Its been a while since I have a drink just because I am pregnant. Sangria reminds me of beach I love to have some one day.

  14. I just saw a dessert that had a touch of apple. I wonder if this would pair well with it.


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