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A Road Trip to Carlsville

February 29, 2024

It’s a road trip! Our famed Discover Wisconsin host, Andrea Boehlke puts the pedal to the metal with her two sisters, Sabrina and Sharla. Today, we head to Door County for a sisters weekend. More specifically, one Door County community that is a must. An artery to the heart of Wisconsin’s treasured peninsula, Carlsville exhibits a charming aesthetic where local businesses thrive. Adventure, shopping and tasting, here we come!

After an enjoyable Wisconsin car ride, we hit up the Jp Express Carlsville Gas station and a quick roadside bite at the adjacent Little Caesars’ Express. Snacks galore!

Fueled up for our adventure, we head to Door County Candle Company where we meet Christiana. Today, we experience the shop from a candle maker’s perspective. As Christiana describes the candle-making process, we discover what makes each candle so unique.

While we await the second phase of the candle-making process, we head down the road to Door County Coffee. Andrea and her sisters open the doors to an overwhelming wave of coffee aromas. Not surprising for a business that offers over 60 flavors of coffee! Here we meet Vick, who invites us in for a delicious meal and a lesson on the superior quality of Door County Coffee’s beans. On the public tour, we unveil the business’s coffee roasting secrets and experience the warehouse first hand. Finally, we meander through the quaint gift shop. Andrea and her sisters enjoy themselves while searching for a Mother’s Day gift.

Fully caffeinated, we head back across the street to Door Peninsula Winery and Door County Distillery. Here, we enjoy a tour of the winery and distillery. After the tour, we make our way over to the spirits bar for some luminous vodka and cherry brandy. Sharla and Sarbina enjoy Rose Soirée and Cherry Mimosa wine while Andrea learns more about the businesses and the Carlsville community from Beth. We end with the perfect combination of homemade fudge, food and olive oil samples.

We end where it all began, The Door County Candle Company. After finishing off their candles, Andrea sits down with Christiana to discuss her philanthropic efforts. We learn that this business has raised and donated over 1 Million dollars to relief efforts in places around the world including Ukraine, Syria, and communities affected by Hurricane Ian.

After a full day in Carlsville, Beth and Rob host a toast where we sit down for a casual evening of wine and conversation.

Back home, Andrea and her sisters share a glimpse of the Carlsville community with their parents during a heartwarming Mother’s day celebration.


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