By Paul Schmitt
A recent wine festival held in a Sturgeon Bay city park is being criticized as a disaster and threat to local tourism. Hans Christian recently addressed a meeting of the Sturgeon Bay city council, calling the Door County Wine Fest experience at Martin Park a disaster.
Christian told council members some of those attending the wine festival said they would never come back to Sturgeon Bay again.
The Door County Wine Fest was sponsored by the Door County Wine Trail with assistance from the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and was held in Egg Harbor the previous two years. Sturgeon Bay City administrator Josh VanLieshout says the city hosts several big events each year and expects organizers will sort out their issues if the event returns to Sturgeon Bay next year. Pam Seiler, executive director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor and Convention Bureau, referred DoorCountyDailyNews.com to Carrie Lautenbach representing the Door County Wine Trail. Lautenbach did not return a phone call for comment.