Michigan Wine

 

Michigan is one of the earliest states to have been settled and produce wine. In the 1670s, when the French arrived along the Rue Détroit (doesn’t it sound lovely that way?), they discovered indigenous grapes growing along the banks and used them for wine. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of Detroit, built Fort Pontchartrain in the early 1700s and planted grapes there for personal wine consumption. Joseph Sterling established the state’s first commercial winery, Pointe Aux Peaux, in Monroe in the 1860s, with others following. The Michigan wine industry gained momentum into the early 20th century, winning medals at state fairs and attracting consultants. For a decade and change, the Michigan wine industry was silenced due to Prohibition. But shortly after the Repeal in the 1930s, the state was one of the first to whole-heartily attempt to regroup, with several wineries throwing themselves right back into production. In 1985, the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry council Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Michigan View all

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Michigan

  • Lake Michigan Shore

    Ninety per cent of Michigan’s vineyards fall within this appellation in the state’s southwestern ...

  • Leelanau Peninsula

    is one of a series of fingerlike projections extending into Lake Michigan at Grand Traverse Bay....

Popular Wineries in Michigan View all

  • Bel Lago

    We first planted grapes on our family farm over twenty years ago (1987), establishing a variety t...

  • Raftshol Vineyards

    First a dairy enterprise, and then a cherry orchard, this farm now annually produces over 1000 c...

  • Fenn Valley Vineyards

    Fenn Valley is a small family owned vineyard and winery that was born out of a fascination with t...

  • L. Mawby

    Our goal has always been to produce the finest wines possible. We strive to make wines that expre...

  • Robinette Cellars

    Robinette Cellars produces our own hard cider and began serving it to the public in January of 20...

  • Contessa Wine Cellars

    Third generation wine maker, Tony Peterson, perfected his craft while working many years as an ap...

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Michigan on Snooth

  • I have never been disappointed by the wines from Tabor Hill. They stack up well against California or Oregon and run a few dollars less. Try the Red Arrow Red with your next italian feast.

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  • I've taken the liberty of posting a portion of Kermit Lynch's most ... ... ... not just because of the Michigan connection, but his art was far more than just that.And he loved his wine and food. Be forewarned--more than a little of a Francophile, was friend Harrison._________________ JIM HARRISON 1937–2016This month we remember Jim Harrison,... Read More

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  • At my folks house in Michigan celebrating Mom's 88th B-day. They are not big wine drinkers, usually a glass of Andre Cold Duck on New Year's Eve so I know they wouldn't care for anything overly expensive. I've always found this Piper Sonoma bubbly to be a pretty decent quaff at a reasonable price. The folks seemed to really enjoy it. Read More

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  • I wish the wine spectator would examine the Michigan wines. They would be impressed....

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  • Hey Ronny - I used to go to Windsor every weekend to learn how to make dim sum. ... ... that you can head into Michigan and pick some up. Good luck and welcom Read More

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  • Yo Ronny, welcome to Snooth! Growing up in SE Michigan I've spent some time in Windsor, made many a trip over the Ambassador Bridge and thru the tunnel.We're sitting here enjoying our pre-dinner wine, a very good petite sirah from Christopher Creek.Looking forward to hearing more about your wine preferences and sharing mine.BTW, cute dog! Read More

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  • I'm posting from Canada. Actually its a small city (200 000) across the river from Detroit Michigan. Interestingly, Detroit is north of us!!.I enjoy red wines such as Valpolicella, or even red blends such as Osooyoos Larose. Read More

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  • OK, just finished going through this most interesting thread and have a couple ... from GregT I think, in SE Michigan in the 60's in a blue collar subarb of Detroit. Mom cooked plenty of roasts, hot dogs/beans, burgers, LOTS of canned fruit and veggies and the occasional broiled pineapple, bacon and cheese on white bread.&nbs Read More

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  • Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Dolcetto Leelanau Peninsula 2005

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    The absolute best Dolcetto I have ever had. They had a few years where they didn't make any due to a crop lost to frost. This is a wine that will be the talk of your party or the best gift someone has ever received. The mouth feel is is tied with the rich flavors, making it a well rounded, sensory experience. Read More

    Wine review by DolcettoGirl


  • " but the idea of some pan-Italian red sauce restaurant wouldn't ... ... ... restaurants in southeast Michigan where I discovered things like veal with lemon and garlic, etc.Just a few miles from my house, close enough to deliver, a couple guys opened a little place that sold an exotic concoction called pizza. They had some success and one of ... Read More

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  • No, not for ice. That was a very inexpensive bottle bottle of wine when it was ... Julian on the west side of Michigan. The owner was directly from Italy so it would make sense. They also made wine - some of the worst wines made in the world, slightly sweet and from various grapes and fruits grown in Michigan. The west of Michigan had a few of... Read More

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  • Not the kind of auction lots you see every day...   Bid Now: ... ... just one block east of Michigan Avenue. Attendance is open to the public and free of charge.&nbs Read More

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  • I've had some great wines from 50 Sips Wine in Fenton, Michigan. They offer wine tastings. Of course I love Michigan wines, but I tasted something different from 50 Sips during a tasting, that I just had to buy. It was Valle Dorado Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Very good. And I'm calling those who are looking for something to do Saturday, July 1...

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  • The Great Wine & Food Symphosium was a blast. I really like that kind of set up where you can tour a museum or go to multiple levels. Cant wait for The Kalamazoo Food & Wine Fest May 21.

    Comment by 249237Drunk as a Skunk 249237 Drunk as a Skunk


  • If you have not had a chance to experience the wines of Old Mission Peninsula, then make a note to try Brys Estates and Two Lads Winery.

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  • Whats the best Ice Wine available here in Michigan?

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  • Michigans awsome!!!!!!

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  • I was recently at the gr wine food festival and stopped at black star farms booth. I actually dont know which bottle I tried, but on the table it had names like Sex and Wet. Has anyone heard of these names or know what brand they are actually under. It was a sparkling white kinda sweet at first but delicious. Help!!!

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  • The Gr wine and food festival was a blast! Looking forward to finding more places to taste.

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  • Grand Rapids Wine and Food Festival Nov. 12-14!!!! http://www.showspan.com/GRW/Wine,BeerandSpiritsattheFestival.aspx.

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