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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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

  • Lemon Creek Winery & Fruit Farm

    Lemon Creek is a name with 150 years of grape and fruit growing experience. The Lemon Family firs...

  • Robinette Cellars

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

  • Nassau Valley Vineyards

    Founded in 1987, our vineyards were the first commercial wine vineyards to exist in the “First” s...

  • Shady Lane Cellars

    Our vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the Leelanau Peninsula of North...

  • Karma Vista Vineyards

    We are a few miles inland from Lake Michigan on a beautiful hillside vineyard above the small tow...

  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards

    Sandhill Crane Vineyards is an award-winning, family-owned vineyard and winery in rural Jackson C...

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  • No wine isn't going away, but DV - you associate with a rare and ... be ... be some good wines made in Michigan and Ohio and Ontario, but they don't get the traction they need. People in CA or NY who drink wine don't think it's even possible to make good wine outside of France and Italy and CA, and there aren't enough locals to support really ... Read More

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  • We're heading to Michigan tomorrow to spend some time with my folks for the Holidays so we got some takeout lasagna and salad and opened this bottle from Tablas.On the nose is crushed berries and a hint of menthol.  Bright red and black cherries on the tongue are accompanied by medium soft tannins, medium acidity and a fairly long finish. Still ... Read More

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

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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.

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  • 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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