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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Popular wines made in Michigan under $20

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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

  • Round Barn Winery

    The Round Barn Winery is a family owned & operated winery, distillery and brewery located in Sout...

  • Lone Oak Vineyard Estates

    Nestled among the hills of lower Michigan's Jackson County, Lone Oak Vineyard Estate was establis...

  • Robinette Cellars

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

  • L. Mawby

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

  • Boskydel Vineyard

    In 1975, construction began on Boskydel Vineyard, the first bonded winecellar in Leelanau County....

  • Nassau Valley Vineyards

    Nassau Valley Vineyards is Delaware’s first and only award winning winery. Located just a few mil...

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Michigan on Snooth

  • Brengman Brothers Pinot Noir Artist Series 2012

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    Fairly weak pinot noir Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Can't help find those wines from the past as I didn't drink them, but ... sweet ones - New York and Michigan for example. Trump does it in Virginia. And also there's some from Ontario Canada.Good luc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sauterne, Labeled in the sixties


  • Peninsula Cellars Old School Red Michigan Red Blends NV

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    Well balanced red, but on the dry side. Nice balance of blackberry, red raspberry and cherry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Enjoying this nice Sancerre while visiting the folks here in Michigan this week.  Mom had her 2nd knee done, this one at 88 years old. She's in the rehab facility for a week so I'm helping my Dad for the next couple of days. Have a couple rounds of golf planned with my brother and hoping to see my sisters while here. Nice to get a bit of relief ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Living across the pond (Lake Michigan) I agree with the temps AND the wine. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Rove Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    As good as any New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc I've had Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Ciccone Vineyard & Winery Cabernet Franc Leelanau Peninsula 2013

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    Average light wine. Tasted a bit watered down. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Harrison on a life with wine


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hello, from lower west michigan. Cant wait to hit the wine trails!!!

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