Boskydel Vineyard

231-256-7272 2881 South Lake Leelanau Dr.
Lake Leelanau, DE 49653
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In 1975, construction began on Boskydel Vineyard, the first bonded winecellar in Leelanau County. Rink, the boss of Boskydel, owned 56 acres of land, 25 acres planted in grapes. A year earlier, on nearby Old Mission Peninsula, business entrepreneur Ed O'Keefe founded Chateau Grand Traverse, a state-of-the-art winery and vineyard operation with an emphasis on European vinifera varietal wines. In addition to European vinifera, Chateau Grand Traverse produces a unique product line which blends locally-grown fruit with the aforementioned varietals: Cherry Wine, Cherry Riesling, Spiced Cherry Wine, Cherry Wine Sangria, Cherry Ginseng and Cranberry Riesling. Boskydel's varietals-Aurore, Vignoles, Soleil Blanc, Seyval Blanc, deChaunac and Rose de Chaunac - are decidedly French in character. They are crisp, clear wines with a touch of oak and plenty of time in the bottle. The winery bottles approximately 6,500 gallons per year. Emphasis is placed on intensive viticulture. "If you grow good grapes, the wine will Read more »

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  • Cascade

    This French-American hybrid typically produces light red wine with low acidity. Also known as Seibel 13053, this blue...

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • De Chaunac

    Originally labeled as Siebel 9549, this French-American hybrid was later renamed De Chaunac after the Canadian enolog...

  • Vignoles

    Popular in northeastern and midwest regions of America, this white wine-producing hybrid produces an excellent desser...

  • Aurore

    A 19th century French hybrid, Aurore was created by Albert Seibel and named after the Roman goddess of dawn. At one t...

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  • I first toured Boskydel with my parents and grandparents in the 1970s. Bernie Rink terrified me then, and he kinda terrifies me now...but the wines are worth it! Love them all, but the Roi des Rouges and the Seyval Blanc are faves.

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  • De Chaunac Appellation Leelanau Peninsula Boskydel Vineyards NV


    We try to get a case of this Boskydel every year.....a year without De Chaunac would not be the same....we do not get to go every year but if you ever get to go meet the infamous Bernie is worth the trip. Congratulation to Bernie and the whole Boskydel team! Read More

    Wine review by hhutter

  • Boskydel de Chaunac Leelanau Peninsula 2004


    The owner, Bernie, is a true working man's vintner. Affordable, honest, and the de Chaunac is one of my favorite reds, although almost impossible to get unless you live on the Peninsula. Read More

    Wine review by grahamstanford


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