September 21, 2017

Burgundy Flair in Michigan: Dablon Winery Debuts

If I had to use one word to describe Dablon Vineyards and Winery, it would be refined.  The winery and vineyard does an impressive job of mixing old world winemaking with modern style and class.The craftsmanship and attention to detail is easily noticed when entering the tasting room. It is a beautiful space with enough room for visitors to sample and socialize. Laura Gelder, Tasting Room … [Read more...]

Cosmic Wines from Southwest Michigan

Joe Herman, proprietor of Karma Vista Winery believes he has the best job on the planet. As he puts it, "If I pour myself into my work, at the end of the day, I can pour my work into myself!"Joe knows what he's talking about. As the sixth generation owner of the family farm, he feels his stewardship is a proud tradition to be passed on to new generations of grape growers and winemakers."My … [Read more...]

Chasing Flavors at Three Fires Wine

Driving north out of Traverse City on one of Michigan’s most beautiful roads, M22, it is easy to miss the Three Fires Wine tasting room. Sitting unassumingly in a countryside version of a strip mall, sandwiched between a barn and an art gallery, resides one of the most sophisticated wine experiences you will find in the Midwest, or the country for that matter.If you are looking to replicate … [Read more...]

St. James Winery “Grand Champion” at Pacific Rim Competition

Midwest wineries have been winning medals at California wine competitions with such regularity that it’s hardly surprising any longer. However, the way St. James Winery in Missouri dominated the recent Pacific Rim competition in Southern California is truly remarkable.The Pacific Rim judges selected St. James Winery’s Friendship School White wine as its Grand Champion, besting approximately … [Read more...]

Bel Lago Boasts 100 Grape Varieties

This article is sponsored by MI Wine Barrel, makers of durable and economic stainless steel wine barrelsBel Lago Winery was founded in 1987 by chief winemaker Charles Edson together with his wife Amy Iezzoni, and Charlie’s in-laws, Domenic and Ruth Iezzoni on one acre in Michigan.Now composed of approximately 37 acres, this northern Michigan winery is situated overlooking a “bel lago,” … [Read more...]