February 27, 2017

Lemberger- A Cold Hardy Vinifera

Hidden among the twenty one varieties and forty acres of vines at Domaine Berrien Cellars and Winery in southwest Michigan is a two acre patch of hardy Austrian grapes known as Lemberger. Owner and winemaker Wally Maurer first encountered this grape in Germany while touring Europe with his father-in-law in the early 1990’s. He says it was his love of wine and the similarity of growing conditions … [Read more...]

Scott Henry Trellis Technique Demo at Domaine Berrien Cellars

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Domaine Berrien Rolls Out Kegs at Chicago’s Farmhouse

The first Illinois restaurant to offer Michigan wine by the keg is Farmhouse Tavern in Chicago which opened in September. Wine from Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs, Michigan is brought to Farmhouse by Chicago based Fresh Coast Distributors in 20 litre recyclable "Key Kegs". Wine stays fresh in the kegs for months because, according the manufacturer, oxygen pick up is  less than 0.3 … [Read more...]