Domaine Berrien Expands Keg Wine Program
High quality Michigan keg wine from Domaine Berrien Cellars in Berrien Springs, MI is making its debut in Southwest Michigan this month at three favorite local restaurants: Schu’s Grill & Bar in downtown St. Joseph, Cravings Bistro & Pub in Benton Harbor, and Thirsty Perch in South Haven.
For the restaurant owner, wine in kegs means zero loss due to oxidation and increased profitability for wines served by-the-glass. It is eco-friendly and there are no issues with cork taint. One keg equals 26 bottles of wine, and that means 26 fewer bottles going to the landfill.
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Domaine Berrien Cellars’ wine is brought to the restaurants via local distributor Kent Beverage in 20 liter disposable Key Kegs, which when tapped, do not allow air to enter the container, keeping the wines fresh for months versus days in a traditional bottle. The Key Keg also offers a reduced impact on the environment because of its recyclable components while eliminating the need for a return trip to the winery for cleaning and refilling as needed with stainless steel kegs. Kegs are the best way to ensure consistent high quality wine, glass after glass. The last glass tastes just as good as the first, no matter how long the keg has been on tap.
‘We are excited to partner with these great restaurants on this keg wine project and expose local dining patrons to high quality kegged Michigan wine. Our Lake Michigan-influenced terroir is unique and we’re producing excellent wines here in the Great Southwest, certainly a great pairing with the locally sourced seasonal fare featured at these unique upscale bistros”, said Wally Maurer, winemaker & owner of Domaine Berrien Cellars.
Domaine Berrien Cellars is located in Berrien County, Michigan, in the Lake Michigan Shore Viticultural Area (AVA), and produces all estate wines. Set on an 80-acre farm, Domaine Berrien is a family operation, with 42 acres currently planted in grapes.