Oosterhouse TC Winery to be Called Bonobo
Midwest Wine Press does not read US Magazine often for wine news, but the Hollywood celebrity rag broke the big news yesterday about the new winery in the Traverse City area. Drum roll…..the name of Todd Oosterhouse’s new winery will be: Bonobo. (A kind of monkey.)
The folks in LA who write for US are a little confused about Northern Michigan geography and place names. In the following sentence from the US story, I think the reporter meant to say “Old Mission” not “Old Michigan”:
“The HGTV host revealed that when he and his brother first started the winery three-and-a-half years ago, it was the ninth one to crop up in his native Traverse City, Michigan, in an area called Old Michigan. Consequently, they knew they would have to do something to differentiate their product from the wineries next door.”
In case you are pop-culture deprived, Carter Oosterhouse, Todd’s brother, has a TV show on HGTV and is married to movie star Amy Smart. (They are both young and attractive in a non-threatening, Midwest kind of way.) Oosterhouse is from Traverse City and has devoted considerable time to local charities including land conservation.