Aurora Cellars Joins Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
July 28, 2014
Leelanau Peninsula’s newest winery, Aurora Cellars, opened on July 3, 2014. The winery is located in Lake Leelanau on the Northern Loop of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Aurora Cellars is the 25th winery on the trail.
Owners David and Faye Mathia opened Aurora Cellars in the former Circa Estate Winery, which closed in January of 2013. Brother and sister Sam and Taylor Simpson of Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau are consulting with the Mathias on all aspects of the new winery.
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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