Category: Michigan

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest 0

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest

Listed below are the top award winners for the major Midwestern Wine Competitions. The Cold Climate Wine Competition in Minnesota winners can be accessed by clicking the link below.  It’s heartening to see so...

Michigan Brewers Tired of Paying for Wine Research 0

Michigan Brewers Tired of Paying for Wine Research

One reason that Michigan has such a robust wine industry is the money from non-retailer state license fees for breweries, distillers and wineries goes to fund the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council.  That...

Hybrids Replacing Vinifera in Michigan 0

Hybrids Replacing Vinifera in Michigan

Since inception, Midwest Wine Press has been covering the hybrids versus vinifera race.  While we don’t have a horse in this contest, the potential for cold hardy wine grapes in our temperate climate best...

Burgundy Flair in Michigan: Dablon Winery Debuts 0

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...

2015 Midwest Winery Rankings 0

2015 Midwest Winery Rankings

The Midwest wine industry continues to grow. The number of wineries in the 11 state area Midwest Wine Press covers rebounded strongly during 2014 after barely growing at all during 2013. During 2014, the...

Gill’s Pier Winery to Close 0

Gill’s Pier Winery to Close

It’s sad news when any true local winery closes, but when one of the better wineries in the Midwest shuts down, it’s a real bummer. According to the Traverse City Record Eagle,  Gill’s Pier...

New Michigan Wine Video 0

New Michigan Wine Video

Midwest Wine Press columnist Michael Shafer stars in a new video about Michigan wine and the Michigan Wine Showcase,  April 20 at The Rattlesnake in Detroit. See: Discover Michigan Wines  According Schafer, who is...