Let It Pour: All Michigan Winery Tasting Rooms Can Reopen June 8

Following their northern Michigan brethren, which were allowed to reopen with some modifications to capacity and other practices May 22, many wineries across the rest of the state are getting ready to open their doors as of June 8. That’s the date that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic lift.

Meet the Winemaker: A Conversation with Bel Lago Winery & Vineyard

Michigan Wine Country presents Meet the Winemakers, a new series featuring interviews with wineries across Michigan. Here, Michigan Wine Country's Asia Jones interviews Charlie Edson of Bel Lago Winery about a few recent releases and...

Michigan Wine Industry Challenge Raises 10K-Plus for Furloughed Hospitality Workers

The #MichiganWineMonthChallenge raised more than $10,000 to help laid-off hospitality workers in Michigan.About a dozen Michigan wineries offered 15 winery gift packages for bid during the Month of May. The public could make $10...

Last Call to Support Furloughed Hospitality Workers and Bid on Winery Packages

The #MichiganWineMonthChallenge is in its final week offering $10 chances to bid on winery gift packages and help furloughed Michigan hospitality workers.So far, nearly $8,800 has been raised and organizers are hoping to make...

Meanwhile, in Northern Michigan

Mary Ann Lippe of Boyne Valley Vineyards recalls one moment among many this past weekend that brought home the significance of being able to reopen operations — even if on a limited basis.“I had...

Petoskey Winemaker Breaks It Down with Facebook Live

Josh Morgan’s weekly Destemmed Facebook Live series started out of a need to communicate with the public amid a statewide stay-at-home order.But it may outlive COVID-19 because he’s finding that people want to learn...

Michigan Wineries Plan for Modified Business Models

Winery owners and managers around the state have been keeping a watchful eye on Up North as tasting rooms in parts of northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula have begun reopening. While there...

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