Michigan Wine Country magazine and the Michigan Wine Collaborative have produced a short video commemorating Michigan Wine Month, May 2020.
While some Michigan wineries close each winter, others whose tasting rooms would have been open have been shuttered during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home COVID-19 order. Either way, wineries would normally be operating or opening now.
With its theme of “Wish You Were Here — We Can’t Wait to See You,” the video features winery owners, workers, families and even a few winery dogs from across the state. Its message is that Michigan’s wineries are hopeful and optimistic about the season ahead, and that they look forward to having visitors return.
The video also shares information about the #MICHIGANWINEMONTHCHALLENGE, which is offering winery packages for bid at https://mrlaef.org/relief-fund/michigan-wine-month-challenge.html. Proceeds will go to support Michigan hospitality workers whose livelihoods have been threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about Michigan Wine Month and the #MICHIGANWINEMONTHCHALLENGE, click here.
Wineries shown in the “Wish You Were Here” video include:
Amoritas Vineyards, Leelanau County
Black Fire Winery, Tecumseh
Black Star Farms, Leelanau County
Bonobo Winery, Old Mission Peninsula
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Old Mission Peninsula
Burgdorf’s Winery, Haslett
Chateau Chantal, Old Mission Peninsula
Chateau Grand Traverse, Old Mission Peninsula
Cogdal Vineyards, South Haven
End of the Road Winery, Germfask
Fenn Valley Vineyards, Fenn Valley
Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery, Adrian
Good Harbor Vineyards, Leelanau County
Hawthorne Vineyards, Old Mission Peninsula
Hickory Creek Winery, Buchanan
Karma Vista Vineyards, Coloma
Lake Michigan Vintners, Benton Harbor
Left Foot Charley, Traverse City
Michigan By The Bottle, metro Detroit
Michigan Wine Company, Fennville
Northern Sun Winery, Bark River
Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery, Petoskey
St. Julian Winery & Distillery, Paw Paw
Stoney Ridge Vineyards, Kent City
White Pine Winery, St. Joseph
Youngblood Vineyard, Macomb County