MICHIGAN WINE COUNTRY NEWS AND FEATURES

Stay in the Heart of Michigan Wine Country

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Michigan wine country, booking a stay at one of the wineries in the state that offer lodging is the way to go. Around the state, guests can...

Try These Michigan-Made Hard Ciders This Fall

A changing of the seasons calls for a shake-up in your go-to alcoholic beverages. In Michigan, locally made hard ciders are available in an assortment of flavors and styles, all perfect for fall. The...

Passing the Torch at St. Julian

The fourth generation of leadership has taken the reins at Michigan’s oldest winery, family-owned St. Julian in Paw Paw.Apollo Braganini II took over from his father, John Braganini, as president of the winery and...

Vino to Go

Glass wine bottles, for all their benefits, lack one major quality: portability.Since alfresco activities are such a huge part of the Michigan lifestyle, particularly during the summer and fall, this lack of portability poses...

Organic Origins

Even before Barb Murray opened her own tasting room, winemaking was a family business in her house. Her older sister and brother-in-law were the family vintners, making wine as a hobby long before Murray...

Wine Talk: Brix

If you’re a wine enthusiast and regularly visit tasting rooms, chances are you’re familiar with tasting terms such as “blend,” “vintage,” or “nose.” But there are other interesting terms that wine drinkers are less...

A Good Kind of ‘Crazy’

Pamela Keister and her spouse, Jacob, lead a busy life. From working full time in Midland as a police officer and a firefighter, respectively, to raising five children — and now, nurturing their new...

Taste Michigan Wine at Hour Detroit’s Food and Wine Show

Hour Detroit’s Food and Wine Show is back this year, with plenty of Michigan wine on the menu. Vino from around the state will be available to taste at the culinary extravaganza Aug. 12–14...

From Barrel to Bottle

In winemaking, bottling is the step that transforms wine into a finished product ready for sale. How exactly does this happen?Firstly, bottling requires equipment. Bottles, corks, and caps can sometimes be bought locally, but...

PBS’s ‘Wine First’ Travels to Traverse City

A television show highlighting wine regions around the world has made a stop at the Traverse Wine Coast. In mid-July, the team behind PBS’s Wine First traveled to northwestern Michigan to film an episode...

Chicago Suburb Gets a Taste of ‘Up North’

Good news for Michigan wine fans who live in Illinois and have to travel a long way to get to their favorite Traverse City–area wineries: You can now sip northern Michigan wines at a...

Wineries About Town

While many Michiganders might picture rolling hills and a view of Grand Traverse Bay when they think of tasting rooms in the state, wine lovers in urban areas may be a lot closer to...

What’s in a Name?

In Leelanau County, spouses and co-owners of Green Bird Cellars Tim Hearin and Betsy Sedlar pay homage to their former home of New Orleans through their winery’s name.After teaching for several years in New...

Ribs and Rosé

Barbecue season officially kicks off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you need to trade in your favorite glass of wine for a cold beer out on the patio. In fact, Michigan wine can...

Moving on U.P.

When his family took the reins at Northern Sun Winery about a year and a half ago, Jonathan Bovard didn’t have any experience in the industry, but he liked wine and had what he...

What’s in a Name?

After buying a vineyard in Benton Harbor a little more than a decade ago, Deborah Pallas and her husband, Jeffrey, contemplated potential names for their viticultural enterprise over drinks at a local pizza place.“We...

‘Michigan Wine Country’ Featured on ‘Live in the D’

Michigan Wine Month is still in full swing, and the festivities have even made it to WDIV Local 4’s Live in the D. On May 19, Cortney Casey, co-owner of Michigan by the Bottle...

Fruitful Prospects

Big changes are in the works at Youngblood Vineyard in Ray, Michigan, thanks to a grant from the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development.This past February, the commission voted to distribute roughly $300,000...

Ask the Locals

Southwest A trip to the state’s oldest winery can be a vacation in itself. At St. Julian Winery, owned and operated by the same family for a century, you can enjoy wine made from 50...

Nicole White: Creating Community

Nicole White and her husband may not have ever expected to run their own winery, but they are now fully committed to creating a cozy space for people to gather and drink wine —...

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