Winery Category: Wineries
Corey Lake Orchards began in 1959 when Dayton and Allene Hubbard purchased Fabius Farms, primarily a commercial apple orchard. By 1961, the concept of a farm market began by selling limited summer produce and apples from the bed of a truck parked in the driveway. Soon after, the “porch” addition was built into the existing barn and the farm market as it’s known today began and still operates in the same buildings.
There were many changes in subsequent years including more barns, cold storage, cider press, greenhouse, distillery, tractors and farm implements and more crop diversification. About 100 acres of grapes were planted; 50 acres of these are in production today. Cider is still squeezed on the original cider press that is one of the few remaining rack and cloth type in Michigan. Brandy began in 1989 using a still imported from Germany.
Today, Corey Lake farms over 150 acres of orchards, vineyards and fields. They produce an assortment of products from their bakery, winery, cidery and distillery — all made on the farm.