Like other known European wine areas, Michigan is one of those famous wine-producing regions in the US where reputable wines are rarely missed. This wine country enjoys a moderate climate and a favorable weather that is neither too hot nor too cold. In Michigan, you stand to experience a laid-back vibe and enjoy some great tastes of its award-winning wines while chatting with your companions and take in the scenery.
Whether you prefer a more intimate outing or an organized group tour, there are certain things you can always include to make your wine touring fun in Michigan. Here are some top wineries you might want to consider for your next wine-tasting excursion.
This winery specializes in creating wines crafted in an Old World style by using highest quality vineyard fruits that are both estate and locally grown in the Lake Michigan Shore appellation. Hickory Creek Winery features a broad selection of great wines ranging from dry, semi, semi-dry wines to sweet, red and white wines
Founded in 1973, this is a small, premium winery located in Saugatuck, just 5 miles away from Lack Michigan. Fenn Valley is highly reputed for its barrel-aged red wines, Pinot Gris, sparkling wines and its estate-bottled Rieslings. The main aim of establishing this winery was to produce first-class wines from locally grown grapes, which it has always achieved all through the years. The winery features a range of fine wines including natural fruit wines made from blueberry, raspberry, and cherry juices.
In the entire state of Michigan, there is no other winery that is as large and famous as St. Julian Wine Company. Along with 8 sparkling Vodka, Brandy, and alcohol-free juices, this winery produces over 40 world-class wines. Established in 1921, this winery is currently the oldest winery in Michigan. For a memorable wine tasting experience, visit any of its multiple tasting rooms in South Haven, Dundee, Union Pier and Frankenmuth.
Located in Coloma, Southwest Michigan, Contessa Wine Cellars are always open 7 days a week all year round. The winery has an elegant tasting room where an array of fine wines is regularly being served. But do not forget to catch a clear view of the beautiful Coloma Valley from its European-style terrace when you come visiting.
Established in 1968, the Tabor Hill Winery is historically known to be the first winery to plant European Vinifera grape varieties in the Midwest. Currently, this winery produces over 150,000 gallons of wine annually while boasting of 55 acres of estate-grown grapes. Tabor Hill is located throughout Michigan in four different sites. To learn how these fine wines are made, feel free to take walking tours through the vineyard.