Last but certainly not last in my tour of the wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula is Bowers Harbor Vineyards. A family-run, boutique winery, the 43-acre estate is located in historic Bowers Harbor. It’s unique microclimate provides ideal conditions for growing vinifera grapes. The estate includes two named vineyards, Erica and Langley, along with three blocks where they grow Pinot Grigio, Gewurtztraminer, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Housed in a converted horse barn, the winery offers visitors a taste of their award-winning Michigan wines.
I recently had the opportunity to sample their estate Riesling. A medium-sweet wine, the 2008 BHV Estate Riesling is the wineries most awarded wine. Retailing for $14, the wine comes in at 12% alcohol and 2.5% residual sugar. A lively, crisp Riesling, peachy aromas are followed by apple and citrus notes on the palate. A food-friendly wine or the perfect patio sipper with friends and family.
Seven distinct wineries, one unique destination. Tonight’s post wraps up my tour of the Old Mission Peninsula and has left me even more excited about the potential of Michigan wines. I encourage you to visit, sip and enjoy a taste of Michigan. And be sure to tell them TheOther46.com sent you. Cheers!
- Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
- Brys Estate 2008 Naked Chardonnay
- 2 Lads 2008 Cabernet Franc
- Peninsula Cellars 2007 Pinot Blanc
- Chateau Chantal Proprietor’s Reserve 2007 Pinot Noir
- Black Star Farms 2008 Arcturos Pinot Gris
- Chateau Grand Traverse 2008 Dry Riesling
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