St. Ambrose Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc

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Although Benzie County’s St. Ambrose Cellars primary focus is on honey-based meads, they also produce a line of grape wines that can’t be ignored. One in particular, the St. Ambrose Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, is a delicious, varietal-correct wine, made from grapes grown in the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation. Earthy and rich, the medium-bodied palate offers plenty to likeRead more

Three Sisters Vineyards 2008 Cynthiana

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Cynthiana, also known as Norton, is the oldest native North American variety in commercial cultivation today. Popular in the mid-Atlantic and southern states, Cynthiana has found a home in Georgia, and especially at Three Sisters Vineyards. Established in 1996 and bonded in 2000, Three Sisters Vineyards is Lumpkin County’s first vineyard since prohibition and holds theRead more

Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery

What happens when a winemaking hobby becomes too big? If you’re David Butkovich, you open a winery and follow your dream of producing wines. Located on 20 acres in Mattawan, Michigan, Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery opened their doors in 2010. But the dream of winemaking started before then. A third-generation grape grower, David planted his first vinesRead more

St. Ambrose Cellars

If you like meads and haven’t tasted an example from St. Ambrose Cellars, you are truly missing out. Located in Beulah, Michigan, St. Ambrose Cellars produces a variety of estate meads, traditional grape wines and honeys at Sleeping Bear Farms, one of the largest apiaries in the state with 7,000 bee hives. What started out as a hobbyRead more

Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery

Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery history begins in 1974 when Curtis and Martha Bourgeois purchased 15 acres of blufftop property on the Missouri River near Rocheport. Year later the family planted a hilltop vineyard in front of their home. It wasn’t until after the first significant grape harvest in 1985 that the Bourgeois’ casual hobby of making homemade wine showedRead more

Alba Vineyards Old Mill Red

Established in 1982, Alba Vineyards is the second largest winery in New Jersey (behind Tomasello Winery). Housed in an old dairy barn built in 1805, the winery produces 16,000 cases a year. The 93-acre estate vineyard is located in the New Jersey upland valleys. The hillside estate is primarily focused on Pinot Noir, Dijon Clone Chardonnay,Read more

Virginia Wine Lover Magazine

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Be sure to pick up this months Virginia Wine Lover Magazine and flip to page 17 to read my review of the Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo! If you can’t get a copy, you can still read the latest version online here.Read more