Peninsula Cellars 2007 Pinot Blanc

Before trying the 2007 Peninsula Cellars Pinot Blanc, I had only sampled 2 or 3 Pinot Blancs in the past. By no means am I an expert on the variety, but I definitely know a good wine from a bad wine. In this case, the Michigan wine takes first place. A family run winery locatedRead more

2 Lads 2008 Cabernet Franc

Very rarely does a wine label provide a window into a wineries principles. Bold, modern and true, the foundations of 2 Lads Winery. The second winery featured on my tour of the Old Mission Peninsula, 2 Lads Winery is a modern, contemporary winery with 22 acres of vineyards. Specializing in cool-climate red and sparkling wines,Read more

Brys Estate 2008 Naked Chardonnay

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a big fan of Chardonnay from the other 46 states. There are a number of reasons, possibly a post for a later date, I just don’t feel any of the states can ultimately compete with California. That said I’ve tasted several quality Chards east of the westRead more

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula

Michigan is home to more than 70 wineries and 4 federally approved viticultural areas (AVAs). In the northwest part of the state lie the Leelanau Peninsula and the Old Mission Peninsula. In the southwest lie the Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVAs. Experiencing explosive growth over the past 10 years, wine production has increased fromRead more