Making Ice Wine in Northern Michigan

Making Ice Wine in Northern Michigan

Ice wine harvest requires very specific circumstances. The wine must be harvested in below-freezing temperatures and pressed quickly to avoid letting the grapes unfreeze. Northern Michigan is one of the few states in the U.S. (along with New York) that can sustain...
Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail: A History

Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail: A History

Before there was wine, there was a peninsula. When the glaciers receded from the Great Lakes region over 10,000 years ago, they exposed a uniquely carved bay measuring 32 miles long and 10 miles wide – Grand Traverse Bay. In the middle of this bay the glaciers left a...
Turning Grapes Into Wine

Turning Grapes Into Wine

It’s a question we’re often asked and fascinating topic to all of us: How do you make wine? Here is a description of the process that keeps us busy year-round. Our wineries begin harvesting grapes beginning in early fall – sometimes even August – by one of two means:...

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The Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail offers an unparalleled experience highlighting amazing wines and the breathtaking natural beauty of Northern Michigan. 


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