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Who are we?

We are Southeast Michigan's oldest and largest commercial vineyard. We have 12 varieties of fine wine grapes growing on a 25 acre site featuring beautiful south-facing hillsides with ideal soil conditions. Located in Jackson County, our vineyard is on the same latitude as the border of Southern France and Northern Spain - some of the finest wine regions in the world. We are proud to be able to offer exceptional hand-crafted, estate grown wines for your enjoyment.

What does estate grown mean?

Estate grown means that our wines are made from the grapes grown in our own vineyard. We grow only vinifera - or classic European wine grape varieties. Our grapes are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness.

Our story:

In 1997 we sold our home in suburban Ferndale, MI and put everything we had into the purchase of our property and the development of the vineyard, all in the pursuit of the American dream. The property was all wooded, so we immediately began clearing trees and planting vines. We cleared and planted roughly seven acres per year in 1997, 1998 and 1999 - and have filled in other areas of the property for 24 acres of grapes. We opened our wine tasting room on March 1, 2002.
Kip, a wood worker for 25 years, closed his woodshop to follow his passion and become a first generation farmer and winemaker. His refined palate and quest for excellence have served him well in the production of our wines. Dennise, a former flight attendant, oversees the wine tasting room and is the driving force behind the distribution of our wines to many fine retail stores throughout the metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing areas. We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy presenting them to you.

Cheers!



Proprietors

Please stop in for free wine tasting anytime between 11 - 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 - 5:30 pm on Sunday.   We have Saturday Candlelight Dinner concerts from 6 - 9 pm by reservation.  
* *Winter hours for January thru March:  Fri, Sat, Mon 11-5:30, Sun 12-5:30.  Closed Tues-Thurs**

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