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Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by Sue Courtney » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:32 pm

An article in the Boston Daily Herald alerted me to the Michigan Lake Shore Wine Trail
Worth a diversion to visit while we are there?

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2013 ... 702249960/
http://www.lakemichiganshorewinetrail.com/
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Re: Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by Howie Hart » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Sue - Most of the Michigan wineries are on the other side of the state, probably a 4 hour drive each way from MOCOOL. That being said, there are a few small Michigan wineries that bring their wares to MOCOOL.
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
Groucho - That's because it's dry Champagne.
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Re: Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by Sue Courtney » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:44 pm

That could be Cool!
Any ideas which ones.
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Re: Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by David Creighton » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:56 pm

i didn't understand from your note that your visit would be related to mo cool. if it is, the lake michigan shore wineries are just over 3 hours from the detroit airport and the northwest wineries are just under 4 hours. the michigan state wine competition will be held aug. 6 and the results posted sometime the 7th on michiganwines.com that might give you an idea of which ones are worth visiting. if you are coming to Michigan another time, post closer to the time andd many of us will be glad to help. one of our newer wineries just won the international riesling challenge at the international eastern wine competition - Laurentide - but they are in the northwest.
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Re: Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by Gary Kahle » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:12 pm

Sue, I live in MI and taste and drink Michigan wines on a regular basis. I like a couple from SW area but really favor those from the NW area near Traverse City. Left Foot Charley, Chateau Grand Traverse and Bel Lago are personal favorites. We are currently building a house in Traverse City and hope to be moved in by late summer. MI growers that I can remember attending MoCool include; Larry Mawby, Sean O'Keefe (Ch Grand Traverse) and Jim Lester (Wyncroft).
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Re: Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by Howie Hart » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:01 pm

Gary Kahle wrote:...MI growers that I can remember attending MoCool include; Larry Mawby, Sean O'Keefe (Ch Grand Traverse) and Jim Lester (Wyncroft).
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Which MI winery that goes to MOCOOL has pictures of airplanes on his labels?
Edit: I found it: Chateau Aeronautique Winery
http://www.chateauaeronautiquewinery.com/
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Re: Michigan Wineries - worth visting?

by Gary Kahle » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:17 pm

Howie, That must be after I stopped going to MoCool and I have not tasted their wines.

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