Welcome to Whitepine Winery!
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The holidays are a time when we reconnect with family and friends. They are a time when we slow down to relax and enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures. Food and wine are often at the center of our gatherings and area timeless part of the holidays. It seems that every family has their own food traditions but often times, when it comes to wine, we Americans are unsure about which wines to select.
Our first rule of wine selection for any time is: Drink what you like! Don’t let someone else tell you the wine you like is too sweet, too dry, not the right variety or from the right place. Choose what you like and share it with others.
Second, keep it simple. If you prefer white wines than that’s what you should purchase. The same is true for red wine, blush wine or sparkling wine. If you are overwhelmed by the choices at the local store, ask to speak with someone who is familiar with the wine selection. Every store has someone on staff who is happy to help you find that perfect wine.
Finally, spend what you are comfortable spending. Period.
At White Pine we have several wines that are tried and true holiday favorites:
Effervescence is our sparkling wine that is made from 100% Chardonnay. It is bottle-fermented in the age-old style that produces tiny bubbles, subtle flavors and a creamy palate. It is finished crisp and dry and pairs perfectly with cheeses and light appetizers to begin your event. Sparkling wine is always a good choice for celebrations with festive bubbles to welcome friends and family.
Reserve Riesling is a classic that goes with everything on the Thanksgiving or Christmas table. It satisfies the wine connoisseur because of its classic style; it’s satisfying to both sweet and dry wine enthusiasts because it is only slightly sweet. As a “stop – fermentation” style, it is low in alcohol and its fruity flavor and balanced acidity are the perfect pairing with holiday foods.
Dune Shadow Red is our fruit – driven, every day red that satisfies a broad range of palates. It’s medium – bodied and silky smooth so it won’t overpower the Thanksgiving turkey and goes perfectly with a Christmas Ham. A glass by a roaring fire on a cold winter night is a great way to celebrate the season.
Mulled Wine: Made using Red Expression and our own special recipe mulling spice, this is a holiday favorite. Have a batch warming when your guests arrive and the aroma will put them in the holiday mood. Sharing a glass warms from the inside and the flavors remind us why this wine is always in style.
Ice Wine for Dessert. After dinner enjoy a small glass of Ice Wine with dessert (or if you don’t have room for pie you can substitute Ice Wine for dessert!). Ice Wine is not an everyday wine because it is so extraordinarily sweet and rich. But on a special day like this, a little indulgence is just what you need to complete your holiday meal.
From your Friends at White Pine Winery
Welcome to White Pine Winery!
White Pine Winery showcases Southwest Michigan’s finest wines and warm hospitality in our lakeshore destination in the charming town of St. Joseph. We produce a range of delicious red and white wines and specialize in aromatic whites like Riesling and Pinot Gris and fruit driven reds like Syrah and Merlot. These varieties grow particularly well here given the lake effect which brings warm days and cool evenings to the vines during the important spring and fall growing seasons. Owner and winemaker, Dr. David Miller, is a noted winemaker and viticulturist with over 30 years of experience. Named after our state tree, White Pine characterizes Michigan’s natural beauty. We invite you to visit our tasting room at 317 State Street.
Summer is winding down and fall is in the air! What a great time to get out and tour wine country! Visit Farm Markets and stock up on local produce including peaches and apples, then head off to your favorite wineries and watch the magic as grapes are turned in to wine. The crisp fall air is refreshing while you take in fall colors and country roads. A glass of wine in a quiet spot or, overlooking Lake Michigan during sunset completes a perfect day. See you soon!
Wine Tasting at White Pine Winery:
Wine tasting is $5 to taste 6 wines. There is no charge for the tasting with the purchase of 4 or more bottles of wine. Groups of 6 or more should call ahead to reserve a time for tasting.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): Monday - Thursday 11am - 6pm; Friday and Saturday: 11am to 7pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.
Fall Hours (September and October): Sunday through Thursday: noon to 5pm; Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday noon to 5pm.
Holiday Hours (November and December): Sunday through Thursday: noon to 5pm; Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday noon to 5pm.