White Pine Winery Harvest Blog 2017
The 2017 growing season has been great! Spring started with just a little frost and then the summer was warm with rain here and there. Now the fall is one of the warmest and driest on record. That means high sugars, low rot and wonderful harvest conditions. The early fermentations are text-book too. So far we have harvested Pinot grigio, Chardonnay and a couple of resistant hybrids for our blends. Riesling, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Chambourcin and the rest of the late-season varieties are hanging on the vines, slowly ripening and developing those complex aromas and flavors that we know and love in our wines.
Come out to wine country between now and Halloween and experience the sights, sounds and smells of harvest! Enjoy wines from past vintages, some great food, farm markets, fresh apple cider and donuts. Take a walk along Lake Michigan on a quiet beach now that the summer crowds are gone. Enjoy the season.
October 3, 2017
White Pine Hunter Widow Night 2017. Please Share!
Hunter Widow Night: Join us Thursday, November 9th from 6 to 8 pm for our 7th annual Hunter Widow Night! Featuring White Pine Wines, gourmet food selections to pair with the wines, bottled wine discounts and a grab bag of goodies from local merchants.
Get your girlfriends and sign up soon as space is limited to the first 35 who call. Don’t miss this Girls Night Out at White Pine!
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 THE season in southwest Michigan! There is so much to do and see, deciding how to spend your time can be a challenge. No matter what, be sure to check out the latest vintage from White Pine. We have our Ladyslipper Blush - a dry rose' - for the first time this year. It is the perfect summer sipper and perfectly fills in for a red wine on a hot summer day. So pick up some wine and explore the wonders of southwest Michigan!
We hope to see you soon and share some of our favorite picks for beaches, dunes, restaurants and shops in our neighborhood.
Wine Tasting at White Pine Winery:
Wine tasting is $6 to taste 6 wines. There is no charge for the tasting with the purchase of 4 or more bottles of wine. Groups of 8 or more should call ahead to reserve a time for tasting. We ask groups to please be respectful of others while tasting.
Spring hours (March through May): Sunday through Thursday: noon to 5pm; Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday noon to 5pm. Closed Easter Sunday
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 11am to 6pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day
Holiday Hours (November and December): Sunday through Thursday: noon to 5pm; Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday noon to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Winter Hours (January and February): Thursday: noon to 5pm; Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.