Dr. Dave Miller Michigan Wine Blog
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.
Winter is the slow season in wine country but that doesn't mean there is nothing to do. Michigan is a winter wonderland with snow, ice, frost and amazing sunsets over the Big Lake that seem to last forever. And, you can catch sunset before dinner time! The tasting room is less crowded so you can have time to savor wines and talk about them with our staff or, visit on Thursday's when Dr. Dave, our winemaker, works. He can share with you some of the nuance of producing fine wines and talk about the new wines he made last fall. There are some great wines in the tanks that will be available this spring and summer. Stay tuned for special tastings!
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 7 or more should call ahead to reserve a time for 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.