White Pine Winery

Southwest Michigan Winery and tasting room

New Wine Release:

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2019 Pinot grigio, Leelanau Peninsula:  Our newest Pinot grigio was produced using fruit from the Leelanau Peninsula appellation from the 2019 vintage. You may recall that we had no vinifera grapes in southwest Michigan in 2019 due to the Polar Vortex which killed our vines to the snow.  So we sought fruit from our friends to the north so we could keep as much Michigan content as possible in the 2019 vintage. The wine is light straw color with hints of Granny Smith apply, honeydew melon and a touch of lime zest. The palate shows bright acidity perfectly balancing the flavors and leading to a refreshing finish. We know you’re going to love this as much as we do!

White Pine Fall News 202WPWRieslingSept20200

By Dave Miller

We’re celebrating White Pine’s 10th Anniversary this month (September)! We wonder where the time went but we are happy to be here and producing the kind of wines we think best showcase the terroir of southwest Michigan. Help us celebrate by taking 5% off 4 bottles; 10% off 6 bottles and 15% off 12 or more bottles. Wine club members get 15% off starting at 6 bottles. Stock up on some of our limited production and experimental wines like Borealis 2018 and Muscat Ottonel 2019!

Labor Day has passed and cooler temperatures have arrived– a sure sign that fall is here along with grape harvest and wine making season. We couldn’t be happier!  This year we have a nice crop of grapes that are ripening perfectly in the warm, dry conditions. It’s going to be a very good vintage. In fact, it’s going to be a great vintage! If one looks back at the great vintages in Europe, they always come following warm, dry summers with just enough rain to keep the vines active. That allow the grapes to accumulate sugar and make flavor and color.

But the dry weather also brings with it less pressure from molds and mildews, less bunch rot, less vine canopy growth which keeps the grapes exposed to the sun and, less weed growth which just makes it easier to manage the vines.  The forecast for cooler weather ahead will enhance color development while at the same time retaining acidity for wine balance and longevity.  Oh, yeah, there are going to be great wines this year!

We are thankful that we are looking at a spectacular vintage after everything all of us have endured this year. If we look hard, there are some good things to remember about 2020: more family time, more time out of doors (my favorite 😉), a slower pace to life and now, great wine.

New Wine Release: 2017 Reserve Mirage:

This is our 2nd vintage of this delicious dessert wine. Produced in a “Port-style” which means we add grape spirits to bring the alcohol content to 20%, then sweeten to the perfect balance to sip with dessert. Hints of dark cherry, plum and mocha are intriguing and pair perfectly with anything chocolate. This hasn’t been entered in competitions yet but the folks at Tastings.com had this to say about the 2016 vintage:

Bright dark violet color. Aromas of mulberry, bramble, and wild mint with a round, lively, sweet medium body and a warming, compelling, relaxed fruitcake, chocolate covered butterscotch, and English toffee finish with medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A port-style wine for delicious dessert pairings.

2016 Reserve Mirage - Silver Medal; Highly Recommended

 

 

White Pine Winery May Specials

2 May 2020

May is Michigan Wine Month so we are offering the following specials to celebrate:

  • 10% off bottled wine
  • 20% off cases(12 or more bottles – mix and match)
  • Flat rate shipping in Michigan: $15

We hope to be able to offer tasting flights and wine by the glass after May 15th. Stay tuned!

We are open Tuesday’s and Saturday’s from 11 am to 3 pm to process shipping orders and for curbside pickup. Contact us any time to place your order and then pickup Tuesday or Saturday.

Phone: 269 281-0098; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out the link at the Michigan Wine Collaborative for more information and special events during May in Michigan: Michigan Wine Collaborative

Stay safe and we will see you soon!

Dr Dave Miller talks about his career in the Michigan wine industry starting with his graduate studies at MSU, working in a large, corporate winery at St Julian, and to his current status as owner and winemaker at his own, boutique winery.

Check out his story: Life Between The Vines Podcast: Dr Dave Miller of White Pine Winery

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