White Pine Winery
Southwest Michigan Winery and tasting room
White Pine Effervescence Reserve
Chardonnay was hand harvested during cool, morning conditions and transported to the winery where it was whole-cluster pressed. Light press juice was chilled and settled for 24 hours, then racked to ferment in a stainless steel tank. The fermentation was kept cool to retain fruit aromas and preceded to dryness over 7 days with Prisse de Mousse yeast. The finished wine was racked and naturally cold stabilized followed by a polishing filtration. A first dosage was added along with yeast and the wine was bottled for the 2nd fermentation. After 12 months on the yeast wine was disgorged and finished dry with 0.5% sweetness to focus the crisp, refreshing acidity and creamy mousse.
Lovely aromas of peach, melon and honeysuckle dominate. Delicate flavors of apple, pear, and mango are supported by crisp acidity leading to a long, satisfying finish that begs for another sip. Our White Expression is an excellent accompaniment to traditional fare, spicy Asian dishes and today’s “Fusion” cuisine.
A cross with Gewurztraminer, Traminette shows off with intense aromas of apricot, orange zest, honeysuckle and rose like its well known parent. The flavors pop with a hint of sweetness that leads to a satisfyingly long finish. Perfect for any occasion, Traminette pairs well with salads, mild cheeses and curries. Medium. R.S. 2.5%
A classic blend of the world-famous Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet franc grapes, Serendipity shows the potential of Southwest Michigans climate and soil to produce a truly world-class red wine. Brambleberry and dark cherry aromas lead with hints of vanilla, chocolate and cedar. The palate is rich and bursting with dark fruits supported by firm tannins and just enough acidity for balance and age-ability. Enjoy with beef, lamb or a special occasion.
Peaches, mango and honeysuckle define this wine. The aroma’s leap from the glass and are followed by juicy, mouth-watering flavors supported by crisp acidity and a hint of minerals. Great with on its own or with spicy foods, Asian and fusion cuisine. A classic from our own backyard!
The classic grape as expressed by our wonderful Southwest Michigan climate. Rich aromas of Dark Cherries, brambleberries and allspice are followed by a velvety soft, rich palate. Aging in oak barrels for 12 months integrates and softens this wine into something truly special. Sip it by itself to experience all its subtleties or enjoy with a wide variety of rich sauces and hearty fare.
Red Expression is the perfect wine for any occasion. Loaded with intense aromas of raspberries, dark cherries and plums. The palate is silky smooth highlighting the bright fruit flavors. Pair with everyday foods like pasta, chili of your favorite grill foods.
Pinot grigio has found a home in southwest Michigan!
The crisp acidity supports a palate of honey dew melon and apple, with a hint of lilac blossom. This is the perfect wine for sipping ice-cold on the deck or by the warmth of a fire on a chilly autumn night. Enjoy with seafood, salads or poultry.
The classic dessert wine produced from grapes naturally frozen in the vineyard in the old-world tradition. Intense aromas and flavors of honey, pineapple and apricot dance in an amber liquid more like nectar than wine. This is dessert in a glass that you want to savor sip, by sip. An ethereal experience you won’t forget!
Dune Shadow Red
Intense dark cherry, brambleberry and plum aromas are followed by a mosaic of flavors. Hints of chocolate and cedar interplay with the bright cherry and berry flavors supported by soft tannins and acidity. Enjoy with hearty fare like roasts, burgers and tomato-based sauces.
Dune Shadow Red
Chambourcin comprises the largest component of Dune Shadow Red with approximately 10% each Merlot and Cabernet franc, depending on the season. The must is inoculated with yeast and the caps punched down twice daily until dryness.
2017 White Pine Ice Wine
Our Ice Wine is produced from Vidal Blanc harvested in the critical range of 18-20° F and then pressed at that temperature. The juice is warmed to 60° F and inoculated with a double the normal amount of yeast to insure fermentation. The fermentation is quite slow and proceeds for 6 to 8 weeks due to the stressful conditions for the yeast. When fermentation completes, the wine is settled, racked and cold stabilized. A final, polishing filtration is performed before bottling this wonder of nature. Minimal handling insures the concentrated fruit flavors and aromas are retained in the bottle.
Granny Smith apples, peaches and pear aromas and flavors with a hint of lime zest. This drier style of the classic Riesling wine compliments just about any kind of lighter cuisine. Enjoy!
2017 White Pine Cabernet Franc - Sophie's Vineyard
Fruit from our estate – grown Cabernet Franc was used to create this delicious wine. Hand-harvested fruit was destemmed and crushed to 1/2 ton fermenters where it was inoculated with several yeast strains. The caps were plunged only once daily to extract soft tannins from skins and seeds. ML completed in primary fermenters. The finished musts were pressed to tanks then racked to French oak barrels where they aged for 12 months. 30% new Seguin Moreau barrels were used for this wine which lend beautiful harmony and balance.