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Wine Tasting & Tours


12 Corners Vineyards

A 115-acre boasting the largest tasting room in SWMI, 12 Corners loves to share knowledge and excitement over our wines. Stop by to enjoy a taste or spend an afternoon with us on our patio. Live music and events every weekend in the summer.

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Baroda Founders

We love to share our wines, knowledge and good times - so, please visit!

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Dablon Vineyards - Winery & Tasting Room

Dablon Vineyards is Southwest Michigan's newest winery & tasting room. Visit our estate and sample our small batch, French inspired wines. Enjoy a wine flight or sip a glass on our patio overlooking the beautiful rolling vineyards. ~Cheers!

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Free Run Cellars

Free Run Cellars specializes in small batch wine and spirits. You'll taste the differene in these hand crafted award-winning products. Pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon sippin' wine at the beautiful estate.

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Gravity Winery

At Gravity, we believe the experience of enjoying wine is as important as the wine itself. For that reason, we do things a little differently…

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Karma Vista Winery

Come and experience a Winery and Tasting Room that is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and has breathtaking vistas atop one of the highest hills in the county.

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Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

From the state line of Michigan and Indiana north to Saugatuck; from the lakeshore to the east at vineyards beyond Paw Paw this countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes! Relax and enjoy the surroundings!

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Lazy Ballerina Winery

Located in beautiful downtown St. Joseph, Michigan, the Lazy Ballerina Winery features a unique setting for food, wine tasting, and special events. The cafe style atmosphere includes an array of comfortable seating for guests to enjoy wine by the glass, fresh food items, wine flights and samples.

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Lemon Creek Winery & Fruit Farm

Family owned and operated with 160 years of grape and fruit growing experience, Lemon Creek is an estate vineyard and winery, producing 25 different wines annually. Specializing in French Red varietals and German whites.

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Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery

In the winemaking business since 1979, Round Barn's family run operation is based on a spirited, educational and unpretentious atmosphere featuring quality, hand-crafted wine, spirits and beer. Enjoy fun vineyard parties and FREE concert series!

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Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

Provides a romantic atmosphere, elegant dining and an extensive list of homemade fine wines. Enjoy a tour as a wine consultant leads you through a tasting tour of Tabor Hill's wines sparkling wines and non-alcoholic juices.

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White Pine Winery

Founded by grape and wine educator and researcher, Dr. Dave Miller and wife Sandy, White Pine produces wines from the regions finest grapes - e.g. Riesling, Pinot gris, Cabernet franc, Merlot and Syrah. Stop in and taste for yourself!

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Wednesday Round Up: Summer Looks from Lana's

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/13/2016

Lana’s Boutique is a shopping destination for Michigan’s Great Southwest. For this Wednesday’s Round Up, staff at the St. Joseph boutique shared some of their favorite summer looks, perfect for a day right off Silver Beach. 

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Member Monday: Friends By Design

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/18/2016

Friends by Design
318 State St.   |   St. Joseph, MI 49085

The name “Friends by Design” has stuck with Susan Mason for 20 years. Strong friendships between women bloom with shared appreciation of clothes, accessories, and other expressions of personal style, so when Susan entered the retail world in early 2014 she aimed to create a place where these bonds could be cultivated and flourish. Friends by Design opened in March 2015, true to Susan’s long-term vision. 

 

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Wednesday Round Up: Traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog Toppings with The Hot Dog Kart

Written by Tess Carragher on 07/06/2016

Standing at the corner of Broad and State St., the Hot Dog Kart is a destination for residents and visitors, with a hotly anticipated arrival each season. They are famous for their Chicago-style hot dogs, loaded with the traditional toppings.  For this Wednesday’s Round-Up, let’s talk Chicago-style hot dog toppings (as well as a great family business!). 

So what is a Chicago-style hot dog? It's a combination of tangy, sour, sweet, and seems strange at first glance. Here’s the building blocks:

7.6PoppyseedBun7.6TheFrank     7.6YellowMustard

poppyseed bun + all-beef franks + yellow mustard

7.6WhiteOnion7.6Tomatoes7.6DillPickleSpears

chopped white onions + tomato wedges + dill pickle spears

7.6SportPeppers7.6CelerySalt  7.6SweetPickleRelish

sport peppers + celery salt + sweet green relish



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Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Co-Owner
Lazy Ballerina Winery