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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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Lazy Ballerina Winery: 1 Year in Downtown St. Joe!

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/27/2016

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Lazy Ballerina Winery sits on State St. in downtown St. Joseph. The huge windows in the front give a clear view to a pink bar with tutu barstools, a leather couch and sleek chairs. It’s pretty, but packs a punch with their wine, food, and extremely popular events.    In March, I spent the afternoon with Melanie and Lauren, the co-owners of and the creative genius behind Lazy Ballerina Winery. On June 25th, they celebrated their first anniversary in downtown St. Joseph!   Read more ...

Michigan Winters, Michigan Wines

Written by White Pine Winery on 06/20/2016

In the height of summer, it's easy to forget about the cold winds and snow that inhabit Michigan's Great Southwest. However, the winter greatly impacts the wine we are able to enjoy year round!

Dr. Dave Miller from White Pine Winery shares how the winters of the last few years have shaped our region's wines.

 

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(L) White Pine Winery Vineyards in fall of 2013
(R) Dave Miller PhD, author, Owner / Winemaker at White Pine Winery and Vineyards, LLC


I read a blog I wrote about this time in 2014 just after some of the coldest weather we’ve had in decades. I knew we were in for little to no crop on Vitis vinifera grapevines that year and I was right.  I had no idea that we would have similar weather again in 2015 with a similar result – little to no crop on Vitis vinifera varieties (e.g. Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet franc, Merlot).  Having two years in a row with little to no crop on those vines is unprecedented in Michigan.  

 

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U-Pick Fruit in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 06/15/2016

Michigan’s Great Southwest is known for beaches, rolling vineyards, fragrant orchards, and some of the best fruit in the country.  

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Ripe and ready peach from the 2015 season at Nye's Apple Barn

“The Fruit Belt” hugs the shoreline, offering the perfect soil and delayed frost for a wide variety of fruit. One of our favorite summer activities is picking the local produce ourselves; here’s our u-pick plan for the first part of summer! 

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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