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Michigan Wine Month

May 12, 2017
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May is Michigan wine month, and it’s so exciting to see all the new wineries popping up in our own backyard.

Here at Nino’s, there is a large assortment of Michigan wines to choose from, and many of our guests stay loyal to support buying local.

For a deeper dive into exploring Michigan’s wineries, you can visit one of the great AVAs (American Viticultural Areas).

One of the most popular wine areas is the Michigan Lake Shore, located in the southwest corner of Michigan, where I have visited the wineries of Tabor Hill, Fenn Valley, and Warner, just to name a few.

If you’re down for more adventure, you could drive to the Leelanau Peninsula on the western shore of Lake Michigan, which is just Northwest of Traverse City. This is where you get to see the boutique wineries like Bel ago, L. Mawby, Verterra and Shadylane.

The Old Mission Peninsula is surrounded by Grand Traverse Bay and is connected to the mainland of Traverse City.

Just a couple of years ago, I got to experience the Michigan wineries, and we had a fantastic time.

Here are a couple of my favorite wines from that experience:

Mawby Blanc De Blanc Brut $22.99

I love this wine. It’s delicate and delicious, made from 100-percent chardonnay grapes. If you’re a sparkling wine lover, then this is the winery for you.

L.Mawby

Shady Lane Pinot Noir of Rose 2014 $15.49

The wines from the Shady Lane winery are elegant and delicious, and this rose is fresh and vibrant, with lots of strawberry and a touch of vanilla on the finish.

Shady LAne 2014

No matter where you go in the country’s mitten state, you will be sure to find some cool Michigan wineries from Mackinaw to the Thumb and even locally in Roseville.

Come visit your local Nino’s, and try a taste from our broad assortment of Michigan wines.

 

Hope you found this helpful!

Simone

 

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