Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is an 11-member Council established by the Legislature to promote Michigan’s wine and wine grape-growing industries. New wineries are starting up in Michigan every year, wine grape acreage continues to grow, sales of Michigan wines are increasing, and the reputation of Michigan as a world-class wine region is gaining more national and international attention.
The Council is funded through non-retail liquor license fees and is based in the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Priorities of the Council are encouraging growth of the industry, promotion of Michigan wines, funding research to support wine grape growing in Michigan, and sponsoring training opportunities for industry development.
Riesling is the most widely planted wine grape in Michigan, with an estimated 400 acres throughout the state. More than half of the wineries in Michigan produce one or more Riesling wines.
Visit www.michiganwines.com for information about the following Riesling producers: Bel Lago, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate, Burgdorf’s, Chateau Chantal, Chateau de Leelanau, Chateau Fontaine, Chateau Grand Traverse, Contessa Wine Cellars, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Forty-Five North, Gill’s Pier, Good Harbor Vineyards, Hickory Creek, Karma Vista, Krolczyk Cellars, Lawton Ridge, Leelanau Cellars, Left Foot Charley, Lemon Creek Winery, Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, Longview Winery, Mackinaw Trail, Nicholas’s Black River Winery, Peninsula Cellars, Pentamere, Raftshol Vineyards, Round Barn Winery, Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Shady Lane Cellars, St. Julian, Stoney Acres, Tabor Hill, Uncle John’s Fruit House Winery, Warner Vineyards, and Wyncroft.