The Great Lakes State
Michigan is unique in that it touches 4 of the 5 Great Lakes (Sorry to Lake St. Clair). A land of multiple peninsulas allows for a wide variety or micro climates and terroirs. While explorers noted the presence of grapes it wasn’t until 1698 that wine was produced from the grapes near Detroit (Motor City wine, anyone?).
|Number of Wineries:||170|
|Year 1st Winery Established||1698|
|Varietals Cultivated:||Baco Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonnay, Concord, Gamay Noir, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Lemberger, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Niagara, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Syrah, Traminette, Valiant, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles|
Pioneer Wine Trail – Southeast Michigan