Our wines have a complex background, much like their style. Vines need at least three years before their fruit can be used for wine. Therefore, to get us started, we have sourced grapes from other vineyards to supplement our wine portfolio. We have only selected sites that follow the same practices that we do where the focus is on quality. Some of the grapes for our wines have been sourced from parts of New York and Oregon, and of course, our very own Grand River Valley. As our vines continue to age, more estate wines will be added to the list.
Oak Aging: We use a combination of new French Radoux oak barrels and American Canton barrels for aging red wines and some Chardonnays.
Concrete Tanks: These are unique to this area and their use dates back to the Roman times. Concrete tanks offer the benefits of both oak and stainless steel. They are porous like oak, allowing the wine to breathe and therefore providing softness and weight. They are neutral and do not add, remove, or mask anything, yet impart some slight minerality and produces clean tasting wines, while reserving the fruit character of the wine, like stainless steel. Our wines aged in concrete are designated Beton on the label. Our 2014 Beton Chardonnay and 2014 Beton Riesling are currently available for purchase. Our 2015 American Chardonnay and 2015 Riesling are now aging in the concrete tanks, and we anticipate an Estate Beton wine in our 2016 vintage. We are excited to be working with these tanks as they give us different options to experiment with our wines, adding interest and complexity.
Our 7,600 square foot production building was built in 2013. This building harbors all of our winemaking and vineyard equipment. Here we have temperature controlled rooms for cold stabilization, fermentation and other parts of the process. The wines are run through a series of bench trials by the educated palates on staff to ensure that we are making the very best wines possible. They are then tested and created in our wine lab and bottled on site.
Much like our winery, this building also has a unique design, created to look like an old barn. The siding is reclaimed snow fence from Wyoming and the roof is Corten steel that rusts naturally when exposed to weather.
Whites: 2015 Estate Pinot Grigio, 2013 Riesling, 2014 Riesling, 2015 Gewurztraminer, 2016 Estate Gewurztraminer, 2014 Lake Erie Chardonnay, 2015 Estate Chardonnay, 2015 American Chardonnay, Laurel Blanc.
Rose: 2016 Estate Rose
Reds: 2014 Pinot Noir, 2015 Estate Field Blend Pinot Noir, Craton, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Special Selection Wines: 2014 Beton Riesling, 2014 Beton Chardonnay, 2015 Estate Select Reserve Riesling
Click to view our current wine selections (Updated June 2017)