Tag Archives: Old Mission Peninsula

A Reason to Continue

Sometimes there is really no reason to have a party, except for “because.”  Since everyone got together for a graduation party brunch, the entire afternoon and evening had a gaping hole in the calendar.  Not to mention that the entire … Continue reading

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Bonobo Winery

Two brothers, Todd and Carter Oosterhouse, long time natives of Traverse City established Bonobo Winery four years ago.  The brothers are attempting to maintain the classic Up-North feel to the winery while bringing in the new chic concepts that have … Continue reading

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Tabone Vineyards

For the last couple of years, I have had a request from a friend, that I grew up with from the old neighborhood that I should make it a point to go to Tabone Vineyards.  I know a lot of … Continue reading

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Mari Vineyards

Marty Lagina founded Mari Vineyards in 1999 with the desire to plant varietals that one does not associate with Michigan like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others along with Cabernet Franc and Merlot.  He had friends come and help him the first … Continue reading

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Hawthorne Vineyards

I had heard about Hawthorne Vineyards; I think before they had bottled a wine.  A relative of the owner Bruce Hawthorne had mentioned the winery several times to me when he was buying clothes.  Too many salesmen talk, when they … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms

Last year when Black Star Farms was awarded the Best Wine at the 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge for their Arcturos Dry Riesling 2017 all of my Social Media sites were bombarded as to whether or not I had tried … Continue reading

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Traverse City Thoughts

If one were to ask me where the center of the wine industry is in Michigan, I would have to immediately say Traverse City.   If you were to go back in time perhaps twenty years ago, you would have not … Continue reading

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