Tag Archives: Old Mission Peninsula

Dinner at Mission Point

It was a rare event that we were traveling to a resort for a business meeting and we didn’t make any side business trips.  My Bride had a meeting to attend a meeting at two in the afternoon, so we … Continue reading

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Two from Black Star Farms

We were away for a little trip and my Bride got an email that a package was coming to the house that would require an adult signature.  She was perplexed, trying to figure out what was coming, since most deliveries … Continue reading

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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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