Wine, wine, wine…
Michigan has a great selection/area for wineries. Today we set to the wine trails and visited three nearby.
We started off at Sleeping Bear Winery in Albion MI.
Sleeping Bear is a cute little winery/brewery/restaurant. Before we had our wine tasting we sat down and had some food. They have a menu of sandwiches, apps and pizzas. I had the Pesto Chicken Panini, but with spinach instead of chicken, delicious! After lunch we had a wine tasting of seven wines. The Sleeping Bear wines all have cute pictures on the front (a deal breaker for me;) The verdict, Sleeping Bear Wines is a keeper.
Next, we went across the street to Cherry Creek Winery. Cherry Creek and Sleeping Bear are owned by the same people. A great selling point of Sleeping Bear tasting is that you get to go across the street and have a free wine tasting at Cherry Creek. This is a good bit of advice if you want two for one wine tastings.
I’ve been to both Cherry Creek Winery locations (both the schoolhouse and Albion). The schoolhouse location is a little funkier (in a good way) than the Albion location. I was a big fan of Cherry Creek’s cherry wine. We can’t really get cherry wine in Virginia.
After Cherry Creek we decided on one more winery.
We got back in the car and headed north to Chateau Aeronautique. We went to the Chateau last year when I had my Groupon for a private wine tasting. Lorenzo wasn’t there this year, but it was just as good. They had four brand new wines that weren’t there last year. Pretty exciting stuff!
Chateau is situated on a small air strip that the owner, Lorenzo, holds small festivities throughout the year.
I loved all three wineries. At no point did I feel out of place or that the vinters were talking down to me; which can unfortunately happen from time to time.
I also need to give a big shout out to Michigan by the bottle. They have a great website and app if are interested in traveling Michigan’s many wine trails.
I’d have to say, all in all, today was a good day…