February 2018 Newsletter

Big Changes, Bigger Opportunities  Big changes are ahead for the Michigan wine industry. The biggest might be the imminent changes to the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council. Legislation has passed which will dissolve the current architecture of the council and will transform it into the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Some of the effects this…

January 2018 Newsletter

Full Steam Ahead to 2019 It’s a new year and with that comes many new opportunities for the Michigan Wine Collaborative. Our committees have been hard at work outlining their goals for 2018 as well as crafting mission statements in order to aid in the overall mission of the collaborative- To enhance the sustainability and profitability…

December 2017 Newsletter

New Year, New Vintage This past year has been gratifyingly fruitful for the Michigan Wine Collaborative. In 2017 MWC helped to establish the Great Lakes Sustainable Wine Alliance which is aiding the industry in creating standards for Michigan vineyards and producers to become more eco-friendly in sustainable ways. We were also honored to host the…

November 2017 Newsletter

Collaborative Hires New Project Director via Specialty Crop Block Grant As the Michigan Wine Collaborative continues to grow, the need for one individual to coordinate its multi-faceted goals has been observed: enter Emily Dockery, a fresh face with an associates degree in Enology & Viticulture from Lake Michigan College and International Studies from Kalamazoo Valley.…