Sign on for the Field to Vase Dinner, Get involved with the consumer tasting at House of Pure Vin, Learn about potential funding opportunities, Check out the newest issue of Michigan Uncorked, Consider a collaboration with BevFluence, Learn about the Lazy Ballerina Winery for Sale, Get updates from the Michigan Craft Beverage Council, and More!
LAST CHANCE! Participate in the Michigan Field to Vase Dinner Event (1 Winery Spot Left!)
The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is award-winning and the only national promotion program of its kind, encouraging American consumers to buy more flowers, foliage, produce, and craft beverages through a personalized experience of visiting a farm, getting to know the farmer, and experiencing first-hand the work involved with growing America’s flowers & foliage paired with chef inspired fare and locally crafted beer, wines, and spirits.
Certified American Grown has invited Michigan Wine Collaborative members to partner in this event to provide the wines to be presented along side the farm to table menu as well as at the receptions. We are seeking 3-4 wineries who would be interested in promoting their wineries through the following methods during the event:
Donation of 1-3 cases of wine (Check exchange procedure)
Marketing opportunities provided by Certified American Grown, Michigan Wine Collaborative, and Vintage Michigan
Participation during the reception attended by Michigan foodies and wine consumers
Presentation and Speaking opportunities during the dinner and/or commencement
Networking opportunities with consumers, media, industry members, policy makers, and more
This year’s Michigan stop will be taking place September 18, 2022 at Summers Dreams Farm in Oxford, MI. The 250 event attendees will include local consumers as well as those traveling to this event, members of the media, influencers, policy makers, and agricultural industry members. The schedule of event is as follows:
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! Consumer Tasting at House of Pure Vin: September 8th
Michigan Wine Collaborative is organizing a consumer tasting event with House of Pure Vin on September 8, 2022. Get involved now to promote your wines in Downtown Detroit. This event will provide customers of House of Pure Vin an opportunity to taste and purchase Michigan wines as well as providing the industry an opportunity to educate consumers on Michigan varietals, winemaking methods, history, and more.
Are you interested in securing more wine sales in the metro Detroit area? Sign up BY AUGUST 15th as space is limited for this event!
Contact Emily below for more information or to reserve your spot.
Don’t Miss Out On The Funding Opportunities Below!
MWC is pleased to share the following funding opportunities recently shared by the National Grape Research Alliance. We encourage you to visit their website for additional information including webinar events and more valuable resources.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. It provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements. The deadline to apply is October 17-21, 2022, depending on the student’s area of study.
OIV Research Grant Program
With matching funds from an international consortium of companies, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) is making research grants available in three priority areas this year: conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems in transitioning to a nature-positive grape and wine value chain, sustainable management and adaptation to climate change, and living and healthy soils in viticulture. The deadline to apply is November 6, 2022.
USDA-NIFA AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program
The Foundational and Applied Science Program of USDA-NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative supports fundamental and applied research in six priority areas: plant health and production, and plant products; animal health and production, and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; bioenergy, natural resources and environment; agriculture systems and technology; and agriculture economics and rural communities. Deadlines run through November 17, 2022, depending on the program area.
This Just In! The Fall 2022 Issue of Michigan Uncorked.
Indulge in the newest issue of Michigan Uncorked! In this issue you the writing team shares a profile of Verterra Tasting Room Manager, Coleen Peterson, Mari’s success with an Italian varietal, a dive into extended maceration, an overview of upcoming MWC events, and so much more!!
BevFluence recently launched a new website with improved media and promotional tools to aid in collaborations between wineries and their writers and correspondents. MWC is currently working with BevFluence on possible 2023 media projects. Ahead of those events they are launching a Cider, Perry, and Brandy promotional push. Please see a message from them with invitation to participate and additional information available on the MWC website. Click the button below to learn more!