Celebrate Michigan Wine Month with an official proclamation, Read the MWC press release, Congratulate our “You Name It” Contest winners, Submit your Michigan Wine Month events for promotion, Check out the newest issue of Michigan Wine Country, Get an update on our 2021 SCBG, Mark your calendars for the Chateau Chantal Roadshow, and More!
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Issues Official Proclamation for Michigan Wine Month!
BIG Congratulations to the winners of our You Name It Contest to select a slogan for Michigan Wine Month! Thank you to all those who participated and supported this fun event to launch May 2022 as Michigan Wine Month!
MWC is collecting member winery events for promotion on our Vintage Michigan event calendar and social media. If you are interested in having your event(s) promoted please submit them to the google form below.
The 2022 edition of HOUR Media’s Michigan Wine Country magazine is here! This issue is jam packed with all kinds of excellent Michigan wine news. There is a ton of coverage on what MWC has been up to this last year as well as some great pieces on our members. Click the button below to view this year’s issue of Michigan Wine Country.
MWC’s 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Award Update
MWC is moving forward with our 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant to create a unified brand image for the Michigan wine industry. We are completing this project with help from Factory Detroit. Recently Factory Detroit hosting several listening session groups with wineries, growers, and a variety of industry professionals to gauge perspectives of the current state of the Michigan wine industry. Response and participation for these listening sessions was excellent and a follow up survey will be distributed very soon. Keep an eye on your inboxes.
Please reach out to MWC Vice President and Communications & Marketing Chair, Brian Lillie, with any questions.
2022 Chateau Chantal Spring Roadshow
Chateau Chantal is hitting the road! Check out the destinations on the 2022 Spring Roadshow:
Join “Wild Bill” Autenreith at the Traverse Wine Coast Weekend Dinner at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, May 7 at 7pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-coast-weekend-dinner-tickets-294793564487 5/14:
Join “Wild Bill” Autenreith at the Chateau Chantal Wine Dinner at Terrain Restaurant Bellaire 6pm https://www.terrain-restaurant.com/SE MI 5/18: Public: Join Winemaker Brian Hosmer at Total Wine Sterling Heights 1p-4p
TourID #: 73876 Pinot Grigio, Celebrate, Amour RNDC Tradeshow: Join Director of Distribution Brian Lillie at Zerbo’s Bistro 1p-5p 3000 E. West Maple Rd. Commerce Twp, MI 48390 (trade only) Public: Join “The Brians” (Lillie and Hosmer) at Michigan By The Bottle Auburn Hills Chateau Chantal Red Release Event 6p-9p SOLD OUT
Okemos 5/19: Public: Join “The Brians” (Lillie and Hosmer) at Dusty’s Cellar 6pm-730pm
Contact: Matt Rhodes [email protected]
5/20: Public: Join “The Brians” (Lillie and Hosmer) at Grand Rapids House of Wine GR 6p-9p
Contact: Emily Lynch at House of Wine GR [email protected]
Wine Job Alert: Modales Wines Assistant Winemaker
Modales Vineyards and Winery is a winery located in the heart of the Fennville AVA. At Modales our wines are carefully handcrafted. We focus on minimal intervention and native fermentation. This allows our wines to express the terroir from which they were harvested. We specialize in cool climate Vinifera wines with 40 acres currently planted with plans to double the planting within the next few years.
We currently grow the following grapes: Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Blaufränkisch, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Regent and have small plantings of the following- Teroldego, Lagrein, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Gris, Semillion, Rkatsetelli, Tannat, Saperavi and Alicante Bouschet.
We’re currently seeking a production/winemaker assistant for our 8,000 case winery. This position will give the ideal candidate the ability to help Modales continue producing minimal intervention wines in SouthWest Michigan. As we allow our wines to express terroir, this position allows the ideal candidate to also express themselves throughout the day-to-day work and be part of the growing wine scene within the Fennville AVA.