Harvest, the most wonderful time of the year! 2020 has changed us in many ways but the vines annual cycle continues without interruption. The conditions this year are leading to awesome fruit quality which means great wines that will age well, in many cases. There will be something good to remember about 2020 after all!
Our hearts go out to the Oxley family of Lawton, MI for the tragic loss of their 6 year-old son in an accident. Nancie Oxley is the Wine Maker at St Julian Wine Company and has been a member of the Michigan wine industry for nearly 20 years. Let’s all do anything we can to support the Oxley’s and St Julian during this difficult time.
In 2020, the MWC has focused our efforts on the things we are able to do. Last month we sent invitations to Beer and Wine Distributors asking them to sponsor the MWC efforts to market Michigan wines. So far we’ve had positive response and we are confident it’s just the beginning. We have also worked to communicate with the wine industry, important information on COVID 19 response and actions required to stay safe and stay open. We are approaching 7 months into the COVID 19 pandemic and the actions taken in Michigan are working. So let’s all stay the course for the months ahead as we go through harvest and head into the holidays.
Have a safe and successful harvest!