Fenn Valley serves up knowledge and fun

2013-05-28T08:10:32-05:00May 28, 2013|Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

WG-MR-3-Fenn Valley 2by Sally Colby
People who visit wineries may arrive for a taste of wine, but guests at Fenn Valley Vineyards get a lot more: a combination of education along with a true vineyard experience that the owners of the Michigan vineyard have been fine-tuning since 1973.
Education for wine tasters starts with the basics of growing grapes for wine, including the influence of appellation. Brian Lesperance, marketing director at Fenn Valley, says there are four appellations in Michigan, and that the vineyard is in the Fennville appellation; a subset of the Lake Michigan Shore appellation. (more…)

Native grapes deliver great wine

2013-04-01T11:17:14-05:00April 1, 2013|Uncategorized|

WG-MR-2-cloer 2by Sally Colby
Tam Cloer is a horticulturist and second-generation owner in his family’s nursery business, but he knew that one day he’d have a vineyard.
Tam and his wife Pam of Apex, NC, had been growing grapes for about 18 years, mostly as a hobby. Like many other growers, they started their (more…)

A pioneer in Lodi, The Lucas Winery is known for well-balanced Zins and Chards

2013-04-01T11:03:38-05:00April 1, 2013|Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAby Karl H. Kazaks
The Lucas Winery, located in Lodi, CA sells 90 percent of its wines direct, either through its wine club, at the cellar door, or through direct shipping. Every year the winery makes a Zinfandel and Chardonnay under the Lucas label and a Rosé, a Zinfandel, and a Chardonnay under the slightly lower- (more…)