We go to Michigan wine country and the Traverse City area a lot. It’s a magical place. When last making the rounds three years ago, Rove Estate wasn’t on our radar. But in the last few years, the drumbeat among my fellow Michigan wine enthusiasts over Rove just kept getting louder and louder. The secret is now out, and Rove can’t keep their wine in stock. We were delighted to sit down with McKenzie Gallagher, co-owner of Rove along with her husband Creighton, to discuss her w
“A visit to Perdido is a must for any Alabaman considering becoming a winegrower, and of course, for the wine-minded tourist.” -Lucy Morton, Winegrowing in Eastern America (1985). The term “wine pioneer” is cliché, and we are probably just as guilty of overusing it as other wine media outlets. However, Jim Eddins of Alabama’s Perdido Vineyards is indeed a wine pioneer. We have chatted with winemakers who have battled hostile local governments or started a winery where none we
On a recent jaunt through Southwest Michigan, we stopped by Lemon Creek Winery. Open since 1984 and 100% estate grown, the Lemon family has been growing wines long thought inhospitable to that area of the country. We have previously reviewed their Pinot Noir Rose. Lemon Creek has an expansive wine list, but due to COVID procedures, were only offering pre-set flights of five. When we stopped in, they had twelve different flight options available from reserve wines to desserts.