The annual Leland Wine & Food Festival takes place this Saturday (June 11, 2011) and features many of the wineries of the LPVA, so we thought it would be a great time to pull out this feature by Lansing-based wine writer Michael Brenton. He’ll be back there this year, so stay tuned for the report, although of course we highly recommend doing your own tasting of the spectacular 2010 vintage!
Michigan wines impress at Leland festival
The agro-tourism season near Grand Traverse Bay once again got a jump start when the village of Leland hosted its annual Wine and Food Festival.
I was curious to see if there would be many wines from the challenging 2009 vintage, and how they would show, but most of the wines continued to be 2007 and 2008 juice. It was impossible to taste all the wines, or even evaluate wines from all the wineries (especially while enjoying cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants), but a representative sampling suggests that lovers of Michigan wines will not be disappointed by current offerings, including the 2009 whites starting to hit the market.
Read the entire Lansing City Pulse article: The grape escape
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