I love celebrating Michigan Wine Month! Especially when it means I get to travel over to the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit and sample wines from over 30 different Michigan Wineries! The Michigan Wine Showcase is an annual one day event where you can participate in a walk-around tasting all while mingling with winemakers and winery owners. This was my second year attending this great event that’s open to media and vendors during the afternoon and to the public in the evening.
Chris Lopez from Black Star Farms poured us a nice sample of the 2010 Arcturos Pinot Noir, and we also tried the new Winemaker’s Red from new kids on the block, BluStone Vineyards. Their tasting room opened back in November, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting a chance to check it out. Some other favorites of the day were the Chateau Grand Traverse 2011 Whole Cluster Riesling, Verterra 2011 Chaos White Cuvee, Hawthorne Vineyards 2012 Pinot Blanc, Brys Estate Pinot Noir Riesling & the 2011 Merlot, and the L. Mawby Redd.
We had all kinds of fun talking to all the winemakers and representatives, bloggers, and Rattlesnake staff. Even Brix (the infamous Bernese Mountain Dog from Bowers Harbor) was there in spirit, or in miniature stuffed form looking over the wine.