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Bring Summer To Your Winter Table With Cherry Wine

Feb 20, 2012
Bring Summer To Your Winter Table With Cherry Wine
Which state dominates cherry winemaking?

cherryDid George Washington actually cut down a cherry tree? We’ll never know for certain. Still, in honor of Presidents’ Day, we thought we’d talk cherry wine.

Cherry wine is usually made with tart cherries. The process is similar to grape winemaking. And guess which state is the leader in cherry wine production? Not California, but Michigan.

Cherry wine goes well with summertime foods and barbecue, too. So if you’re dreaming of sunnier skies this February, maybe host a warm weather feast, inside, with some cherry wine to evoke summer.

We did a search to find the best cherry wines for you to try. Here they are:

Good Harbor Vineyards Cherry Wine nonvintage (Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan) $8
Good Harbor Vineyards calls their cherry wine “cherry pie in a glass.”

Chateau Fontaine Cherry Reserve nonvintage (Michigan) $19 (for the 375ml half bottle)
Chateau Fontaine produces six different cherry offerings including a sweet dessert cherry wine, aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

Cherry Creek Michigan Cherry Wine nonvintage (Michigan) $11
Cherry Creek offers a cherry wine with a little spice and sweetness to it. The winery is located in an old schoolhouse.

Have you ever tried cherry wine and if so, which one did you drink? Tell us below.


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