Welcome to White Pine Wines
Welcome to White Pine Winery!
White Pine Winery showcases Southwest Michigan’s finest wines and warm hospitality in our lakeshore destination in the charming town of St. Joseph. We produce a range of delicious red and white wines and specialize in aromatic whites like Riesling and Pinot Gris. These varieties grow particularly well here given the lake effect which brings warm days and cool evenings to the vines during the important spring and fall growing seasons. Owner and winemaker, Dr. David Miller, is a noted winemaker and viticulturist with over 25 years of experience. Named after our state tree, White Pine characterizes Michigan’s natural beauty. We invite you to visit our tasting room at 317 State Street.
Winter Greetings from White Pine Winery:
Winter is a magical time in Michigan. We can watch the storms come across the Big Lake, whipping the water to froth and masking the transition from earth to sky. Once the storms have passed there is a beautiful blanket of new snow and some truly impressive natural ice sculpture on the Light House. Winter is a great time to visit wine country as the crowds are non-existent and the pace of life has slowed. Often times one might even have a chance to visit with the winemaker, talk about vintages past and discover new wines. At this time of year the wines are cold-stabilizing and clearing as any suspended particles precipitate from the wine. The red wines have been moved to barrels to begin the process known as "elevage". As we move into February and March the wines will receive a polishing filtration in preparation for blending and bottling. The 2012 white wines will be bottled first followed by any 2011 reds that were resting in barrels. What an exciting time! We will share tank samples of the new wines at our March event so stay tuned for details. While you're in the area you can plan some skiing, hiking, dining, shopping or just some quiet time by a roaring fire. The joys of winter are numerous.
The tasting room will be open noon to 5pm Thursday through Sunday through February.
Beginning March 1, 2013 the tasting room is open 7 days a week, 12:00 noon through 5:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and Saturday, Fridays till 6:00pm.
Check our "News" section for upcoming events!.
Stop in for a tasting, find out what's new and get an update on the 2012 wines. We look forward to seeing you!
From the Staff at White Pine Winery
Last Updated (Thursday, 21 February 2013 18:28)