Governor Rick Snyder has declared April as “Michigan Wine Month” to honor Michigan’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy.
The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council recognizes and promotes 101 wineries that support Michigan agriculture by using primarily Michigan grapes and other fruit for their wines. Michigan’s wine grape acreage doubled over the past decade from 1,300 acres to 2,650 acres, according to a report released in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Douglas Valley Farm and Winery to Sell Land,
Focus on Expanding Wine Operations
Douglas Valley Farm and Winery
The owners of Douglas Valley Farm and Winery in Manistee will auction approximately 797 acres of land -- including some home sites with views of Lake Michigan -- to permit them to focus more fully on their wine and hard cider business. Murray Wise Associates LLC will market the property and conduct the auction in cooperation with Sheridan Realty & Auction Co.