Every vine, grape, variety, vineyard, vintage and wine has their own story. In 2009 I began writing mine.  In 2015 I planted 7000 vines on 5 acres on the Old Mission Peninsula AVA located just north of Traverse City, MI.  My journey as a farmer, grower, worker has only made me more passionate for viticulture.  Follow my journey through pictures on Instagram as introduce my own label:


 2015 - PLANTING

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A new year, new plants

The year begins with pruning back to year one. The vineyard absorbed some serious hail in the previous year. This meaning they got a bit damaged. In order to avoid vulnerablility to disease, the pruning had to be extreme. In addition, it is time to plant 200 new vines to finish 'unfinished' rows.