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Harvest Time In Leelanau

Willow  Vineyards  On  Suttons  Bay Leelanau wines ... Fruit of the vines and work of human hands. And what spectacular handiwork it is: In a national poll conducted by USA Today, the Leelanau peninsula was rated the Second Best Wine Region in North America for 2019.  Ahead of such famous California appellations as Mendocino and Paso Robles.  (Finger Lakes, NY was number one.) Yes, my friends.  We're no longer your father's Muscatel. Owing to a happy confluence of ideal conditions - including soil, topography, climate and lake effect - Leelanau grapes grow abundant and flavorful. Indeed.  The best things about the Land of Delight … gift wrapped in a grape skin. And great grapes produce great wines. Like the Leelanau Cellars 2016 Dry Riesling (Gold); Blustone Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir Rose' (Best of Class); and Chateau Fontaine 2017 Pinot Blanc (Double Gold). Drinking these wines is like nourishing your body with the very essence of Leelanau. Sa