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Christmas Countdown: 10 Days: Mulled Wine for the Holidays

Christmas and holiday time is a great time of the year to fill your home with the scents of mulled wine. As long as you have a few simple items in your kitchen, you can easily make a mulled wine. Good ingredients to have on hand for making mulled wine include: red wine, sugar, spices […]

Black Star Farms, a Winery Destination, Helps the Local Community

I’m always interested in the ways wineries benefit their communities. Just having a winery tasting room in a community would typically benefit restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts and gas stations. I’m sure other businesses get some extra business from those staying for the night, very likely purchasing items from other shops in the area. After […]

A Visit to Old Mission Peninsula in Michigan

It takes about five hours to drive from the Detroit, Michigan area to Old Mission Peninsula where there are about a half dozen wineries to visit. We visited Old Mission Peninsula early in 2008 and decided to make a return visit to Old Mission and its next-door neighbor Leelanau Peninsula. On the first day of […]

Lodging Wineries

Occasionally as we visit wineries, we are fortunate to be able to enjoy a night’s lodging at a winery. Imagine waking up in the morning to the beautiful views of vineyards. In the winter, the architecture of the vines provides picture-taking opportunities and spring brings views of the earth coming to life beginning with the […]

Black Star Farms – an agricultural destination

Congratulations to Black Star Farms in Michigan who received a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award this spring. Black Star Farms is a unique winery. It is an agricultural destination with much to offer visitors including a winery and tasting room, creamery, inn and stables. The award was based on evaluation of employee involvement, work and life […]

Agricultural Destination Sites

As we travel, we come across wineries that are more than just a winery. The owners believe that vineyards are a way of preserving and appreciating the land. Many will talk about value-added farming or agritourism. Here you may see a mix of vineyards, winery, tours, lodging and perhaps a reaching out to other agricultural […]

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