This May, the state of Michigan honors our industry with Michigan Wine Month. What is it about our wine that deserves this recognition? How successful is winemaking in Michigan, and is it growing?
We could wax poetic about our 45th parallel or stellar growing conditions provided by the surrounding, protective bay waters, but we'll let the statistics speak for us (provided by the Michigan Grape and Wine Council):
- Michigan’s 127 commercial wineries produce more than 300 commercial commodities and is the nation’s highest producer of tart cherries, pickling cucumbers, and many dry beans.
- Wineries are popular tourist destinations, attracting more than two million visitors annually
- The wine industry contributes $300 million annually to Michigan's economy.
Numbers of visits to WOMP wineries consistently continue to grow annually, proving that more guests are eager to sample our Michigan wines that are competing with – and besting – some of the most respected wines the world over.
Visit WOMP this May (while the tasting rooms are still fairly quiet) so we can answer any of your questions about the breadth and depth of Michigan wines.
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Posted by WOMP on Apr 24 , 2017 - 01:21 pm