Autumn traditions: Sandhill Crane Vineyards Tasting Room


Every year when we visit the Dexter Cider Mill, we always stop by the Sandhill Crane Vineyards tasting room located in a little corner room of the barn.  I still have not found a dessert wine that comes close to their wonderful raspberry wine, and every year try to stock up on a few bottles to last us through the holiday season.DexterCiderMill-3

Over the years, our favorites have changed, some years being tastier than other years. Our favorites are, consistently:
Traminette – A lychee, floral, orange blossom and tropical nose with spicy, tropical, orange, and hints of vanilla on the tongue. Features a smooth finish with a nice balance of acidity. A traditional pairing with turkey, Traminette also pairs beautifully with Asian foods, curries, shellfish, and foods with fruity and/or floral notes.
Rhapsody in Red – Rich and smooth with a velvety full-mouth feel and tart raspberry on the finish. We love it with salami and/or bacon chocolate chip cookies! Also comes in a chocolate-covered bottle!
Mood Indigo – A lush, rich, port-style wine made with fresh Michigan blueberries. Drink it with good cheeses or a dense slice of New York-style cheesecake.
Raspberry – Our spectacular dessert wine is made of raspberries from neighboring farms. Intense raspberry flavor and jewel-like color characterize this extraordinary wine. Pair it with good dark chocolate for an unforgettable dessert. Indulge yourself! Also available in a chocolate-covered bottle. Also comes in a chocolate-covered bottle!

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There’s great variety, with lots of fruit wines that I love.  They have pretzels and chocolate to accompany your tasting experience, and are generous in offering suggestions.

Check them out on Yelp or at their official website!

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