Black Star Farms is more than a winery, they also have an inn, a farm to table restaurant, culinary classes, equestrian facilities and you can even have your wedding hosted there. Located at 10844 E Revold Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 and tucked back in the valley you arrive at the main building, which is a beautiful southern style farmhouse. You truly feel like you are in an entirely different state. Producing award winning wine in a cooler climate than other vineyards on the 45th parallel. The Black Star Farms location is on the same line as many of the worlds premiere wine regions.
In addition Black Star Farms has a separate tasting room on the Old Mission Peninsula just north of Traverse City. This is the location we stopped at the following day after we found out the Suttons Bay location was closed for the evening. There is another location where you can try Black Star Farms wine that is located down state in Ann Arbor at the VinBar. The VinBar is located at 111 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 they open at 3pm every day. You can taste most of Black Star Farm's wines, ciders, fruit wines, dessert wines and even spirits. I may post a sub-review after I visit their establishment.
Let's talk about their huge variety of wine, vintage, non-vintage, sparkling, red, white, fruit, cider, dessert. The name Black Star Farms is known much farther than the Great Lakes. You can order off of their online store or find their wine at your local grocery and wine store in about every city in Michigan even Albion, Fowlerville, Pinckney, other large and small towns alike.
From "Arcturos" to "A Capella," "Leorie Vineyard" to "Red House" and "Black Star Farms" labels they all represent a distinction in the winemaking process and hold a certain integrity.
Arcturos Pinot Gris
Arcturos Sauvignon Blanc
Arcturos Pinot Blanc
Arcturos Grüner Veltliner
Arcturos Sur Lie Chardonnay
Arcturos Barrel Aged Chardonnay
Arcturos Dry Riesling
Arcturos Late Harvest Riesling (One of the best fall wines).
Arcturos Semi-Dry Riesling
Red House White
Isidor's Choice Pinot Grigio
Arcturos Pinot Noir (One of my favorites especially when it is cold outside).
Arcturos Cabernet Franc
Vintners Select (Blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Noir).
Leorie Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc
Red House Red (A very delicious red blend goes with almost anything)
Black Star Farms Pinot Noir
Black Star Farms Red House Rosé (A great delicious value and perfect on it's own or with any grilled food).
Arcturos Pinot Noir Rosé (One of my favorites).
Arcturos Cabernet Franc Rosé (Another great choice unfortunately sold out).
Brut Cuvée (Dry blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio formed in the traditional French Champagne style).
BeDazzled (Versatile bubbly that can be enjoyed at any celebration and can pair with most foods and appetizers).
Delighted (A perfect date, this bubbly made from Frontenac Gris can be enjoyed at any occasion or celebration. Sweet berry flavor forward notes that make it perfect for grilled food and desserts.
Blushed (Off-dry bubbly rosé made from 100% Pinot Noir and perfect for any occasion. Enjoy with salads, appetizers, desert and even by itself.
Bubbly Nouveau (Young sparkling wine usually made in small batches from the same year).
Fruit Wine/Hard Cider:
Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cider
Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cherry Cider
Black Star Farms Pear Wine
Black Star Farms Cherry Wine
Arcturos Winter Harvest Riesling
Sirius Cherry Dessert Wine
Sirius Raspberry Dessert Wine
Sirius Red Dessert Wine
Sirius Maple Dessert Wine
A Capella Ice Wine (Riesling).
Sirius White Dessert Wine
In Addition to wine they have spirits, which you can check out on their website or at their tasting rooms.
There is much more to do at Black Star Farms. Indulge in some of their package deals and see what catches your eye. I have yet to stay there but it's on my radar.
I should be visiting the VinBar in Ann Arbor soon. Be on the lookout for a review.
Be on the lookout for my next post that will feature a Black Star Farms wine. If you have tried any of their wines please let me know which ones you enjoyed.