Our blog now returns to Michigan to continue on with our Traverse City trip adventures. It was a new day and another peninsula awaited exploration. Our first stop on the Leelanau Peninsula was Longview Winery.
They had a cute little tasting room and we enjoyed visiting with the owner/wine maker and getting tips for processing our own cherry wine.
From their list we sampled:
- 2012 Pino Grigio
- Corta Vista White – a white blend of Cayuga, Seyval, and Chablis
- 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling
- 2013 Sweet Riesling
- Corta Vista Rose – semi sweet Cayuga
- 2015 Cherry Mead
- 2013 Cherry Wine
- 2014 Pinot Noir
- Corta Vista Red – a red blend of Frontenac and Merlot
- Cherry Portside – a port style cherry aged in Oak barrels
Bushmaster and I were both on the same page here with declaring the Cherry Wine and the Cherry Portside as our favorites. Aary’s favorites included the Corta Vista White, Semi-Dry Riesling, as well as the Cherry Portside.