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Blustone Vineyards’ Artisan Series

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By Anna Faller | March 19, 2022

For the rock hunters among us, Michigan is the mother lode, and finding an elusive Leland Blue is the jackpot. That same sense of unexpected discovery is at the heart of how Blustone Vineyards in Lake Leelanau approaches its product. Situated along 40 acres of pristine Leelanau soil—and named for the area’s signature stone—Blustone has spent the last decade creating old-world style wine from Northern Michigan fruit. But the real cream of the locally-sourced crop is a pair of pours known as the “Artisan Series.” A fire-and-ice duo of red and white wine, guests can indulge in the bodacious Winemaker’s Red—that’s a flagship fusion of Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc—or the fruity complexity of the Latitude white, which blends Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner. And if you’re struggling to choose? We recommend a bottle of both. 780 N Sylt Rd, Lake Leelanau or blustonevineyards.com

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