November 28, 2023

Dune Bird Winery’s Pinot Noir

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | Aug. 26, 2023

Like your favorite flannel in early September, we think the summer-to-fall transition deserves a glass of wine to go with it. Enter: Dune Bird Winery’s newly-released Pinot Noir. Featuring single-variety grapes grown on the Leelanau Peninsula, this approachable red is aged in French oak for silky tannins and a spicy backbone. The result is a gorgeously light-bodied wine with structured acid and plenty of fruit—think: sour bramble and bright cranberry—backed up by a touch of black pepper and earth. Velvet in a glass? Yes, please! Pair a few sips with Dune Bird’s Mac’n Cheese Bites, or enjoy on a quiet evening on the porch with a view of the autumn color-change. Grab a bottle ($44) online at, or savor a glass at Dune Bird Winery’s Northport tasting room at 5620 N. Manitou Trail. (While you’re there, don’t miss the espresso bar or their mocktail collab with Audacia Elixirs!)


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