Neu Cellars’ 2022 Crispy
By Anna Faller | July 1, 2023
In German, “neu” means new, young, or fresh, and northern Michigan winemaker Neu Cellars is more than living up to the name. Established in 2018 by ferment-fanatic John Keller and his father, this “nano-winery” uses regional fruit, sourced from both Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas, to create all-natural wines (there’s no added sugar or yeast) that are just as unique as you’d expect. This week, we invite you to treat your tastebuds to a bottle of the 2022 Crispy. A blend of hand-picked Chardonnay, Baco Noir, and Leon Millot grapes, this deliciously dark rosé features mouth-watering structure and tart acidity, balanced by flavors of red fruit, watermelon, and hibiscus. We’d pair it with buttery cheeses or ceviche—and maybe a side of summer fireworks. Grab a bottle for $26 at neucellars.com (orders ship out in four to six weeks) or use the “Distribution” tab to find state-by-state availability. Psst—keep an eye out for their newly-planted vineyard in Northport!