September 25, 2023

Shady Lane Cellars’ Blaufrankisch

Bottoms Up!
Sept. 16, 2023

You know you’ve made it in the wine world when you can pronounce Blaufränkisch without batting an eye or stumbling over a syllable…even after drinking a whole bottle of the stuff. You’ll also feel like you’ve made it when you’re sipping a glass of Shady Lane Cellars’ version on their beautiful outdoor patio, surrounded by the changing leaves of autumn. We love this dry, slightly spicy wine full of tannins, and our artistic instincts predict the deep red of your glass will pair perfectly with those vibrant maple leaves. Shady Lane touts their Blaufränkisch as having “big personality” with layers of blueberry, blackberry, and mulberry fruit. Enjoy with snacks or charcuterie at one of Shady Lane’s Friday Night Live concerts featuring local musicians, recurring now through mid November. Find the Blaufränkisch by the glass, bottle, or in a tasting flight at 9580 E Shady Lane in Suttons Bay or order online at

Photo courtesy of Shady Lane Cellars.


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