September 22, 2020

Walloon Lake Winery’s Windemere

Bottoms Up
By Eric Cox | Sept. 5, 2020

If there was ever a wine custom-made for a breezy, sunny, late-summer day, Walloon Lake Winery’s Windemere ($20 bottle), a white, three-grape field blend culled from Petoskey’s La Di Dah Vineyard, must be the one. With only a hint of sweetness in its pale-yellow depths, Windemere, named for Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood Walloon Lake home, is refreshingly dry with the tart citrus notes and profoundly fresh white grape aroma so enriched by Northern Michigan sunshine. The fermented nectar of three cold-hearty, single-vineyard hybrids (Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc, and La Crescent) constitute this light, summery wine, which pairs well with fish, seafood, cheese, charcuterie, and desserts, while also serving as an excellent cooking wine. Find it at Walloon Lake Winery, 3149 Intertown Rd., Petoskey, or order a bottle online ($19.99) at www.walloonlakewinery.com. (231) 622-8645

Trending

Could Delivery Save NoMi Eateries?

What was once the exclusive province of pizza and sandwich joints has become a means for some restaurants to thrive. But e... Read More >>

What You Are Voting For?

After voting straight Republican for 36 years, from 1971 through 2007, I have been an Independent since 2008, studying and... Read More >>

The Democracy Lottery

Mary Burget, a retired Northwest Michigan College math instructor, thought her math skills might be useful in redrawing Mi... Read More >>

Forged In Fire

As the new managing director for Traverse City’s Tamarack Holdings, Michael Lahti is helping to lead a company that ... Read More >>