linuxdave — August 8, 2006, 7:03 pm

Leelanau Cellars Autumn Harvest

Leelanau\'s Autumn Harvest

Another summer is quickly coming to an end, and I hope everyone got a chance to visit their favorite local vineyard for a tour or a wine tasting. The highlight of my summer is always being able to visit the northern Michigan wineries. This summer, I got a chance to go up to the Leelanau Peninsula several times, and each time was memorable.

Leelanau Cellars is, by far, my favorite place to visit up north, especially because of the tasting experience. You don’t feel limited of how many wines you can taste, and the staff working the tasting room are VERY knowledgeable and friendly. I left with about 16 bottles of wine the last time I visited! If you are looking for some odd fruit wines, this is the place to go.

The wine:
I shared a bottle with my new roommates in Grand Rapids. All three of us loved it.

Matt: “Delicious with chips and dip”
Casey: “It would be a good winter wine. Surprisingly smooth!”

I enjoyed this 5 dollar bottle of wine with a thin-crust pizza and it was great. The wine was rich, and had a lot of flavor. I could taste the typical hints of cherry that most Michigan wines boast.

Summary: Great job, Leelanau Cellars! I look forward to coming back next year!
Rating: 9/10 – Excellent!
Price: 5 bucks
Winery Information: Leelanau Cellars
Leelanau Wine Cellars
12683 E. Tatch Rd
(County Rd. 626)
Omena, MI 49674
(231) 386-5201

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  1. Comment by Uncle Dennis @ November 10, 2006, 10:18 pm

    Glad to see you’re trying some Michigan wines. I’ve been focusing on the in-state wines lately. Haven’t tried this one yet, but I will based on your review! Hope the new place in GR and the new job are going well for you!

    Yes, I AM your Uncle Dennis.

  2. Comment by linda lanctot @ November 6, 2007, 11:11 am

    For years I have liked the wines from Michigan. My all time favorite is winter white. I get it from the grocery store.This year I purchased some the the other fruity flavores. They are great. My hats off to the michigan wineries

  3. Comment by Ginny @ May 21, 2009, 7:32 pm

    The Leelanau Cellars 4 seasons are lovely — those are the wines we selected for our wedding receiption. Autumn Harvest has such a lovely, fruity flavor — one of my all time favorites!

  4. Comment by Garry @ September 11, 2010, 10:43 pm

    The Autumn Harvest was a very good,smooth and tasty wine. I am/was trying to look up what the alchohol % or content was. I can’t find it anywhere. I am thinking that is probably because it must be less than 3% so that it doesn’t have to be posted but my drinking buddies insist that it’s much higher and that it doesn’t always need to be posted. Can you clarrify this? Thanks, Garry

  5. Comment by rich esper @ May 23, 2013, 6:36 pm

    good stuff

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