May is Michigan Wine Month! This month is dedicated to celebrating the wine industry across the state. Did you know that Michigan is home to over 100 wineries? Each offers a unique variety of wines made right here in the Great Lakes state.
Speaking of Great Lakes, did you know that they are the main reason why Michigan is able to produce award-winning wines? The Great Lakes dictate the climate, significantly contributing to our agriculture. The majority of Michigan wine grapes are grown within 25 miles of Lake Michigan (including ours)!
Lake Michigan helps moderate the temperatures along the coast, protecting grapes and other crops from intense frosts and summer heat waves. In the winter, lake effect snow helps blanket vines and protect them from cold temperatures.Learn more about Michigan’s wine industry at michigan.org.