Wyncroft Wine

We welcome a limited number of winery visitors by appointment.


James Lester, our winemaker and co-owner, has been growing vines and making wine in Michigan for more than 30 years, and his winemaking philosophy hasn’t changed. 

Our production is extremely small, less than 2,000 cases annually. The wine labels, modeled after the Arts and Crafts movement, communicate our philosophy. Both the vineyard and cellar work are done by hand with extreme care and attention to detail. We conscientiously farm our vineyards to produce low yields of intense concentration. Our vineyards are on the organic side of things, but non-certified (diverse ecosystem, no irrigation, no fertilization). Our wines are estate bottled with the labels applied by hand at the winery.

We’ve built a loyal following by focusing exclusively on European grape varieties and techniques. Saying our wines are “impressive for Michigan” is a true understatement. The wines rival those from the great wine regions of the world, hence why it is time to rethink the Michigan terroir.



Wine Enthusiast Magazine; New American Vignerons May 21, 2018

Edible Michiana profiles Jim Lester & Wyncroft
June 3, 2016 | International-style wines from Michigan soil

Feature article on Wyncroft in Ohio golf magazine
February 12, 2016 | Chardonnay fan Kurt Wieneke visits the winery and tastes his favorite grape

Paddling down the Muskegon River
August 29, 2015 | Peter Eizel and Allie Merrick enjoy the water and Wyncroft Riesling

Michigan Wine Showcase in Chicago
April 29,2014 | Michigan Wines

Local food, beer, and spirits are trending - why not wine?
August 25, 2013 | Crain's Chicago

And Now... the Best Chardonnay in the World is...
October 4, 2009 | My Hotel Life




You can visit our estate by appointment only, please contact us to set something up. If you have questions of any kind we'd be happy to answer them.