Winemaker’s Private Tour and Tasting
We welcome limited visits to our gated estate for a tour and tasting. Being a small operation, our hours are consumed with the demands of the vineyard and winery – as it should be! You can taste the diligence of our labors in the glass.
We’ll take time off to join you ourselves during the hours of 10:00AM – 4:00PM each Friday, Saturday or Sunday from April 15 – September 15. Please make an appointment request by contacting us. We prefer groups of 6 or more, so if your group is fewer, we may combine you with another appointment.
You will walk the estate trails and through the vineyards hearing the story of the vines and our work amongst them. The tour will culminate in the winery where you’ll see the wines in process and taste 5 samples of the finished wine paired with a tasting of local bread and cheeses. Winery discounts on purchases of 6 bottles or more.
$25 (Tour charges are waived for Club members)
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
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.