Vineyard - Block E - Sauvignon Blanc

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Block E - Sauvignon Blanc

Block E is our original block of Sauvignon Blank. It produces an incredible expression of Leelanau terroir and wines that are literally fought over by our customers. Several humorous stories emanated from our risky choice of actually planting this varietal. During the MSU winery establishment conference of February 2009 I inquired about the viability of growing Sauvignon Blanc in Michigan. The response from the expert gave me pause as he bluntly stated, "plant 10 vines at the highest spot and start praying..." Knowing we had 2000 vines ordered and planned for one of our lower grades was a bit concerning. The rest is history as mother nature must have surely smiled on us and continue to produce Sauvignon Blanc in both a Sancerre (stainless) and Pouilly-Fume (oak aged) style.

Other Blocks

Block A - Pinot Gris

Block A is the main stay of our award winning Pinot Gris program. ... More
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Block B - Pinot Noir

Block B runs along the same grade as Block A. It is among the highest blocks on our farm and has a unique wind blocking feature of multiple tree lines. ... More
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Block C - Pinot Gris

Block C is the oldest and smallest block on our farm. It is Pinot Gris, but of a different origin than Block A. ... More
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Block D - Chardonnay

Block D is our Chardonnay block planted in 2007. Chardonnay is the most cultivated grape vine on the planet for a reason. ... More
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Block F - Riesling

Block F is our Riesling. It resides on the steepest west facing grade on the farm. ... More
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Block G - Sauvignon Blanc

Block G is our 2nd planting of Sauvignon Blanc. It is different than block E in several ways, but we love what comes out of it. ... More
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Block H - Babies

Block H is our youngest block and has a unique set of varietals. It is consistent with the varieties allowed in new world Meritage (TM). ... More
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