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fossil112

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Hello!
I'm also from Michiana (South Bend). This is my third year making wine. My grandfather/grandmother are both from this area, and both their families made wine - both table wine and "the good stuff".
I wanted to pick it back up and keep it in the family again.
Picked up 75lbs of cab sauv and 75lbs of cab franc last weekend from a local winery. Also made my own 6-ton press, which I plan on breaking in here in a couple weeks.
 

FXibley

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Welcome. Which winery you get your grapes from? We get our concord up in Lawton, Mi from a farm that supplies Welches. Nice diy press!
 

fossil112

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I go to Lemon Creek in Berrien Springs, MI. They usually have two rounds of delivery each season. They're touting the cab sauv and cab franc this year. They also have a few different whites, but they're not as much fun!
 

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Our family has a place on the lake in Stevensville, I've been to Lemon Creek!

Seems like Southwest Michigan is producing some nice wines.
 

fossil112

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Between the lake effect snow dumping Lake Michigan nutrients and the sandy/clay soils from glaciers, we have very good fruit stock here in the region. It's really nice.
 
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