Northern Michigan Wine: The vines of Traverse City are home to yet another award-winning wine from the 2010 season. The 2010 Chateau Grand Traverse Whole Cluster Riesling was recently included in Food & Wine Editor Picks 2011 for Best Wine and beer. In the article, wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum selected ten wines as most exceptional of the year, including Northern Michgian's Chateau Grand Traverse award winning 2010 Whole Cluster Riesling.
Northern Michigan's Chateau Grand Traverse has produced wine on the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City since 1974 and is now in its 2nd generation of leadership. The winery is noted internationally for its excellent riesling wines and has won several international competitions.
The 2010 Chateau Grand Traverse Whole Cluster Riesling is one of the specialty CGT wines crafted by winemaker Sean O’Keefe. The wine is a Northern Michigan “kabinett” style that blends three estate vineyards at the beginning, middle and end of harvest with flavors ranging from crisp apple to ripe peach. The most recent award for Whole Cluster Riesling was at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition. This wine is available for purchase at Chateau Grand Traverse winery and retail stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. For more information, visit cgtwines.com or call 800.283.0247.