Over the last several weeks, I have taken you on a tour of Michigan Wineries and Wine Trails. I started with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula, then The Leelenau Peninsula Wine Trail, The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and The Pioneer Wine Trail. Along the way I did feature posts on Mari Vineyards and Sandhill Crane Vineyards.
One place I haven’t touched on yet is Black Fire Winery. Even though it is not part of the current Pioneer Wine Trail, it is located in Tecumseh and can easily be added to your itinerary when you are visiting the area.
Black Fire has around 11 acres of grapes in the Tecumseh countryside. Owner/Wine Maker, Michael Wells, has been growing grapes there since 2005 and opened the winery in the spring of 2016. He grows several varieties of grapes on the property including Chambourcin, Traminette, Marquette, Marechal Foch, Catawba and more.
My Husband and I recently stopped in and Michael was very Welcoming. He personally guided me through my wine tasting. The Winery has a wide range of wine styles from Un-Oaked Chardonnay and Merlot to Sangria, Cranberry and Spiced Apple fruit wines and even a Late Harvest Vignoles.
Michael also brews beer on site and currently has 6 varieties on tap. We sampled his New England IPA and Chocolate Hazelnut Stout. Both were very tasty. The IPA had a nice kiss of hops while the Stout was rich and smooth. In addition to Beer and Wine they offer 7 varieties of Ciders.
Our visit was on a gorgeous snowy Michigan day. The Tasting room was warm and inviting and has a covered deck with views of the vineyard for use in the warmer months. Michael’s hope is that you will first visit his winery and then come back often to stay a while and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or cider and an appetizer.
- Hours: Monday-Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday-Friday: 2pm to 9pm
- Saturday: 12pm to 9pm
- Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
If you are heading out Tecumseh way, be sure to stop by and check out Black Fire Winery. It’s a friendly place with a little something for every taste.
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I hope this Wine Series has given you an idea of what Michigan has to offer for Wine Lovers. There are over 100 wineries across our state. Plan time this year to explore one of the Wine Trails or just visit some of our unique Wineries. You will be glad that you did!