65075 Van Dyke
Washington Twp., MI 48095

(586) 752-3123

Wine Tasting For Beginners

Wine Tasting for Beginners

First and foremost, you need to be methodical to unravel the subtle threads that weave into complex wine aromas for tasting. Discover your own approach and regularly follow it. If you really want to learn about wine, dedication is required. Whenever you have a glass of wine in your hand, make it a habit to focus your attention on the wine's appearance, scents, flavors and finish. You can evaluate this mental checklist in a minute or less, and it will quickly help you to plan out the compass points of your palate.

Good Wine for Beginners

It is true that any wine you like is a good wine. This is especially true if enjoying wine is your goal. Swirl to notice the legs and open the aromas, smell the aromas of young wine or bouquets of older wines, sip to notice the immediate flavor on the palate and swallow to notice the effect of the finish. While it is true that figuring out what you like is an important component of wine tasting, it is not the only component. Hastily passing judgment about a wine is not truly understanding and evaluating it. Once you attempt closely evaluating wines, you will be able to identify the main flavor and scent components in almost every wine you try. Eventually the basic characteristics for all of the most important varietal grapes will become apparent and the features for the blended wines from the world's best wine-producing regions. Before you know it you will be pointing out specific flaws in bad wines.

Spring Hours

Farm Market Hours:

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Late April - Asparagus season

Visit in May - Petting Farm included with purchase from Farm Market

Winery Hours:

Thursday 5pm - 9pm

Friday 5pm - 9pm
-QUIZZO Trivia

Saturday 1pm - 10:30pm
-Live Music - 7:30 - 10:30 (Check our Facebook page for details)

Sunday 1pm - 6pm

Other dates available by reservation for groups.


Calendar Of Events

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Book Tours

Tours can now be booked online! Looking for the an educational, self-guided field trip? Corporate Event? Birthday Party?  Other Event?  Look no further! Call 586-752-3123 for more information.


Our Winery is open year- round!

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