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2011 Awards

Yes, we have more award winners!

2011 Tasters Guild International Silver Medal Winners
2010 Chardonnay
2009 Dry Riesling
2009 Pinot Gris
Reserve Cherry Wine

2011 Tasters Guild International Bronze Medal Winners
2009 Rustic White
2010 Rustic Red

2011 Pacific Rim Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner
2010 Dry Riesling

2011 Pacific Rim Wine Competition Broze Medal Winner
2010 Rustic Red

Cedar Rustic Inn – Now Serving Longview Wines!

For the first time, you are now able to enjoy Longview Wines with your meal at the Cedar Rustic Inn. The Cedar Rustic Inn is owned and operated by Aaron and Nikki Ackley. The Rustic Inn serves Regional American Cuisine daily, free WiFi, and relaxed outdoor dining on the shaded back patio. Come in and enjoy some wonderful food and wine!

Longview Wines now also in Uncorked wine bar, downtown Traverse City

We are excited to announce that Uncorked now features a selection of Longview wines for you to taste and purchase. Stop by their cozy Front Street wine bar, where you can find a large selection of Michigan wine, spirits, and artisan beers. Find them online: http://www.uncorkedtc.com

2009 Michigan Wine & Spirit Competition

WOWSA…We did it again!! Longview Winery, a true boutique winery, took two double gold, three gold, and a Best of Class at the '09 Competition. For the 4th year in a row, Longview Winery took a top honor at the competition. Our Cherry Wine was judged the best fruit wine in Michigan, and double golds went to the '07 Cabernet Franc Barrel Reserve and the Sweet Winter Ice. The '07 Pinot Noir and '07 Riesling also earned gold medals. This year, a more than 390 wines from 42 wineries entered to compete for medals and trophies at the 32nd Annual Michigan Wine Competition. Congratulations to all the winners!!

'08 Rustic Red and '08 Rustic Rose

They have just been released, and what a reception!!  The Rustic Red, a huge favorite with everybody is finally in the tasting room and ready for you.  The '07 Rustic Red took the spotlight last year, when it was decleared the best dry red wine in Michigan and received Double Gold at the Michigan Wine and Spirits Competition.  Will the '08 vintage be as good?  Come and taste for yourself!

Also, new to Longview Winery is the Rustic Rose.  This wonderful Leelanau summer wine is strawberry forward and kiwi fruit in the back of the palate.  We are open 7 days a week during the summer months, so stop by any time.

'08 Chardonnay and '08 Pinot Gris are ready for taste and purchase.  Simply awesome!

Yeah!!

To all our good friends; come and see us this weekend!  We are open again (Fridays and Saturdays through February and March) and looking forward to seeing you!    

And if you have not been here since November, you have not yet tasted our very excellent '07 Cabernet Franc.

You are welcome to come and try all our wines, we know you will love them!!

Alan Eaker and Staff,

Longview Winery

The Whites are blooming!

We are quickly moving forward!  It is almost April, and we are expanding the Tasting Room hours.  Starting next week, we will be open Friday through Sunday.  We have also bottled our new Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  They are both absolutely wonderful!!  You may have a taste in the tasting room, and as soon as they are labeled, they will be available for purchase.  Stop by and check these two wonderful white wines out, and remember, we can ship you as much as you need.  See you soon!!

February in the Tasting Room

So it is still just February and a pretty slow time for our tasting room, which is only open from 12:00 to 5:00m on Saturdays in the winter.  But while most people order their wine on the web site, we do get quite a few visitors on these Saturdays.  Like a friend of mine said, "in Michigan we drink wine year round".  Winter on the Leelanau Peninsula can be stunningly serene and quiet or violently windy, cold, and frigid, but always beautiful.  To our brave cold weather visitors, we love being able to really spend time with you.  The wine trail is a different experience every season, and this is just a wonderful time to visit if you enjoy a slow pace and non-crowded tasting rooms.  We have the best conversations.  Here is to good stories, great wine, and to having the time to enjoy both.    

Long Awaited – The Rustic White is here.

Finally!!!

2007 Rustic White

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2007 Rustic White is bottled and ready for you to drink.  Order online today.  The last vintage of this wonderful white wine sold out in only 3 months, visit our tasting room and find out why. 

Alan Eaker and Staff,

Longview Winery

Why it is called Ice Wine

frozen-with-vat-broken-down.jpgAnd here it is, one step closer to becoming the Sweet Winter Ice wine.  This is a picture of grapes, frozen solid in a block, after being pressed.

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