Michigan Wine AVAs: Fenneville

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Fenneville
Fenneville AVA is located eastern shores of Lake Michigan in western Michigan and is entirely contained within the Lake Michigan Shore AVA . It enjoys the separate appellation because of its moderate climate and glacial, sandy, free-draining soils. Popular grape varieties include Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. You can also find juice grapes such as Concord.

Old Mission Peninsula Michigan Vineyards

Old Mission Peninsula Michigan Vineyards


Leelanau Peninsula
Leelanau Peninsula AVA is located on the complex eastern coastline of Lake Michigan in western Michigan. The soil was affected by glaciers. The bedrock consists of granite and limestone, topped by clay-rich subsoils. The free-draining topsoil consists largely of gravel, sand, and loam. The lake moderates the local climatebut local vineyards must deal with frost. Popular grape varieties include Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Old Mission Peninsula
Old Mission Peninsula AVA englobes the entire narrow peninsula whose name it carries for a bit less than 20 thousand acres (almost 8000 hectares). The glacial soil has granite or limestone bedrock, covered with clay-rich subsoils and free-draining topsoils composed of gravel, sand, and loam. Lake Michigan helps make the climate acceptable for viticulture, protecting the few vineyards from winter cold, spring frost, and summer heat. Popular grape varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Gris.

      
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