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Wyncroft Winery


Wyncroft Winery, Buchanan, Michigan

Wyncroft’s vineyard is located near the 42nd parallel, in close alignment to the best growing regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy France. The soil at Wyncroft is also rich in glacial mineral deposits of the moraine hills, not unlike some of the great grape growing regions of Europe which flourish from mineral rich glacial soil deposits. Using France as a model, Jim compared weather data and soil from southwest Michigan with Bordeaux and Burgundy, home of his favorite wines, to select what grapes he would plant to produce a world class wine here in Michigan from his vineyard. Clones and rootstocks were then selected specifically for their adaptability to the soil found at the vineyard.

The result is world-class wine with a taste of France right here in Michigan. Wyncroft’s selection of European style wine includes a Burgundian style Chardonnay…buttery and ripe with undertones of fruit, mineral, vanilla, and spice; an Alsace-style Riesling…dry with crisp acidity and pear, apple, and mineral elements as well as a Pinot Noir with deep color, ripe berry and cherry flavors. Their flagship wine “Shou” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc produced in the in the style of the wines of Margaux, France. Give them a try and see if you, too, are transported to France…

Wyncroft winery is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and can also be found at or by telephone at 269.409.1855

Please be sure to call ahead because we are very often working in the vineyards!


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