Cafe - Mon-Sat, 9:30-7:00; Sun 12:00-6:00
Tasting room - Wed-Sat 11:00-7:00; Sun 12:00-6:00
Thirsty Thursday - 6:00-9:00 pm (reservations recommended)
Open late on Fridays during the summer
Sandhill Crane Vineyards’ charming winery and tasting room is tucked in amongst their vineyards in eastern Jackson county. Using only fruit grown in Michigan, Sandhill Crane Vineyards produces award-winning wines and meads from their own grapes, apples, and pears, along with other local grapes and other fruits, honey, and maple syrup.
Winemaker and family member Holly Balansag, makes use of her winemaking and organizational skills along with an exceptional palate to produce a wide range of clean, rich, complex wines. Made lovingly in small batches, the tasting list includes well-balanced acidic white wines, rich reds, flavorful fruit wines, and delicious sweet-tart dessert wines. All wines are made on the premises.
In addition to their tasting room, the winery building also includes a new cafe that features local ingredients, and small banquet room.
Sandhill Crane Vineyards cares deeply about the environment and their community. They are fully verified under the Farm*A*Syst program for good environmental stewardship. They winery makes several wines that benefit local nonprofit organizations. Current “charity” wines are: Legacy, benefitting the local Legacy Land Conservancy; Abrazo, helping the local Cascades Humane Society; and Blushing Crane, a wine that benefits the nearby Haehnle Bird Sanctuary.
Visit Sandhill Crane Vineyards soon and celebrate local winemaking at its best!
Public Winery Tours: Saturday @ Noon, Sunday @ 1PM.