- Best of Class 2007 Cabernet Franc/Merlot -first time offered for tasting!
- Award-winning 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling
- Edlin Ridge Vineyard – Reserve Riesling
In addition to the new releases, we will have vertical tastings, prize drawings, wine by the glass & fun surprise photo opportunities!
What is a vertical tasting?
A vertical tasting is a unique opportunity to sample and compare different vintages of the same wine type. We will have verticals of the 2002 through 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling and the 2005 through 2007 Cabernet Franc/Merlot every hour on the hour. You won’t want to miss this outstanding presentation of Gill’s Pier wines. $10.00 per person, maximum 8 people per hour. Call the tasting room to make your reservation. (231) 256-7003 (We will taste the reds at Noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and we will taste the Rieslings at 1:00 p.m.,3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.)
Other Gill’s Pier Related News:
Did you hear the great news?
We won Best in the State of Michigan!
The Gill’s Pier Vineyard & Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc/Merlot won Gold Medal and Best of Class at the Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition!
This blend of 49% Cab Franc/51% Merlot is an outstanding example of the 2007 vintage. French barrel- aged for 17 months, this full-bodied Bordeaux blend with supple tannins, underscore hints of blackberry and cocoa is $34.95 per bottle. Limited cases available for purchase in the Tasting Room or by the Bottle at Trattoria Stella in Traverse City.
* * * * * * * * * *
Grab some Reserve Riesling today
A limited production of Edlin Ridge Reserve Riesling is now available
Growers Ed and Linda Gregory of Edlin Vineyards have been a main source of grapes for Gill’s Pier throughout the years (in addition to our estate grapes). We created this special Riesling with them to demonstrate the outstanding quality of their vineyard. This reserve Riesling is a luscious semi-dry wine bursting with up-front fruit and lively acidity on the finish. $30 per bottle. For purchase only in the Tasting Room – only 12 cases produced!
Photo credit: Gill’s Pier Winery by photoshoparama