Specializing in small batches, the wines we offer vary with each vintage. This allows us to focus on the best producing grapes of the season that will result in the best tasting wines. Our boutique winery has a passion for classic and refined European wines made from locally grown grapes. These wines are meticulously produced and bottled, corked and labeled by hand.
Crisp, refreshing Pinot Gris/Traminette blend. Notes of peach, melon, green apple.
Tropical and citrus fruit flavors. Slight spice on the finish.
Herbal and earthy notes with crisp citrus. Mouth watering acidity.
Floral notes on the nose. Ripe melon and tropical fruit. Bright acidity on the finish.
Fresh plum, red apple, cherry, ripe peach with a refreshingly tart finish.
Earthy with notes of cranberry, cherry, red plum on palate. Lightly oaked.
Bold color, smooth tannins. Deep aromas of grape preserves. Luscious fruit on the palate.
Medium bodied. Hints of French oak and herbal aromas. Red cherry and apple.
Candied apple on the nose and palate. Allspice and ground cinnamon on the finish.
Fruit forward with pineapple, kiwi, and pear. Honeysuckle, apple blossom.
Apple blossom and spiced pear. Lusciously sweet finish.
Red plum, black cherry. Chocolate on the finish. Chili spice finish.
Lake Michigan Shore AVA
How can we can grow such great wine grapes in this part of Michigan? One big, beautiful reason is Lake Michigan. Her moderating influence on extreme temperatures is profound. For just a few miles inland, the prevailing west winds coming across the lake make us a little warmer in winter and a little cooler in the summer. Those few degrees may not seem like much, but they can mean everything when it comes to wine grape cultivation. Pair that with the soil composition and terrain the glaciers gave us thousands of years ago... it's a sweet spot for producing amazing vitis vinifera. Hybrids too.
Hickory Creek Winery is located in the heart of the Lake Michigan Shore American Viticulture Area (AVA). Popular grapes grown in this cold climate include cabernet franc, chancellor, chardonnay, gewürztraminer, merlot, pinot gris, pinot noir, riesling, seyval blanc, traminette and viognier.