The new J. Trees Cellars is an easy outing for Metro Detroiters, with a tasting room in Lenawee County’s quaint village of Blissfield.
Owner/winemaker Jon Treloar has the inside track on commercial winemaking from his days at Michigan State University as Dr. Stan Howell’s research enologist. He made the wines and worked in the vineyard at Spartan Cellars, a teaching winery on the campus. His whole world was studying what would grow in Michigan — from vinifera to hybrids to experimental grapes — and then making wine from them.