David Miller ought to know how to make Riesling.
As a wine grape researcher for many years at Michigan State University, he designed and ran research plots, produced wine, wrote for scientific publications and picked up a Ph.D. in horticulture along the way.
As winemaker at St. Julian in Paw Paw, “Dr. Dave,” as he is known, helped establish new Riesling vineyards and introduced modern viticultural practices at the winery’s contracted growers.
So at midlife, his next move was no surprise: open a small winery.
Dave Miller of White Pine Winery gets some love from the Detroit News.