Old Shore Vineyards is a boutique Michigan vineyard and winery that’s insistent on doing things small, and doing them well.
Owners David and Dannielle Maki purchased the Michigan farm with its gently sloping hills and 100 year-old tree line in 2005. They planted vines, limiting themselves to two grape varietals: the ethereal pinot noir and its cousin, pinot gris. Just a few years later, along with winemaker, Cornel Olivier, Old Shore Vineyards is a small, thriving vineyard with a different approach to Midwest wine making.
We met up with Dannielle Maki in the enviable Old Shore Vineyards tasting room— a grassy knoll in the midst of vines of pinot, with a view of old-restored barn, and the couple’s whitewashed farmhouse. Here Maki divulges more about Old Shore Vineyards’ philosophy.
Props to OSV!