The owner/winemaker at Black Fire Winery in Tecumseh, Wells draws his initial fascination with wine back to his formative years in Detroit. He grew up on the northeast side and graduated from Pershing High School. He recalls making his first bottle of wine in his childhood home there — using pop bottles, since his parents didn’t drink alcohol.
“I love Detroit,” he says. “Detroiters are tough. They always persevere.”
In her May Hour Detroit Michigan wine blog, Cort gets the scoop on the new Michigan Wine & Cider Festival, coming up May 24 at Eastern Market in Detroit.