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MSU and Michigan Resources
Michigan wineries & wine tourism
Wineries are playing an active role in agri-tourism. Wine tours, dinners with pairings, and collaborations with other local businesses along wine trails are all part of the structure that can draw tourists to an area. Below we feature some of the research done by Michigan State University and its partners to better understand how to increase the number of tourists coming to wineries and how to enhance their experience.
Requirements for Becoming and Operating a Winery (pdf document)
Here are the requirements for becoming and operating a winery in Michigan as of 2013, the year for which we have the most recent information.
Ag Marketing Resource Center - Wine
Wine Industry Profile
Updated June 2015. Revised May 2019.
Michigan Craft Beverage Council
The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is a governor-appointed board that is advisory to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Craft Beverage Council was established within The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to provide for research into Michigan agricultural products, such as fruits, hops and barley, that are used in the production of Michigan wine, cider, beer, spirits and mixed spirit drinks
Michigan Wine Country
This colorful, free magazine is published annually in April and contains information and informative articles about the wineries and wine regions of Michigan. 2006 to the current year are available online.
Start-Up Guide to Michigan's wine industry (full pdf, 15 pages)
This Wine Industry Resource Guide, Start-Up Guide to Michigan's wine industry (full pdf, 15 pages), is designed to place the best available resource materials for winery or vineyard operators, or those interested in such ventures, in one convenient location. Topics include: Growing Wine Grapes in Michigan; Making Wine in Michigan; Sales and Marketing; Licensing, Regulations and Taxation; Other Business Issues.
Michigan Wineries from Pure Michigan
The wine-curious and the wine aficionados alike will find themselves at home at Michigan wineries and vineyards. You will be sure to find that perfect wine with more than 140 wineries to choose from across the state.
Books on the Michigan Wine Industry
The History of Michigan Wines: 150 years of winemaking along the Great Lakes by Savor the taste of wines inspired by the Great Lakes as enthusiasts Lorri Hathaway and Sharon Kegerreis introduce passionate winemakers like Joseph Sterling, who ignited Michigan's first viable wine region in the 1800s along Lake Erie. Discover how the Detroit River was used for bootlegging during Prohibition, how the raid on red wine in the Upper Peninsula generated national headlines and how Michigan became the first to repeal. Learn about the wineries that boosted production to make Michigan a leading wine producer through the 1960s, when the changing marketplace caused a slump in production and sales.Since then, new grape varietals have spurred resurgence in the industry, garnering Michigan worldwide attention for its locally influenced wines. Discover Michigan's vibrant wine history, which is vital to the second most agriculturally diverse state and top tourism region becoming a premier agritourism destination.
Call Number: TP557 .H38 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-01