If you’re looking to visit one of the best apple orchards in Michigan, be sure to plan a visit to Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery in Grand Rapids!
With the emergence of microbreweries and craft beer in West Michigan, proper attention to our wineries and extensive orchards and vineyards has fallen by the wayside. However, celebrating 110 years of business in 2021, Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery, which is located at 3142 4 Mile Rd. NE in Grand Rapids has maintained its strong presence in the area.
History of Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
The Robinette family purchased the farm where the Apple Haus and Winery are currently located back in 1911. The entire family loaded fruits in their wagon to sell at the Grand Rapids Market on a regular basis as a means of providing for their family, as well as to the community as a whole.
In 1973, the family opened the Apple Haus in order to cater to consumer demand for their services. Since then, the family has continued to run the farm and expand Robinette’s into what currently stands today.
The 125-acre Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery was purchased by Edward Robinette in 1911, when he found the farm while he was visiting a friend in Grand Rapids. When he purchased it, the farm was solely a fruit tree farm made of apples, peaches and Cherries.
The farm still maintains these fruit trees, but has started expanding in 1971 with the Cider mill, followed by donuts in 1972, the Apple Haus and 1973, the gift barn in 1985, and the winery in 2006. Other additions have included pies, lunches, and more added every year.
Robinette’s is now known as a year round destination, offering something to cater to everyone.
Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery provides a number of different products and services to the community from both a business and entertainment standpoint. Different features on Robinette’s farm include an Apple Haus, winery, gift shop, corn maze, hayrides, mountain bike trail, bakery, lunch counter and seating area, cider mill, hiking, and much more.
Robinette’s Winery & Wine Tastings
A large, yet slightly less known, part of Robinette’s is their winery and wine offerings. In fact, the winery offers a wine tasting that features Michigan wines and cider.
Included in this tasting are a souvenir wine glass and tasting sampler which incorporates a taste of six different wines for $3 per person. Additionally, individuals can bring their glass back the next time they visit to receive these tastings complimentary.
Currently, Robinette’s features 18 different Michigan-made wines, as well as hard ciders and non-alcoholic raspberry juice for the kids. A few of the newest featured types of wine at Robinette’s are Apple Wine, Peach Spumante, Riesling, and Cranberry. (Prices for the wine at Robinette’s range from $10.50 to $20.00).
Order Robinette’s Online
An additional perk to the vast amount Robinette’s offers already is their website which features an online store where most of the products featured on the farm can be purchased. Within the online store, individuals can place orders for all sorts of apples from Robinette’s orchard.
In addition, gift baskets are available that feature a number of Michigan-made products, as well as Robinette’s wine, cider, and apples. Some baskets feature goods such as Michigan maple syrup, caramel corn, dried red tart cherries, cherry salsa, fudge, and Michigan maple granola.
Visit Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery in Grand Rapids Michigan
Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery is a great locale for families and anyone else to enjoy the different seasons Michigan offers to us. Visit the Winery at Robinette’s and taste the delicious product of Michigan fruits and berries.
Robinette’s hours vary by season. You can find the current Apple Haus and Winery hours of operation on their website or by calling them at 616-361-7180.
Robinette’s Corn Maze for 2021
In a patriotic show of remembrance, Robinette’s corn maze in Grand Rapids showcases an American flag at half-mast to memorialize the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Robinette’s Corn Maze will open after Labor Day. Hours will be 10:00 am with the last entry at 5:00 pm. The cost for the corn maze is $8 per person, ages 3-up. Groups of 15 or more with one person paying are $7 each.
More Delicious Apple Cider & Apple Picking in Michigan
article contributed by Kristin M. Coppens