A Winery Hidden On The Back Roads Of Fenton

A Winery Hidden On The Back Roads Of Fenton

If you are familiar with Seven Lakes State Park in Holly, Michigan, you might have seen the signs for a new winery in the area.  Seven Lakes Winery is tucked away on the quiet back roads. It is a short drive from the state park. The 96 acre estate provides rich soil for the production of crisp wines. It is a lovely setting for a summer afternoon of wine tasting.

The History

Robert Diez purchased this vineyard in the early 2000s. At the time, it seemed that this vineyard had seen its last days. However, Diez decided to revive it. With a career in Aerospace, winemaking was a new venture for Diez. He devoted his time and energy into learning everything he could about the craft. After he earned his winemaker’s license, Diez has been perfecting his winemaking process. He also worked dutifully to get the tasting room up and running.

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What You Need to Know

All of that hard work paid off.  Seven Lakes Winery now offers a variety of signature wines. Varieties include hearty reds to light, ripe whites, a hard cider, and a carbonated hard cider in the works. The flavorful wines are made right in Michigan with some of the grapes sourced from the west side of the state. Each offers its own unique flavor to please everyone from wine connoisseurs to the novice wine drinker.

Head into their tasting room to try out their delicious Michigan made wines. Enjoy light appetizers and flatbreads. They also have a patio where you can spend an afternoon sipping your new favorite bottle. The tasting room will officially open for the season in the beginning of June. It will be open Friday to Sunday. It is currently available for private tasting by appointment. Seven Lakes Winery also offers their tasting room for private events such as wedding showers and holiday parties. If you love to give wine as a gift, take advantage of their private labeling and create unique gifts for any special occasion.

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Where to Buy and What to Try

You can buy Seven Lakes wine from the tasting room or on the website. Order by the bottle or order a case of their best selling wines which include –

  • Cady Lake Malbec
  • Capriccio
  • Demi Sec
  • Cady Lake Moscato
  • Imperial Hard Cider
  • LaRose Red
  • Cady Lake Pinot Grigio
  • LaRose White
  • Merlot
  • Sunset Blush
  • Cady Lake Chardonnay
  • Cady Lake White Zinfandel
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In addition to wine, they also offer merchandise such as bottle openers, decorative wine barrels, and wine kits.

Check out their website for their exact hours of operation during the open season. Here you can also find detailed descriptions of each wine they offer. You can even join their wine club.

Do you have a favorite Michigan winery that is off the beaten path?

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