Mari Vineyards produces incredible wines from roughly 60 acres of planted grapes on Old Mission Peninsula. Our soils here are comprised of sandy glacial loam, which give dynamic qualities to our wines and nurture even our most delicate of grape varietals. All of our wines are 100% Estate, which means they are made using only our grapes that grow in our vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula. We currently have six vineyards: Jamieson, Bella Vista, Neeson, Grishaw, McKian, and Irish, and grow 22 different varieties of grapes, which are listed below. Our farm is certified sustainable by the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assuance Program (MAEAP).
Italian for 'in the greenhouse'
Our proprietary hoop house system, called ‘Nella Serra,’ is a key piece of the process in making our excellent red wines. Roughly six acres of our red grapes are planted under these tunnel systems to ensure optimal growing conditions. The Nella Serra hoop houses boost our constant growing temperature, enabling our grapes to begin their growing process earlier and remain there longer. With the additional four to six weeks of maturation, our grapes are able to showcase flavors and qualities akin to classically acclaimed European varieties. We’re proud to facilitate the growth of these unexepected varieties through this expression of our Michigan terroir.
Mari's 60 acres of vineyards are cared for by Mutual Farm Management, who also hand harvests all of our grapes each year. Mutual Farm Management works to incorporate organic and biodynamic practices into their vineyard care. They are focused on nurturing the soils of our vineyards as much as the vines themselves. By maintaining the health and beauty of our home on Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula, MFM is able to continue their goal of growing world class fruit.
general manager & vineyard manager