Winemaking: Fermented for 10 days in stainless steel
A Brief History: Blueberries are indigenous to North America. They have been a part of the American tradition since the pilgrims. The Native Americans associated the blueberry, or "starberry" (just look at the star design on the bottom of one) with the Great Spirit. It was thought that "starberries" were sent to Earth to end a period o famine. Wild blues were eaten fresh in Summer and dried or made into a paste for medicine, food, teas, juice, syrup and dye in the Winter.
Research has shown that blueberries are loaded with cell-protecting antioxidants called anthocyanins. Of the forty fruits and vegetables tested, blueberries had the highest antioxidant capacity. Antioxidants have the potential to prevent cancer and can slow the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, possibly helping to fend off heart attacks.
About the Wine: A crisp wine made from 100% fresh Michigan blueberries grown just miles off the shores of Lake Michigan in South Haven.
WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES
Our Blueberry Wine is produced from only the highest quality fresh berries and fermented in a way that maximizes color and flavor concentration. No grape juice, flavoring, or distilled spirits are used. Soft and sweet with a long blueberry finish.