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Wine and Cider Flights $15 choose any four wines and ciders

Club member flights $12

Featured Flights and Food

Wine and Cider Flights

$15
Choose your own adventure! Select four wines and ciders from any of the options available by the glass.

2021 Blaufränkisch Food Pairing

$14 (wine and Food)   $5 (Food only)

Enjoy a glass of our new 2021 Blaufränkisch with a curated plate of pairings. Features two flavors of Shortie’s shortbread crackers and a dark raspberry truffle from Great Lakes Chocolate. 

Zesty Garlic Hummus

$8

Locally made by Natural Northern Foods, and served with local veggies and rice crackers

The Goat

$8

Goat cheese spread made by The Cheese Lady of Traverse City with crème fraîche, figs, walnuts, basil, and thyme.

Whitefish Paté

$10

Locally made by Natural Northern Foods and served with local veggies, pickled jalapeños, and rice crackers.

Ploughman’s Lunch

$18

A selection of cheeses and cured meats served with local veggies, fruit, fig jam, pickles, olives, and rosemary crackers

Shortie’s savory crackers

$5

 A selection of locally made shortbread crackers in savory flavors: feta/olive and parmesan/black truffle salt.

Great Lakes Potato Chips

$1

Original ۞ Salt, Pepper, & Onion ۞ Barbecue

Great Lakes Chocolate Truffles

$2.50

Dark Chocolate Raspberry ۞ Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Girl ۞ Milk Chocolate Cherry ۞ Dark Chocolate Coconut

Northwoods Soda

$2.50

Wild Bill’s Root Beer ۞Pomegranate Lemonade ۞ Sparkling Lime-Mint ۞ Black Cherry Cream Soda ۞ Wild Ginger

DRY WHITE WINES

2021 CrÉmant

–28 BTL 10 GL –
Club 63 – 22.4 BTL

Crémant is a designation used for sparkling wines not made in Champagne. They can be made anywhere and often reflect blends of local significance. This style produces a fruit forward sparkling wine similar to Prosecco.

2021 KERNER

– 25 BTL  8 GL –
Club 63 – 20 BTL

Kerner is a grape that is a cross of Riesling and Trollinger (a red varietal), but Kerner itself is a white grape. This varietal is not widely planted, but we have a few acres grown on Old Mission Peninsula. The finished wine is dry and balanced with an intriguing floral aroma.

2021 PINOT GRIGIO

Tale Feathers Vineyard
– 20 BTL 8 GL –
Club 63 – 16 BTL 

By fermenting the wine in stainless steel and avoiding long yeast contact we could keep the delicate aromas to reveal an apple-like freshness for a classic warm-weather sipper that really shows off in the glass.

2018 PINOT BLANC

Island View Vineyard

Jefferson Cup Invitational Silver Medal

–28 BTL 10 GL –
Club 63 – 22.4 BTL

The Island View Vineyard is Michigan’s oldest Pinot Blanc planting dating back to 1995. There are 1100 plants farmed under the watchful eye and expert hands of Werner Kuehnis. 

2021 Murmur

18 BTL 8 GL
Club 63 – 14.4 BTL

Named for some of our voracious vineyard foes, the starlings; Murmur is a blend of some of our favorite white grape varieties. In this case, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Traminette, and Riesling.

2020 AUXERROIS

Island View Orchard
– 28 BTL 10 GL –
Club 63 – 22.4 BTL

Auxerrois is a soft and very blendable grape variety, but we chose to keep it as a single vineyard wine. It stopped fermenting with a touch of residual sugar which added a lush fruitiness to the wine and low acidity.

2020 tERMINAL mORAINE rIESLING

–28 BTL 10 GL –
Club 63 – 22.4 BTL

This Riesling is grown on a 1.5 acre vineyard site with two distinct soil types that blend to make a structured wine with fat peach/apricot qualities and a stony acid finish.

DRY rED And RosÉ wINEs

2021 Dry RosÉ

– 20 BTL 8 GL –
Club 63 – 16 BTl

Dry but fruity, this Rosé has been made with 100% Blaufränkisch grapes grown in northern Michigan, and is a perennial favorite patio sipper.

2021 OMP Blaufränkisch

dAN bERGER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION BEST OF CLASS – tRIPLE gOLD mEDAL
–28 BTL 9 GL –
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL 

This is a blend of two of our great Blaufränkisch vineyards – The Keenan Vineyard and the Swanson Vineyard. Select barrels are chosen for this blend to help execute our goal of a fruit-focused, dry red. We age these barrels for eight months and then bottle young to capture the berry and black pepper tones.

sWEETER wHITE wINES

2020 LE CABAN RIESLING

– 20 BTL  8 GL
Club 63- 16 BTL

We find this Riesling to be a melodic poem of delicate sweetness wrapped around an electric core of acid. 

2021 Missing Spire Riesling

– 22 BTL 8 GL –
Club 63 – 17.6 BTl

Juicy, peachy, lightly sweet and effervescent, and bottled in traditional and distinctive blue glass. We’ve brought back this fan favorite for the first time since 2018!

2020 LATE HARVEST RIESLING

Seventh Hill Farm
International Eastern Wine Competition silver
– 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB 63- 22.4 BTL 

Our sweetest wine, this Late Harvest Riesling is made from exceptional fruit from one of our most renowned vineyards.

Hard Ciders

ENGLE’S RANSOM

– 23 GROWLER TO-GO / 8 BTL / 7 GL –

Our first venture in cider made from Michigan grown European heritage apples, Engle’s Ransom is a dry, full-bodied cider that has powerful aromatics and a longer mid-palate and finish.

HENRY’S PIPPIN

–23 GROWLER TO-GO / 8 btl / 7 GL –

Pippin is an old word for apple. This dry, classic-style cider is a representation of several different fermentations of many of our heirloom apple varietals blended together.

THE CUNNING HAM

– 23 GROWLER TO-GO / 7 GL –

Cunning Ham is named after a former cellar hand who had a bit of mad scientist in him. Each batch has been a bit unique. This batch was fermented and aged this hard cider in French Oak and Bourbon barrels. It’s dry and tannic, yet still retains a bright reminder of the orchards from whence it came.

OTTERSON APPLE

–12 500ML BTL 

Otterson is the name of a red-fleshed apple variety grown for us by the Michigan State Extension program. Red-fleshed varieties were propagated throughout the 20th Century in New Zealand and elsewhere. This rosé cider is dry and tart.

Blaufränkisch apple

–28 GROWLER TO-GO / 8 GL –

After removing our Blaufränkisch Rosé wine from the pressed grape skins, we added fresh apple juice to the skins and allowed everything to co-ferment with the naturally occurring yeast found on the skins. What resulted was a deeply colored cider with black pepper and berry notes, and a bit of pleasant funk from the volunteer yeasts.

Tepache

–28 GROWLER TO-GO / 8 GL –

Tepache is a traditional drink from pre-hispanic Mexico made using pineapple rinds, left to ferment with sugar, water, and some spices. For this version, we used whole pineapple and an apple base, supplemented with piloncillo – an unrefined form of brown sugar – to give it slight caramel and earthy undertones. It was then seeped with whole cinnamon sticks and clove post-fermentation.

Antrim Cider

– 8 500ML BTL –

This is a single-origin cider grown by Ron Boals and his family. We chose this blend for its striking acidity and fresh, juicy apple character. The apples used were Jonathan and Rhode Island Greening, giving the cider the tart flavors of a green apple. This cider has snap!

CINNAMON GIRL

–23 GROWLER TO-GO / 8 BTL / 7 GL –

This is a classic combination – apples and cinnamon. Whole cinnamon sticks are added to the juice from OMP apples and steeped in the cider for 4-6 weeks.

 

By the Bottle

Available by the bottle in-house or to-go. The following wines are not available for flights or glass pours.

2018 Gitali

dAN bERGER’S INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION Bronze Medal
3BTL   
Club 63 – 30.4 btl

This Blanc de Blanc traditional method sparkling wine was slowly fermented in the bottle for two years, creating consistent, fine bubbles throughout the palate.

2018 PINOT GRIS

TALE FEATHERS VINEYARD
– 28 BTL
CLUB 63- 22.4 BTL

This small bottling came from a selection of the 2.5 acre Tale Feathers Vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula. We chose to ferment and age the wine in two very old French oak puncheons.

2020 Skin Fermented Pinot Gris

28 BTL   
Club 63 – 22.4 btl

We fermented this Pinot Gris with the skins as we would a red wine fermentation. Then, instead of pressing after a week or two, we let the wine age with the skins for 4 months. The oxygen that inevitably creeps in further tints this and we end up with a beautiful orange-colored wine.

2020 Chardonnay

32 BTL  
CLUB 63 – 25.6 BTL 

In 2020 we selected a specific section of the Eden Hill Vineyard consisting of a single clone known for its opulent fruit and balanced ripening and fermented in 2-225L barrels and one 500L puncheon.

2020 PINOT BLANC

Prairie School Vineyard
– 24 BTL –

For this vintage and vineyard, we extended our yeast time in hopes of drawing out a little more earthy quality and broadening the structure of the wine. To keep the fruit alive there is a touch of natural residual sugar.

2017 SEVENTH HILL FARM RIESLING

2019 JEFFERSON CUP WINNER
– 28 BTL 
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL 

This vineyard has an esteemed reputation and back-to-back Jefferson Cups. This prestigious award is earned by the top wines at the invitation-only competition.

2017 blaufränkisch reserve

– 60 BTL –
club 63 – 48 BTl

We resisted the siren’s call to label and sell all of this wine right away, and this wine has been aging peacefully in our wine library, but the time is right to share this special vintage with the world. This Blaufränkisch drinks beautifully now, but you could also store it in your cellar to enjoy for years to come.

Perry

– 12 500ml btl – 8 500ml btl
Club 63 – 9.6 BTl

This Perry is 100% pear and has been aged, unfiltered, for four years. It has been bottle conditioned to develop a mousse and palate similar to Champagne.

Spitzenburg

2021 GLINTCAP GOLD MEDAL

– 22 750ml btl –

Spitzenburg is an heirloom apple that used to be more widespread in the US and Michigan. It was pushed out of the mainstream by “new” varieties like northern spy which cooked more consistently. Spitzenburg (formally known as Esopus Spitzenburg) is a fickle tree in our northern climate. In 2020 we got our first real crop and had the opportunity to make this single-variety cider.

bAYEUX tAPESTRY

2021 GLINTCAP bRONZE mEDAL
– 22 750ml btl –

The original Bayeux Tapestry was made to commemorate the Battle of Hastings in 1066. In this battle, a small Norman Army invaded Anglo-Saxon England to begin the Norman conquest of England and establish a new monarchy. This cider represents this notion by combining one French bittersweet apple – Binet Rouge – with two bittersweet English varieties – Yarlington Mill and Ashmead’s Kernel. The cider is dry and structured, with a broad display of flavor bound to the palate by an array of cohesive tannins. 

Porter’s PerfeCtion

2021 GLINTCAP bRONZE mEDAL
–22 750ml btl –

Dating back to before 1900, Porter’s Perfection was first grown in the orchard of Charles Porter in East Lambrook, England. When an amazing crop was picked during harvest, we knew we had to create a new single variety cider to show off this apple’s bright, dense minerality. 

gOLDEN rUSSET

2021 GLINTCAP bRONZE mEDAL
– 22 750ml btl–

Golden Russet is another American Heirloom apple discovered by chance in the 1800s. The skin of this apple is russetted like a potato which lends some texture to the juice. The tannins combined with high sugar make a natural  apple wine with elevated alcohol and age worthy potential. We left a touch of residual sugar in this cider to keep the alcohol moderate and to balance the heat and acidity. 

Building 53 Specials

Available by the glass only

THE BEEKEEPER

– 8

Henry’s Pippin cider ۞ honey ۞ lemon

Make it Wild by adding Northwoods Wild Ginger Soda – 9 –

CIDERMOSA

– 8

Your choice of cider ۞ Orange juice 

CINGRIA

Red wine ۞ Cinnamon Girl ۞ Orange

Peachy Keen

– 12 

Peach ۞ Crémant ۞ Bubbles

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