The Barrel Room Wine and Ciders

More than one hundred years ago, the State Hospital built this building, now known as the Barrel Room, to cellar the fruits and vegetables grown on campus so patients and staff could enjoy them year round. Over sixty years after the last fruits were taken from the root cellar, LFC began using it for its original intention- aging and storing locally grown crops. Thank you for coming to taste the fruits of our labor!

 

 

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Dry White Wines

2017 GITALI

– 38 BTL  12 GL
Club pricing starting at 28 BTL / 9.6 GL

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  9 GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 22.4 BTL / 7.2 GL

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.

2019 SKIN FERMENTED PINOT GRIS ◊

 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 22.4 BTL / 8 GL

We fermented the lot 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 8 months in stainless steel, then neutral oak puncheons for 10 weeks. The oxygen that inevitably creeps in further tints this and we end up with a beautiful orange colored wine.

2017 DRY RIESLING

MICHIGAN WINE COMPETITION GOLD MEDAL – JUNE 2019 WINE ENTHUSIAST 89 POINTS
– 25 BTL  9 GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 20 BTL / 7.2 GL

Aren’t all Rieslings sweet? Not even close! This completely dry Riesling has a balance of dried apple and peach flavors against spicy acid.

2018 Chardonnay ◊

Eden Hill Vines
28 BTL  9 GL
Club pricing starting at 22.4 BTL / 7.2 GL

The wine was fermented and aged in all second use French oak so there is a definite barrel contribution, but the fruit stands up to match. It has all the elegance and weight of a fine Chardonnay.

2017 PINOT BLANC ◊

ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD
JEFFERSON CUP INVITATIONAL GOLD MEDAL – 2019 MICHIGAN WINE COMPETITION GOLD MEDAL – JUNE 2019 WINE ENTHUSIAST-88 POINTS
–28 BTL 10 GL –
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 22.4 BTL / 8 GL

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.  

2018 KERNER

Jefferson Cup Invitational Double Gold Medal
– 25 BTL  8 GL –
Club pricing starting at 20 BTL / 6.4 GL

This is an extremely rare grape variety. The finished wine is dry and balanced with an intriguing floral aroma. 

Reds and Rosé

2020 DRY ROSÉ

– 20 BTL  8 GL
Club pricing starting at 16 BTL / 6.4 GL

Dry but fruity, this rosé has been made with 100% Blaufränkisch grapes grown in northern Michigan.

2019 BLAUFRÄNKISCH

–28 BTL 9 GL –
Club pricing starting at 22.4 BTL / 7.2 GL

Blau as in blue, Frank as in French, Isch as in …well…  ish. Like classic Blaufränkisch, this has concentrated dark berry juiciness coupled with black pepper.

2018 Blaufränkisch Reserve 

– 45 BTL 15 GL –
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 36 BTL / 12 GL

This is a blend from our oldest and newest Blaufränkisch vineyards. The combination of black pepper, earth, and brambleberry flavor will evolve over the next several years.

2019 Gamay 

– 32 BTL 10 GL –
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 25.6 BTL / 9.6 GL

Our Gamay comes from a young Leelanau Peninsula vineyard. This wine shows elegance and structure with great aging potential.

Sweeter Whites

IV Sparkling Pinot Blanc

Island View Vineyard
– 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 22.4 BTL / 8 GL

Left Foot Charley’s take on Prosecco, this wine is a lightly carbonated, delicately balanced sparkling wine for all occasions from Island View Vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula.

2017 SEVENTH HILL FARM RIESLING ◊

JEFFERSON CUP winner
– 25 BTL  9 GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 20 BTL / 7.2 GL

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.

2019 LE CABAN RIESLING

– 20 BTL  GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 16 BTL / 6.4 GL

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

2019 LATE HARVEST RIESLING

– 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 22.4 BTL / 8 GL

A late harvest Riesling made from one of our most renowned vineyards.

Hard Ciders

HENRY’S PIPPIN

–8 BTL –
CLUB PRICING STARTING at 6.4 BTL 

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

ENGLE’S RANSOM

– 8 btl  –

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

OTTERSON APPLE

–12 BTL –

Otterson is the name of a red-fleshed apple variety. We pressed these apples to create a small batch of dry rosé cider.

FORTIS MAELUM

–18 BTL 5OZ GL 
CLUB PRICING STARTING AT 14.4 BTL / 5.6 GL

The apples pressed for this dry British style cider are grown as part of an experimental block on the Engle Ridge Farm that was planted as part of our quest for true cider apples that will thrive in northern Michigan.

Hors d'oeuvres

Burrata

– 19 –

Housemade Mozzarella Burrata on a Bed of Tomato Vin with Freshly Baked Focaccia Bread by Trattoria Stella 

Whitefish Pate

– 8 –

Local Whitefish Pate & Bubbie’s Bagel Crisps

Trail Mix

–5 –

Village TRAILS Mix by Trattoria Stella 

Shortbread Cookies

–5 

Rosemary Butter Shortbread Cookies from Cuppa Joe

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Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Monday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday-Saturday 12pm - 7pm

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