7661 Worden Rd., Beulah, MI 49617, US

On Eden Hill in the land of Beulah - Michael & Nancy Call

About Us

From the ski biz to farming

If you retire after 40 years in the ski business, what next? Well... in our case the next phase was to buy the family cherry farm, pull out the old trees and plant a vineyard. We said we'd never go into another weather dependent business, but here we are - growing grapes, enjoying the seasons, and spending lots of time communing with the vines. So much for 

Michael & Nancy's retirement!

Thanks to great help!

Our farm sits on one of the highest ridge tops in Benzie County. The vineyard overlooks Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the Crystal Lake Valley. With the help of our incredible family & friends, we harvest 2.5 acres of Chardonnay grapes and 2.5 acres of Blaufrankisch. Three different wines are available from our 2017 harvest - a Blaufrankisch Rosé, an unwooded Chardonnay, and a Blaufrankisch red blend.



 

Where to get the good stuff

   The 2017 Chardonnay, a blend of our grapes and those from two other vineyards, was bottled by Bowers Harbor Vineyards. The Blaufrankisch Rosé, made from our grapes alone, and the Blaufrankisch red blend were the creation of Bryan Ulbrich, the very talented, award winning Wine Sherpa at 

Left Foot Charley Urban Winery.
Both wineries are in Traverse City, Mi. 

Links below.


Harvest 2018

The A-Team Crew

Rain, snow, sleet, hail, wind & a tiny bit of sun. Crazy weather & hearty help.

Lots of Totes to Tote

Nearly 15 tons of grapes picked on two Saturdays. 



Vineyard Chic

We may not win any fashion contests, but the grapes all got harvested!

Award Winning 2017 Blaufrankisch Rosé - Left Foot Charley Urban Winery

 Following fermentation, our rosé  was aged in stainless steel for 5 months. Blaufränkisch is an Austrian grape variety with a spicy delicate taste that grows very well in Northern Michigan. So well, in fact, that this wine recently received two major awards:
A Silver Medal at the prestigious Dan Berger 2018 International Wine Competition
in Napa Valley, California

The Double Gold Best of Class award at the 2018 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition.

Link to the Left Foot Charle web site

2017 Unwooded Chardonnay - Bowers Harbor Vineyards

  

Bowers Harbor Vineyards, was the first winery in Michigan to produce an unoaked Chardonnay. This vintage was fermented entirely in stainless steel, and expresses fresh fruit flavors of apple, pear and citrus, followed by a crisp, clean finish. 

It's the perfect complement to el fresco summer dining in Northern Michigan.


Link to the Bowers Harbor Vineyard web site

Eden Hill Vines Blaufrankisch from Left Foot Charley wins a Jefferson Cup!

  

Our 2016 vintage Blaufrankisch red wine, bottled by Left Foot Charley Urban Winery in Traverse City was awarded a coveted Jefferson Cup award at the 18th annual Jefferson Cup Invitational Competition held in Kansas City, MO. November 16 & 17, 2017. Of the 750 participating wines from 27 different states, our Blaufrankisch was one of 16 Jefferson Cup awardees!

Learn more about the Jefferson Cup Award

We're located on the furthest west section of Worden Road, off US31, at the top of the hill between the villages of Beulah and Honor.

Eden Hill Vines

7661 Worden Rd., Beulah, MI 49617, us

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