Battle of the bottles: Michigan winemakers prep for annual competition

Jul 31, 2015

It’s a red, white and rose tradition in our state:  the annual Michigan Wine Competition. About a thousand bottles of the state’s best vintages have come case by case to Lansing in advance of the August 11 event. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has a preview.


Dozens of Michigan wineries have submitted their entries this week in advance of the 38th annual Michigan Wine Competition to be held August 11 in East Lansing.
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Michigan’s summer grape season drawing near. In August, wineries from the Leelanlau Peninsula to Paw Paw will begin the annual harvest that makes Michigan the nation’s fourth largest wine producer. Over the last couple of weeks, dozens of vineyards have shipped their best work to Lansing to take part in the annual Michigan Wine Competition.

Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with Linda Jones, executive director of the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council. She and her staff are getting ready for the 38th annual Michigan Wine Competition to be held at MSU on August 11.