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Events

  • WINE DINNER with Chef Joe Bologna-  Sat Oct 20

    WINE DINNER with Chef Joe Bologna- Sat Oct 20

    Join us with Chef Joe and company to a magic evening of great dishes with great wine. Chef Joe has tasted the newest Valpanara vintages and surrounded them with culinary creations that top the charts.

  • Fall Wine Club Members Pick up Party, Sat Nov 3

    Fall Wine Club Members Pick up Party, Sat Nov 3

    Save the date for the fall wine club pick up party at both our TC winery and GR Forty Pearl. Join us on Sat, Nov 3 and enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres while tasting the wines in Robert’s picks.

  • Oyster/Crab Cake Social - begins Sat Nov 10

    Oyster/Crab Cake Social - begins Sat Nov 10

    The best oyster and crab cake adventure begins on Saturday Nov 10. Mark your calendar and get ready for the beginning of the closest experience to the ocean in the Great Lakes region!

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Latest News

  • BBW in the News!

    BBW in the News!

    This summer brought a good harvest of mentions in major news publications. The Chicago Tribune and New York Times visited the Traverse City Area and praised our wines!

  • Robert’s Wine Pick for the Spring Release

    Robert’s Wine Pick for the Spring Release

    Robert has picked all gold-medal winning wines for the Spring Wine Club Members six-bottle commitment. Of course, club members are free to customize their selections but his picks are pretty good.

  • BB wines perform well in Blind Tasting

    BB wines perform well in Blind Tasting

    BB sent some of our white wines into the Eighth Annual Palate Press Grand Tasting and guess who was the surprise of the night?

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Latest Writings

  • 2018 Season Notes

    2018 Season Notes

    The most vivid memory in this industry is recalling the seasons. Every season is remembered from bad, average, great to historic, as they all get a place in the long-term mental data bank.

  • 2017 Season Notes

    2017 Season Notes

    Every vintage has three seasons -- start, middle and finish. Our 2017 had a mediocre start and middle, but what a fabulous finish it brought us.

  • 2016 Season Notes

    2016 Season Notes

    2016 as a vintage is the best to date! All essential elements came together to create historic Cuvées. Ideal weather leveraged our perfect dirt and microclimate to produce exceptional grapes.

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