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The Brengman Brothers Experience: Where Hospitality Meets Fine Wine

My North, July 6 2015

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Art and Wine

- Winemakers pursue a vision, much as an artist imagines a work. Vincent van Gogh painted three vineyard scenes during his artistic career. Van Gogh did not make wine,

Wine Comps 2020

- If winning medals and high scores are important to you, then checkout the scores for Brengman Brothers wines for the 2020 compititions.

Proud Winner of our first JEFFERSON CUP

- Brengman Brothers received a J-cup for our 2017 Riesling Ice Wine.We also won medals for our 2018 Traverse Coast Blend, 2018 Sauv Blanc and 2017 Left Bank.

Cafe Pearl @ the Vineyard

- Our kitchen staff in the Grand Rapids have created a wonderful menu of amazing foods for the winery.

Fox News: Wine Wednesday w/ Robert Brengman

- Robert Brengman visits Fox 2 News in the morning to discuss the history of Brengman Brothers, and to offer a few samplings of our world-class wines.

Winemaking evolves at Brengman Brothers in 2019

- Smooth transitions are important in all phases of viticulture, especially when it comes to the winemakers

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!

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?

2016 Beerenauslese and SGN Win Gold!

- We entered seven wines and received 2 Golds, 3 Silvers and 2 Bonzes in the San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, the largest in the world!

The 2017 Harvest is Officially in the Books

- It was a good call to leave 20 plus rows of Riesling grapes to make Ice Wine as we experienced an early start of the cold weather finishing the harvest of the frozen grapes on Dec 12.

On-air cocktail!

- Michigan Radio creates a new cocktail using Piccolo Dito! Click the picture to hear Tammy Coxen make a Rhum Dandy Shim with Piccolo Dito Sweet Vermouth and get the recipe!

Robert speaks at International Alsace Festival

- Robert joined two other Traverse Coast area winemakers at the 12th Annual Anderson Valley Alsace Varietals Festival. Here’s his report.

2016 Historic Harvest Notes

- Mark this year as rare! It looks as if all the elements are coming together to produce truly memorable wines. Look for the release party next summer.

Jerry Stutzman gets Published

- Wine Club Member and Professional Photographer has his photo of our vineyard and used on our 2013 Cab Franc ice wine label published in the Wine Enthusiast magazine’s October 2016 issue.

Brengman Bros. Launches Piccolo Dito Fortified Wines

- Brengman Bros. launched its ‘Piccolo Dito’ line of fortified wines at a cocktail competition held Friday, August 19 at its Leelanau Peninsula vineyard & winery.

Advantage Michigan

- Where on earth can you take away using up energy and money to do an important task to stabilize fine wine?

New Media Clip About Brengman Bros

- The video stars the winery and vineyard with guest appearance from Lauren and Robert. Check it out!

2015 Harvest News

- Not at all the Estate volume that we hoped for but we experienced the seven loaves of bread and fish miracle with hybrids from our southwest Michigan grower friends.

Giovanni’s Summer 2015 Visit

- Our brother from another mother traveled to TC for a recent visit. He had an active itinerary filled with wine dinner, bike race, wine education sessions and some local sightseeing and tasting.

Art in the Vineyard

- Brengman Brother number 3 teamed up with Artist Scott Loraine to bring the vineyard two new sculptures named Little Wing and Balance.

Artist Series Labels

- Dani Davis Knoph was the awarded artist who created the labels for the three 2013 Artist Series wines.

Valapanera is Awarded 4 Out of 4 Gold Medals

- Giovanni is making some perfect wine and we have the judges who tasted and agreed.

Another Validation for the Fine Wines at Brengman Brothers

- The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world.

Solar Power

- ​We are now a zero net meter operation. The rumor from our installer says that we are the first 100% solar powered commercial winery in Michigan.

Valpanera was recently awarded “100 Top Wines” of Friuli Venezia Giulia

- Giovanni is at it again, winning more awards for his amazing wines. The Refosco Riserva 2007 was chosen as one of the 100 top wines for the 2013 competition. We toast to this achievement…

Latest Writings

2019 Season Notes

If any one season can prove particular vineyards are Gand Cru, 2019 may be it for Brengman Brothers.

Our Mission at Brengman Brothers 2019

Entering into our sixteenth season we find ourselves taking a look at our past and, more importantly, how does our future look.

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

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 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.

2015 Season Notes

Michigan Fortified! We used our own and other Michigan grapes to expand 2015 into a new venture for our state: Piccolo Dito!

Is California Trying To Be Like Us?

At Brengman Brothers, we pay a whole lot of attention to the other established wine regions in North America such as Oregon, Washington State, New York and Virginia…

2013 Season Notes

A late, cool year that had bud bread 1-2 weeks behind average, the summer featured moderate, cooler temperatures that forced us to deal with powdery mildew almost continually.

2012 Vintage Notes

After a hectic beginning to the season, the 2012 vintage promises to be as exciting as the weather that created it.

2011 Vintage Notes

The season started off slow with low heat accumulation that delayed bloom for two weeks.

2010 Vintage Notes

Mark Twain is often credited with saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes."