"Our family has grown and vinified grapes for over 25 years. Our passion is evolving our family's legacy with a reverance to tradition, the desire to explore new ideas, and the 'Free Run' to find our own style of winemaking."-- Matthew, Christian and Nicole Moersch
We really enjoy visiting the wineries on the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail -- close to our Michigan base of Union Pier, with wines whose qualities improve with every year, it's a great option for us. One winery we'd never visited was Free Run Cellars. While the winery is in Berrien Springs, they have a tasting room in Union Pier, almost close enough to walk from the cottage.
Matthew Moersh serves as winemaker and founding partner of Free Run Cellars (with his brother Christian) and also vinifies the grapes over at the Round Barn Winery (started by his father). His philosophy of winemaking is pretty simple: "Wine is made in the vineyard. My job is to make sure that our growers are taking the right steps to insure that the quality of fruit coming into the winery is the best that each season can produce. When that happens, my job is simple, let the quality of fruit speak for itself and don't screw it up." We recently had a chance to visit and came away impressed. Good wine along with an attractive tasting room and grounds make it a pleasant place to while away some time. Enjoy our video souvenir:
More information can be found on the Free Run Cellars website and on Facebook.
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