World Class Grapes & Wine
Grown in Michigan
MICHIGAN RECOGNIZED BY USA TODAY AS HAVING ONE OF THE TOP TEN WINE TASTING ROOMS IN THE UNITED STATES. Dablon Vineyards of Lake Michigan Shore AVA Ranked #8 in the Nation.
Dablon Vineyards was named #8 Tasting Room by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards and it is an honor to be selected. Of the top ten, eight are in Pacific Ocean states, one is from the state of New York, and Dablon of Michigan is the only one on glacier-created hills located five miles from Lake Michigan, the largest freshwater lake within the boundaries of any country in the world. “We created our Tasting Room to provide customers with an environment and experience that matches the quality of our world-class wine made from world-class grapes we grow here. Along with the other fine wineries in our State we want to help Michigan earn its place on the national wine stage,” commented Dablon owner William Schopf. Believing that a comfortable, elegant tasting room with a knowledgeable staff can elevate the entire wine tasting experience, USA TODAY went out to find the best spots for sipping and asked a panel of wine industry experts to nominate their top 20 tasting rooms across the country. This list was then pared down to the top 10 after 4 weeks of daily online voting for one nominee per category, per day.
MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE
2023 BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS
Names Dablon Vineyards Best Winery In The Midwest
Credit ancient glaciers for ideal grape-growing conditions—similar to France’s Burgundy and Bordeaux regions—in southwest Michigan. But raise a glass to the Dablon crew for hand-planting vines and hand-nurturing the 17 varietals they craft into more than 30 wines, including some unusual to the area (such as Malbec and Petit Verdot). The indoor tasting room uncorks a warm vibe, and a shady outdoor area overlooks the vineyards. Live performances top off weekend tastings.
comes from exceptional grapes
We hand-nurture our grapes from the time they are planted until the grapes are harvested by hand from our beautiful Southwest Michigan vineyards. The care and attention we take in growing our grapes results in vibrant and distinctive wines.
the Tasting Room
Our tasting room is the perfect place to relax and indulge. Enjoy beautiful vineyard views from our indoor or outdoor seating.
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Vines Planted by Hand
Harvest & Winemaking
Barrel Room & Bottling
Observations about the Dablon Experience
“Dablon Vineyards & Winery is one of my favorite places to visit. The tasting room is beautiful and welcoming in any season and we love the wine and warm welcome. I’ve been fortunate enough to try many vintages from Dablon over the years, and I keep a couple of bottles in my cellar for special events. When I visit a winery, I always look around to see if everyone else is having fun, and it never fails: Dablon makes people happy!”
“Before you wine snobs pshaw the notion of “Midwest” and “Napa Valley” co-existing in the same sentence, take a few swigs of Dablon’s 2015 Estate Red Blend or Domaine Berrien Cellars’ 2016 Crown of Cabernet, and then we’ll talk.”
“What sets Dablon apart from its peers? A couple things do, in my view. First, their Burgundian-type wines are very good, but Dablon’s overall strength is in age-worthy Bordeaux style reds. This puts them in relatively rare company in Michigan, but what sets them apart from even from the other winemakers that produce strong is their willingness to experiment with different varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are relatively rare in Michigan, but Malbec, Tannat, Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot are almost unheard of. Nebbiolo is only grown one other place in the state to my knowledge, and as noted above Carmenere is probably unique to Dablon.”