Big Little Wine small, select batches, made with love. Big white wines. Little Leelanau Peninsula. Big Brother. Little Brother. Big Passion. Little Ego. Our desire here at Big Little Wines is to make the full-bodied, hand-crafted wines that are expressions of both ourselves and our parents' ten-acre vineyard in Lake Leelanau.
The goals we have for our wines can be summarized in one word: Balance.
We aim for a balanced vine canopy in the vineyard during the growing season and strive to maximize quality and yield based on the style of wine we are making, so balancing crop load per vine is critical. We want a balance of sugar, acid and flavor when we decide to pick the grapes. We want to balance flavors, alcohol, acidity, sweetness, and mouthfeel when we make our blends. And we want to make sure our wines and styles complement one another to make a strong portfolio of products. We believe strongly that blending grapes together can often result in a more complex and higher quality wine than individual varietal wines. To that end we have several wines that are blends. We believe strongly in sustainable vineyard practices that include limiting pesticides, planting beneficial crops in row middles, irrigating responsibly, and general respect for the land.