Finding a piece of Leland Bluestone on the shore of Lake Michigan is finding a rare treasure of nature. Blustone Wines are inspired by these unanticipated moments in life.
Our story started 20 years ago visiting Leland as a family for the first time. The simplicity and beauty of the “tucked away” secret that is Leelanau has always been what we treasure most about the area. There is a connection to the land found only here amongst the lakes, dunes, hills, and sunlit fields and our dream to start Blustone was born out of that. Our namesake is reflective of that connection and the celebration of life which we hope to inspire with every sip of wine.
Our winemake process starts with the principle: Let the Wine Express Itself!
Our vineyard is located on 40 acres in the midst of beautiful Leelanau Peninsula and we tend our vines continuously with meticulous fruit and leaf thinning to ensure just the right amount of sunlight is let through. We are also intentional to maintain the right balance of crop load year-to-year to balance quality and production. At the end of the season, it's all of us who come together to make the call on when the fruit is ready to harvest.