Posted August 29th, 2012 by Andrea with No Comments
This past weekend I got to experience the Meadow Brook Music Festival’s 12th Annual Wine and Food Festival. It was very hot but, still it was a beautiful summer day. Award-winning wineries throughout Michigan plus California, Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand and Spain were on hand showcasing more than 150 varieties of wine. Admission included free wine samples, a complimentary wine glass, free food samplings, and live music.
Chardonnay, Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rieslings, sparkling, dessert wines and many more were available for sampling and purchase at the festival. My favorite samplings were from a winery located in Haslett, Michigan called Bergdorf’s Winery. Deb and Dave Burgdorf have been making wine for over 30 years and have won many awards throughout the years. They were very friendly people and I just can’t say enough about how great their wine is. I came back to their booth 3 times to try more! I highly recommend you visit their website and/or their winery. They have a special event coming up on September 8th, if you’d like to check it out! Fantastic..
De Angelis Winery is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They produce 100% natural wines with no added sulfites or preservatives, that means – no splitting headaches! My favorite wine that I tried of theirs was an unusually spicy red called Mourvedre, supposedly it pairs well with seafood.
Another great wine that I came across was called One Hope. One Hope Wine donates 50% of it’s profits to various charities! Here is a list of causes those profits go to support.
• End Childhood Hunger
• Fight Against Autism
• Fight Against Breast Cancer
• Fight Against AIDS
• Supporting Our Planet
• Supporting Our Troops
• Supporting Children’s Hospitals
• ONEHOPE Many Causes
• Medal of Honor Foundation
Please check out their website!
Besides wine, I got to sample some great jellies from a company called For the Love of June. This is a family owned Michigan based company, who grow many of their own ingredients and buy locally what they don’t raise themselves. Their products are made in small batches without any artificial ingredients. Founded by two sisters in 2011, they named their company after their grandma June, who had taught them both how to can. My choice of all of the jellies that I sampled was a Red Onion Jelly. I hadn’t ever tasted anything like it, just delicious..
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Written by Andrea