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Devon Kessler
November 10, 2022 | Devon Kessler

The Art Behind Barrels in Winemaking

Wine barrels have been a staple in the winemaking process since the beginning of the time. Throughout time, they have gone from being a vessel to store wine in to a vessel in which it ferments in.  Continue »

Devon Kessler
October 26, 2022 | Devon Kessler

Creamy Kale and Gnocchi Bake Paired with Tribute Chardonnay

Fall is the best time to turn on your oven and make a pasta bake! We paired Delish's Creamy Kale & Gnocchi Bake with our Tribute Chardonnay for the perfect fall dinner.  Continue »

Taylor Simpson
September 29, 2022 | Taylor Simpson

Behind The Vines: The Workers of Harbor Hill Fruit Farms

To recognize the hard work and sacrifice the farm workers of Harbor Hill Fruit Farms, the custom services operation under Simpson Family Estates, we took some time to sit down with a few of the farm workers to put a spotlight on their lives.  Continue »

Devon Kessler
September 29, 2022 | Devon Kessler

Fall Cocktail Recipe: Cinn Cider Bourbon Smash

The seasons are changing! Why not embrace the cooler weather with a glass of Cinn Cider Bourbon Smash made with our delicious Cinnamon Cider?  Continue »

Devon Kessler
September 22, 2022 | Devon Kessler

The Important Role of Migrant Workers at Good Harbor Vineyards

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Good Harbor Vineyards is taking a look at the statistics of Latin migrant workers in Michigan and the role they've played with Simpson Family Estates for the past 42 years.  Continue »

Taylor Simpson
September 15, 2022 | Taylor Simpson

Hispanic Heritage Month: Gorditas Recipe

Good Harbor Vineyards Co-Owner, Taylor Simpson, shares her Mexican mother-in-law's delicious Gorditas recipe.  Continue »

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Taylor Simpson
September 14, 2022 | Taylor Simpson

The Difference Between Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay

Chardonnay is always made with chardonnay grapes, which can have a flavor like apples, lemons, peach, pear, or melon, depending on where they’re grown. Climate has a big impact on the flavor of the wine, but whether it’s oaked makes an even larger contribution. Oaked chardonnay is aged in new oak barrels. Unoaked chardonnay is aged in steel or plastic tanks.  Continue »

Taylor Simpson
September 9, 2022 | Taylor Simpson

The Legacy of John and Millie Simpson

In honor of National Grandparents' Day, we take a look at the legacy of Good Harbor Vineyard founders, John and Millie Simpson.  Continue »

Taylor Simpson
September 7, 2022 | Taylor Simpson

5 Fun Facts About Pinot Grigio

How well do you know Pinot Grigio? As refreshing as lemonade on a hot summer day, this beloved wine is light, bright, and extremely popular.  Continue »

Taylor Simpson
August 31, 2022 | Taylor Simpson

Ultimate Wedding Wine and Champagne Guide

There are plenty of other wedding wine options to consider, though, and even champagne comes in such a variety of options you almost need a champagne guide to help you decide.  Continue »

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