Who says dessert has to be food? These pretty and pink Michigan-made rosés are fruity and sweet, and they pair perfectly with your favorite charcuterie board or a summer afternoon with friends.
Bonobo Winery – 2018 Rosé
Bonobo Winery offers and extensive variety of red, white, and pink wines. The company’s 2018 Rosé is crafted in Old Mission Peninsula and has a 12% ABV. This blend of pinot gris, gewürztraminer, and pinot noir has hints of apricot and pear. For more information, visit bonobowinery.com.
Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery – Signature Rosé Reserve 2018
Winner of the 2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging Bronze award, this rosé combines hints of watermelon, strawberry, and raspberry to create the perfect fruity drink. Despite its sweetness, this wine pairs well with fresh greens and grilled meats. For more information, visit brysestate.com.
Chateau Grand Traverse – 2017 Etcetera Rosé
This summertime favorite from Chateau Grand Traverse is full of berry flavors and subtle earthiness. The 2017 Etcetera Rosé is a combination of pinot noir, gamay noir, merlot, and cabernet franc and pairs well with any charcuterie board. For more information, visit cgtwines.com.
Contessa Winery – Prediletto Blush
Crafted at Contessa Wine Cellar in Coloma, which is a small-town northeast of Benton Harbor, this wine has a 12% AVB. Contessa Wine Cellar recommends adding fresh strawberries or frozen blueberries to the rosé to enhance its fruity notes. For more information, visit contessawinecellars.com.
Good Harbor Vineyards – Rose 2016
Located on Leelanau Peninsula, Good Harbor Vineyard created this semi-dry wine with rosé enthusiasts in mind. Pairing well with lighter foods like cheese and salads, this wine features notes of cranberry and bramble fruits. For more information, visit goodharbor.com.
Mawby Sparkling – Mawby Sex
This blend of pinot noir, chardonnay, and Muscat grapes is fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled in Leelanau County, right next to Lake Michigan. For more information, visit mawby.wine.
St. Julian Winery – Social Butterfly
This dessert wine is best when paired with milk chocolate, strawberries, or spicy food. Social Butterfly has candy and watermelon flavor notes, making it the perfect choice for anyone craving something sweet. For more information, visit stjulian.com.
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