Dablon invites wine lovers to tour vineyard

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

BARODA, Mich. — As one of southwest Michigan’s newest wineries, leaders at Dablon Vineyards say they are very excited to offer vineyard and barrel room tours to guests throughout the summer and early fall.

Every Friday and Saturday, beginning May 6 and until autumn harvest, Dablon’s winemakers Chad Hartline and Rudy Shafer will be taking guests on tours of the hillside production facility, underground barrel room and the vineyard.

Tours offer guests a chance to learn about Dablon’s trellising style and the unique terroir that makes the Baroda vineyard so suitable for growing grapes. Dablon’s tours are led by its winemakers, so guests have the opportunity to ask as many questions about the winemaking process as time allows.

“After farming for over 20 years, seeing the buds starting to sprout up in the spring still brings a feeling of joy and gratefulness in every year,” said Rudy Shafer, winemaker. “We are looking forward to sharing this joyful experience with our winery customers.”

Following the tour, guests will head back to the tasting room to sample six Dablon wines of their choice. With more than 30 acres of vines, Dablon offers many unique European varietals including Carmenere, Tannat, Petit Verdot & Syrah.

Friday tours cost $15. Saturday tours cost $18. Tours will not be offered May 19 or 20.

Dablon Vineyards — Winery & Tasting room is located at 111 W. Shawnee Road, Baroda.

For additional information, visit www.dablon.com or call our tasting room at 269-422-2846.

Cass County

Cass County commissioners rescind 2019 resolution, leaving Woodlands’ mental health authority status intact

Dowagiac

Dowagiac businesses look forward to ‘Holidays By Moonlight’ shopping event

Cass County

Cass County declares local state of emergency

News

Niles DART Holiday Lights Tour to go virtual

Berrien County

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office receives donation of body armor for K9s

News

New MRI technology now available in Niles

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties reports new COVID-19 deaths

Giving

Niles Scream Park raises more than $109,000 for local groups

Dowagiac

SMC grad serving patients at the Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas

News

Family mourns Niles native killed following traffic stop in New Mexico

Cassopolis

Niles, Cassopolis students receive United Way scholarship awards

Buchanan

Buchanan Community Schools finds unique solution to serving food during remote learning

Dowagiac

Libby Ann’s set to re-open following COVID closure

Giving

Niles group aspires to spread holiday cheer

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

Business

Biggby Coffee location coming to Edwardsburg

Berrien County

Berrien County Board of Health discusses COVID-19 vaccine deployment

News

Teens arraigned on felony charges following police pursuit

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union announces new southwest Michigan regional manager

Dowagiac

National Guard to host TroopsGiving Food Drive in Dowagiac

Berrien County

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Business

Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets

Giving

Niles dealership collects food, toys for those in need

News

With stolen cars on the rise, Niles police urge drivers to lock vehicles