Dablon invites wine lovers to tour vineyard

Published 5:23 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016

(Submitted photo)

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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.