Planted in 1996, Ciccone Vineyard consists of 14 acres planted in Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Dolcetto, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat, Malbec, Foch and DeChaunac The vines are rooted in soil characteristic of the region, primarily clay and sandy loam. Most of our vineyards face west, benefiting from the long summer days.
Lake Michigan, to our west, and west Grand Traverse Bay to our east, moderate extreme hot and cold temperatures, and the hills produce a natural downdraft which circulates the air over the water and brings it back to the land. In the winter, the downdraft brings back snow which protects the vines from the cold. The lake effect is beneficial to the vineyard because it delays early blossoming, as well as first frost which minimizes damage to the blossoms.
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