Domaine Berrien Cellars is proud to announce the receipt of 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals for their wines entered in the 15th Annual Great Lakes Wine Judging, held in Farmington Hills, MI on May 20, 2010. The 2 gold medal winning wines are the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2007 Lemberger.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is only the second Cabernet Sauvignon that Wally Maurer, Domaine Berrien Cellars’ winemaker and owner, has produced as a single varietal. It has spicy black cherry and dark coffee notes with a smooth plum finish, nicely integrated oak, and a smooth finish. This is a wine with great longevity - one to put away in your cellar. The 2007 Lemberger has rich, toasty overtones. It is slightly spicy, with a dry finish, dark ruby-red color, with cherries & spice on the nose and palate. Both gold medal winning wines are available for tasting at Domaine Berrien Cellars’ tasting room daily from Noon to 5 PM.
Winning silver medals were the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2007 Cabernet Franc, the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2007 Syrah, and the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2009 Traminette Dry. The Domaine Berrien Cellars 2008 Merlot, the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2009 St. Vincent, the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2009 Red Satin, and the Domaine Berrien Cellars 2009 White Satin were each awarded a bronze medal.
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Domaine Berrien Cellars is located in Berrien County, Michigan, in the Lake Michigan Shore Viticultural Area (AVA), and produces all estate wines. Set on an 80-acre farm, Domaine Berrien is a family operation, with 37 acres currently planted in wine grapes and 8 acres planted in juice grapes. Opened in 2001, the winery offers a quaint tasting room overlooking the wine production facility.