A Warm Welcome: Fenn Valley Vineyards

Fenn Valley

As a correspondent for American Winery Guide, I visit wineries and vineyards for the full tasting experience. I meet the staff, roam the property, try the wines and soak up the ambiance. Wineries, by nature, are welcoming spots…full of character, creativity and wisdom.

If you are a wine lover, you’ll want to look closely at American Winery Guide, a rich nest of expansive detail on wineries across the US. Impartial and knowledgeable correspondents like me consider and wrap up all that you need to know to plan the best-of-its-kind wine trip. We also evaluate the surrounding environment so you know where to eat, stay and play while wine tasting.

Here are the details on my recent experience (including photos & notes) at Fenn Valley Vineyards, located in the winemaking regions of Lake Michigan Shore AVA, Fennville AVA, Michigan:

We stopped into Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar, in Southwest Michigan, on an afternoon when lake effect snow had fallen and temperatures were low. We were welcomed into the warm and bustling tasting room by Amy, who provided us tasting menus and glasses as well as her offer to answer our questions and chat with us about Fenn Valley. Our host was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly and made the tasting experience relaxing and fun. The tasting room is casual, farmhouse-rustic and well-equipped and features an ample tasting bar with plenty of staff.

We were a group of four (my husband and two friends joined me) and there was no delay at the tasting bar even though the facility was very busy with participants and hungry folks enjoying the winery’s annual Chili Cookoff event (more on that below).

To read the full review and hundreds of others (along with wine resources, itineraries, wine events and more) visit: Fenn Valley Vineyards Review on American Winery Guide .

 

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. I want your job! Thanks for the information and descriptors.

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    1. Jill Barth says:

      Let’s visit a winery together soon!!

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  2. I’ve been to nearby Saugatuck dozens of times (from Chicago, currently in Ann Arbor) and I’ve seen the signs for the winery but never went in. Some really good wines from Traverse City area, but I haven’t had much luck with SW Michigan wines. But always willing to keep trying!

    Do you make it to MI often?

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    1. Jill Barth says:

      Sorry for not getting in touch on this sooner! I get to MI a few times a year. I always taste a bit of wine & stay at Marina Grand in New Buffalo!

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