While high-quality wine coming out of an urban center might seem surprising, wine-making in Detroit can actually be traced to Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit. After the French settled Detroit in 1701, Cadillac established a vineyard for making high quality wine in the rich soil along the Detroit River, one of the first vineyards in America. Cadillac described his Michigan grapes to have “very thin skin and full of good juice”.
Today, Detroit Vineyards relies on Cadillac’s French old world technique and tradition. Unfiltered and unfined, our wines exemplify the best of what the new and old world can offer.
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