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WHITES


Chardonnay-
Beautifully aged in oak or stainless steel

Pinot Grigio-
Crisp, citrusy and dry with a hint of mineral on the finish

Riesling-
From bone dry to slightly sweet with well balanced acidity


Jezebel-

named after our beloved 1950 Chevy Pickup 

She's a sassy little combination of 50% Riesling, 25% Pinot Grigio and 25% Fontenac Gris


REDS


Merlot-
Our most luxurious red. You just have to try this one for yourself

Cabernet Franc-

Beautiful hints of pepper, plum and soft tannins

Pinot Noir-
A light bodied-red with beautifully balanced smokiness from the barrel
​ and lush fruit flavors


Jubilee-
A gorgeous blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cherry wines


Cherry Wine-
Not the sticky sweet you might expect...very elegant and well balances with light sweetness and round mouth-feel


RESERVES

These wines are our finest wines, our limited in quantity wines or wines that do not fit the Red or White categories

Merlot Reserve-
'12 was an amazing growing year.  This wine is a fabulous example of what to expect from MI wines

Cabernet Franc Reserve-
Only 25 cases of this beautiful
 wine are available


Cabernet Franc & Merlot Blend-
This is a favorite of many red wine lovers


Rose`-
Pinot Noir Rose` a.k.a. sunset in a glass. Slightly dry but full of mouth-watering fruit flavors


Bubbly-

Light and sparkling. A great wine to start your day or celebrate a glorious occasion


Our wines exemplify the terroir and climate of Michigan and her many lakes.  This location was especially chosen for not only its beauty but for the soil quality, topography and for the mature cherry trees already producing our most popular local fruit.


There are 75 acres in all, actively producing fine wine grapes and cherries.  We have plans to plant many more acres in the coming years here and at our sister property Crooked Creek Ranch on Lake Leelanau.


The Leelanau Peninsula AVA(formed 1982) is a Nationally and Internationally recognized American Viticultural Area. Leelanau Peninsula sits perfectly between Lake Michigan on the west and Grand Traverse Bay on the east. These surrounding waters help to stabilize the climate of the region, which is typically cold for viticulture.  With 145 days per calendar year, adequate for grape growing, area vintners are a hardy bunch. The glacial deposits of clay, sand, and loam on top of bedrock of granite and limestone make the soil in Leelanau Peninsula not only complex but ideal for the varieties of grapes grown here;Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, to name a few.


​Each wine is estate produced , showcasing both  the unique terroir of Leelanau as well as our winemakers dedication to crafting exceptional wines. 


French Valley Vineyards , a 75 acre vineyard and cherry orchard on French Road . Originally homesteaded by the French Settlers who were the original pioneers of growing  grapes in Northern Michigan, 

Thus our name, French Valley Vineyards

2014 Indy International Wine Competition

Silver Medal

2012 Reisling

2013 Reisling

2011 Chardonnay

2010 Merlot

2011 Pino Gris

2011 Reisling

Bronze Medal

2011 Merlot

2012 Pinot Gris

2013 Pinot Gris

2013 Jubilee


2014 Michigan Wine Competition

Gold Medal

2012 Reisling

Silver Medal

2011 Merlot

2012 Chardonnay

2013 Pinot Grigio

2013 Riesling


2014 Tasters Guild International Awards

Gold Medal

2012 Riesling

2011 Merlot

Silver Medal

2012 Pinot Grigio

2013 Jubilee


2014 Great Lakes Wine Competition

Gold Medal

2012 Riesling

Silver Medal

2011 Merlot

2012 Pinot Grigio

Bronze Medal

2013 Jubilee


2013 Indy International Wine Competition

Silver Medal

2011 Chardonnay

2011 Pinot Grigio

2011 Riesling

2010 Merlot

Bronze Medal

2013 Merlot


2013 Michigan Wine Competition

Silver Medal

2011 Chardonnay

Bronze medal

2012 Jubilee

2010 Merlot

2011 Pinot Grigio

2011 Riesling


2012 Tasters Guild International Awards

Gold Medal

2010 Chardonnay

2008 Merlot

Bronze Medal

2010 Pinot Noir


2010 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold medal

2008 Chardonnay

Silver Medal

2004 Chardonnay

2008 Pinot Grigio

2008 Riesling

Our Wines