The Northville Food & Wine Festival is pleased to welcome bigLITTLE Wines from Traverse City to the 2021 Festival.
In 2003, two acres of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir vines were planted on an old cherry farm in the Leelanau Peninsula. We had been visiting the area for years: spring, summer, fall, and winter. We would spend time with our grandparents and marvel in the beauty of this area. Now we had new purpose, a plot of land and two thousand vines with which to craft wines we loved and could relate to.
In 2012 backed by vines producing more quality fruit, bigLITTLE wines expanded their offerings to include other wines, including Treehouse White Pinot Noir, Mixtape blended white, and C-3 Pinot sparkling Brut.
In 2013, bigLITTLE released Dune Climb which is a Sauvignon Blanc from the Mike Anton vineyard just north of the L.Mawby property, and Open Road, a rose made from Pinot Gris and Marechal Foch, whilst experimenting with sparkling cider and Pommeau (an apple dessert wine). They also purchased 30 acres on Stoney Point, just East of Suttons Bay, and in 2016 where 5 acres of vinifera were planted on this site: Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Gamay Noir.
bigLITTLE wines goals can be summarized in one word: Balance – the balance between vine canopy in the vineyard during the growing season. The team strives to maximize quality and yield based on the style of wine we are making, so balancing crop load per vine is critical. A unique balance of sugar, acid and flavor when grapes are picked is also sought. bigLITLLE also believes strongly in sustainable vineyard practices that include limiting pesticides, planting beneficial crops in row middles, irrigating responsibly, and general respect for the land.
Get your tickets today for the 2021 Northville Food & Wine Festival at www.northvillefoodwine.com