Nestled among the scenic rolling hills of the Leelanau Peninsula, and founded in 1998, Black Star Farms is a true one-of-a-kind destination. Originally Sport Valley Farm, the 160-acre equestrian facility, renowned for its palatial red estate house, has now become a wine lovers retreat situated in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country.
Today the estate features a hillside vineyard that welcomes you upon arrival, a luxury Inn, unique event venues, an award-winning winery and tasting room, a distillery, a farm-to-table café, equestrian facility, and hiking trails.
In 2007 Black Star Farms Old Mission opened in what used to be the popular Underwood Farms. It now houses a state of the art wine processing facility and cozy tasting room surrounded by views of vineyards, orchards and Grand Traverse Bay. The Wineries at Black Star Farms have achieved state, national and international awards for their exceptional wines and spirits.
Our region is fast becoming recognized for producing fine wines. Liquor.com recently named Leelanau Peninsula one of the 8 Stunning Wine Regions to Discover in 2017. The “lake effect” climate enables the growing of classic vinifera grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir. Black Star Farm varietal wines are of high character, acidity, and balance.
Fruit is sourced from both the proprietor’s vineyards and from those of local grower partners. This diversity allows us to obtain consistent quality across vintages.
Our wines reflect this care from the premium Arcturos, A Capella and Leorie Vineyard labels to our sparkling and fruit wines, and represent the best efforts of our skilled wine making team.
We invite you to ignite your senses by sampling our award winning wines at the 2020 Northville Food & Wine Festival.