Northville Food & Wine Festival welcomes Lake Leelanau's Amoritas Vineyards to the festival!
Northville Food and Wine Festival is pleased to announce Lake Leelanau's Amoritas Vineyards will be serving their award-winning wines at the 2019 festival, Saturday, September 7th, 2019.
A DREAM REALIZED
Many years ago, throughout the course of many a wine tasting, the idea was first generated that we could start a winery. What once began as a spark in the form of curious hopes, was kindled by the forces of education and opportunity, and now burns brightly as a beacon of passionate dedication. We’ve been growing ever since!
Michael, Emily, and Matthew Goodell carry the torch of entrepreneurial wine industrialism, originally lit by deceased wife & mother, Mary Northcutt, into the forefront of Michigan farmers and winemakers. Along with Matthew’s wife Nora, the team has forged ahead tirelessly. Pursuing a goal to craft clean, delicate, and delicious wines. Wines created from grapes planted, nurtured, and harvested by hand on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.
A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
The Goodell family has spent an abundance of time, sweat, tears, and money in order to launch their vineyard and wine tasting room. But we’re not complaining! We are proud to have our hard work pay off in the form of tremendous products and unforgettable customers.
All of us are most eager to share our trials and tribulations with anyone who cares to listen! So grab a glass and relax, make some friends, and enjoy the fruits of our labors.
A VIRTUAL VINEYARD TOUR
Named after the street on which it is located, Amore Road, Amoritas Vineyards encompasses 150 acres of gently sloping hills, grassy valleys, and lush forest terrain. Originally a Homestead owned by the Amore family, the property now produces several varietals of wine grapes. These grapes are carefully grown on thirteen acres of sustainably farmed and trellised land. Follow along for a virtual vineyard tour.
The entrance passes over a gently winding stream which flows through the site of the original barn building. This stream is surrounded by wild native flowering plants and is teeming with life. Just up the drive you pass through a hand-built stone wall made of stones sourced entirely from the property, and along the right side of the road is a beautiful rock & flower garden, envisioned and planted by Mary Northcutt. Progress up the serpentine road and you’ll pass our winery, and equipment building, before entering the lower vineyard, Mary’s Folly.
Close by, but with an additional ninety feet of elevation is the upper vineyard, which we call Rose Crest. Our screened-in gazebo affords panoramic views of Leelanau County. It is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Amoritas Vineyards wine in the shade. From the high vantage point of this field, you are afforded the breathtaking view of Lake Leelanau.