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Related Member: Domaine Berrien Cellars, Karma Vista Vineyards, Lemon Creek Winery, 12 Corners Vineyards

Try these medal winners on your Makers Trail tour

If your wine cabinet selections need refreshing, head out to the Southwest Michigan Makers Trail. While the coronavirus pandemic canceled many 2020 wine competitions, several local wineries picked up awards for their vintages in recent years. Come toast their victories!

12 Corners Vineyards | 1201 N. Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor | 269-927-1512 | Website

2018 Vidal Ice Wine - Gold Medal - 2020 Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition
2018 Cabernet Franc - Silver Medal - 2020 National Cabernet Franc Wine Competition

Seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis Thursday through Sunday.

Domaine Berrien Cellars | 398 East Lemon Creek Rd., Berrien Springs | 269-473-9463 | Website

Wine 2019 Riesling - Bronze Medal - 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2019 Vignoles - Gold Medal - 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2019 Garden Party White (new release) - Silver Medal - 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2019 Unoaked Chardonnay - Silver Medal - 2020 American Wine Society Wine Competition
2018 Oaked Marsanne - Silver Medal - 2020 Florida International Wine Competition
2018 Grandma's Red - Silver Medal – 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2018 Unoaked Chardonnay - Silver Medal - 2019 Great American International Wine Competition and
Silver Medal - 2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2018 Merlot - Bronze Medal - 2020 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
2017 Red Satin - Bronze Medal - 2020 Florida International Wine Competition and Bronze Medal – 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2017 Pinot Noir - Silver Medal – 2019 Tasters Guild Consumers Wine Judging and Bronze Medal - 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Judging
2017 Cabernet Franc - Silver Medal - 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging and Silver Medal - 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
2017 Lemberger - Silver Medal - 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging and Bronze Medal - 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal - 2020 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2017 Syrah - Bronze Medal - 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition and Silver Medal - 2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
2017 Cabernet Franc Ice Wine - Silver Medal – 2018 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
2016 Wolf's Prairie Red - Silver Medal – 2018 Tasters Guild Consumers Wine Judging
2016 Crown of Cab - Bronze Medal - 2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging and Bronze Medal - 2019 Florida International Wine Competition

The silver medalist 2018 Oaked Marsanne is running low, so call in advance if you’re interested. Tastings are available Fridays and Sundays, with pre-selected wine flights Saturday. You can also pick up a bottle to enjoy inside or on the go all three days.

Karma Vista Vineyards | 6991 Ryno Rd., Coloma | 269-468-9463 | Website

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon - Best in Class, Double Gold Medal & 95 Point Rating - 2019 Harvest Challenge, Santa Rosa/Sonoma, CA
2015 Stone Temple Pinot - Double Gold Medal - 2019 Michigan Wine Competition

Due to the pandemic, Karma Vista Vineyards hasn’t announced a re-opening date for seating. They are serving their customers curbside style for now. Call or text 269-930-4414 to place an order and schedule pickup.

Lemon Creek Winery | 533 East Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs | 269-471-1321 | Website

Lemon Creek Winery2017 Cabernet Franc - Double Silver Medal - 2020 National Cabernet Franc Competition

Lemon Creek’s tasting room is under refurbishment, but you can still enjoy their creations onsite in their fully-enclosed outdoor seating. Place your orders online or at the outdoor window Thursday through Sunday.

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