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Related Member: Gravity

Gravity Winery Exterior

Everyday life is a juggling act — your family, job, sports, volunteer commitments. For 10 years, Gravity Vineyards and Winery has focused on creating a place for you to escape your everyday routines and truly relax. We asked owners Allison and Rockie Rick to share more about their winery, its first decade and plans for the coming year. Here’s what they had to say:

Related Member: Niles Brewing Company

Craft Flight Club photo by @craftflightclub

In December 2020, Niles native Brandon Townsley took his homebrewing expertise and opened a brewery with his wife, Alyssa, during a pandemic. On Dec. 12, Niles Brewing Company celebrates their first anniversary after a year of navigating business ownership, partnership, creating community and setting new goals. 

Related Member: The Livery, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Free Run Cellars, Grape and Grain Tours, LLC, Gravity, Hickory Creek Winery, Journeyman Distillery, Round Barn Estate, Silver Harbor Brewing Company, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, Tapistry Brewing Company, White Pine Winery, Arclight Brewing Company, Iron Shoe Distillery, River Saint Joe

Gift Shopping at White Pine Winery

Looking for gift ideas for the cider, spirit, beer and wine lovers on your holiday shopping list? Travel the Southwest Michigan’s Makers Trail. What makes this shopping trip extra fun is that each craft winery, brewery, cidery and distillery lets you taste most of the gifts before you buy them. This is an easy way to find sure-to-please presents to bring to parties or deliver on your gift-giving holiday AND pick up your favorite craft beverages to bring home to enjoy, too.

Related Member: Pinecrest Christmas Tree Farm

A Person Carrying a Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again where we are scrambling online to search for a “Christmas tree farm near me” in hopes of a quick answer for U-cut and pre-cut options. This year, look no further.

Related Member: Crystal Springs Florist & Greenhouses, Inc., Froehlich's, FuzzyButz Pet Bakery & Boutique, Kilwins Ice Cream-Fudge-Chocolate Shoppe, Silver Beach Carousel, Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area, Third Coast Surf Shop, Watervliet Fruit Exchange

Shopping in downtown St. Joseph Michigan

Holiday shopping days are flying by “like the down of a thistle,” but there’s no need to panic. There is still time to get your last-minute holiday shopping done. The local shops in Southwest Michigan are here to help. Our festively decorated towns along Lake Michigan and scattered throughout our countryside make present gathering fun. There are so many advantages to making this your holiday gift-buying destination: 

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