Filkins Vineyards | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Filkins Vineyards

Join us for wine tastings and wine by the glass or bottle as you soak in the views from our tasting room and patio. We are currently selling and serving Karma Vista wines (the former winery of Filkins Vineyards). The new Filkins Vineyards wines will be released beginning fall of 2024!

Dogs are allowed. No outside food is allowed but we will have charcuterie available for purchase. Large groups and tour buses are accepted!

Wheelchair accessible

Our Story

Our first taste of Michigan wine was experienced at Karma Vista in 2019.  After a OneRepublic show in Grand Rapids, we decided to drive back home and taste Michigan wine for the first time, and Karma Vista was our very first stop. I remember tasting almost all of the wines offered except for the sweet options.  As we made our way through the whites and on to the red wines I remember thinking how wonderful each wine was. As Joe poured each wine into our tasting glass he gave us detailed information on the winemaking process for all of the wines. As he spoke, we could feel the passion and love he had for the winery. His knowledge and excitement were intoxicating as we stood there listening and soaking it all in as if we were children focusing during story time. I recall Suzie sharing her favorite wines with a big smile on her face as she cleaned the tasting glasses and her love for the tasting room was evident by the meticulous condition of the property.

As we wrapped up our visit with a half case of wine and a head full of knowledge I recollect walking to our car smiling and both of us saying aloud “Wow, Michigan wine is good!” Karma Vista was our gateway into Michigan wines and such a great winery to start the Michigan experience. 

Our passion for food and wine dates back many years. We both worked in the restaurant industry for many years which is where we first developed a love and understanding of wine. At that time food and wine pairings were having a serious impact on the restaurant scene so we soon found ourselves hosting pairing dinner parties with our friends and enjoying it. Hospitality was a giftedness that both Zach and I shared which made it fun to dream together. Ever since our first winery visit on our honeymoon in California, we have dreamed of owning a winery where family and friends could come together. We are incredibly grateful and humbled by the opportunity to take the torch from the Hermans and are honored to own and operate the very first winery that attracted us to southwest Michigan wine country. Connection with one another is such a big part of who we are as humans so to be able to provide a location for couples, families, and friends to come and connect brings us a lot of joy. We hope you stop by!


Zach and Lindsay Filkins

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