' The Story Of 12 Corners Winery & Vineyard On Lake Michigan

Our Story

For nearly a century, West Michigan has been the home to some of the most productive and picturesque fruit farms in the Midwest. Lake Michigan's "lake effect" has sheltered the fruit of our region from the harshness of winter -- blanketing the fruit vines with snow and providing slightly warmer temperatures.

Farmers in the area have long enjoyed the successes found in raising fruit in this micro-climate, and the area is quickly growing in notoriety as a prime area for producing many types of wine grapes. Hence, it is a perfect place for a vineyard and a winery... a perfect place for 12 Corners Vineyards.

12 Corners Vineyards was started by a small group of friends who grew up in Michigan and recognized the uniqueness of a site just four miles off Michigan's famed "Gold Coast". The neighborhood of Twelve Corners, Michigan is our namesake. We have a 115-acre estate planted with both vinifera and hybrid grapes. Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Traminette are but a sampling of the varieties we offer as wines for your palate's pleasure.

The vineyards are planted on soils of varying textures and slopes, bringing a distinct and pronounced terroir to the wines we proudly serve. Our winemaker, Glen Greiffendorf, incorporates his passion for wine with his knowledge of the fruit vines themselves and our knowledgeable tasting room staff provides you with the highest standard of customer service to bring you a truly unique experience in wine tasting.
Vineyard - Vinifera And Hybrid Grapes Winemakers At 12 Corners Winery & Vineyard Planting Grape Vines