In 1997 Black Star Farms’ partners purchased Sport Valley Farm, a 120 acre equestrian facility, renowned for its palatial red estate house, stables, barns, and outlying paddocks. Upon purchase the partners realized that the farm presented a unique opportunity to create “something special”, and in March 1998 the property was named Black Star Farms after the stylized star in the marble foyer of the estate house. Ten years later we have become a popular Northern Michigan agricultural destination with a B & B Inn, artisan wines and spirits, cheese, and specialty farm goods.
Our varietal wines are of high character, acidity, and balance. Fruit is sourced from both our own vineyards and local grower-partners. This diversity allows us to obtain consistent quality across vintages. Our wines reflect this care from the premium Arcturos and Leorie Vineyard varietals to our sparkling, fruit, Sirius dessert and A Capella ice wines. Many are award winners and all represent the best efforts of our skilled winemaking team. To try our wines visit our tasting rooms in Suttons Bay, Old Mission, or in the Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Visit us online at blackstarfarms.com.