Tom Stevenson’s The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, The Classic Reference to the Wines of the World has just been published. Black Star Farms received a V for value for money and 2 stars (Very exceptional wines. The local equivalent of a Bordeaux super-second.) We are the ONLY US winery outside of California and the Pacific Northwest to get two stars.

Here’s what he had to say, “Michigan’s superstar boutique winery (artisinal creamery and luxury B&B inn) has risen to the top under the skillful guidance of Lee Lutes, the state’s most gifted red-winemaker. Lutes even manages to bring a touch of class to hybrids, making a yummy Red House Red from a blend of Marechal Foch, Dornfelder, Regent and Cabernet Franc.”