Our Red House wines have been refreshed for 2020! Though these wines have a new look, the flavors you have come to know and enjoy stay true.
What is a Red House wine?
The story behind these wines begins at our palatial Inn – the Red House. Stately white pillars and an expansive front porch with rocking chairs greet guests when they arrive at our 160-acre estate. With 10 luxuriously-appointed rooms, the Inn at Black Star Farms is truly a hidden treasure in the heart of our beloved Traverse Wine Coast. What was formally a private residence and equestrian facility has become one of Select Registry’s Distinguished Inns of North America. Our Inn guests enjoy many B&B amenities while experiencing our unparalleled Northern Michigan hospitality. The Inn also hosts many weddings, holiday parties, business meetings, and wine and food events each year.
Ideas for Enjoyment
Red House White (semi-dry, light-bodied) – A.k.a, the perfect hot afternoon beverage! Take a bottle of the Red House White to the beach or on the boat and feel at ease with its soft floral scents and juicy apple flavors.
Red House Chardonnay (dry, medium-bodied) – Are you a fan of Chardonnay? Consider giving this one a try! This wine is lightly oaked but without the buttery notes that seem to turn some wine drinkers away. Instead, you’ll find notes of vanilla and pear with wisps of lemon peel. Serve chilled with grilled chicken or whitefish dip. Also, consider enjoying this wine during movie night with buttered popcorn!
Red House Rosé (semi-sweet, light-bodied) – This wine is a guest favorite. With flavors of candied strawberries, the Red House Rosé is what we like to refer to as a “porch pounder”, meaning this is a wine with all-day drinkability. We think it’s a great picnic wine! Load up a picnic basket with cheese, crackers, and fruit and enjoy a few glasses of the Red House Rosé (chill to 40-45 degrees for optimal enjoyment).
Red House Pinot Noir (dry, light to medium-bodied) – Quickly becoming a staff favorite, this new release of Pinot Noir is light on the palate with scents of cocoa and flavors of fresh berries. We recommend enjoying this wine with fresh salmon on the grill, or on its own after a long day of work. It makes a great beverage to enjoy in the bubble bath too! Chill slightly for 20 minutes in the fridge for optimal enjoyment.
Red House Red (dry, full-bodied) – A blend of vinifera and hybrid grape varietals are used to make this wine, giving it depth, lip-smacking berry flavors, and that subtle spice that puts the cherry on top. Red House Red is best enjoyed at room temperature or slightly chilled (60-65 degrees). This wine has a romantic way about it, so we recommend enjoying it during a special evening with some authentic Italian cuisine. Anything with a red sauce will pair nicely.
Red House Artisan Red (medium-sweet) – If you aren’t a fan of the tannins found in dry red wine, then this is the wine for you! Sweet jammy flavors will leave a silky feel on your palate. Try pairing this wine with spicy summer fares such as Cajun burgers or BBQ ribs. It also makes a fantastic base for sangria.
Whichever Red House product speaks to you, we know you’ll enjoy the flavors of our region in these everyday, affordable wines. Can’t make it to one of our tasting rooms? You can get these wines conveniently delivered to your door with our June Monthly Coupon of free shipping on online purchases of 6 or more bottles. With this great offer, you can try many of them! Cheers!
About the Writer, Olivia Kiel
As a Manager at the Old Mission Peninsula Tasting Room and blogger for Black Star Farms, I get the opportunity to write and learn about wine (two of my favorite things) every day. Over the years I’ve developed a passion for everything Black Star Farms by working alongside the company’s best and pouring its finest wines for guests from all over the world. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University where I studied Writing and Business and have been a Northern Michigan resident for about three years. When I’m not pouring wine, you’ll likely find me with a good book, enjoying the outdoors, or tasting something new and exciting at a local winery. Thank you for reading my posts, and don’t hesitate to say hello next time you visit Black Star Farms Old Mission. Cheers!