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Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail Welcomes St. Julian Winery

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is pleased to announce that St. Julian Winery, a founding member of the Wine Trail, is returning to the organization located in Southwest Michigan. The Wine Trail is now 21 member wineries strong.

St Julian Winery is located in Paw Paw Michigan with tasting rooms in Dundee, Frankenmuth and Union Pier. The roots and vines of St. Julian Winery date back to 1936, when the Merconi family moved to Paw Paw and began cultivating the award winning wines we all enjoy to this day. The full history dates back to 1895. Learn more about the history of St. Julian Winery at StJulian.com/history

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail recently dedicated a French Oak barrel to Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor as a tribute to the contribution that St. Julian Winery and Dave Braganini, President of St Julian Winery, made in bringing recognition of quality wines produced here in Southwest Michigan.

The majority of Michigan vineyards are located within the Lake Michigan Shore American Viticulture Area (AVA), covering more than 1,280,000 acres. The boundaries of the AVA reach north to the Kalamazoo River in Douglas Michigan and extends east, for approximately 25 miles inland from the Lake Michigan shoreline and south to the Michigan/Indiana border. 

Visit the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail for a listing of all twenty-one of the wineries for hours, locations, events and entertainment. 

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the development of the outstanding wine producing and tourism industry in southwest Michigan. Its mission is to stimulate interest in wine in general and specifically the wines of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, and to assist local wineries in becoming industry leaders.