12 Corners Vineyards is celebrating their four year anniversary on Saturday, June 10th at the vineyards in Benton Harbor. Food, music, vineyard tours, and of course, wine will be all the activities that take place for this joyous occasion.
The idea of 12 Corners Vineyards among a group of friends who wanted to create a winery that showcased the agricultural area, as well as accommodating tastes across the board. The partners purchased this property, which was originally a peach farm and transformed this 115 acre hilltop property facing I-94 and I-96 into 30 acres of wine grapes, a cellar that holds 20,000 gallons and a tasting room that can fit 50 people in a tasting at once. The name “12 Corners” comes from the geographic area that consists of the three roads, Benton Center Road, Hicks Avenue, and Red Arrow Highway that all intersect, creating 12 corners.
12 Corners Vineyards started with a tasting room in South Haven which opened in November of 2012, then the Benton Harbor tasting room opened in June of 2013, and Grand Haven opened in December of 2013. The brand continues to expand into cider, increase volumes of wine, and expand into new territories for distribution.
Vineyard tours on the wino-wagon, will be accepting people as walk in availability out by the gazebo, at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00. The wino-wagon seats 14 people at a time.
The Maine Dish food truck from Grand Rapids will be offering food, noon to 7pm. They offer a delicious assortment of east coast favorites like, lobster rolls, crabcakes, shrimp tacos, and lobster mac n’ cheese. Seafood isn’t your food of choice? The Maine Dish also as comfort food choices like regular mac n’ cheese, and black bean and butternut squash tacos. Check out their full menu and other locations that they go to at themainedish.kitchen or search them on Facebook @themainedishfoodtruck.
In addition to food and vineyard tours, DJ Mighty Quinn out of Valparaiso, Indiana will being deejaying outside, noon to 7pm. He will being playing great songs to dance to and also accepts requests.
Make a plan to come out to Benton Harbor’s only estate winery and take in all the sights, sounds, and of course tastes for this milestone for 12 Corners Vineyards.