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This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

2024 February

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Another week of sun here at St. Ambrose Cellars! Let’s take a look at what we’ve got going on …

Live Music!

On the music front, we’ll have OPEN MIC with Jim and Wanda on Thursdays, as per usual. The fun starts at 6 – bring your skills and join the jam. Our own K Jones might even pop in to help strum some tunes!

On Friday night, Chris Winkelmann is here in the tasting room. Wink always brings a crowd and a fun time, so come on down!

On Saturday night, we’ve got Alex Mendenall. Alex has been to the tasting room before and it’s a lovely evening. He’ll be here starting at 6PM for all the fun.

Spring Sale Winding Down

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and that means the end of our Spring Sale. Stop in before the holiday to get 20% off on apparel, 50% off on Rose Ambrosia, and 50% on a growler fill if you buy one at full price.

The Lawn is Alive!

Bocce ball, disc golf, ladder ball, cornhole – it’s all available. With the temps on the rise and the sun shining high, we’ve had plenty of people enjoying the games out on the lawn. Stop by and have a few drinks and get in some competitive fun while you do it.

Lulu Roe

On Sunday (May 20th) we’ve got LuLa Roe with Heather Nickerson. Check out the details on the Facebook event page!

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

It’s time for another look at what’s going on at St. Ambrose Cellars!

Eat a Peach

Eat a Peach is our newest draft style mead creation, and it’s been rolling it’s way into stores across Michigan the past few weeks. Our store locator has been updated with almost 80 locations that are offering this new cyser.

Featuring a refreshing apple, peach, and honey flavor profile, Eat a Peach is a great summer refresher. This new mead has been a hit everywhere we’ve taken it, and we’re sure you’re going to love it to! Find it now, either in a store near you, our tasting room, or through our web store.

$2 Beer Wednesdays

Our newest tradition rolls on this week with our $2 Beer Wednesdays. For just $2 – yes that’s right, just $2 – you can have a glass of one our awesome new beers. Our newest addition to the tap is Sandbar Pale Ale. It’s a malt-forward pale ale that’s got a delightful red hue to it. Check it out this Wednesday, and stick around to play some games with your friends.

Music This Weekend

It’s another awesome weekend of music. We kick things off with Open Mic Night featuring Jim & Wanda Curtis. Rumor has it that Mr. Jones might even be joining in on the fun now that he’s returned to the great state of Michigan.

On Friday, Dede Alder makes her way back to the tasting room for another night of magical music. Dede is a favorite and we’re glad to see her back.

Maggie McCabe brings her rock n’ roll show to the tasting room on Saturday night. The fun starts at 6 PM – and believe us, it’s always fun when Maggie comes to town!

Double Vision

We’ve got a limited supply of Double Vision cider still available. This collaboration with Townline Ciderworks features Wickson Crab Apples, Star Thistle Honey, Tart Cherry Juice, and Ramblin’ Rose Tea from Bear Earth Essentials.

Yard Yoga

On May 15th, we begin our Yard Yoga series, taught by the wonderful Jenn Ryan. For just $10 you get a 1 hour yoga class in our serene bee garden area. There are some extra mats available – make sure to mention if you need one when you register. View more details and a registration number here.

LuLaRoe Pop-Up May 20th

LuLaRoe returns to the winery on Sunday, May 20th. Stay tuned for more details to come on this pop-up boutique experience.

Mother’s Day Wines

In case you missed it last week, we have a whole slew of new wines available. Any of these would make a great gift for Mother’s Day this weekend – so if you haven’t found a present yet, make sure to stop out and pick up some this week!

Spring Wine Releases

Spring Wine Releases

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and we’re uncorking some new wine for you this week at St. Ambrose Cellars!

Sunset Beach

Description:

Strawberry, cherry aroma, bright acidity, lingering and spicy finish. 100% Marquette grapes.

Harvest Date: 11-2-2017
Brix@ Harvest: 24.5
pH: 3.2
TA: 9.6
ABV: 12%
R.S.: 2.6
Vineyard: Daddy Long Legs
Bottling Date: 3-26-2018
Price: $13

2017 Pinot Grigio

Description:

Lemon zest and orange blossom aroma. Tangerine and citrus flavors with a creamy minerality mouthfeel – mandarin orange and spicy finish.

Pairing:

Creamy fish and chicken dishes with lemon

Harvest Date:
Brix@ Harvest: 22.3
pH: 3.17
TA: 7.05
ABV: 13%
R.S.: 0
Vineyard: Daddy Long Legs
Bottling Date: 3-26- 2018
Price: $16

2016 Merlot

Description:

Aromas of cherry, vanilla, baked bread and cedar. Underlying tones of eucalyptus. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry jam with coffee finish.

Pairing:

Braised short ribs, roasted duck, charcuterie and grilled mushrooms

Harvest Date: 10-18- 2016
Brix@ Harvest: 24
pH: 3.75
TA: 7.5
ABV: 14%
R.S.: .2 (unfermentable)
Vineyard: Herman Farms
Bottling Date: 4-5- 2018
Price: $26

2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Description:

Tropical fruit aromas of passion fruit, guava, gooseberry, and smoked herbs. Juicy white peach mid palate with kiwi and grapefruit finish.

Pairing: Shellfish, cream sauces, gourmet cheese and spring vegetables

Harvest Date: 10-4- 2017
Brix@ Harvest: 23.2
pH: 3.2
TA: 8.6
ABV: 13%
R.S.: .7
Vineyard: Herman Farms
Bottling Date: 3-26- 2018
Cases: 86
Price: $22

2016 Vin Gris

Description:

Vin Gris is the juice from pinot noir. Whole cluster press gives the wine more
structure a very slight hue of pink.

Flavors of white cherry, passion fruit, strawberry. Creamy yet spicy lingering finish.

Pair with cherry glazed pork tenderloin or a Traverse City cherry salad with grilled chicken. Cheeses like gruyere or wensleydale, cranberry cheese.

Harvest Date: 10-18- 2016
Brix @ Harvest: 22.2*
pH: 3.2
ABV: 12.5%
R.S.: .85%
TA: 8.7 g/L
Bottling Date: 2-21- 2017
Vineyard: Evans Brothers (Frankfort)
Cases: 104
Price: $22

2016 Dry Riesling

Description

White rose petals on the nose. Flavors of white peach, citrus, tropical, green apple finish.

Pair with roasted sausage and grapes or your favorite spicy dish with curry. Cheeses like sharp cheddar, parmigiano reggiano, and goat cheese.

Harvest Date: 10-18- 2016
Brix @ Harvest: 20.2*
pH: 2.9
ABV: 11%
R.S.: 2%
TA: 8.03 g/L
Bottling Date: 2-22- 2017
Vineyard: Daddy Long Legs (Benzie)
Price: $22

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

2024 February

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It’s the start of May, and we’ve got lots of great events going on this week to kick off the early-summer season!

New Drinks!

We’ve got two new drinks on tap – Sandbar Pale Ale, and Double Vision!

Sandbar Pale Ale is a malt forward pale ale, with a little bitterness from the hops and a nice off-red color. This is a delicious day drinker for your time in the sun!

Double Vision is a cyser that we made in collaboration with Townline Ciderworks – it features Wickson crab apples, star thistle honey, tart cherry juice, and Ramblin’ Rose Tea from Bear Earth Herbals. It checks in at 6.9% ABV and we have a VERY limited supply – be sure to come check it out before it’s gone!

New Wines!

Our latest round of wines are also available in the tasting room now – we are currently pouring the following new wines:

Sunset Beach
2017 Pinot Grigio
2017 Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Dry Riesling
2016 Merlot
2016 Vin Gris

Check out this post for more information on these awesome new wines.

Music!

On Friday, the always-great Keith Scott will join us for his blues show.

On Saturday, local legends The Feral Cats will be playing in the tasting room.

And on Thursday – as usual – we have Open Mic Night with Jim & Wanda Curtis.

Two Dollar Beer Day!

Starting this Wednesday, we’re going to offer all of our draft beers for just $2 a glass on that day. So every Wednesday you can come wet your whistle and enjoy our brewmaster’s creations for just $2 a glass. What a steal!

May Painting Class

Our May Painting Class is coming up – the class is this Monday (the 7th) at 3 PM. For $30 you get a 10% discount on drinks and cheese plates, painting materials, and painting instruction. Check out more (and buy tickets) at this link.

Enjoy the sun – we’ll be here waiting to help you get some much needed refreshment!

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

This Week at St. Ambrose Cellars

2024 February

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Spring has sprung at St. Ambrose Cellars! The Sleeping Bear Farms bee hives have returned, so if you get out here soon, you can experience the wonderful symphony of nature that a yard full of hives produces. It’s truly a unique experience that we recommend checking out before they disperse to their summer jobs pollinating the Northern Michigan orchards and farm lands.

With the temperatures hovering in the 50s and 60s, it looks like you’ll have another week or so to get a piece of our $1 Beer Deal – until it hits 70 degree outside (or we run out) we are offering $1 glasses of Stoney Wheat. Stoney Wheat is a summery fruit wheat beer that features stonefruit flavors.

On Thursday night, as per usual, we’ll have Open Mic Night hosted by Jim and Wanda Curtis. Always a great time! The fun starts at 6PM, and growlers/howlers are 35% all day.

In addition, you can check out our Spring Sale that is running through Memorial Day. You get 20% off all apparel in the tasting room, you get 50% off on Rose’ Ambrosia purchases, and (on any day but Thursday) if you buy a growler fill, you get a second fill at 50% off. Help us make way for the summer season with these awesome deals.

Jim Spalink joins us on Friday night for a night of storytelling and song. Jim is a talented musician and we are super excited to have him back in the tasting room for another show. Below is a great music video he made in honor of an old piano that he was retiring, featuring an original composition and some beautiful photography.

Coming up soon, we have our May Painting Class. Hosted by Toinette Wicks, you get hands-on instruction, all materials, and 10% off your tab that day – the class is $30 per person and it runs from 3PM to 6PM on Monday, May 7th. Tickets are available here or in the tasting room. If you can’t make that time, fear not, we are going to be offering a later start time in the summer season once our hours expand. Look for details on that soon!

We hope to see you around this week – enjoy the sun!