A new winery has opened up in Marquette, in the location of the former SU & D Winery on Washington Street.
1104 W. Washington is now home to St. Charles Winery, which held a ribbon cutting and grand opening this week. On hand were representatives from the Lake Superior Community Partnership and local businesses to welcome the new owners, Randy and Lisa St. Charles.
St. Charles Winery
offers wine tastings, samples, and bottle sales in-house, as well as private bookings, a gift shop and customer events. One of those recently was a chocolate and wine event which drew curious new customers through the doors to try out the winery's selection of locally-made reds, whites, fruit, and dessert wines.
The St. Charleses first bought the winery in 2012 and started off right, with their first wine, Maddie Paws, a pomegranate-flavored Zinfandel, raising money for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Since then, they've expanded to more than 20 varieties, with others to come as the seasons allow.
They plan to add beers, ciders and meads in the future. For now, customers can find each vintage in their winery store, which also pairs the bottles with wine making supplies, cooking oils, spices and sauces from Spicy Jo's in Ishpeming. Prices for bottles of St. Charles wine range from $13 to $29
The winery is open Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. but offers extended hours upon request or for events.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: St. Charles Winery