Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council
*Additional information about the Council is available at MichiganWines.com
The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is an 11-member Council established by the Legislature to promote Michigan's wine and wine grape-growing industries. New wineries are starting up in Michigan every year, wine grape acreage continues to grow, sales of Michigan wines are increasing, and the reputation of Michigan as a world-class wine region is gaining more national and international attention.
The Council is funded through non-retail liquor license fees, and employs three full-time, based at the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development offices in Lansing. Priorities of the Council are encouraging growth of the industry, promotion of Michigan wines, funding research to support wine grape growing in Michigan, and sponsoring training opportunities for industry development. An industry newsletter is issued several times a year and an annual publication "Michigan Wine Country" provides information to consumers.
Meeting notices, minutes and annual workplan are posted at michiganwines.com under the Industry tab.
For additional information contact the Council office at (517) 284-5733 or by e-mail at MDA-Michigan-Wines@michigan.gov.