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2017 Spring Kickoff

Hello friends big and LITTLE! Winter has come and gone here in Northern Michigan… and it was a weird one.  A fun mix of snow, rain, sun, wind, cold, warm, and so on.  The vines are doing well, still dormant, and recovering from 2014 and 2015 cold damage.  We are hopeful for a full, healthy crop in… read the rest here

Concerts in the vineyard

  Join us for our series of 3 Sunday evening shows at the winery.  We will have outdoor seating, wines by the glass, and a food truck on site.  Bring the fam and enjoy the vineyard views and sounds of great local talent!    

New Face, New Award – May 2016

 A new face at the tasting room Meet Karren Deibler, our new tasting room manager and a recent transplant from Kansas City. Karren has been pouring wine in restaurants and Trader Joe’s for years and is excited to bring her experience to bigLITTLE. Come say hi!   Recess – Silver Medal 2016 Great Lakes International… read the rest here

Winter 2016

                Greetings Friends of bigLITTLE. The holiday season, with its mild weather and merriment, has passed. Snow has since flown and tucked Leelanau Peninsula farms, vineyards, and fields to sleep. The winter temperatures thus far have been moderate and kind to tender grape vine wood. We are optimistic… read the rest here

Loma/Harvest/bigLITTLE dinner

biglittle harvest poster 2 Click here to find out more about our collaborative dinner with the folks from Harvest TC and Loma Farm. https://shop.lmawby.com/biglittlelomaharvest-wine-dinner-p110.aspx

Polar Vortex 2014

Happy New Year! Is it too late to offer up such a greeting? Either way, bigLITTLE sends its greetings for 2014. We are absolutely buried in snow up here in Northern Michigan. We’ve been taking arctic air beat-downs with high winds and plenty of snow. The vines are pretty much covered in the white stuff,… read the rest here

Fall 2013

Greetings! It has been a wild first summer for the bigLITTLE tasting room! As a result, a good amount of time has passed since we have shared an update. We will start by answering a couple of our most FAQ’s from the tasting room: Q: “So… how is bigLITTLE different than L.Mawby?” A: Because we… read the rest here

Tasting Room Update #2

Throughout the cold snowy winter, Pete and I have been working on the interior of the bigLITTLE tasting room.  With a little help from our friends, we have: ripped up parts of the floor, patched them back together, moved a header up for the new door, tiled, painted, and painted some more. The plumbing is… read the rest here

Tasting Room Update #1

Mike and I have been pounding nails, and thumbs, as we worked over the past couple weeks to get the deck on our tasting room before the winter snows hit.  While we haven’t quite finished the deck, we did get a good deal of work done on it.  And considering the winter storm that hit… read the rest here

2012 Harvest

2012 Harvest for bigLITTLE Wines is in the books.  Late summer drought stressed some of our younger Riesling vines to the point where we were forced to pick slightly early.  We picked for our bottle fermented bubbly in mid-September, Treehouse and Crayfish in late September,  Mixtape and Tire Swing in early October.  Some of the… read the rest here