vinifera production benzie co.

Asked January 22, 2014, 5:03 PM EST

i recently purchased several acres in benzie co. south of frankfort about 800ft ele.on a bluff approx. 1/4 to 1/2 mile from lake mi. will i have any success with vinifera grapes? i know soil content will play in this question

Benzie County Michigan

1 Response

It is possible-a lot will depend on the varieties you select. Consider them carefully. there might be some hybrids that would work as well- depends on the wines you want to make. I suggest that you contact the MSU Extension office in Traverse City, MI. the educator for that area is very knowledgeable about wine grapes and is more familiar with the geographical area than I am. he might have more specific suggestions for varieties than I do.