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Winery at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay, MI 49682 www.blackstarfarms.com/winery
10844 East Revold Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
(231) 944-1270
Fax : 231 944-1279
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  • Monday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Tuesday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Wednesday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Thursday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Friday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Sunday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
    We are a small winery with a hand-crafted approach to winemaking, located on the same 45th Parallel that runs through some of the great wine regions of the world. We produce classic varietal wines and fruit brandies of high character and balance.
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    Winemaker Lee Lutes
    - Born and raised in Michigan – resident of Traverse City since 1975.

    -Graduate of Michigan State University – BA in Finance, 1987

    -Making wine professionally and/or at an amateur level for 18 years.

    -Committed substantial time in the wine regions of South Australia, Barossa Valley and Long Island, New York prior to living in Northern Italy as an assistant winemaker at Abbazia di Valle Chiara.

    -Returned to his home state of Michigan in 1993 to work as an assistant winemaker at Leelanau Wine Cellars.

    -Founded Peninsula Cellars with Kroupa Family, Old Mission Peninsula, in 1994 where I remained as winemaker and general manager until 1998.

    -In 1998 was hired to develop and manage the construction of the Winery at Black Star Farms on the Leelanau Peninsula where I currently reside as winemaker/distiller/general manager of this 25,000 case winery.

    -Currently sits as a board member of the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association, a marketing group working with the Leelanau Peninsula wineries in the promotion of the region and its unique viticultural products.

    -Currently sits on the board of the Leelanau Horticultural Society, a non-profit group with interests in marketing, promotion and education of the Leelanau Peninsula’s diverse horticultural community.

    -Travels extensively on an annual basis to primary viticultural and horticultural regions of the U.S. and Europe as well as attending annual trade shows and seminars for educational purposes.

    -A personal goal is to help showcase the exceptional wine quality and regional beauty of north west Michigan while promoting viticulture as an agricultural alternative to land division and urban sprawl.

    -Recently completed the expansion of Black Star Farms into a neighboring appellation, The Old Mission Peninsula AVA, with a new winery and tasting room. Black Star Farms is now the first winery in northwest Michigan to make wine in both appellations, further enhancing its emphasis on regionally specific bottlings of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Arcturos Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Our fullest bodied red. Deep forest fruits like raspberry and blackberry integrate with classic green peppers and herbal spicey oak driven flavors that create great complexity.
  • 545 cases produced
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  • $22.50
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Arcturos Merlot
  • Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • A deceptively dry wine, with blackberry and plum flavors complimented by hints of oak and dark cocoa. The velvety texture and mild tannins leave a soft but lasting impression on the palate.
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  • $25.00
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Arcturos Pinot Noir
  • Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Medium bodied this wine has bright berry fruits (raspberry and cherry) and warm, toasty, French oak that entice the nose and palate. Layers of earthy, peppery aromas surround a core of ripe fruit, spice and dark scented flowers.
  • 830 cases produced
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  • $25.00
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Artisan Red
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Blend of Cabernet Franc, Marechal Foch, Dornfelder, Cayuga, Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Soft and fruity best decribes Artisan Red. Lively, youthful fruit reminiscent of strawberry and licorice candy are found on the nose. Soft tannins and lower alcohol make this our most easy drinking red wine.
  • 1042 cases produced
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  • $11.50
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Red House Red
  • Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula
  • Blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Dornfelder, Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • The ruby color of this wine is striking! It has a solid, medium body and fresh red fruit aromas (raspberry) and an herbaceous bell pepper aspect. There are marked oak flavors including vanilla spice.
  • 1008 cases produced
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  • $13.50
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Leorie Vineyard Merlot/Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc,
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Round and full-bodied with a silky texture and a lengthy finish. Intense plum and jammy red berry flavors intertwine with hints of chocolate, coffee, and spice. These aromas and flavors are complimented by aging in new and second use French, Eastern European and American Oak barrels.
  • 196 cases produced
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  • $35.00
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    White ---
    NV Arcturos Barrel Aged Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Ripe apple/pear aromas, subtle caramel and delicate spice combine in the nose with vibrant and elegant oak on the palate to encompass all of the diversity that Chardonnay can possess. Because the flavors of Chardonnay are so compatible with oak, this wine has been fully fermented and aged in new French and American oak barrels.
  • 652 cases produced
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  • $16.50
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    White ---
    NV Arcturos Sur Lie Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Medium bodied with ripe pear, apple, and citrus. Herbaceous floral notes pleasantly combine with subtle minerality. The flinty and steely aromas make the wine reminiscent of a crisp Chablis or Macon.
  • 1078 cases produced
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  • $12.50
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    White ---
    NV Arcturos Pinot Blanc
  • Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Crisp and light bodied with bright high-note aromatics and delicate fruit. This wine shows delicate aromas of citrus, fresh white flowers and freshly harvested hay. Light in body and vibrant with acidity, the wine has a clean crisp finish.
  • 273 cases produced
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  • $15.50
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    White ---
    NV Arcturos Pinot Gris
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Herbal nuances and floral notes are accented by flavors of fresh citrus zest and melony fruit. Pinot Gris is crisp and refreshing with melon fruit and delicate floral notes. This is a superb grape for the expression of "terroir," displaying mild herbal and mineral accents on the palate.
  • 1220 cases produced
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  • $13.50
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    White ---
    NV Arcturos Late HArvest Riesling
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Ripe peach and honeysuckle are complimented by subtle hints of nutmeg, allspice and Earl Grey tea. The concentrated fruit flavors of peach and apricot are balanced with refreshing acidity. In this style we stop the fermentation for freshness and add back the sweet reserve for balancing the fruit palate.
  • 6202 cases produced
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  • $16.50
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    White ---
    NV Arcturos Semi Dry Riesling
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • An outstanding vintage has yielded a characteristically beautiful white wine with intense fruit and floral notes. Bright acidity is completely conserved in this wine, containing opulent pear, peach and citrus aromas on the nose that definitely confirms the palate.
  • 1050 cases produced
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  • $15.50
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    White ---
    NV Red House White
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Riesling Blend
  • Blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cayuga
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • A fruity, flinty nose accented by a hint of oak combines on the palate to form a well-balanced medium-bodied table wine. This wine is pleasantly stone fruit driven (apricot and peach) on the nose and palate. There are a good bit of “wet stone” and honey flavors.
  • 482 cases produced
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  • $9.50
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    Rosé ------ ---
    NV Red House Rose
  • Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula
  • Rosé of Cayuga Blend
  • Blend of Cayuga, Marechal Foch, Riesling, Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • This fun filled and light bodied wine has delicate strawberry notes on the nose and palate. Stainless steel fermentation and aging keep it crisp. The nose on this wine is reminiscent of artificial candy - strawberry and watermelon with a slight red licorice tang.
  • 862 cases produced
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  • $11.50
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    White Dessert Wine ---
    NV A Capella Ice Wine
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Riesling Dessert Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • This "eis wein" concentrates the rich flavors of ripe apricots, peaches, pineapple, exotic flowers, and subtle spices.
  • 200 cases produced
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  • 375 ml
    $92.50
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    White Dessert Wine ---
    NV Sirius White Dessert Wine
  • Appellation: Old Mission Peninsula
  • Chardonnay Blend Dessert Wine
  • Blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc,
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Because it is unfermented, you'll taste the warm, rich flavor of the pure fruit on your palate. The aroma is honeyed and exotic, with Asian spice overtones.
  • 162 cases produced
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  • 375 ml
    $19.50
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    NV Black Star Farms Cherry Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Sumptious light bodied fruit wine. A semi sweet blend of sweet and tart cherries. It is delightful as an apertif or as a luncheon wine.
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  • $10.00
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    NV Black Star Farms Pear Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Fresh, aromatic, ripe pear aromas mingle with a delicate spice on the palate. This fruit wine has balanced residual sweetness.
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  • $10.00
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    NV Sirius Cherry Dessert Wine
  • Dessert Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Ripe black cherry fruit, combined with mildly toasted oak, and the warmth of brandy, for a delicious port like rendition.
  • 164 cases produced
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  • 375 ml
    $18.50
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    NV Sirius Pear Dessert Wine
  • Dessert Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Fresh, ripe pear aromas combine with musk and wood-driven spice in the nose, complimenting a delicately sweetened palate.
  • 138 cases produced
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  • 375 ml
    $17.50
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    NV Sirius Maple Dessert Wine
  • Apple Blend Dessert Wine
  • Blend of Apple, Maple,
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Distinctly apple layered with sweet barrel aromas. The maple flavor stands out and lingers long on the finish.
  • 105 cases produced
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  • 375 ml
    $22.50
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    NV Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cider
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Sparkling, light bodied fruit wine bubbling over with the flavor of fresh apples! This sparkling cider is made from a blend of eight different cider apples.
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  • $10.00
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    NV Black Star Farms Hard Apple/Cherry Cider
  • Blend Sparkling Wine
  • Blend of Apple, Cherry,
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • Sparkling, light bodied fruit wine. This is a semi dry cider that uniquely combines the fresh crisp flavors of apples with tart cherries.
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  • $10.00
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    White Sparkling Wine ---
    NV Black Star Farms Sparkling Wine
  • Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula
  • Unspecified Sparkling Wine
  • Winemaker: Lee Lutes
  • This sparkler is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from northwest Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. Made in a brut style it is excellent as an aperitif but versatile enough to be paired with a multitude of foods. This sparkling wine is delicate, fresh, and elegant with floral aromas and crisp fruitiness. The "fresh bread" nose is typical of wine produced in the methode champenoise.
  • 252 cases produced
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  • $22.50
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