Sunday, October 12, 2008

"ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE!" ~ PENINSULA CELLARS / CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE (OLD MISSION PENINSULA) / GLUHWEIN: SPICED APPLE WINE

"Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried,
with fewer tensions and more tolerance."
~ Benjamin Franklin
~ Fine art drawing (Peninsula Cellars)

~ Peninsula Cellars

(Old Mission Peninsula)

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"Peninsula Cellars in a family owned and operated winery located on the 150-year old Kroupa farm. Specializing in Gewurztraminer and Reisling, Peninsula Cellars also offers a number of red, white, and fruit wines, including a white cherry wine and a black sweet cherry dessert wine. Located 6 miles north of Traverse City ..."

~ Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula

GLUHWEIN : SPICED APPLE WINE
~ Heart warming recipe compliments of Peninsula Cellars

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1 Bottle Peninsula Cellars Apple Wine
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 orange peel
1 apple, quartered
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


Heat to 135-degrees, hold for 30 minutes. Drink and enjoy!

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~ Chateau Grand Traverse

(Old Mission Peninsula)
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"With stunning views, a modern wine making facility, and more than 120 acres of estate vineyards, this is the oldest and largest winery on the Old Mission Peninsula. Owned and operated by the O'Keefe family, this pioneering winery is internationally known for producing outstanding Rieslings of Consistent high quality and value. Offering guided winery tours, a well-appointed tasting room, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff, visitors enjoy a complete winery experience. The Winery Inn offers 6 guest rooms overlooking the vineyards and Grand Traverse Bay."

5 comments:

perennialgardener said...

What a lovely vineyard, thanks for the tour and the great recipe. :)

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Hi, Joey, This sounds like the perfect warm drink for a fall evening. Very festive, and I will try. I'm not familiar with apple wine per se, but that's one of my favorite things about your blog--I'm always learning new delicious things to try!

joey said...

Thanks P.G. for visiting ... each vineyard and wine is unique.

Hi Kathryn ... it is indeed a fun drink for around the fire on chilly evenings. Learning is also why I enjoy visiting you, dear one ;)

jodi said...

MMMM, gluhwein! I've also had it made with pear wine and it's quite divine.
The wine grape harvest here in the Annapolis Valley is going very well, I'm told. Here's to a great year of vintages for all good winemakers.

joey said...

I also love pear wine, Jodi. And here's to a healthy great vintage year for all gardeners ... Cheers!