Drink Michigan: Brys Estate Cabernet Franc

Brys Estate Cabernet Franc Old Mission Peninsula 2010, $35: Cabernet Franc is typically a blending grap in a Bordeaux-style blend. It deepens the color, broadens and softens the palate, adds to the layers of flavor. Occasionally in California and more often in states like Michigan, New York and Virginia, you find single varietals and it’s … Continue Reading →

Brys Estate's Stassen is on target with velvety reds, unique whites

Coenraad Stassen, the South African born winemaker and vineyard manager at Brys Estate on Old Mission Peninsula, has found his groove. Stassen is a master of fruit-forward, velvety red wines — he can make Cabernet Francs and Pinot Noirs that sing — and dry whites like the newest Gewurztraminer and Dry Riesling that are packed … Continue Reading →