Modales Wines

Located in the heart of the Fennville AVA, specializing in cool climate Vinifera wines, with a focus on minimal intervention & native fermentation.

About the winery
Modales Vineyards & Winery, located in the heart of the Fennville AVA & 3.5 miles inland from Lake Michigan. The winery sits on 75 acres with currently 16 acres under vine. Located approximately 4 miles from the winery & 1.25 miles inland from Lake Michigan, sits our La Esperanza Vineryard. La Esperanza sits on 37 acres with 24 currently under vine. Between our two farms, we currently have 112 acres with 4o under vine.

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Fennville Ava

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 11:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 11:00 - 18:00Thursday: 11:00 - 18:00Friday: 11:00 - 18:00Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Fennville Ava
Wines produced
Pinot Noir , Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Blanc
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Riesling, ViognierBlaufränkisch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
History & Geography
Our La Esperanza Vineyard was bought by our owners, Jim & Carol Gonzales in 2014. This site experiences significant climate moderation due to heavy lake effect from Lake Michigan. The heavier clay soils can cause struggles in the managing the vineyard, but also allows the fruit harvested to be more concentrated & mineral driven, producing more full bodied wines. The winery vineyard was purchased in 2016 by our owners. Right next to where the tasting room is currently located once stood three migrant cottages. To preserve the history of the land, the wood and other building materials are used all throughout the current tasting room. Being a few more miles inland from Lake Michigan, this vineyard is sandier in soil composition & will start to produce wines that are more lively, with brighter fruit characteristics.
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