Meet the Makers
Baroda Founders Wine Cellars: Meet the Makers, Episode 12
In the heart of wine country in Baroda is a great winery Baroda Founders Wine Cellars. Owned by the Olson family that has a rich history in the wine country in Southwest Michigan! Jonny had a chance to sit down with Gunnar Olson to talk about how his father Len was part of the beginning of wine grape growing in southwest Michigan and how one of their wines got it's unique name, "Oh Hell Yeah Red!" Listen to the podcast and when you are done, plan your trip to Baroda Founders Wine Cellars by...
Lazy Ballerina Winery: Meet the Makers, Episode 11
Not everyone had a grandmother that made homemade wine but Lauren and Melanie of Lazy Ballerina did and those wonderful moments with their grandmother were just the beginning of their love for wine! Two cousins that spent years working in the wine industry decided just a couple years ago to start this super fun winery and they continue to grow! Jonny had a chance to sit down with them and talk about their love for wine and how they just like to have fun every single day! Listen to the...
Arclight Brewing Company: Meet The Makers, Episode 10
Have you ever had a beer in a former auto shop? Well if you go to Watervliet and check out Arclight Brewing Company, you can said that you did that. Pull up a stool somewhere along the concrete top bar that is over 50 ft long with repurposed oak barrels underneath and have a great beer or even a homemade soda from this really unique brewery. Jonny got a chance to sit on the GIANT picnic tables and have a talk with Ed Nash and Dave Coyle from Arclight to find out how this whole thing got...
Tapistry Brewing: Meet the Makers, Episode 9
Just a couple miles from the shores of Lake Michigan, in the heart of Bridgman is Tapistry Brewing! Combining artistry and chemistry to make some really great craft beer! Jonny and Meagan sat down on the couches in the taproom to talk with owner Joe Rudnick as well as Jamie Peter, one of the brewers, to learn how this all got started! Listen to the podcast and when you are done, plan your trip to Tapistry by going to MakersTrail.org You can also learn more about Tapistry by clicking here!...
Journeyman Distillery: Meet the Makers, Episode 8
An old factory which was once a corset and buggy whip factory has been transformed into one of the coolest places to visit in Southwest Michigan and oh yeah, they make some of the best distilled spirits around. Jonny and Meagan sat down with Bill Welter from Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, MI. Listen to the podcast to learn more about the Bill and Journeyman and also visit makerstrail.org to plan your trip today!
Watermark Brewing Company – Meet The Makers, Episode 7
One of the newest breweries in the area is in downtown Stevensville and that his Watermark Brewing Company. Three young guys who met on a sail boat decided to start brewing beer together. Chris, Justin and Dave, are 3 young guys who come from different backgrounds of education, but all have the same passion for making great beer. The awesome brewery has only been around for less than a year but the guys are already thinking of all the fun that they will be having for many years to come!
The Livery: Meet the Makers, Episode 6
One of the first breweries in Southwest Michigan, The Livery in the heart of the Arts District of Benton Harbor has been around as a microbrewery for around 12 years now, bringing unique beers, good food and live music to Southwest Michigan. Learn more about everything they have going on by going to liverybrew.com We had a chance to sit down with Simon Rusk and we talked about beer, food, music and more on this episode of Meet the Makers, brought to you by MakersTrail.org, plan your route...
12 Corners Winery: Meet the Makers, Episode 5
Glen Greiffendorf is the head winemaker at 12 Corners Vineyard & Winery just off Benton Center Rd. in Benton Harbor, MI. Glen has worked in the wine industry for many years but says he is still learning every day and still experimenting with all of the different fruits this area has to offer in the heart of the fruit belt. From award winning wines to hard ciders, 12 Corners has so much to offer on the Makers Trail! Listen to the latest episode of "Meet The Makers" and plan your route at...
White Pine Winery: Meet the Makers, Episode 4
There is a science behind growing grapes and making good wine and Dr. Dave Miller from White Pine Winery is one of the best there is. Not only does he make wine at White Pine Winery, but he also teaches the art of viticulture. Learn more about Dr. Dave in this episode and also plan your route at MakersTrail.org and visit White Pine Winery with their tasting room in downtown St. Joseph!
Silver Harbor Brewing Company: Meet The Makers, Episode 3
You can walk from beautiful Silver Beach and go have a great craft beer at Silver Harbor Brewing Company in Downtown St. Joseph. You can grab a stool at their rustic wood bar and fill your glass with their fresh beer and have some delicious food or fill a growler or a crowler! Listen to this episode to learn more The Makers at Silver Harbor Brewing Company. We sat down with Christian Cooks and Ben Dahl to learn more about this new brewery! Meet the Makers is brought to you by...
Dablon Winery & Vineyard: Meet The Makers, Episode 2
Sitting atop one of the highest points in Baroda's wine country, you will find Dablon Winery & Vineyard. Bill Schopf, owner of Dablon sits down with Jonny to talk about the rich history of the this area and why it is such a great place to grow grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore area. An absolutely beautiful tasting room and delicious wine! Meet the Makers is brought to you by MakersTrail.org. Hit the trail and explore southwest Michigan beer, wine, and spirits.
North Pier Brewing Company: Meet The Makers, Episode 1
Thirsting for an authentic Belgian-style brew in Southwest Michigan? In this episode of Meet the Makers, Jonny & Meagan head down the Makers Trail to Benton Harbor to North Pier Brewing Company, tucked back near the Arts District and Harbor Shores. Owner Jay Fettig (Owner) and Steve Distasio (Head Brewer) discuss this new brewery in Southwest Michigan and what makes their beer special.