New Geneva Wine Tasting Room to Open Friday – Shaw Local

GENEVA – The Up North Wine Tasting Room will open at noon Friday at 9 N. Second St., Geneva, featuring wines from Northern Michigan, the company announced in a press release.

Co-owners Amy Goedken and Mary and Cathy Humphreys bring the Northern Michigan wine tasting experience to their hometown of Geneva, showcasing wines from Michigan’s Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas.

“Visitors will find a comfortable and relaxed ambient environment in which to relax and unwind in Northern Michigan style,” Amy Goedken said in the release. “We’ll feature a winery each month to build excitement and keep things fresh for our customers – and to give each winery its own spotlight.”

Wines from Shady Lane Cellars will be showcased this fall with its Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Noir Rose, Franc n Franc, Blaufrankisch, Semi Dry Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sparkling Riesling, the statement said.

“Shady Lane Cellars, in our view, has the quality and uniqueness of all varietals,” Amy Goedken said in the release.

“We have always loved the outdoor vibe during our visits, which has inspired our own decor and design in the Northern Wine Tasting Room,” she said in the statement. “I am a big fan of Pinot Noir Rosé. Cathy loves relaxing at night with a glass of Franc n Franc and Mary loves the versatility of Chardonnay.”

Amy Goedken, (left) Cathy Humphreys and Mary Humphreys will open the Up North wine <a class=tasting room in downtown Geneva on Friday. The concept is inspired by their visits to northern Michigan wineries, such as the sustainability-focused Shady Lane Wineries in Sutton’s Bay.” data-src=”×0/filters:format(jpg):quality(70)/” width=”1440″ height=”0″ loading=”lazy”/>

The boutique has 750 square feet of wine tasting space decorated with handmade wood pieces, the statement said.

The bar top, tables and bar ledges around the shop were handcrafted by Robert Humphreys and made from cut lumber from his own northern Michigan estate.

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