Women to open the new wine destination in Geneva – Shaw Local

The Up North Wine Tasting Room will open at noon on Friday, May 6 at 9 N. Second St., Geneva, featuring Northern Michigan wines, 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.”

Shady Lane Cellars wines 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.

“We believe Shady Lane Cellars has the quality and uniqueness of all varietals,” Goedken said.

“We’ve always loved the outdoor vibe when we visit, which inspired our own decor and design in Up North’s wine tasting room,” she said. “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.

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.

The shop is just north of Route 38 in downtown Geneva. More information is available online at www.upnorthwinegeneva.com.

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