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Celebrate The Christmas Festivities with Your Favorite Wines & Cider

Updated: Nov 28, 2018

Christmas season is the busiest time of the year. Not only do you have to decorate….everything, you have to go through your gift list to make sure you haven’t left anybody out while shopping, and wrapping the gifts as you buy them.

Just thinking about all the things one has to do during Christmas time is enough to make one break a sweat. No matter how difficult the preparation for the biggest celebration of the year, there’s nothing like enjoying a nice glass of wine to celebrate the season. So, as you stockpile your pantry staples for Christmas, don’t forget to stock on these essential wines. Here, we are going to take a look at the top wine picks for Christmas.


Enjoy notes of ripe cherries, strawberries, and mocha, with a light pepper finish. While the wine is pretty straightforward, expect to get a smidge more complexity with this quality merlot. In fact, the complexity will blow your mind which is ultimately thanks to the amazing grapes. You will taste the pedigree in every glass you sip.

Available at: Cogdal Vineyards

Location: Address: 7143 107th Ave, South Haven MI 49090

Established in 2008 by Jack and Deb Murdoch, Cogdal Vineyards is located just half a mile from Lake Michigan. It is this closeness to the lake that helps regulate the temperature of the soil, resulting in healthy and full-flavored grapes. It is no surprise that some of the most distinctive tasting wines have come from Cogdal Vineyards.

42 Ice Wine

This sweet white wine is made from frozen grapes that have been left to freeze naturally on the vines. This ice wine offers a mix of sweet and rich wine flavor, with hints of mango, apricots, peaches and honey. The sweet taste of the 42 Ice Wine makes it the perfect choice for after meals and is a great alternative for dessert.

Available at: Fenn Valley

Location: 6130 122nd Ave, Fennville, MI 49408

Fenn Valley Vineyards is a family-owned vineyard and winery that was established in 1973. This 240-acre vineyard is located just five miles from Lake Michigan and is the perfect climate, temperature and soil structure that brings that delicate balance to Fenn Valley wines.

Crane’s Apple Cherry Hard Cider

Apple Cherry Hard Cider by Crane’s Winery is an award-winning wine that won the ‘World’s Best Flavored Wine’ at the World Cider Awards which took place in London recently, which is a great achievement for a winery that only opened its gates in 2014. The pretty rose petal color and light cherry aroma compliments this sparkling bourbon barrel-aged apple hard cider is a good choice, if not, go with Crane’s Late Harvest Riesling 2017, which is well structured, interesting and worth the price.

Available at: Crane’s Pie Pantry

Location: 6054 124th Avenue (M-89), Fennville, MI 49408

Crane’s Winery follows traditional wine and hard cider farming, which lends its wines an exceptional taste that’s unique to the location. Being a fifth-generation Michigan farming family, the Cranes know all about growing great fruit and creating delicious wines with impeccable care.

Ending Note

If you’re still on the fence regarding which wine to go with to make your Christmas season extra special, why not book an end-of-season tour by Coastal Tours at Saugatuck, Michigan. Coastal Tours are available seven days a week and can cater to up to 14 passengers. So, hurry up, tours begin from the end of December and go right through to March, so book your exclusive tour now by clicking here.

Even if the leaves have started to fall and the weather has started to cool, it’s never too late to book your tour with Coastal Tours at Saugatuck, MI.

Cheers & don't drink and drive,

Coastal Tours



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