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A Northern Michigan winery/vineyard making SIP Certified wines near
Torch Lake
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WaterFire Vineyards Wine Tasting Room in Kewadin Michigan
Welcome to WaterFire

WaterFire wines express our unparalleled commitment to the Great Lakes. As the first Certified Sustainable vineyard in the Midwest, we go to great lengths to protect the landscape around us, using no herbicides and low risk pesticides, minimizing impacts to air and water, caring for our employees and making some delicious and superior wines in the process.


Our wines are fashioned in small batches from grapes we farm ourselves. We follow Certified Sustainable practices in the vineyard and exacting cellar standards to bring finessed and elegant flavors of the Torch Lake region directly to your table.

Off the Beaten Path

Removed from the busy wine trails, our little tasting room is small and intimate and our service is centered around you, our guests.

Our Love for the Lakes

​We combined our love of wine and of the lakes to build the WaterFire brand. What better way to showcase the caliber of wines that can be made in Michigan than to do so without harmful chemicals. Taste for yourself, in every glass of WaterFire wine

SIP Certified
WaterFire VIneyards in Kewadin Michigan view of the grap vines
Experience a unique offering of Certified Sustainable European vinifera wines made in Michigan.

For our customers, our certification means our grapes are grown with the upmost attention paid to maximizing the natural defenses of the vine and minimizing the need to react to disease outbreaks. Having our senses wide open makes for better farming practices that ultimately makes for better wine. Do I hear a cheers, anyone...

SIP Sustainability in Practice

WaterFire is the first vineyard in the Midwest, and the first vineyard outside of California, to be Certified Sustainable through the award winning Sustainability in Practice (SIP) program, among the most rigorous certification programs in the country.

Not only do we use organically-certified products, but we follow regenerative growing practices and adhere to a suite of additional requirements that include water conservation, energy efficiency, air quality, fruit quality, social responsibility, community relations and more.

WaterFire Vineyards in Kewadin is a SIP Certified, Sustainably Farmed Vineyard and Winery

Check out our 2023 harvest video, all sustainably grown!

Tasting Room
Great Expectations

Our tasting room offers great wines, hard cider and select foods that pair superbly with our wines. 


Relax on our deck; keep warm around our fireplace, take a walk through the vineyards and enjoy our wines and charcuterie.


Our entire property is at your disposal to stroll, dine or simply take in the vines as they grow.

Tasting Room Hours

Summer 2024 Hours:

Open 6 days a week!

Monday- Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12-7 PM

Friday, 12-8 PM

Saturday, 12-7 PM

Sunday, 12-5 PM

Check social media for special closings due to weather, holidays, or private events.

Want to host a special event or schedule a tasting outside of our regular hours? We invite you to book a private tasting with our staff at any time of year.

WaterFire Vineyards, Kewadin Michigan, Private events and gatherings
WaterFire Vineyards in Kewadin Michigan pouring wine in the tasting room, SIP Certified
Our Wines
Wine Clubs
Join Our Wine Club

We are now taking WaterFire Club Members!  You can sign up online by clicking the button below. 

Membership includes 4 quarterly shipments of 4 bottles of wine, 15% discount off all purchases, and invitation to annual wine club event (separate charges apply).

If you're looking for more information or have questions, please contact the winery at (231) 498-2753.

WaterFire Vineyards, Kewadin Michigan, owners Chantel Lefebore and Mike Newman
Become a Founder

The WaterFire Founder's Club is an intimate and adventurous group who really want to connect with the wine & vine lifestyle. Founders gather for special parties, wine releases, wine dinners, fall grape harvest and are always welcome to help us out in the vineyard. As a Founder each visit to our vineyard will be second to none.

Membership is limited to 25.

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WaterFire Events
Private Wine Events Available 

Gatherings at WaterFire are intimate, thoughtful and centered around our sustainable wines and farm. We are currently offering Wine and Cheese parties.

Wine & Cheese Party - $45/person

6 person minimum.

Includes guided tasting, charcuterie, and 2 oz. pours of all our offerings 

Please book your event at least 2 weeks in advance.

We also offer Customized Events.  

For more information or to book a Wine & Cheese Party

Please call 231.498.2753

 or email

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 22, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Kewadin, 12180 Sutter Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648, USA
    Join us every other Saturday through the summer, starting June 22nd, at 11:30 AM, for a 30-minute guided tour through the vineyards.
  • Jun 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Kewadin, 12180 Sutter Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648, USA
    Practicing alongside the peaceful vineyards, the 60-minute class will include gentle movements at a slower pace, perfect for beginners and regular practitioners. You can expect an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body, with an additional focus on yogic breath work and basic meditation.
Stay wit us!
Stay with us!

Do you dream of a vineyard vacation in a secluded setting? Sampling wines and connecting with how they are made? Touring wine country? This retreat is located on a 26 acre vineyard in Northwest Michigan and perched atop a ridge that extends up from idyllic Torch Lake. It is 1/2 mile walk to the lake or 5 minute drive to beaches on Lake Michigan. The deck has sweeping views of the vineyard and the space offers one queen bedroom, a small fridge and microwave and a sitting area.

Just a Few of our Recent Reviews!

"I really enjoyed staying at Chantal's listing. The winery is on a beautiful property and I enjoyed the wood burning fireplace."

Emily March 2024

“Exactly what we were looking for...when we look for an air BnB we want something different/unique...this is definitely that. The vineyard and property is nothing short of stunning.”

Craig March 2024

"Chantal’s tasting room and attached air b&b was delightful! We enjoyed a complimentary wine tasting by the wood burning stove and spent mornings and evenings walking the property with our pup. Chantal was very responsive throughout our visit and made us feel right at home."

Rose December 2023

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