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.
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
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...
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.
Check out our 2023 harvest video, all sustainably grown!
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
Winter Hours Starting January 2024:
Friday, 3-8 PM
Saturday, 12-6 PM
Sunday, By appointment (24 hour advanced notice)
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.
Don't let "Riesling" make you think this is a sweet wine. It's surprisingly fruity with 0% sugar.
Made with Estate grown, SIP Certified grapes, this dry Riesling has citrus flavors up front with a smooth honey finish. In true Riesling style, it pairs well with a wide range of foods.
2021 DRY RIESLING
This new white blend is made from Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and a touch of Gewürztraminer. It has apple and pear upfront with slight floral notes and a subtle vanilla finish.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot fruit from a certified sustainable vineyard in Monterey, CA.
Rich and smooth with jammy blackberry, cherry and a dark chocolate finish.
Made in the "Cuvee" or "Prosecco" style, this is a tank-fermented sparkling wine. Perfect for apps, salads and all holiday cheers!
Predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, this is a lively citrus-driven bubbly with a tart raspberry kick. Cheers!
New Wines Coming Soon!
Made with apples sourced from Bargy Farms, just a few miles over the hills.
Low carbonation in our cider lends to a bright and true expression of these local apples.
DRY APPLE CIDER
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Multiple Dates
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!
"WaterFire Vineyard air b and b was beyond stunning during our stay in October and is in an incredible location. Chantal was an amazing host and very responsive with all the questions I had during our stay. I will for sure be booking this place in the future."
Jordyn October 2023
"Staying at the vineyard was a unique and fun experience. Great sunrises over the property to wake up to with a cup of coffee in the morning and bright stars to gaze at in the evening. With a glass of wine was no more than a few steps away and the perfect location to explore the surrounding cities of northern MI, it was a great stay. We also had numerous interactions with the staff/Chantal, all of which were pleasant, welcoming, and helpful."
Dan September 2023
"Chantal's retreat at WaterFire is a gem! Bring your binoculars so you can watch the birds flitting by your window on their way to a shrub or treetop. The nearby pond attracted two does and a fawn one morning. The place is spotless, well-appointed, and the bed is very comfortable. Put that together with the winery on the front of your hideaway - and what else do you need?"
Lee July 2023