In the Leelanau Peninsula AVA, Riesling is the last grape to be harvested, often hanging on the vine until after the last leaves have fallen.
Leelanau Peninsula (AVA)
Riding the Crest of Riesling's Resurgence: Leelanau Peninsula producers discuss dynamics
"We chose a southeast exposure so the vines begin to warm up in the morning. Riesling is the last variety we harvest and it's a miracle if there are still leaves on the vines when we pick it."
~ Bruce Simpson, Good Harbor Vineyards
Eleanor & Ray Heald
November 17, 2006
Eleanor & Ray Heald (ERH): Including various styles, dry, semi-dry, dessert and sparkling, describe Riesling from Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula AVA.