Where the fruit
feels like family.
Old Mission Peninsula AVA
Traverse City, Michigan
Is the lifelong realization of Aimee Mali's passion for wine. After fifteen years working as a wine buyer & brand manager throughout Michigan, she turned her love for wine into a working vineyard.
We are committed to small production wines of the highest quality.
Located just south of the 45th parallel on the sandy loam soils of Old Mission Peninsula. Because of its special disposition in Northern Michigan, surrounded on all sides by Lake Michigan, Old Mission Peninsula AVA benefits from an extended growing season. The synergy between land and water, provides a unique micro climate of warmer, moderating temperatures, which protects wine grapes from frost and cold situations that can freeze our buds off.
Aimee Mali is a CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) and a Certified Sommelier. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Hospitality Business, and studied winemaking through University of California, Davis, and worked harvest for an exemplary winery in Paso Robles, California.
After searching for the perfect vineyard location and years of prepping and planning, in 2015, we planted our five acre vineyard with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. We waited three years to harvest our fruit and sold it in 2017. In 2018 we kept some for ourselves and to share with you. In 2023, we grew to seven acres. We hope you enjoy!
A decade in the making. Four Wines from the 45th Parallel.
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What Our Enthusiasts Say
I might be ACHRIMÈRE'S biggest fan. I love every wine she makes, but my favorite is her Sparkling Blanc de Blancs. It's the perfect dry to sweet ratio, and better than any sparkling in Michigan, and beyond.
Regan G. & Aimee Aug, 2023
These two helped plant their respective blocks of pinot gris and chardonnay, and ACHRIMÈRE is eternally thankful for them....the bestest friends!
Otie & Melissa M. April 2020
My birthday celebration could not have tasted better! Thank you Aimee & ACHRIMÈRE Wines! You're the best! Cheers!
Kimberly M. July 2023