ACHRIMÈRE Wines is the realization of Aimee Mali’s lifelong passion for wine. After fifteen years of working as a wine buyer and brand manager throughout the state of Michigan, Aimee turned her love for wine into a working vineyard. After eleven years of planning and preparation, ACHRIMÈRE Wines was born on Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan, when Aimee planted her first Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes in 2015. Since 2017, Aimee has been harvesting her grapes and selling them to neighboring wineries on Old Mission Peninsula. Now, Aimee’s dream of producing her own wine has become a reality with the release of ACHRIMÈRE Wines. In 2018, Aimee used 1.3 tons of fruit to create ACHRIMÈRE Wines.
at ACHRIMÈRE is 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. She also worked harvest for an exemplary winery in Paso Robles, California.