This holiday season, we’re rounding up unique gift ideas for states across the country, featuring businesses owned by farmers, artisans, crafters and creatives. Michiganders love to show their state pride, and these gift ideas celebrate the spirit of outdoor adventure, the love of water, and the great food and wine produced in the region. From legendary Stormy Kromer caps to decadent Mackinac Island fudge to handcrafted snowshoe ornaments and metal art, skip the mall and treat your family and friends to a gift that’s purely Michigan.
Looking to impress your in-laws, treat the hostess with the mostest, or give wine to a friend in hopes they will share the bottle with you? Chateau Grand Traverse 2016 Riesling Ice Wine took home the Best of Class award in the 41st annual Michigan Wine Competition – the first and only Ice Wine trophy in the United States. It’s essentially dessert in a glass, and at $75 a bottle, it’s the kind of wine you save for a special occasion. Plus, you can wow the recipient with the story of how it is made. Any Best of Class winner makes a very uniquely Michigan gift and can be found at select wine retailers or ordered through the winery. But don’t delay. Most wines are limited quantity.