This month’s Partners in Design event took place on August 30th in our Lansing, MI showroom with a fun, flavorful, and educational visit from from Burgdorf’s Winery! Dave and Deborah Burgdorf started artisan wine making over 40 years ago in their three-car garage and turned their hobby into a thriving winery.
Located in Haslett, MI, they now have a new facility for wine production but still have the tasting room and gift shop in the original garage. This local business produces award winning wines on site from fruits and vegetables hand-selected from local Michigan farmers. This includes True Michigan™ wines produced from 100% Michigan grown fruit.
Dave Burgdorf’s presentation on August 30th was the fourth installment of our monthly Partners in Design events. McDaniels partners with local top businesses to showcase their products, services, and expertise in our popular monthly event series. In partnership with some of the area’s premier businesses, McDaniels is proud to share knowledge on a wide range of topics from photographic restoration to plant care, charcuterie boards, and more. Each month we welcome a local business presenting a fresh topic, so there is always something new to learn at our Partners in Design events!
Our August 30th event with Burgdorf’s Winery was well attended, and a fun opportunity to sample and learn about wine varieties and wine tasting. Dave presented a selection of Burdgorf’s wines to showcase the range they offer and the types of wines available. He also gave us the inside story on what it means to be a winery owner and what is involved in running a winery. He also educated us on the best way to sample wine including:
- How to properly hold a wine glass.
- How to smell (not sniff) the wine bouquet.
- How to really take time to effectively tase the wine and appreciate the flavors.
The wines Dave included in the tasting were:
- Pinot Gris, a dry white wine,
- Fischer’s Reserve, a dry red wine,
- Spartan White, a semi-sweet white wine,
- Pour Me Pink, a semi-dry rose wine,
- Strawberry Rhubarb, a fruitful rose wine.
To learn more about Burgdorf’s Winery, their wine offerings, or to arrange a visit and tasting, visit their website. Here you will find details on their wines, prices, and where to buy them. You can also find out more about their tasting room and gift shop. It is well worth a visit to their Haslett, MI winery to see all they have to offer!
McDaniels Kitchen and Bath offers monthly events, featuring topics presented by top local businesses. Follow our Facebook page or other social media sites to get updates on the latest events. Our next Partners in Design event will welcome Chad Jordan from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn to our Lansing, MI showroom. Check our Facebook page for more details soon!