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“Do not expect tours!!”
Review of Shady Creek Winery

Shady Creek Winery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Do not visit if you are expecting tours!! They do not have farms. They get grapes from CA and make wines but do not have tours of wineries as well. So it's just wine store!! You get to taste few wines that you get in local store too.

4  Thank Sarang G
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oenophile09, Owner at Shady Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Amazing! We are a winery, not a vineyard. No where do we advertise that we provide tours. We are sorry that this reviewer's expectations were not met however that is through no fault of Shady Creek Winery. We produce wine from local fruit as well as a small amount from the west coast, we believe this gives us the opportunity to make the best wine possible for each type of wine we offer. We produce thousands of cases of wine each year, hardly a wine shop!

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited this winery and the staff was so kind, nice and helpful. I hope they continue to grow and succeed. You should check them out. Sit on the porch or out back and relax.

2  Thank Schonda D
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We discovered this "hidden" gem winery about two years ago, and have visited four or five times since then.

Wonderful minimalist building with much photography and artwork. Reminds you of an open, airy wooden lodge, with a upstairs balcony overlooking the tasting area. Screened in "porch" area, with tables, out back overlooking a small pond. Adirondack chairs and rockers out on the front entrance area.

All-in-all a very relaxing and laid-back ambiance even before you get to the wine tastings - five free tastings of white and red, dry to semi-sweet, (the Dry Riesling is particularly good). Laid-back music (solo guitarist, who mingles and talks with the guests), 1 - 4 on Sundays during the Summer (Fall, Winter), yes you feel more like a guest rather than a customer?

The staff are particularly friendly, informative about the wine, as well as the general Michigan City area attractions - which are many. The staff can also be very funny (as in joking) when they are not too busy. Wines by the bottle or glass on and around the grounds.

Apparently there are catered wine pairing dinners under a tent outdoors on occasion, though we have not attended one. A good variety of small plates, (various cheeses, crackers, fruit, hummus, et al.) otherwise. A pleasant crowd in attendance, though not overly crowded together, tables, chairs, couches well-placed throughout the building, including the balcony.

A charming and friendly place, with a good ambiance.

Thank Paukey
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ok, ok...another winery. Quite a few of them about 30 minutes east. All of them capitalizing on the daytrips of west suburban Chicago moms. So, they can all get away charging $9-15 dollars a bottle for their local wines. Would these same women get together for a day trip to Meijers and pay $5 for a "tasting experience?"

Thank 25Jason
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oenophile09, Owner at Shady Creek Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Since this reviewer really didn't have any specific information about Shady Creek Winery, let me add some color. Our wines range from $12 to $33 dollars per bottle, some of our fruit is actually from well known grape growing regions that you won't find at the local Meijer store for $5. Our tastings are complimentary and we offer food plates that pair with wines and entertainment on Sundays...not sure Meijer offers that either. In addition, our facility looks nothing like a Meijer store:-D

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Comfortable, relaxed and friendly with a nice selection of wine and wine drinker accessories! I came here for a Cancer Society Benefit and never realized such a nice place was right down the road from me. There are several seating areas that are sure to please everyone.

1  Thank q1964
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