Beer, Wine & Cider
Stoney Acres Winery
Stoney Acres Winery is just a few minutes outside of the city limits, nestled in a forest of tall pines. Stoney Acres offers a wide variety of fruit flavored wines, and they are also famous for their Shipwreck Soda soft drink. You can find almost anything inside the winery store and tasting room. They make homemade caramel corn, hand dipped gourmet wine truffles, chocolate bark, and plenty of other sweet treats. You can also buy wine and beer making supplies if you would like to try to master the process yourself. As if this wasn’t enough, Stoney Acres has a beautiful outdoor patio and flower garden with a waterfall fountain where they serve gourmet appetizers during the summer. This is definitely one of our “go-to” spots when we’re ready for some relaxing with friends!
Address: 4268 Truckey Rd, Alpena
Phone: (989) 356-1041
Austin Bothers Beer Company
Phone: (989) 340-2300
Thunder Bay Winery
Thunder Bay Winery’s wine tasting room is located in the historic Center Building of bustling downtown Alpena. With its huge front windows that overlook Second Avenue, it’s an easy place to spend the afternoon people watching. It’s also the perfect place to bring a few friends and have a date night, or you can even arrange to bring a group and enjoy sampling wine in a private room. The friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff really makes the experience authentic as you learn the history of the wine- from the fruit being picked in the nearby local vineyard, to how the flavors are created and melded, right down to the genuine aging in oak barrels. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a night on the town.
Address: 109 N. Second Ave., Alpena
Phone: (989) 358-9463
Knaebe’s Twisted Roots Cider
Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm is a bustling apple farm and cider mill nestled in the hills just west of Rogers City, in beautiful Northeastern Lower Michigan north of Alpena. In addition to their 50+ varieties of apples, fresh pressed unpasteurized cider, and delicious baked goods, guests can also enjoy their hard cider.
Twisted Roots Tasting Room is located out the back door of their barn where they serve up hand-crafted Hard Cider to enjoy while you’re visiting the farm. You can also take a growler home for later. The Tasting Room serves Wood Fired Pizza (Local Hot Dogs and Brats with all the fixings and some snackier items are available on the weekends in the fall in the newly renovated “Snack Shack”).
Address: 2621 S Karsten Rd, Rogers City
Phone: (989) 351-7868
Presque Isle Farm
Presque Isle Farm cider is made of only apples. The cider is fermented until all the residual sugar is gone resulting in a mostly dry experience. These are not the sweet ciders you typically find on the grocery store shelves. Our ciders are made in the traditional English and New England style and focus on cider-specific apples that can bring a complexity equal to wine. For those that are new to this type of cider, the potential of the apple may be surprising. For the seasoned cider drinker, we hope you enjoy our northeast Michigan take on this old tradition.
You can purchase Presque Isle Farm cider from the Alpena Farmer’s Market or online on their website, www.presqueislefarm.com
T: 503-758-4725 . 971-322-6226