Wineries and Vineyards of Old Mission Peninsula Honored by MAEAP

posted on June 4, 2013 10:31am

Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Grand Traverse Conservation District recognized seven wineries and four vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula for all becoming verified in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Through the verification process, the vineyards implemented voluntary and proactive pollution prevention practices.

“I’m proud of the proactive environmental steps these award-winning wineries and vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula have taken to become MAEAP verified,” said Governor Snyder. ‘The actions of these agriculturalists speak to their voluntary commitment to responsible on-farm practices and its importance regardless of the location, size, or what commodity your farm produces.”

“Having all these wineries and vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula verified is a great achievement,” said MDARD Director Jamie Clover Adams. “MAEAP’s ability to implement safe farming practices on a variety of farming operations, such as vineyards, shows how strong of a program it is, and will be for years to come.”

The Old Mission Peninsula stretches north 19 miles into Grand Traverse Bay and is only four miles wide at the broadest point. 2 Lads Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Grand Traverse, Peninsula Cellars, Lardie Orchards Inc., Manigold Farms, Montanã Rusa Farms, Inc., and Ochs Orchard are all proud to call Old Mission Peninsula their home.

 

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