Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Podcast #8 Our First Year in Review

It is hard to believe that we have been open for almost a year. We will celebrate our first year anniversary the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In the this podcast Bob and Linda take a look back at the first year and discuss our upcoming anniversary celebration.

Podcast #8 - Our First Year in Review

Monday, June 18, 2012

Podcast #7 Ahhhh Spring - planting and wine fests!

Now that June is here, Bob talks about how the vineyard survived the warmest March in decades, spring planting in the vineyard, and other news. Jeff and Linda talk about attending spring wine fests and wine judging competition results. Yay. We won medals!

Podcast #7 Ahhhh Spring - planting and wine fests!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Podcast #6 Unseasonably Warm - Bah Humbug

Podcast #6 Unseasonably Warm - Bah Humbug

Bob and Linda discuss the record setting high temperatures and the impact on the vineyard. They also discuss the latest winery news.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Podcast #5 Interview with Michael Wells from Arbor Vineyard

Bob and Nick talk to Michael Wells, owner of Arbor Vineyard. We discuss how he got started in wine making and his plans to open a winery near Tecumseh, MI.

Podcast #5 Michael Wells Interview

Monday, March 26, 2012

Podcast #4 It's the nose!

Bob and Jeff discuss the wines initially available at our opening, as well as new releases that will be available soon. There is an interesting discussion of aroma versus bouquet or as Jeff's says, "It's the nose".

It's the nose!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Podcast#3 - The Other Partners

A conversation with Jeff and Sarah Utter, co-owners of the Flying Otter Winery, as they discuss their history with wine and the Flying Otter Winery.

Jeff & Sarah talk about starting the winery

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Podcast #2 Bob & Linda talk about starting the Flying Otter Winery

Here is the second episode of our podcast. Bob and Linda Utter talk more about what it takes to start a small winery. 

Podcast #2 Bob & Linda talk about starting the winery

We hope you enjoy and as always we look forward to your feedback and comment.

If there is anything you would like us to discuss, or questions you would like us to answer, just let us know.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


We are pleased to announce that our Starboard dessert wine is now available at the Flying Otter Winery. Maybe we aren't supposed to have favorites, but I have to admit this wine has a special place in our hearts. It's only right that it should make it's appearance for Valentine's Day.

Starboard is a dessert wine made in the style of traditional dessert wines of Portugal, which are called Port. For many years wines in this style made around the world were often called port, but in 2006 the US signed a trade agreement with the European Community on Trade in Wine which disallows the use of the term Port for new wines (wines before 2006 are grandfathered in) made by anyone outside of Portugal.

For this reason we were forced to turn in a different direction for naming our new dessert wine, and we chose to turn Starboard.

Made with our our home grown Frontenac grapes (which we are not allowed to list as "estate grown" on our labels because we are not in an officially designated AVA [American Viticultural Area]), and fortified with grape spirits, this lush, rich, dessert wine is great now and will get even better with age if you'd like to add it to your cellar for future special occasions.

Come on out for our Valentine's Day open hours:
Feb 4 & 5, Feb 11 & 12 Noon till 6 PM