Peterson & Sons Winery
If you haven't tried wine made without the use of chemicals you haven't tried wine with true fruit taste and aroma. Imagine the taste and aroma of the fresh fruit, then you are close to what our wines smell and taste like.
Peterson and Sons is one of the very few wineries in the world that makes wine without chemicals or preservatives.
We use only the best, hand picked or sorted Michigan fruit, water, sugar and yeast, plus a lot of time and personal care. Our wines will keep and age once opened if kept below 70° F. Because no chemicals are used to kill anything, CO2 gas can result several months after bottling, so please store the bottles upright and at a constant temperature of 55° to 70° and out of sunlight. We use synthetic corks so you don't have to store bottles on their sides.
I started my first five gallons of Rhubarb wine in my basement in June 1982, and by October of 1982, I had several jugs of Cherry, Red Raspberry and some Concord and Delaware grape started. This was the meager start of what is now Peterson and Sons Winery with a total capacity of 20,000 gallons.
When I lost my job in March of 1983 at age 41, I couldn't find a job because I was too old and/or over-qualified, so I did a lot of fishing and talking with a retired neighbor. My neighbor, Norm, liked my wine and suggested that I make it to sell. Gradually, I thought more about his idea. I took some wine samples to a larger winery and had them checked out for the necessary government testing and they all passed with flying colors.