Seasons of the North Winery & Burt Lake Brewery review, pics, and info. Burt Lake Brewery / Seasons of the North Winery is located off M-68 in Alanson very close to Indian River, Michigan. It says brewery in the name, but it’s also a winery.
Seasons of the North Winery offers Season of the North’s brand of beer and wine, as well as hard cider.
Seasons of the North Winery Pics / Burt Lake Brewery Pics
Seasons of the North Winery has outdoor seating on its patio which is perfect if you want to bring your pet. There’s an indoor space as well with a U-shaped bar and a couple tables. The walls are stocked with merchandise for sale. I like to collect glasses so I purchased a Burt Lake Brewery tumbler. They also have sweatshirts, jarred goods, and kitchen accessories.
My friend and I did a tasting flight which included any combination of 5 samples of wine, beer or hard cider for $10. The menu is laid out great with the selections of White Wines, Red Wines, and Fruit Wines listed from dry to sweet and with a nice short description of each. I sometimes have to ask a lot of questions about each wine, but they give you enough to go on to make your selections. If you’re not interested in doing a flight, you can purchase by the glass.
For the white wines, I enjoyed Burt Lake Breeze. It’s a semi-sweet wine made from Seyval Blanc grapes with flavors of pear and green apple. It has a light body and it mellow but also tart which I loved. I also enjoyed The Cabin which is a dry red wine made from the Marechal Foch grape. It’s a medium body wine with a fruity scent and a smooth, slightly peppery finish.
Seasons of the North Winery offers a unique selection of fruit wines – blueberry, strawberry, Indian Summer Sangria, and raspberry dessert wine. I tried the Blueberry Wine which is semi-dry (all the others are sweet) and I wasn’t a fan. The staff said it’s pretty definitive that people either like it or they don’t…I was on the side of don’t I guess. But, I’d still give one of the others a try next time I go; maybe the raspberry wine which is made with raspberries from their estate.
Burt Lake Brewery used to offer a few finger foods, but discontinued this when the Covid restrictions hit. They mentioned they plan on bringing it back but with some new selections.
Seasons of the North Winery / Burt Lake Brewery
9090 M-68, Alanson, MI 49706
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For more info on Seasons of the North Winery, visit www.seasonsofthenorth.com.
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