STAY TUNED: Rumor Has It That Left Foot Charley Wines Coming To Chicago

February 28, 2010 at 11:37 am

Left Foot Charley wines feature locally grown grapes

The excellent Left Foot Charley white wines may be distributed soon in Chicago. Left Foot Charley is the creation of winemaker Bryan Ulbrich, who is passionate about bottling white wines produced from locally grown grapes that are suitable to the climate of Northern Michigan. If you’ve ever tried his Dry Riesling or Pinot Blanc, you will be surprised at their similarity to Alsatian whites of the same type. Ulbrich sources his grapes from preferred local growers “who love wine, relish in a challenge, and own parcels of land well suited to raising vines.”

The Local Beet will keep you posted on its distribution here in Chicago, but in the meantime, you can taste Left Foot Charley wines at their tasting room in Traverse City, Michigan, or a little closer in, at Everyday People CafĂ© in Douglas, Michigan, Lambrecht’s Wine, Spirits & Beer in St. Joseph, Michigan, D&W Fresh Market locations and GB Russo & Son grocers in Grand Rapids, Michigan.