Michigan wine industry creates jobs, helps economy

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 16:58:55-04

Michigan's wine industry is quickly growing with more than 100 wineries across the state. 

"Michigan wines are getting better year after year," said Matt Rhodes, owner of Dusty's Cellar. "I'm very confident that Michigan wine is of comparable quality, comparable value to anything from around the world."

According to an infographic on, Michigan wine brings in over one million visitors and contributes $300 million to our states economy each year. 

The boom in wine may be due to the price of Michigan wines becoming more budget friendly. 

"It use to be that you would spend more on a Michigan made wine than you would for a wine from California or Europe. But the pricing for Michigan wine is now in line," said Rhodes.

Dusty's Cellar is one of the industries many supporters, putting a focus on wines that offer customers a great value. 

"Anybody could go a buy a great $50 wine but the trick is finding the great $15 bottle," Rhodes said.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a total amateur, there's a wine for you. 

Dusty's Cellar gives customers the ability to try many different kinds of wines through their 6 for $60 monthly wine club promotion. 

"Typically these wines would be $75 off the shelf and we discount them down to 6 for $60. It’s a great way to try new wines – at $10 a bottle you're not breaking the bank," said Rhodes.

Dusty's Cellar is located at 1839 Grand River Ave. in Okemos, MI 48864. For more information, visit

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