by Ryan Unger
ryany@wsjm.com

Love could also be blind, however the creators of the High 10 Netflix sequence weren’t once they selected a southwest Michigan location because the setting for certainly one of their episodes.

Lemon Creek Vineyard in Berrian Springs. was featured within the newest season of Love is Blind: After the Altar, which premiered on Netflix final Friday and is presently the quantity 8 hottest present on this planet. The episode was filmed in March, and options Lemon Creek as the celebs of the fact present having fun with a wine tasting.

Cat Lemon of Lemon Creek mentioned the solid and crew of about 35-40 individuals have been filming for about 4 hours, which translated into about seven minutes of present time contained in the vineyard. In accordance with Lemon, the artists got here to Baroda’s Fruitful Wine Excursions trailer, and bought to expertise the whole Southwest Michigan wine tasting.

“It is a large deal to have our little subject showcased,” Lemon mentioned. “I believe that goes to indicate that our area has actually taken off nationally that Michigan wine ought to not be ‘poo-poo’d.’ Going to a Michigan vineyard is now as acceptable on TV as it’s. That going to a California vineyard. It is in all probability the perfect factor for us and for the area.”

Lemon made positive to single out Dan Madden, proprietor of Fruitful Wines, as nicely.

“He did a improbable job of accommodating everybody on the present and did many of the behind-the-scenes work,” Lemon mentioned. “He is one of many greatest and greatest within the space and caters to actual drinkers.”

One of many wines featured within the episode was Lemon Creek’s Blanc de Blanc Dry Champagne, however the solid was provided a bit of little bit of every thing, from Pinot Grigio to Cabernet Sauvignon. Lemon mentioned a number of the solid and crew purchased a number of bottles earlier than they left.

There has additionally been a major improve in consideration, each regionally and throughout the nation. Since final week’s premiere, Lemon mentioned plenty of orders have been coming in from throughout the nation, together with California. Locals are additionally calling and emailing wineries to verify their eyes aren’t deceiving them.

“We’re, in actual fact, who have been portrayed,” Lemon mentioned. “It was a lot enjoyable watching the domino impact. … This present may have gone wherever.”

For his half on the present, Lemon mentioned notoriety sounds unusual, however he is thrilled to be representing the area. Established in 1855, Lemon Creek is representing an space that has been principally recognized for its seashores and fruit manufacturing for generations.

“It is thrilling to inform the world [about this region]Lemon mentioned. “I believe over the previous 5 years, Lake Michigan has actually grow to be a vacation spot for individuals from everywhere in the nation, not simply Chicago or Detroit individuals. I believe they’re realizing that we’d like these untouched seashores.” , clear water, wineries, breweries and every thing else. It is lastly making its manner throughout the USA that it is an important place to go to. It is form of superior to see the tide flip.”

(Photos courtesy Lemon Creek)



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