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Parallel 45
Vines and
Wines

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Educate • Learn

Network • Grow

  Taste • Share

The Spring Kickoff is April 19 Register today!

Join winegrape growers and producers from across Michigan at the hybrid 2024 Statewide Michigan Grape Spring Kickoff on April 19, 2024 from 9-5:30 p.m. EST hosted by Parallel 45 Vines & Wines and Michigan State University Extension. 

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Who We Are

Are you a fan of fine wine? Do you have a passion for winemaking and vineyard cultivation? Parallel 45 invites you to join our community of wine professionals who are dedicated to promoting and sustaining the Northwest Michigan vineyard and winery industry.

Our organization provides education and research support for vineyard and winery establishment, operations, and marketing. Moreover, we host exciting events throughout the year on various topics designed to meet the needs of our members.

Join now and gain exclusive access to membership benefits such as discounts on events, networking opportunities, and valuable information about the industry. Your membership dollars are invested in supporting guest speakers, wine grape research, mailings, and other exciting activities.

Together, we can make a difference in the world of wine. Don't wait any longer - become a member of Parallel 45 today and be a part of something truly special!

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Our regular events include:

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Broken green, brown, purple grapes.

Spring Kickoff

Held in early spring each year to start the growing season. Speakers, round tables, and panel discussions.

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Thirsty Thursday

Held semi-monthly at various locations in the area. Network, catch-up, build community.

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First Friday

Held on the first Friday of the month during the growing season. First Fridays are an

on-site meeting covering very focused topic. They often feature a speaker or

roundtable discussion.

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Orchard and Vineyard Show

The vines are dormant, the wines are mostly through fermentation. An educational event with trade show, speakers, large focused tasting, and networking.

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