There certainly is something kindred between wine and soul. This affinity can be seen from the humble beginnings in the vineyard, where the elements and sweat equity come together nurturing the fruit. On to the winemaker’s laboratory, where the immature juice develops its relationships and demonstrates its quirks. Then the graceful movement through trials of aging and expectation.

 

At Soul Squeeze Cellars, we place our heart and soul into the divine nature of the winemaking process. The soul can be squeezed through life’s journey, just as a juicy cluster of a specially chosen varietal is when it reaches that first test of faith on the crush pad.

 

Benjamin Franklin stated: “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.” Indeed, the winemaking business requires a certain level of faith.  We have it.

 

 

 

 

 

RAPT 2016 DRY RIESLING

From the Rhine in Germany to the Old Mission Peninsula, Riesling has emerged as a formidable force that has enchanted wine lovers the world over. Rapt Riesling captures the essence of Michigan wine. Sourced from Bluff View Vineyard overlooking the East Grand Traverse Bay, this fruit thrills the palate with lively aromatics and a tempering acidity. So take a sip, and be transported to that rapturous moment when place and taste become one.

 

THE GOOD FIGHT 2016 PINOT GRIS

Nobody said it was easy. Farmer and winemaker alike face the elements as they try to bring the highest quality wine to the souls they serve. Growing grapes and making wine can be a fight…but it is a good fight. And it is not just wine. Everyone, everywhere, has their own good fight.  Do not be discouraged, finish the race and keep the faith! The Soul Squeeze Good Fight Pinot Gris is full bodied with a perfect balance of acidity, tantalizing your front palate with hints of honeysuckle, apple, lemon and white nectarine.

 

THE PARABLE 2015 PETITE SIRAH

Every wine has a story, and in stories you can find wisdom. The Soul Squeeze Parable is a lush Petite Sirah with deep color and robust flavors that will cause any wine lover to enjoy and ponder. A rare fruit, Petite Sirah is an offspring of Syrah and Peloursin, a nearly extinct grape found in the French-Alps. As you go about your journey seeking knowledge and understanding, let this Parable accompany you and drink with a merry heart!

 

U & I 2016 STAINLESS STEEL AGED CHARDONNAY & 2016 BARREL AGED CHARDONNAY

No two people are the same. So why would their wines be? Chardonnay is a versatile varietal, with a wide range of style and variation. Maybe that’s why it is the most planted white wine grape on earth. The Soul Squeeze U&I Chardonnay introduces two styles: “U" for that soul who craves a stainless steel aged, fruit ester-driven wine. “I” brings the oak bouquet with a pineapple zest. Enjoy on their own, or conduct your own blending trials to find that perfect balance.

 

 

Why NOT Cider?

Yes, our passion is wine. But we here at Soul Squeeze are keen on all of life’s enjoyments. Hard cider production incorporates aspects of both winemaking and craft beer brewing. We’ve added a little soul to these hard ciders with cherries and hops grown right here on the Old Mission Peninsula.

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Ok…we love Michigan. We love wine. Who doesn’t? But Soul Squeeze is more. We love people. Think about it: since biblical times, wine has been used to celebrate. To commemorate. To honor.

 

We want Soul Squeeze to be a force for good. A big part of our mission is to aid souls in need. Pursuing this, the Soul Squeeze Cellars label will give a portion of our proceeds each year to charitable children's organizations.

 

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Where to find our

Wines & Ciders

NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

Barrels & Barrels - Suttons Bay

Bayside Market - Traverse City

Bayview Inn - Acme

Beverage Company - Traverse City

Boathouse Restaurant - Old Mission Peninsula

Bridge Street Taproom - Charlevoix

Burritts - Traverse City

Folgarelli’s Market & Wine Shop - Traverse City

Francisco’s Market & Deli - Traverse City

Harrington’s - Traverse City

Kap n Keg - Traverse City

Martha’s Leelanau Table - Suttons Bay

Maxbauer Market - Traverse City

McGees - Williamsburg

Minerva’s - Traverse City

Old Mission Tavern - Old Mission Peninsula

Peninsula Market - Old Mission Peninsula

Pangea’s - Traverse City

Riverwalk Grill & Taproom - Elk Rapids

Saco’s - Traverse City

State Street Grill - Traverse City

Tap 30 - Petoskey

Taproot - Traverse City

Tilley’s - Traverse City

The Towne Plaza - Traverse City

Tom’s Food Market
   Traverse City/Interlochen/Williamsburg/Northport

West Bay Beach - Traverse City

West Side Beverage - Traverse City

 

NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Alpine Tavern - Gaylord

Bearded Dogg Lounge - Gaylord

Bennethum’s - Gaylord

BJ’s Restaurant - Gaylord

Blind Squirrel - Gaylord

Tap Room 32 - Gaylord

Friggy’s - Boyne City

Hops N Schnapps - Gaylord

Inn the Woods - Gaylord

Mama Leone’s - Gaylord

Mountainside Grill - Boyne City

Red Mesa - Boyne City

The Ridge - Gaylord

 

MID MICHIGAN & GRAND RAPIDS

Big Ten - Okemos

Chandler’s Market - Hemlock

CitySen Lounge - Grand Rapids

Cork N’ Ale - Saginaw

Dusty’s - Okemos

Eastman Party Store - Midland

Foods for Living - East Lansing

Horrock’s - Lansing

Ideal Party Store - Bay City

Jake’s Old City Grill - Saginaw

Maru Sushi - Okemos

Merindorf Meats - Williamston

Monticello’s - Haslett

Saginaw Country Club - Saginaw

Sawmill - Saginaw

Spencers Route 46 - Saginaw

The Crushed Grape - Grand Rapids

The Soup Spoon - Lansing

Vine & Brew - Okemos

WhichCraft - Midland

Wholefoods Market - Ann Arbor

Wholefoods Market - Ann Arbor/Cranbrook

Wholefoods Market - East Lansing

SOUL SQUEEZE CELLARS

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

 

© 2019 Soul Squeeze Cellars  |  Traverse City, Michigan  |  website by Blume Design

 

 

 

 

 

RAPT 2016 DRY RIESLING

From the Rhine in Germany to the Old Mission Peninsula, Riesling has emerged as a formidable force that has enchanted wine lovers the world over. Rapt Riesling captures the essence of Michigan wine. Sourced from Bluff View Vineyard overlooking the East Grand Traverse Bay, this fruit thrills the palate with lively aromatics and a tempering acidity. So take a sip, and be transported to that rapturous moment when place and taste become one.

 

THE GOOD FIGHT 2016 PINOT GRIS

Nobody said it was easy. Farmer and winemaker alike face the elements as they try to bring the highest quality wine to the souls they serve. Growing grapes and making wine can be a fight…but it is a good fight. And it is not just wine. Everyone, everywhere, has their own good fight.  Do not be discouraged, finish the race and keep the faith! The Soul Squeeze Good Fight Pinot Gris is full bodied with a perfect balance of acidity, tantalizing your front palate with hints of honeysuckle, apple, lemon and white nectarine.

 

THE PARABLE 2015 PETITE SIRAH

Every wine has a story, and in stories you can find wisdom. The Soul Squeeze Parable is a lush Petite Sirah with deep color and robust flavors that will cause any wine lover to enjoy and ponder. A rare fruit, Petite Sirah is an offspring of Syrah and Peloursin, a nearly extinct grape found in the French-Alps. As you go about your journey seeking knowledge and understanding, let this Parable accompany you and drink with a merry heart!

 

U & I 2016 STAINLESS STEEL AGED CHARDONNAY & 2016 BARREL AGED CHARDONNAY

No two people are the same. So why would their wines be? Chardonnay is a versatile varietal, with a wide range of style and variation. Maybe that’s why it is the most planted white wine grape on earth. The Soul Squeeze U&I Chardonnay introduces two styles: “U" for that soul who craves a stainless steel aged, fruit ester-driven wine. “I” brings the oak bouquet with a pineapple zest. Enjoy on their own, or conduct your own blending trials to find that perfect balance.

 

 

SOUL SQUEEZE CELLARS

© 2019 Soul Squeeze Cellars  |  Traverse City, Michigan

website by Blume Design