Bonefire at the Lake
Bonfire at the Lake

On Sunday we were looking for something fun to do and it was birthday time celebration. We had a wonderful cozy bonfire at the lake with lots of good food (easy and quick) and wine of course. Barbecue hamburgers still not ready to give up on that barbecue yet. And home made beans (maple bacon) with a variety of franks and sausages – Italian fresh and Hebrew National Franks. Needless to say it was every so good. Just put everything in the crock pot (love love my crock pot)and let it work it’s magic.  Dessert for the birthdays – chocolate  pumpkin cake ice cream and wine – of course. Well kinda served before and during dessert.  Cherry Creek Autumn Red doesn’t that sound so good?(a wonderful addition for our celebration generously shared by our sweet daughter in law.)

Cherry Creek Autumn Red
Cherry Creek
Autumn Red

A Michigan holiday favorite, this semi sweet red is packed with clove, cinnamon, allspice and tastes oh so very nice.  A treat served warm around a fire – so see we couldn’t wait for dessert since we already had the bonfire going and all.

 Cherry Creek Vineyard & Winery
Cherry Creek Vineyard & Winery

For over 100 years, four generations of Burtka’s have been making wines in this country for the enjoyment of their family and friends. Nestled in the Irish Hills, minutes from several lakes and Michigan International Speedway, John & Denise Burtka have created a new destination for wine lovers. Based on their European roots, they built a boutique winery that makes award winning wines, using old world hand crafting.


Located in a Historic 1870 Schoolhouse, this is one stop you don’t want to miss! Come and taste their Award Winning Wines at the knotty pine bar. Sample Cherry Creeks freshly made Butter Fudge, or taste their Michigan Cherry Preserves. Sample gourmet items like fresh pressed Artisan Olive Oil or 18 year old Balsamic Vinegar from Modena Italy, all bottled on site for you. Shop our many fine Michigan products and wine gifts, and even create that special Gift Basket. As a rule, all visitors under the age of 12 are required to ring the 142 year old school bell ONCE before their parents will be served.

In the summertime have a glass of wine while you enjoy our appetizers overlooking the vineyards or listening to our weekend entertainment. Come visit our family at the friendly winery…….Cherry Creek

Visit Us at Cherry Creek
Visit Us at
Cherry Creek

Schoolhouse Winery – Cafe’ – Cidery – Brewery

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 – 6:00 Saturday 11:00 – 7:00 Sunday Noon – 6:00

(Cafe’ Open Wednesday-Sunday) Parma Tasting Room

Thursday-Saturday 11:00 – 6:00 Sunday Noon – 6:00 Monday 11:00 – 6:00

Wine Tasting

We have two locations featuring Wine Tasting.

Our original Cherry Creek Cellars Vineyard, Winery & Tasting Room is located at 2199 North Concord Road (2 miles west of Parma) in Albion, Michigan.
Our Old Schoolhouse Vineyard, Winery, Cafe, Cidery, and Summer Brewery is located at 11500 Silver Lake Hwy, (Corner of US 12. 2 miles east of US 127) in Brooklyn, Michigan.  Thank you to Cherry Creek Cellars Vineyard and Winery.

So Cherry Creek is my new best Winery. I hope yours too if you live in Michigan or every come to visit. Have you every tasted an autumn red?  let me know at  or email me at  Don’t forget – come back next Wine Wednesday for Red Wine Chocolate Cake  See you soon ❤️ Dana