Award-Winning Wines

Our wines are lovingly hand-crafted in small batches. Taste for yourself why our wines have been awarded so many medals!

Visit our café!

The Crane Café is now open! Along with wine tasting, we now offer a wine-friendly menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts. Many of our ingredients come from local farms, small manufacturers, and other businesses.

Thirsty Thursdays

Visit us Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for Thirsty Thursday -- live music plus an extended menu. Reservations recommended.

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Learn more about Sandhill Crane Vineyards by viewing this short video produced by grad student Mason Flick!

Welcome to Sandhill Crane Vineyards Winery & Café

At Sandhill Crane Vineyards, we feel pretty strongly about how we make our wine. We use only local grapes and other fruits, we make all the wine ourselves in our cellar, and every batch is handcrafted with love and care. The results speak for themselves -- the most gold medals and the greatest number of medals of any winery in southeast Michigan.

Visiting the Winery

It's a little bit of wine country in SE Michigan! We'd love to have you visit us for wine tasting soon. The winery is located in eastern Jackson County, about 35 minutes from Ann Arbor and Lansing, and an hour west of Detroit. The winery in Jackson is open year 'round. We feature wine tasting bars, our new café, gift shop, and winery tours.

How do you go about wine tasting? Just drop in during our open hours and we'll take it from there. All tastings are $5 per person.

Bringing a Group?
We'd love to help you celebrate your special occasion. For groups of 8 or more we ask that you give us a courtesy call at least 24 hours in advance and plan on arriving before 4:30 pm on the day of your visit. That will allow us to make sure that we have adequate tasting room staff on hand and reserve one or more tables for your group.

During extreme weather, please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding closings.

No outside sales are allowed on the premises without prior permission from the management. Thank you!

Wine of the Month: 2013 Pinot Grigio
Make sure to taste our wine of the month - this special selection is 10% off!

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Winery Hours

Jackson Winery & Tasting Room - Monday through Saturday 11-7; Sunday 12-6

Jackson Café - Monday through Saturday 9:30-7; Sunday 12-6

Open until 9:00 pm for Thirsty Thursdays*
*Reservations recommended

CLOSED for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Winery tours: Saturday: 12:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm

Dexter Cider Mill Tasting Room (seasonal) - Open late August through mid-November Friday & Saturday: 11am - 4:30 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 4:30 pm

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