sandhill crane vineyards is a family owned and operated winery dedicated to making wine with 100% michigan-grown fruit!
it all started when norm moffatt began growing grapes and making wine as a hobby after retiring in as a cop in Detroit, MI. his wife, sister, and two daughters got involved, and the five of them turned his hobby into a business! in 2003, the five of them unveiled scv to the public!
Holly is our winemaker while her partner, Kirk, is the vineyard manager. Her daughters, Lani and Pauline, are essential parts of our family business and have grown up at SCV. Pauline is our head chef and kitchen manager, while Lani is in charge of the wine labels and various design elements that make up the business.
Our SCV family also includes longtime employees Tamra and Shelly. Tamra is our tasting room manager and Shelly works in the tasting room, vineyard, and tests the chemistry of our wines!
Alice and Anne have retired from their positions as the tasting room ladies, but you'll often see them here hanging out and enjoying a glass of wine! And though Norm is no longer with us, his memory radiates throughout the vineyard.