Love could also be blind, however the manufacturers of a Top 10 Netflix series weren’t once they selected a southwest Michigan location as a surroundings for one in all their episodes.
Lemon Creek Winery in Berrien Springs was once featured in the newest season of Love Is Blind: After the Altar, which premiered on Netflix Last Friday and is lately the No. 8 hottest display in the global. The episode was once filmed in March, and displays off Lemon Creek as the fact display stars experience a wine tasting.
Lemon Creek’s Kait Lemon mentioned the forged and group of about 35-40 other folks have been filming for roughly 4 hours, which translated to about seven mins of display time within the winery. The forged got here in on Baroda’s Fruitful Vine Tours trailer, and were given the complete southwest Michigan wine tasting enjoy, in step with Lemon.
“It’s kind of a big deal for our little region to be featured,” mentioned Lemon, who even were given some display time on the display. “I think it goes to show that our area has really stepped up on a national scale that Michigan wines are no longer to be ‘poo-poo’d’ at. Going to a Michigan winery is as acceptable on TV now as it is to go to a California winery. That’s probably the coolest thing for us and for the region.”
Lemon additionally made positive to unmarried out Fruitful Vine proprietor Dan Madden.
“He did a fabulous job of accommodating everyone at the show and did most of the behind the scenes work,” Lemon mentioned. “He’s one of the biggest and best in the area and caters to real wine drinkers.”
One of the featured wines in the episode was once the Lemon Creek’s Blanc De Blanc dry champagne, however the forged was once introduced slightly little bit of the whole lot, from the pinot grigio to the cabernet sauvignon. Lemon mentioned a few of the forged and group bought some bottles earlier than they left.
There has additionally been a noticeable build up in consideration, each in the community and throughout the nation. Since closing week’s premiere, Lemon mentioned there were plenty of orders coming in from throughout the nation, together with from California. Locals even have been calling and emailing the winery to ensure their eyes weren’t deceiving them.
“We are, in fact, who was featured,” Lemon mentioned. “It’s been fun to see the domino effect. … This show could have gone anywhere.”
For her section in the display, Lemon mentioned the notoriety feels bizarre, however she is overjoyed to constitute the area. Founded in 1855, Lemon Creek has been representing a area identified most commonly for its seashores and fruit manufacturing for generations.
“It’s exciting to let the world know [about this region], Lemon said. “I think in the last five years, the Lake Michigan coastline has really become a destination now just for Chicago or Detroit people, but for people across the country. I think they are realizing we’ve got these untouched beaches, clear water, wineries, breweries and everything else. It’s finally making its way across the United States that this is a great place to go travel. It’s kind of awesome to watch the tide turn.”
(Images courtesy Lemon Creek)
By Ryan Yuenger