Why visit Gravity?
We are a modern edgy new winery. We have wonderful views of rolling hills, vineyards and a lake. Many enjoy our large seating inside (NON- Saturdays) for 40 and outside on the gorgeous deck and patios for 100 plus. Our friendly staff is here to help prepare the best flight pairing for you, with wonderful palate cleansers that are sure to put the wines best foot forward. We strive to deliver an exceptional experience!
When is the best time to visit?
If you are looking for a quiet afternoon with intimate conversation and one-on-one assistance with our knowledgeable Tasting Room Servers, then we recommend anytime Monday-Thursday. However, if you are looking for a lot of interaction with other visitors and a more festive atmosphere, we recommend visiting on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For groups of 16 or more please call ahead (open early on Saturdays for large groups) Phone: (269) 471-9463 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where did the name Gravity come from?
That is originally how they made wine, through a Gravity Flow system. Starting at the top of a hill and each step of the process moves by Gravity to the next step in the process.
Do you charge for tastings?
We don’t do tastings we do Flights. They are four 1/3 full glasses of wine with a palate appealing cleanser of gourmet cheese & crackers. This all comes on a tray and then we invite you to sit to enjoy. All for $12!
Do I need my ID?
We prefer everyone to have their ID out and ready for us to check. By law, we may refuse service to anyone without ID.
Are you hiring?
We are always open to great energetic people who are willing to learn about wine and work weekends. Please submit a one page resume to email@example.com.
What is the best wine you make?
You guessed it…the best wine we make is the wine you like best!
How do you handle groups?
We are glad you want to spend your day with us! We want to give you the best service possible, so for groups of 8-15 you may come at anytime but know it is highly likely you might have to split up at the bar to get faster service and possibly sit separately with flights as well (we do not have lots of group seating). Specifically groups of 16-30 we can open early and have you at 11 or 11:30 so go ahead and give us a call to make that happen(must prepay tastings/no refunds). We do not take groups of 16 or more during public hours. This allows us to better prepare and try to excel in customer service for a large group.
How does a tasting work?
Upon entering you will head to the bar and a consultant will tell you about our flights, glasses and cider options. A flight is 4 mini glasses of wine, your choice. Then you get four palate pairing cleansers to help bring out the complexities in your wine. All of this is served on a flight board so you may enjoy your wines through comparison and seated (when available) to take in the beautiful scenery and ambiance of wine country.
Do you have food?
We do sell meat, cheese, crackers, chips, hummus and chocolate. We do flight pairings and pair all our wines with a fun palate cleanser/enhancer. All that to say we are definitely all about the wine! So come sip, savor and take in the scenery on our deck! We ask that you do not bring in other food or beverages.
Do you allow guests to have picnics at your facilities?
Outside food is not permitted. We’re sorry, but at this time we do not provide facilities, glassware and clean-up for guests to picnic at our winery. There are a number of nearby parks and beaches to enjoy this activity.
Do you have a TV?
No. We are all about you experiencing wine country and relaxation.
Do you give discounts?
30% to Gravity Grower Vine Club members
$15 off Four or more bottles plus a GraVity tote to carry them and more the more you spend!
10% Off Bottle Purchases for Vintage Michigan card holders
*Offers may not be combined*
Do you offer tours?
We no longer do tours of our vineyards and production on a wagon. It was a great experience but costing us more then making us. With a heavy heart we had to stop.
Can I be a part of your newsletter?
We would love for you to follow us on Facebook. That is where we keep everyone up to date with the happenings at Gravity. You also will see lots of photos!
Do you have live music?
We have live music Sundays from 2-5pm, May 27nd-September 30th. We have snacks available if you need a tad to taste while sipping away.
Can I bring my kids?
Well behaved kids are always welcome on the grounds but need to be closely attended to by parents at all times (or we will give them espresso and a puppy). We do not have a playground or offer activities for children, so please consider bringing quiet activities to keep them entertained. Children are allowed in the winery. Anyone under the age of 21 cannot drink, even with a parent’s consent.
Can we bring our pet to the winery?
We love animals! You are more than welcome to bring your pet along, as long as it is on a leash and in the large front field and you pick up after it. Please respect, however, that no pets are allowed inside the winery or outdoor seating. Of course we will accommodate any assistance dogs. If your pet is causing a disturbance for other customers, they will be asked to leave.
Are your facilities handicapped accessible?
Yes. We have handicapped spaces available in our upper and lower parking lot past the patio. We suggest, however, that anyone needing assistance be dropped off near the front door for least amount of distance to travel. Our main tasting room also has a handicapped accessible restrooms and there are many low tables outside (communicate to a server and we would be happy to bring one in).
Can I bring in other alcohol?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited by the Michigan Liquor Control anywhere on Gravity property. This activity could jeopardize our license. Any outside alcohol that is brought onto the property will be confiscated, or you will be asked to leave immediately.
Do you host weddings or large group gatherings at Gravity?
No we do not do weddings.
Do you ship wine?
No, We currently do not have the licenses to ship wine to each state.
Where can I buy your wine?
Currently in the tasting room in Baroda, and 104 locations in the Van Buren, Berrien, Cass County which is the majority of southwestern corner of lower Michigan. But for the full experience come out and talk with our consultants and take a tour end with a glass on the deck overlooking the pond!
Do your wines contain sulfites?
Yes. Sulfites are a natural by‐product of the fermentation process. Otherwise known as sulfur dioxide, it is a compound that is naturally produced in winemaking and is found in virtually every wine. Our winemaker may add very small amounts of additional sulfites to the wine since it does alot to protect the wine. It inhibits unwanted bacteria and yeast growth. It is also an antioxidant, which keeps the wine fresh. Sulfites slow the oxidation process, helping preserve the wine’s flavor as it ages. All wines made from fruit (including grapes) naturally contain sulfites. Only meads – wines made from honey – are sulfite-free.
The TTB, Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly the BATF, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms), requires that no more than 300 ppm (parts per million) or 0.03% of sulfites, be added to wines. Our generally contain about 30 ppm, or 10% of the legal limit.
Will you donate wine toward our non-profit fundraising event?
Gravity is a family-owned business. We can only accommodate a certain number of the many donation requests we receive weekly. Each year’s harvest varies according to weather and economic situations. When we are able to, we focus on supporting local community nonprofit organizations. If looking for a donation, please send a request on your organization’s letterhead to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a majority of our donations go to people we have a relationship with or feel God has called us to after much prayer and consideration.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes, stop by and pick one up. Call and we can mail it.
Do you allow smoking?
Yes but only in the front by the standing ash tray or in back. NOT on the woodchips or deck or where there is drinking (by law).
Do you have a gift shop?
Our Winery consists of a lot of seating area but we do have some soft shirts, cozy sweatshirts, coolers, logo glasses and gift totes for sale.