Ep-9 - Youngblood Vineyard
My Guest, Jessica Youngblood, is the co-owner and vineyard manager of Youngblood Vineyard, a vineyard and winery business located 20 minutes north of metro Detroit.
Jessica has been involved in agriculture since growing up surrounded by the fruit orchards of Yakima, WA. She’s lived in some of the most productive wine growing regions of California, Oregon, Washington and northern Virginia; and combined with her personal love for enology and viticulture science and research, it was the perfect pairing.
In 2015 she began planning her own cold climate vineyard on her family farm in southeast Michigan. In less than 4 years, Youngblood Vineyard has become home to nearly 25,000 cold hardy wine grapevines and is the largest vineyard in Eastern Michigan and the largest exclusively cold climate vineyard in Michigan.
Jessica works hard in the vineyard and also supports nonprofit organizations. She was a founding member of the Great Lakes Sustainable Wine Alliance. Youngblood Vineyard was one of the first vineyards to be environmentally verified, as land stewards, by the State of Michigan under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. She is a Board Member of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and also the Midwest Regional Representative for the National Grape Research Alliance.
Jessica Youngblood, is the co-owner and vineyard manager of Youngblood Vineyard, a vineyard and winery business located 20 minutes north of metro Detroit.
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