Old Shore Vineyards gives percentage from sales to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

added 5/24/2011

Buchanan, Mich. - - Old Shore Vineyards is donating a percentage of its sales from their boutique, premium-quality wines over the last 12 months to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Old Shore Vineyards gives percentage from sales to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Owned by David and Dannielle Maki, the Lake Michigan Shoreline winery is one of Michigan's newest. In April 2010, OSV launched its inaugural wine sale and also started a Giving Back Program with it.

"We were so inspired by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center during the care of my father," says Dannielle Maki. "He endured various surgeries to combat chondrosarcoma (bone cancer) beginning in 2006."

Maki's father was under the care of J. Sybil Biermann, M. D., associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also head of the Musculoskeletal Oncology program and her practices include adults and children.

"The UMCCC team was committed, passionate, caring and gave all of their expertise and knowledge to focusing on my father's needs," says Maki. "Today, he is cancer free and we are proud to support their endeavors in continuing research and care for others."

OSV's 65-acre estate currently has seven acres of French and German clone vinifera undervine, which were planted in 2006. In 2008 the owners partnered with their winemaker, Cornel Olivier, who also co-owns and produces wine at Two Lads Winery. The retail sales began with the 2009 release of boutique wines of pinot gris and pinot noir. The winery also recently released their 2010 vintage including pinot gris and a single-vineyard rosé of pinot noir.

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Written by Imran Hyder; contact by Phone: 734-764-2220.

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