Launched in the winter of 2014, Crane’s Winery brings a lasting farming tradition into the world of wine and hard cider. We know that wine and cider, like our famous pies, can only come from the best fruit, impeccable care, and a talent specific to the trade. Crane’s know all about great fruit. We are a fifth generation Michigan farming family that brings history, tradition, and skill of fruit growing. We have combined a hundred years of knowledge with a new generation of inspiration and wine making knowledge. Crane’s Winery was established with the goal of bringing only high quality wine and cider to you with small batch expertise and artistry. Locally grown, locally produced, with local talent and without artificial flavoring
or coloring. From our farm to you. Enjoy!
Crane’s Winery Wins World’s Best Flavoured Cider at International Competition
Crane’s Apple Cherry Hard Cider wins top honor at this year’s Worlds Cider Awards in London
Despite being new to the wine and hard cider business, Crane’s Winery took the top prize in their category at this year’s World Cider Awards in London. It was their Apple Cherry Hard Cider that brought home “World’s Best Flavoured Cider” this September. This is an incredible achievement for a business that has only been making hard cider for 3 years.
Two of Crane’s ciders were country winners in the first round of the World Cider Awards. They won Best Specialty Cider with Spirits in the US for their bourbon barrel-aged apple hard cider - The Nepotist, as well as Best Flavoured Cider in the US for their Apple Cherry. Both went on to compete against the other countries winners in London, that’s when they learned of the World’s Best Award for their Apple Cherry Hard Cider.
On the new accolade for Crane’s Winery, Cider and Wine-maker Eric Heavilin said, “I am excited that our region and style is appreciated globally and it’s very much an honor to win such a prestigious award.“ Crane’s is a multi-generational family business located on Crane Orchards, a centennial fruit farm that grows apples, cherries, and peaches. In the early 70’s, Lue Crane started what is now Crane’s bakery and restaurant and in 2014 the current generation of Cranes launched Crane’s Winery. With Heavilin, a veteran cider and wine-maker from the area, Crane’s Winery is poised to make a big splash in Michigan with premium hard cider as well as high-end red and white wine.