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Sandhill Crane Vineyards

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Address: 4724 Walz Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-9613
Phone Number: +1 517-764-0679
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

Sandhill Crane Vineyards is a small family-owned winery and cafe located in...

Sandhill Crane Vineyards is a small family-owned winery and cafe located in eastern Jackson county. Our award-winning wines are made with only local grapes and other fruits. The new cafe features soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts made with locally sourced ingredients. For groups of 8 or more we ask that you give us a courtesy call at least 24 hours in advance and plan on arriving before 4:30 pm on the day of your visit. That will allow us to make sure that we have adequate tasting room staff on hand and reserve one or more tables for your group. Thanks!

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Leaf Peeping

Great place for lunch! Beautiful setting. Good food and good wine! Sit outside if weather permits. This is a hidden gem in Jackson, MI

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch! Beautiful setting. Good food and good wine! Sit outside if weather permits. This is a hidden gem in Jackson, MI

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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoyed the visit to Sandhill Crane Vineyards. It is off the beaten path, so to speak, but well worth the time and effort. Lunch is basically a variety of sandwiches, wraps and salads. Also, the wine tasting of course is the focus of the other part of the business. Vineyards are close by if you are interested in... More 

Thank ElChele_13
Jackson, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Sandhill Crane is tucked away from the road. Follow the signage and don't be surprised if you turn in the driveway of neighboring house! The building sits back off the road. The facility has a nice bar for tasting and deli. The deck is great in the summer time. The wine list is extensive. They have a few nice wines... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were traveling through the area and since we'd never stopped at a southeast Michigan winery, we chose to stop at one close to 94, and Sandhill Crane looked like a good choice to us. Thankfully we were not disappointed! We were hungry so we ordered the smoked trout starter from the cafe menu to go along with our tasting.... More 

Thank Apryl D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came here with friends after visiting "Cell Block 7" (highly recommend ) . What a wonderful beautiful setting Sandhill Crane offers. The Staff are just so friendly and helpful. We came just as a tour bus was leaving, about 1:30pm. Ordered our lunch at the counter then proceeded to select 8 tasting of wines ($5.00) . While we ate... More 

Thank Sue D
Jackson, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Sandhill Cranes is located east of Jackson off the Sargent Rd exit from I-94. The setting is very nice with a spacious deck overlooking the growing vines and orchard, and a nice indoor area that is light and airy with a bar and stage. The food on offer is fine lunch-time fayre, quite tasty; its good to ask what the... More 

Thank G-Kaplan59
Plainwell, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We needed a place to meet between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. I happened to get lucky and found this place on the Internet. It is located a bit northeast of Jackson and is well worth the effort to find the place. We did not sample the wine, but each of us had a different sandwich and all of us were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We found this hidden gem because of a half marathon and 5k that was held at the winery. Post race, we had lunch at their cafe. The food was great! They even offer gluten free bread - yeah!! Then, we did the wine tastings. We were surprised by how great their was! Needless to say, we purchased several bottles to... More 

Thank Pewey
Heather P, Owner at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We adore the runners -- this is the 3rd year for the race and we hope it continues for many years to come. More 

Pleasant Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We've lived in the area for a long time and kept saying, "We need to try that place." Well, we finally did, and it was lovely! Lunch at the cafe was delicious. They have a great variety of sandwiches, salads, and soups, and everything is locally sourced. The $5 wine tasting fee gets you a sample of everything on their... More 

Thank alc275
Heather P, Owner at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, responded to this review

We're so glad you finally made it over here to check us out! And I can't tell you how much it means to us for you to take the time to write up your review. Thank you so much! And we hope to see you again soon! Heather More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

As far as a vineyard goes, yummy. I bought Raspberry wine, aprox. $21.00, it was so good,we added some to a white Sangria and the rest we just enjoyed by itself. We also ordered a mocha coffee and blt panini from the Cafe. I have to be honest here, it was worse than rest stop coffee out of a machine,... More 

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