Vineyard 2121 began with a shared passion between husband and wife, Jeffrey and Deborah Pallas, and their love of quality wine. Jeff and Deb are both local Southwest Michiganders who wanted to bring a new business and tourism to their community. Their goal was to create a destination getaway that invites you to a enjoy a relaxing day with friends and family, and even make new friends along the way!
After Jeff spent 35 years in the landscaping industry, and Deborah spent most of her life working in hospitality and helping manage various businesses, the duo decided it was time to combine their skills and love for entertaining others by opening a winery. The vineyard was purchased in 2009. The abandoned juice grapes were replaced with wine grapes, and a few acres of raspberries were planted. The Pallas family sold the raspberries at local farmers markets as a cash crop until the grapes matured for their first harvest in 2012. The Pallas family kept the environment in mind as they designed the tasting room and farm, winning them Berrien County Conservation Farm of the Year in 2014.
Jeff & Deb designed and built the tasting room from the ground up with the help of family, friends, and a small group of employees. The doors of Vineyard 2121 opened to the public on July 25, 2015. Since then, the adventure has been nothing but a whirlwind. The patio has been expanded twice to accommodate the large number of patrons that love to spend the day overlooking the 14-acre vineyard. More importantly, Jeff and Deb have found lifelong friends in many of the regulars at Vineyard 2121.
Deb enjoys dry wine, and her current favorites are the Unoaked Chardonnay 2018 and the Cabernet Sauvignon 2017.
Jeff has always loved our semi-dry Pandora's Bottle and loves to show off the 2017 Chambourcin and 2017 Cabernet Franc.
Vineyard 2121 has expanded the outdoor seating area so there is plenty of room for large and small groups to enjoy the patio overlooking the vineyard. There are plans in place to add an outdoor fireplace and some new libations in the near future! Come in and you can almost always find Deb or Jeff behind the bar or visiting with guests on the patio.
Vineyard 2121 and Pallas Farms took great care to design the farm and tasting room in a way that was environmentally friendly. One of our biggest honors was being awarded Berrien County's Conservation Farm of the Year in 2014.