Luxury House Hunters Raise a Glass to Michigan’s Wine Country

It is the end of October, and Michigan vineyard owner Phillip M. Cifuentes is counting the days.

He is holding out for the right moment to pick his Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, key components in fine Bordeaux red blends, letting the fruit mature until the beginning of November. “Our reds are going to go as long as possible,” he says.