Over 15 years ago we started trying different recipes of Sangria for our own enjoyment and to entertain at our dinner parties.We were surprised about how many people started showing for our parties and asking about our Sangria. In 2006 we moved to Portage, Michigan. We missed our home Puerto Rico, so we started making Puerto Rican meals and of course drinks. We made our Sangria for some friends and for our surprise they loved it, even those that did not drink wine. Soon, We started making it for all our parties and our guests started telling that we should start selling the Sangria.
Well ,the first thing was to decide on a name. We wanted a name that will get the customer attention and incite their curiosity, but at the same time a name that reflected our heritage. We chose to name it Sangria Taina, after the native inhabitants of Puerto Rico, The Tainos.
Open for Business in 2012
After 3 years of working hard and getting all our permits, we opened our doors in August 30th 2012 and we become the first winery in Portage, MI
In 2014 we got our permit for a small distillery and we are developing fruit flavored spirits. Our Lime Vodka is very popular and we are working on a Coconut Rum.
Our New Location in 2019
We open at our new location in 8842 Portage Road on September 7th. Now, we have more room to operate and more space for our guests. Here, you can enjoy Piña Colada and Sangria by the glass or get a bottle and relax with your friends. We are very excited for this new phase!