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Distiller Kyle Miller’s “Oma” — that’s German for grandmother — has been infusing her vodka with Traverse City cherries since she emigrated to the Mitten State from Germany in 1952.

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Last year at the Liquor Barn Winefest, Oma's was one of the best selling spirits at this event. 
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Michigan grandmother, 92, and grandson, 28, start line of cherry-infused vodka from family recipe. Review & Gold Medal Rating

Oma's scores 92 Points and wins a Gold Medal and's Exceptional rating.



Dangerous is not a word you’d normally associate with a demure 92-year old woman, but once you’ve had a sip of her cherry vodka, you’d know exactly what we’re talking about.


At 91, Lansing woman's vodka recipe goes national

Hedy Steinbart, 91, of Lansing, has been infusing Michigan Montmorency cherries into vodka since she emigrated from Hanover, Germany, in 1952.


Grandson brings his Oma's Michigan cherry-infused vodka to market

Steinbart, 92, joined Stateside along with her grandson Kyle Miller to explain how they turned her home recipe into a business.


Michigan grandma’s cherry-infused vodka recipe hits store shelves

Hedy Steinbart, 92, has been making her own cherry-infused vodka out of her kitchen for 64 years, and now she's sharing it with the masses.


Kyle Miller, CEO of Oma's on Bobby and Stacey 104.3 WOMC

Our CEO Kyle Miller was able to join Bobby and Stacey and discuss the Oma’s story and the Michigan roots.\




Oma's Cherry Infused Vodka is a 40% ABV infused vodka from the United States. The quality is considered to be amazing. The average price is around $37.00 per 750mL.Rated 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.


Oma's Cherry Vodka is flavored with cherries from Traverse City, Michigan but produced out of the Premier Distillery in Gurnee, Illinois. It begins as a base of Russian styled vodka and then infused with cherries (known as a "maceration" in the trade) for 4 months prior to bottling, giving the vodka a rich, red color. The spirit is named for Oma, a German immigrant to the United States from the World War II era who is said to have made cherry vodka.


Now 91, Hedwig has been making a few gallons of cherry vodka every year since 1952, using it for family parties and to give to friends. Now her grandson is making larger batches of Oma’s cherry vodka in the traditional way she has always made it.