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Upcoming Events Along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

 

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Sips ‘N Nibbles Happy Hour

May 20 2017

Join us for a laid back and hilariously fun evening of wine and comedy on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Leelanau Studios off M22 in Traverse City. Start with a pre-show pour (or two) at Happy Hour from 7 to 8, featuring delicious local wine, cider and beer, with nibbles from Traverse City’s favorite Cheese Lady. Starting at 8pm, The Sips ‘N Giggles Comedy Show, presented by Uncorrect Comedy, will have you laughing hysterically while being entertained by nationally acclaimed comedian Andrew Norelli, with special guest Floyd J Phillips. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show for a local wine evening you’ll never forget.More…

 

Dine with Leelanau winemakers!

June 24, 2017

The next wildly popular Small Plates, an intimate progressive dinner, is Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms during this progressive dinner. Many wineries partner with local chefs to prepare and serve each delicious pairing. Culinary aficionados will enjoy this upscale, gourmet food event!Tickets are $15 per seating, and you may get tickets for one, two or three seatings, each at the winery of your choice. Seating times are roughly 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets must be ordered in advance for this event and always sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours today.More…

 

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Traverse City Wine & Art Festival

June 24, 2017

Join us for the 9th annual Northern Michigan WineFest (formerly Traverse City Wine & Art Festival) on Leelanau Peninsula to celebrate regional wine, food and culture. Get a true taste of the region with more than 100 wines, fun experiences with winemakers, fresh fare with local ingredients, an enhanced fine art show featuring John Robert Williams Wine Country Photography Project and live musical entertainment all in one location!More…

 

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Harvest Stompede

September 9 & 10, 2017

This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty.The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. (Tickets do NOT include race registration.) To highlight the region’s culinary excellence, each winery will be partnering with farmers and restaurants to feature local ingredients in their FOOD PAIRINGS.More…

 

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THE HUNT FOR THE REDS OF OCTOBER

Weekdays during October

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.“We’re growing great reds on the peninsula, and we look forward to sharing them,” says Alan Eaker, owner of Longview Winery in Cedar. “Our Pinot Noirs are light and aromatic, showing more of the true characteristics of the grape varietal than many other regions. Our Cabernet Francs and Merlots are bigger and more complex with a memory of the Leelanau Peninsula in every glass.”More…

 

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Toast the Season – Leelanau style!

November 4 and 5 OR November 11 and 12, 2017

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. More…

 

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Toast the Season – Leelanau style!

November 4 and 5 OR November 11 and 12, 2017

Warm up your weekend with scrumptious soup and wine pairings at 18 wineries along the trail on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Experience the magic of our wineries covered in a glistening blanket of snow, while sipping savory soups, hearty chilis, and delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more. Tickets to this SOUPer event are $20 and include a souvenir wine glass. In addition, $5 for each ticket sold is being donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Sips & Soups sold out in 2016 and 2017, so get your tickets right away! Sponsored by Baabaazuzu.More…

 

Toast the Season – Leelanau style!

Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th

Winter Wonderland is here, and there’s “snow” much fun to be had along the trail! Gather your friends and embark on an adventure of snow-covered vineyards and sweet & savory bites paired with amazing wine. This fun-filled winter celebration along the trail takes place Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $35 per person for both days and include a souvenir wine glass, delish Leelanau wine and food pairings and the Snow Fun Photo Contest with super cool prizes. Whether you’re hand-in-hand with your valentine or traversing the trail with your gal pals, it’s sure to be an unforgettable blast!More…

 

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Sips, Chips & Dips

March 2018

Join the casual fun on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm as participating wineries pair everyday snacks with Leelanau wine. This is a fantastic way to try lots of your favorite munchies and see how great they taste when complemented by wine. Tickets are $10 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, a snack-and-wine pairing at each of 19 participating wineries and a $5 donation to help save the Leland Harbor. Enjoy the yummy fun!More…

 

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SPRING SIP & SAVOR

March 2018

As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the 24 participating wineries in any order you choose on both Saturday (11-6) and Sunday (12-5). Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!More…