Click the photos for a bigger view and if you have any of the winners below to share, email them to us at email@example.com. Thanks to everyone who participated in Sip & Savor.
Our Grand Prize is awarded by the vote of participants in the Sip & Savor tour, and the winner will receive two nights lodging at The Homestead in Glen Arbor during any season of the year (subject to availability), dinner for two with appetizers and dessert at La Becasse in Maple City (reservation required), Sunday brunch for two at the Bluebird in Leland, a wood-fired pizza from the Hearth & Vine Cafe at Black Star Farms and a pair of tickets to any LPVA Weekend tour or the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival!!
The winner is (drum roll please) Fred Hamilton of Bay City, MI. Congratulations Fred – enjoy your prize and save a glass of Fred’s Private Reserve for us! Fred writes:
“Surprised was not the word for it when we found out that “Fred’s Private Reserve” was the Grand Prize Winner, we were elated and excited, There were a lot of great hats out there and we never expected to win, we just got in for the fun and it was FUN!!! Just wish there were more prizes to go around to some of the other people who worked hard on their hats.
Thanks to lpwines and all the people who voted for us.”
We also drew one random entry from all those who voted and that lucky person is John G of South Lyon, MI. Congratulations John, you will receive a pair of tickets to the 2013 Sip & Savor!
Individual Winery Winners (more will be added as we know them)
Bel Lago featured “Best Use of Cork” with a prize of a Higher Grounds Fair Trade Coffee Gift Basket, and the winner was our Grand Prize Winner.
Chateau de Leelanau was looking for the “Biggest Hat” and Jan-al Robinson (our Sip & Savor overall winner from 2009) will receive the prize of a Chateau de Leelanau T-shirt and a pair of socks from WineSippinSocks.com.
Forty-Five North was seeking the “Most Divine Hat and the prize of a $25 gift card to Forty-Five North was won by a member of the Holly A party.
Good Harbor was looking for the “Best Sombrero” and Brad J will take home a 2012 Leland Wine & Food Festival poster.
Good Neighbor Organic was looking for the “Most Organic Hat” and Shannon H will receive a bottle of their Organic Apple Ice Wine.
Longview Winery was looking for the “Most Eye-Catching” hat with a prize of a Connoisseur corkscrew, and their eye was caught by our Grand Prize winner!
Silver Leaf selected a member of the Kevin D party as “La chica en un sombrero más guapo” (the woman in the most beautiful hat).
Verterra sought the “Most Colorful Hat” with a prize of two bottles of wine, and their tasting room staff selected a perennial Sip & Savor power, former Grand Prize winner Jan-Al Robinson!
Willow will award a Willow Gift certificate with T- Shirt to Anthony W for the best “Animal Print Hat.”