The annual Harvest Stompede is the weekend of September 7 & 8, 2013. Tickets are limited & we will sell out!
This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self guided wine tour of LPVA member wineries featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. In 2013 we are once again highlighting local foods, and each winery’s food pairing will feature locally sourced items.
Harvest Stompede Race Registration (opens in new window – close that window to return)
2012 Harvest Stompede Food Pairings (2013 pairings coming this summer!)
The weekend’s festivities kick off at 9:00am on Saturday morning at Ciccone Vineyard with the Harvest Stompede race. While race registration is not included with your wine tour ticket or in any way required, it’s considered one of the most unique races in the country – a great event for spectators. The one-of-a-kind course meanders through rolling vineyard rows that are heavy with ripe wine grapes that are soon to be picked. The race is designed for both serious and recreational runners or walkers, with options for a 5K walk, 5K run, or 7 mile run. (click for race registration – new window)
The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts at 11:00am on Saturday following the race (11 AM – 6 PM) and continues on Sunday from noon – 5 PM. It features a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association member wineries. To highlight our region’s culinary excellence, each winery will be partnering with farmers and restaurants to feature local ingredients in their food pairings.