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Celebrate Spring at the Sip & Savor March 5, 2013 – After a long winter, the wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula in Northern Michigan shake off the snow and celebrate the return of spring with the Sip & Savor wine tour. The event features wine & food pairings at 22 wineries on Michigan’s largest wine trail, a tasting room certificate to purchase that special bottle of wine, and a chance to win prizes in an optional hat contest. Spring is also about new growth and planting in the vineyards; a time to plan for the future. In 2013, the Leelanau wineries are very excited to sow seeds for a new project: The Leelanau Winemaker Scholarship.
Traverse City Toasts Rodriguez at the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Hero Sixto Rodriguez Lights Up the Stage This June on the Front Lawn of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons January 29, 2013 — The Traverse City Wine & Art Festival, an annual celebration of wine, culture & cuisine, is excited to announce our June 22, 2013 headliner, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the Detroit-born singer-songwriter whose story is told in the Oscar-nominated film Searching for Sugar Man. This powerful tale of an overlooked superstar has amazed audiences at Sundance, Tribeca, Traverse City and other film festivals across the nation and world.
(October 17, 2012) The Leelanau Peninsula in Northwestern Michigan has become well known for its Riesling and other crisp, cool-climate whites. What is often overlooked however, is just how good the red wines are. The Hunt for the Reds of October will take place the weekend of October 26-28, 2012.
(October 04, 2012) Leelanau Wine offers a unique local flavor to the Holidays with wine and gourmet food pairings this November. At your starting winery you will be given a commemorative glass, an LPVA holiday ornament and a holiday gift bag featuring local, fair trade and organic food and more.
(July 31, 2012) The 11th annual Harvest Stompede Vineyard Run & Walk and Wine Tour is a great way to experience the beauty of the Leelanau Wine Trail at harvest time, with local food pairings and wine from the exceptional 2011 vintage. The event takes place the weekend of September 8 & 9th, 2012 and is considered one of the most scenic running & wine touring events in the Midwest!
(June 06, 2012) Traverse City Wine & Art Festival to engage all five senses, combining superb regional wines, art, music and local food beneath the canopy of the historic arboretum at the Grand Traverse Commons on Saturday, June 30, 2012. This is Michigan’s only festival celebrating all the senses with some of the region’s finest wine, food, art and music brought together for one spectacular evening.
(April 26, 2012) Kick off Summertime with 27 Wineries and national recording artist Rusted Root on Saturday June 30, 2012 at the annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival. There will be over 100 wines from Leelanau, Old Mission and the surrounding area, and your ticket includes two full glass pours.
(March 29, 2012) April has been declared “Michigan Wine Month” by Governor Rick Snyder. Michigan’s vineyards and wineries are a key part of the state’s tourism and agricultural industries, contributing almost $800 million to Michigan’s economy and drawing over 1 million visitors throughout the year.
(March 13, 2012) The Spring Sip & Savor returns to the Leelanau Peninsula wine trail the weekend of May 5 & 6, 2012. This annual celebration features food & wine pairings at 19 wineries along with the “Sip O de Mayo” hat contest – a chance to show off your best hat and win prizes including a fantastic getaway to Michigan’s Wine Coast! A portion of proceeds to benefit migrant worker education in Leelanau County.
(December 22, 2011) December is the time for the Ice Wine Harvest in Northern Michigan. Ice wine is a rare and wonderful dessert wine unique to cool climate wine regions like Leelanau. The Leelanau Peninsula in Northern Michigan is an ideal location to grow and harvest grapes for ice wines. Located right on the 45th Parallel, Leelanau is on the same latitude as some of the best wine growing regions in the world including the Rhone Valley in France, the Piedemont in Italy, and the Williamette Valley in Oregon.
(December 9, 2011) Recently in Bon Appetit, superstar chef Mario Batali touted Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula, saying “The food scene has really exploded in the region.” Save the Date of Saturday, June 30, 2012 and make your travel plans now!!
(November 30, 2011) Share the love of Leelanau (and Leelanau wine) at the “Taste the Passion” wine tour, held February 4 & 5, 2012. This special weekend celebrates wine, chocolate and love at the wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail in Northern Michigan and is a perfect chance to hit a Christmas gift or Valentine’s Day home run!
(November 15, 2011) For the wineries of Northern Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula Vintner’s Association, autumn is a time when the fruits of a year’s worth of hard labor begin to be weighed, counted and judged. While exact tonnage for the 2011 harvest is not available, the 19 wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association are reporting an excellent crop.