As the season heats up, many Michigan wineries are expanding their tasting room hours and releasing sensational new wines from the 2010 vintage. All summer long wine growers all across the state are hosting a number of festive wine and culinary events. Below, we’ve listed a sampling of events taking place over the next month that are sure to both please and tantalize your palate.
Old Mission Peninsula Wine Dinner -- June 9
Trattoria Stella, Traverse City
Celebrate the new releases from Old Mission Peninsula wineries with creations from Chef Mylesas vintners present a world-class showcase of our region's best wines. Reservations are required.
Ella Sharp Art & Wine Festival -- June 11
Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson
Art fair and wine tasting booths, live music and food. Admission to the event is free; but passes are required to participate in the wine tasting. Each pass includes one souvenir wine glass and a sample from each of the wineries at the event.
Divas Uncorked -- June 17
Old Mission Peninsula
Visit the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula for an event devoted to women, wine and food. Each of the area’s seven wineries will offer a wine selection expertly paired with an appetizer prepared by a local restaurant chef, plus giveaways from local businesses and artists.
Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival -- June 18
Weko Beach, Bridgman
Enjoy a serene summer day on a pristine beach to savor award-winning Michigan wines from Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country. The event features live music under a "Big-Top Tent" extraordinary cuisine, and locally-grown and locally-produced varietals.
Waterfront Wine Festival -- June 25
On the Waterfront, Harbor Springs
Get ready for yet another superb wine tastings event hosted by the wineries of the beautiful Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula area. The event features locally produced wines as well as varieties from around the world. Enjoy unlimited wine tastings, complimentary appetizers, entertainment and a fabulous raffle for some really great prizes.
Visit Michigan Wines to get details on all the fabulous Michigan wine news and events taking place throughout the year.