You’ll find more than just a perfect wine at the fine vintage establishments in Michigan this season. Michigan wineries toast the season with culinary classes, winter activities, and great winter deals and packages.
Wineries across the state stage a number of fun and exciting events in winter. You'll find everything from cooking classes to a Mardi Gras celebration. How about snowshoe stomping, or an evening champagne reception? Chocolate, Valentine's deals, romance and wine tasting extravaganzas are just some of the things taking place on the Michigan wine trail. And, if you are planning to indulge in a wine-tasting event, the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council has ten recommendations below that you'll want to take note of before you head to the tasting room.
Top 10 Wine-Tasting Tips
- Try something new
- Take notes
- Visit during the off-season
- Be patient
- Call ahead
- Ask questions
- Eat the crackers
- Don't just stick to the big-name wineries
- The nose knows
- Be safe
Trying to decide on the perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone in your life? Did you know that chocolate is not always the preferred gift for Valentine's Day? According to a Valentine's Day survey conducted by the Wine Market Council, 50% of both men and women said they would rather receive wine of Valentine's Day, compared with 41% who preferred a box of chocolates. So, why not check out one of the festive wine events taking place at a Michigan winery, or why not surprise your sweetheart with a bottle of Michigan wine on Valentines' day. You might even treat that special someone to a scrumptious meal at a restaurant that serves Michigan wines.
For a complete list of Michigan wineries, visit Michigan wine trails.