Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Pairs Big Wines with Small Plates

The LPVA Small Plates event is new this year and features seven Leelanau wineries offering a full glass of wine paired with a well-presented and substantial tapas dish. There will be three seatings at each winery, 6-7, 7-8 and 8-9. Tickets are $10 and very limited for each time slot.

Black Star Farms

Wine Pour: 2007 Arcturos Pinot Noir.

Food Pairing: Rack of Lamb prepared by the Hearth & Vine Cafe

Tickets: Limited to 20 persons per hour

Chateau FontaineWine Pour: A new release of 2007 Pinot Noir

Food Pairing: Duck Ravioli, with a white truffle broth

Local Chef: Randy Chamberlin from blu

Tickets: Limited to 10 persons per hour

Gill’s Pier Vineyard & WineryWine Pour: 2008 Riesling

Wine Description: The Gill’s Pier 2008 Riesling is a luscious semi-dry wine made from grapes grown on our Leelanau Peninsula vineyard. This vintage is zesty, crisp and fresh. A lively fruit aroma starts the experience. The middle palate unearths lemon and lime and then melds into a finish of green apples.

Food Pairing: Fresh Local Spring Rolls (Choice of Vegetable or Pork) ***Fresh local herbs and early vegetables will be featured in the spring rolls***

Dipping Sauce Selection: Thai Peanut, Ginger Lime Chili and Mustard Honey Cilantro

Local Chef: Kristin Karam Owner of “k2 Events and Edibles”

Gill’s Pier has featured Riesling with Asian influenced pairings in the past and discovered that it is one of the most popular food and wine pairing experiences for customers. The novice to the expert “foodie” is drawn into the nuances of the hot and spicy meets the fruity and zesty. It is a pleasure to observe the pairing and then listen to comments after. A great East meets West opportunity!!!

Tickets: Limited to 20 persons per hour

L. Mawby

Wine Pour: The wine is a duo, two small glasses, one each of Blanc de Blanc & Blanc de Noir

Food Pairing: Shrimp & Chicken Veloute over Lobster Pillows with Asparagus, Shitake & Red Peppers

Local Chef: Matt from Silvertree Deli

Tickets: Limited to 40 persons per hour

Leelanau Cellars

Wine Pour: 2009 Pinot Grigio

Wine Description: A lively acidity and pleasing integration of aromas and flavors makes this Pinot Grigio a great choice for hot summer days and pairing with lighter-style meals. This wine is crisp, delicate, and clean. There are plenty of aromas of honeysuckle and fresh ripe peaches on the nose and flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and kiwi fruit present on the palate. This is a perfect wine to enjoy before a meal, with an appetizer course, and paired along side lighter-style dishes of seafood and mild fish. Be sure to try this wine with smoked salmon, mixed green salads, grilled shrimp, lemon chicken, tabbouleh salad, olives, and assorted cheeses. $12.00 per bottle.

Food Pairing: A freshly grilled prawn served over fresh dressed mixed greens with a cherry barbeque glaze.

Prepared by: Chef David Waskiewicz of Knot just a Bar…The plan is to have him grilling outdoors on or near our patio!

Tickets: Limited to 40 persons per hour. We will have our outdoor patio open for seating (weather permitting). If the weather is bad, we will be set up in the tasting room for each seating.

Shady Lane Cellars

Wine Pour: 2007 Semi- Dry Reisling

Food Pairing: Minced Chicken Lettuce wraps with shitake mushroom, Chinese vegetables, hoisin sauce, and crisp lettuce jammers.

Local Chef: From the restaurant Red Ginger

Silver Leaf

Wine Pour: Pinot Gris

Wine Description: Dry white wine with a soft citrus fruits and supple mouth feel

Food Pairing: Pan seared sea scallops with mango salsa

Food Description: Large sea scallops pan seared in butter topped with a mango salsa

Local Chef: John Piombo / Executive chef at The Homestead Resort’s "Nona’s"

Silver Leaf Pinot Gris is a dry white wine with citrus aromas and flavors and soft and supple mouth feel.

Tickets: Limited to 20 persons per hourOrder Your Tickets

For more information contact [email protected] or call 231-421-1172.

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