Share the love of Leelanau (and Leelanau wine) at the Taste the Passion wine tour February 10–11. Tickets are $40 per person for both days and include a souvenir wine glass and sweet and savory bites paired with amazing wine at more than 20 wineries. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional 2 to 3 tastings free!
Also participate in the Snow Fun Photo Contest for a chance to win cool prizes, and shop for adorable upcycled wool mittens, hats and more at Baabaazuzu, an eco-fashion winter accessory store. Baabaazuzu will feature hand-selected pieces at their pop-up shop, open exclusively at 45 North just for this event! (Shopping hours: Feb. 10 from 12–5 p.m. and Feb. 11 12–3 p.m.) Want to make it a weekend getaway? Lodging packages and transportation packages are available!
– Taste the Passion Food & Wine Pairings –
SLEEPING BEAR LOOP
Rove Estate of Traverse City is serving dark chocolate covered dried cherries + 2014 Cabernet Franc/Merlot
Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar is serving … coming soon!
Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving a loaded baked potato soup + Harbor Red or Tribute
Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau is serving honey lemon chicken over rice + Emergence White 2016
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is serving a Balaton brownie trifle + Great Hall Balaton Wine
Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau is serving sliders with pulled pork or chicken topped with homemade coleslaw + Pinot Gris or Big Paw Red
Blustone Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving fresh pasta tossed in a homemade oven-roasted tomato sauce with basil and parmesan + Gold-Medal Pinot Grigio
Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport is serving roasted garlic and artichoke dip + Semi-Sweet Riesling
Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena is serving a salted caramel apple pie bar + 2016 Late Harvest Riesling
Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay is serving … coming soon!
45 North Vineyard & Winery is serving creamy tomato basil soup + 45 White
Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau is serving Nada’s Mediterranean Gourmet Deli flaky baklava + Demi-Sec Sparkling Serata
Amoritas Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving … coming soon!
Verterra Winery of Leland is serving Capra, a creamy Belgium goat cheese from The Cheese Lady, on a lemon cookie brittle + 2016 Chaos Sparkling Wine
Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving a rich dark chocolate brownie + Cherry Sweet Seaduction
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving Silver Leaf peanut butter and chocolate chestnuts + Passion Wine
French Valley Vineyard and Bistro of Suttons Bay is serving gourmet popcorn + 2015 Giddy
Nathaniel Rose Wine at Raftshol Vineyards of Suttons Bay is serving your choice of bacon scallion paté or wild mushroom paté on crostini + 2013 Syrah Double Barrell Release or 2013 Pinot Noir
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY LOOP
Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay is serving cheesecake bites + 2016 Gewürztraminer
Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay is serving chocolate ancho beef chili + Artisan Red
Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving sausage paella paired with a Vintner’s Choice
Chateau de Leelanau of Suttons Bay is serving … coming soon!
L. Mawby of Suttons Bay is serving savory popcorn from 9 Bean Rows + US—a Dry White Sparkling Wine