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 –


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


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

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