10 Best Michigan Wine Month Events

From Mother’s Day brunches to spring celebrations and delicious dinners—raise a glass to the month of May and Michigan Wine Month! Northern Michigan is celebrating our premier wine scene all month long with events suitable for the curious to the connoisseur. Check out our favorites below!

May 5 & 6 | Spring Sip & Savor
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail welcomes back the annual Spring Sip & Savor. Twenty four wineries along the trail will offer food and wine pairings to celebrate the return of sun and warmth to the vineyards. Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order on Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 12–5 p.m. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

May 11-13 | Sparkle
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend and your love for sparkling wine at the Inn at Bay Harbor! Enjoy tastes of sparkling vintages and Michigan winemakers’ knowledge of these specialty wines. The three experiences throughout the weekend include Friday’s Sparkle Tasting Reception, Saturday’s Bay View Wine Trail Tour, and Sunday’s Wine Dinner. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.
May 12 | Wine & Chocolate Walk
The perfect excuse to indulge in the perfect pair! Grab your girlfriends or significant other to explore and enjoy downtown Manistee’s 13 locations for wine and dessert tastes. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

May 13 | Black Star Farms Mother’s Day Brunch
Celebrate mom with a trip to Black Star’s beautiful winery estate. Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a multi-station brunch provided by Chef Jack Wenz and Chef Lance Griffus and Mimosa Bar in the gorgeous Aquarius Room at The Inn! Different times and tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.
May 19 | Blossom Day
Blossoms are coming! Taste WOMP’s newest vintages and welcome spring’s arrival to Old Mission Peninsula. Each winery will provide seasonal food and wine pairings, gorgeous views, and other activities. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.

May 19 | Sips & Giggles Comedy Show
Enjoy wine and a good time with stand-up comedian Mark Poolos and Leelanau Peninsula wines. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for those interested in dinner packages at the new Louie Louie Kitchen and Bar. Free wine tasting and meet and greet with local winemakers begins at 6 p.m. Stand-up comedy will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.
May 20 | Blessing of the Blossoms
Join in the non-denominational blessing of this year’s agricultural bounty on Old Mission Peninsula. Chateau Chantal will host the Blessing of the Blossoms service, the origin of the Cherry Festival. Complimentary cherry pie, refreshments, and musical entertainment will be on hand after the half hour service. No ticket necessary.

Michigan meets Italy in this 5-course dining experience! Black Star Farms and Bel Lago partner with Pepenero Ristorantino Italiano to bring you authentic Italian/Sicilian cuisine paired with two local wines. Enjoy an evening with the winemakers and learn what makes their wines comparable, yet also uniquely distinctive. Get your tickets at MyNorthTickets.com.
May 26 | Dining in the Vines: Swine & Wine
Bowers Harbor Vineyards and the Boathouse Restaurant partners to offer a five-course meal—snout to tail. Enjoy Michigan heritage pork skillfully prepared and paired with both wine and cider from Chef Jim Morse.

May 31 | Small Plates

Wine and dine with Leelanau winemakers. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting room of three wineries of your choosing. The wineries partner with local chefs to offer you a unique dining experience that only happens twice a year! Reserve your seat here.


Find more things to do during Michigan Wine Month with MyNorth’s Event Calendar!

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