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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.