Whether it’s bubbly, red, white or pink, Michigan wine adds the perfect touch to your holiday celebrations! Take a break from your busy holiday schedule and “gift” yourself some time at one of these winery events! Visit www.michiganwines.com to get more details on these and all the other fabulous events throughout the year.
Old Mission Peninsula Day of Giving — December 10
Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Shop the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula on the Day of Giving to help support area nonprofit organizations. For one day only, each winery will be donating 15 percent of their gross sales to a select nonprofit. Join us in celebrating the season of giving during tasting room hours or by purchasing online at participating winery web sites.
Christmas Party with Live Reindeer! — December 10
Robinette Cellars, Grand Rapids
Have you ever seen a live reindeer? Come to Robinette Cellars on December 10th and see for yourself!! Not only can you see them, there will be a photographer on site so you can have your picture taken with them. Along with the reindeer, there will be refreshments and door prizes and don’t forget … free wine tasting.
Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Affair —
December 10-11 and 17-18
Dizzy Daisy Winery, Bad Axe
Come celebrate the holidays with Dizzy Daisy! Sample delectable cheeses and delicious artisan chocolates for free with your choice of over 35 varieties of Dizzy Daisy wines. Free hors d’oeuvres and homemade chocolates. Holiday Gift Baskets and Wine Accessories available for purchase.
Wine & Chocolate – A Holiday Event — December 11
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, Grass Lake
Join us for a day of delicious wine and chocolate pairings and learn how chocolate is made, with demos by Mindo Chocolate Makers of Dexter. There will be two sessions for this event – 1 pm and 3 pm. Seating is limited, reservations required. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your time slot and seat. Cost: $10 per person.
Wine Dinner with Larry Mawby — December 13
Uncorked Wine Bar, Traverse City
Do you like bubbles? WE DO!!! That’s why we’ve invited L. Mawby winery to join us for an evening of great food, local wine, and a little education about how bubbly wine can go with just about any food! Tickets are $30 per person. Make your reservations today: 231-668-6929 or email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Eve Sing-Along — December 23
Old Town Hall Winery, Lexington
The biggest Christmas bash in town! We are planning another fun and festive evening of Christmas and Holiday songs led by the winemakers Connie and Steve, and many other local musicians, including Tyson Foerster, Roger Blume, Carol and Chuck McMillan. Last year it was standing room only, with four-part harmony coming from the audience. This year will be even better!
New Year’s Eve Celebration — December 31
Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Jackson
We are so pleased to announce a special New Year’s Eve celebration evening in our new dining space! It’s a chance to dress up, eat a delicious meal, listen to great music, and drink Sandhill wine. What a great way to welcome 2012! The evening will begin at 7:30pm and include hors d’oeuvres and open wine tasting, dinner, and live music with the Doug Horn trio. At Midnight we’ll toast the New Year with our “840” limited edition port! $75 per person plus 6% tax and 18% gratuity. This includes the 6-course meal, wine with each course, party favors, and live music. Reservations are required. Payment and entree selection are required at the time of your reservation. To make your reservation call 517-764-0679. (Cancellations are subject to a 7% fee.)
Courtesy of Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council www.michiganwines.com