Celebrate the Riesling varietal among vintners, vineyards and views of East and West Grand Traverse Bay during Romancing the Riesling.
Northern Michigan is known for producing premium Riesling grapes, and we'll be sharing some of the best Rieslings we have to offer. The event will feature Riesling wine tastings, desserts, appetizers and a commemorative wine glass. Each attendee will also receive at least 10% off all Riesling wine purchases at the participating wineries throughout the event. Discount varies and excludes ice wines.
Tickets are $15 each and available at the wineries on the day of the event, by calling 231.223.7355 or online at here.
Wine Seminar and Tasting: State of the Riesling An exclusive Riesling seminar will be offered at The Inn at Chateau Grand Traverse on Saturday, February 18 from 1–2:30 p.m. The seminar will be hosted by winemaker Sean O’Keefe and include Riesling samples from all over the country, including northern Michigan Rieslings for comparison.
Sean crafted the specialty 2010 Chateau Grand Traverse Whole Cluster Riesling recently included in Food & Wine magazine's Editor Picks 2011: Best Wine and Beer. In the article, wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum selected ten wines as most exceptional of the year, including Chateau Grand Traverse’s award-winning Riesling.
The seminar tickets are $25 each or purchase a combo seminar – Romancing the Riesling ticket for $35. Space is limited. Call 231.223.7355 for reservations.
Words From The Wineries
2 Lads Winery - So what do you know about Cabernet Franc? Want to learn more? More importantly, do you want to taste more? Sign up for our Cabernet Franc class and learn about the varietal. Then taste Cabernet Francs from around the world and find out where Michigan stands. The class will be held at 2 Lads Winery on February 25 and is $20 per person. Call to reserve your seat! 231.223.7722
Black Star Farms - Whether you are looking to add a little sparkle to your Valentine's Day or simply looking for a fun wine to complement your next meal, our new monthly coupon is for you. Click here to take advantage of 20% savings on any of our three sparkling wines. Be Dazzled is available at the Old Mission tasting room and the others can be ordered online.
Bowers Harbor Vineyards - Visit us during Romancing the Riesling and enjoy special case discounts (12 bottles for 15% off—mix and match), a chocolate fountain with angel food cake and fresh fruit skewers to drizzle (paired with our late harvest style 2010 Langley), $5 glasses of all Rieslings, and Riesling from previous vintages (personally cellared by Spencer in BHV's library) available for purchase. February 17 we'll be at Aerie atop Grand Traverse Resort for a wine dinner. February 18 join us at the Boathouse for a wine dinner with 5 courses and 5 wines, $55 per person. Call 231.223.4030 for reservations. Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery - Stop by Brys Estate during Romancing the Riesling and try our award winning 2010 Riesling paired with a Michigan peach tart! Also, don't miss out on these great Romancing the Riesling deals: 2010 Riesling - 10% off or two for $30 (regularly $20/bottle) and Riesling "Dry Ice" Ice Wine - 10% off or two for $100 (regularly $75/bottle). We are open every weekend this month Friday through Sunday and will also be open Monday February 20 in observance of Presidents' Day!
Chateau Chantal - Before you Romance the Riesling this February, celebrate Valentine's Day with us! Our February 11 Valentine's weekend wine dinner will feature the cuisine of Alsace, France. Prepared by our former wine dinner chef, Les Hagaman, this evening is a fun, entertaining and delicious way to spend time with your Valentine. Spots are going fast, check out the menu and reserve your seat online! Don't forget our great off season B&B deals—buy one night, get the second free on midweek stays all of February and March!
Chateau Grand Traverse - Food & Wine magazine recently rated the Chateau Grand Traverse 2010 Whole Cluster Riesling as a “Top 5” Wine Pick for 2011! Our winery tasting room is open daily throughout February, offering complimentary wine tasting to all of our guests. This month we are featuring our much coveted 2008 Riesling Ice Wine for $50/375 ml. bottle (regularly $70). This rare and incredible dessert wine received a “Best of Class” silver award at the London International Wine & Spirits Competition. Join us in “Romancing the Riesling” all this month at Chateau Grand Traverse.
Peninsula Cellars - Please come visit Peninsula Cellars with your sweetheart this February, and find savings that will warm your heart. We have award winning Riesling on sale: Semidry Riesling 2-$20 and Select Riesling 2-$25. We also have incredible case discounts on Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines. Enjoy delicious sweet desserts paired with many of our fine wines on Saturday February 18, Romancing the Riesling. We will have great discounts to go along with a day committed to love and Riesling!
2012 Cellar Sale The best deals of the year! Friday, March 9 Saturday, March 10
In preparation for a new wine season, we will be cleaning out our tasting rooms.
Visit us on March 9 and 10, and enjoy 20-30% discounts on various wines and merchandise.
Call 231.223.4110 for more information.
Romancing the Riesling Saturday, Feb. 18 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cellar Sale March 10-11
Blossom Days May 19-20
Divas Uncorked Friday, June 15
Paella in the Park Friday, August 3
Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off Saturday, November 24