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July 1, 2016 1:00am

Peak Winery Traffic Times for WOMP Events

Over the years, traffic patterns have developed along the wine trail during our events. We've had a number of guests ask about the "best" times to visit a particular winery, so we gathered information from each to share with you. Please keep in mind that this list of "peak event traffic times" will likely not alleviate too much traffic, but could help with your wait times.

WOMP wineries pride themselves on keeping guest queues moving swiftly, setting up tasting stations for the best traffic flows after years of experience. We thank you for your patience in the event that you must wait momentarily for tastings/pairings.

Peak Traffic Times for WOMP Events (starting at the northernmost point on Old Mission Peninsula), based on a 10am-5pm event schedule:

  • 2 Lads Winery: 10am-1pm
  • Chateau Chantal: 12-2pm
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyard: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery: 12-3pm
  • Chateau Grand Traverse: 12:30-2:30pm
  • Peninsula Cellars: 11am-3pm
  • Hawthorne Vineyards: 10am-12pm, 3-5pm (closed for Winter Warm Up & Romancing the Riesling) 
  • Black Star Farms: 10-11:30am, 3:30-5pm

July 1, 2016 1:00am

Ticket Information

Wine trail event tickets go on sale 60 days prior to each event.

They are made available for sale online and the link will be provided at that time. A phone number will be available at that time, as well, for additional event questions. 

November 26, 2016 10:00am

Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off

Gourmet Comfort Food Competition

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tickets: $40 advance (typically sells out)

America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade at the hands of northern Michigan chefs. Each dish is expertly paired with an Old Mission Peninsula wine. It’s one of our most popular events – tickets will sell out. Tickets on sale online 60 days in advance of event.