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December 7, 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

January 14, 2017 10:00am

Winter Warm Up

Baby, it's cold outside....

Save the Date!
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beat the winter blues with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Savor delectable comfort food creations paired with wine – a duo sure to warm the insides. A variety of Old Mission Peninsula-based restaurants and businesses are getting in on the fun, too. They'll offer dining and retail specials for event guests. Make it a weekend retreat!

Tickets, which include a souvenir glass, are on sale now for $20 or $25 the day of (if available). Designated Driver tickets are also available for purchase. (DD ticketholders do not receive a souvenir glass, but tickets do include food and non-alcoholic beverages.) 

Call 231.223.9303 with any specific event questions.

Spread the warmth! During the event, use #WOMPWinterWarmUp when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media and you could win WOMP swag!

February 18, 2017 10:00am

Romancing the Riesling

It's a love affair!

Save the date!
Saturday, February 18, 2017

This annual event celebrates Riesling, one of the varietals for which our wine region is most celebrated. Each winery pairs favorite Rieslings with a delectable food offering – all in honor of the famed grape. Fair warning: It may get a little lovey dovey – WOMP fans are crazy about their Rieslings!

Tickets are on sale online 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE and will be $20. If available, tickets will be on sale the day of for $25 each.

Peninsula restaurants and retailers will also be offering event specials! Please call 231.938.6120 with any specific event questions.

Spread the love! During the event, use #WOMPRomance when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media, and you could win WOMP swag!

May 13, 2017 10:00am

Blossom Day

A Celebration of Blossoms, Bounty, and Beauty on Old Mission Peninsula

Save the Date!
Saturday, May 13, 2017


Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day-of

Bring on spring! Relish samples of WOMP’s newest vintages, as well as spring’s arrival to Old Mission Peninsula, commemorated with seasonal food and wine pairings and other activities, like winemaker chats and special barrel or tank sampling, at certain locations on the wine trail. You will also receive a special commemorative wine glass!

Tickets are available online 60 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. 

Designated driver tickets will be available for purchase at a discount. 

Any additional questions can be directed to Chateau Chantal at 231.223.4110.

Links to more information:

Make sure to share your photos and video from the event on your social media using the hashtag #WOMPBlossomDay – you could win some sweet WOMP swag!

June 9, 2017 5:30pm

Divas Uncorked

Get Pampered During Girls' Night Out

Save the Date!
Friday, June 9, 2017

This “Girls Night Out” (sold out annually) is an evening devoted entirely to women, wine, food, and fun. Enjoy wine and food pairings as well as giveaways and pampering. Unwind and recharge as only ladies know how!

When you purchase your ticket, you will choose your starting winery location. Your souvenir wine glass, which includes at least 1.5 oz of tastings per winery, will be waiting for you at this location. After you leave your chosen winery starting point, you can select which tasting rooms you would like to visit during the four hour event, in the order of your preference. If you would like to schedule and purchase transportation for your group, there is a link to shuttle and bus recommendations below.

Divas Uncorked tickets are $35 per person. Designated Divas (those who are not consuming alcohol) are $30 per person. Designated Divas will receive a souvenir glass (but no wine tastings) and food offerings.
Tickets will be on sale online 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE. The event typically sells out.

Click for a Map of the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula.
Click for Shuttle Recommendations.

If you have any event questions, please contact Bowers Harbor Vineyards at 231.223.7615.