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November 25, 2015 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 28, 2015 10:00am

Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off

Gourmet Comfort Food Competition

– SOLD OUT FOR 2015 –
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Save the date for 2016! Event to be held Saturday, November 26. Tickets go on sale online 60 days in advance.

Simply put, the Mac & Cheese Bake-Off is a comfort food extravaganza! Area restaurants partner with one WOMP winery each to create a perfect mac & cheese* and wine pairing, and participants** get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and people's choice. This most popular signature WOMP event boasts friendly rivalries and has created its own loyal following. Families and friends alike reunite each year to indulge in sentimental and experimental mac and cheese and wine pairing delights.

Update! The wineries have partnered with some of the area's best eateries, and they're planning some tasty culinary creations:

For a sampling of past delish dishes, click here for 2014's Mac & Cheese recipes.

Say cheese! While you're enjoying our wine and pasta party, post your pics and video using #WOMPMacNCheese. Don't be afraid to get cheesy!

   *Cannot guarantee vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.
**Designated Driver does not receive souvenir glass, regardless of age.

– SOLD OUT FOR 2015 –

December 12, 2015 11:00am

Day of Giving

A Gift for Good

Save the date! (non-ticketed event)
aturday, December 12, 2015

During Day of Giving, wine lovers can shop the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and while doing so, help support area nonprofit organizations. Each WOMP winery donates a portion of its gross sales that day to a hand-selected local non-profit. Wine gifts for friends and donations for those in need – that's a combination you can get behind!

Check each winery for tasting room hours. You can also shop online on participating wineries' websites. 

2015 partnerships:

2 Lads Winery: FLOW (For Love of Water)
Black Star Farms: Traverse Health Clinic
Bowers Harbor Vineyards: TART Trails
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery: The Father Fred Foundation
Chateau Chantal: Blessings in a Backpack
Chateau Grand Traverse: AC PAW
Peninsula Cellars: Northwest Michigan Health Services

January 16, 2016 10:00am

Winter Warm Up

Baby, it's cold outside....

Save the Date!
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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 affair!

Tickets, which include a souvenir glass, are on sale now for $20 in advance (plus processing fee) 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.) Just click the button below!

Spread the warmth! During the event, use #WOMPWinterWarmUp when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media. 

February 13, 2016 11:00am

Romancing the Riesling

Cozy Up to Riesling 

Save the date!
Saturday, February 13, 2016

C’est l’amour – of all things Riesling, that is. This annual event celebrates Riesling, one of the varietals for which our wine region is known. Each winery pairs favorite Rieslings with a delectable food offering – all in honor of the famed grape.

Tickets go on sale online 60 days prior to the event.

May 14, 2016 10:00am

Blossom Day

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

Save the Date!
Saturday, May 14, 2016

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 on the wine trail.

Tickets go on sale online 60 days prior to the event.

June 10, 2016 5:30pm

Divas Uncorked

Get Pampered During Girls' Night Out

Save the Date!
Friday, June 10, 2016

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!