The Winter Wine & Vine Experience takes place next Friday (Jan 30) at the Old Art Building in Leland from 5-7 PM. With the aid of Sommelier Becky Hemmingsen of Hansen Foods, you will explore the unique characters of a selection of award-winning Leelanau wines and learn how to evaluate wines for personal taste and for serving at your table.
Wines from Mawby L. Vineyards, Shady Lane Cellars, Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery, Forty-Five North Vineyard and Winery, Black Star Farms and Chateau Fontaine will be featured, and the setting will include an art exhibit. With each of the local wines, a complementary appetizer suggested by the winemaker will be served. As an added feature, viticulture expert Lee Lutes of Black Star Farms will tell you about the special techniques and challenges in growing grapes in Northern Michigan to produce these desired characteristics.
Tickets for this event are $30 each or a table of eight may be reserved for $200. To reserve a table or purchase tickets call 231-256-2131 or visit their web site. All proceeds benefit the Leelanau Community Cultural Center programs.