Leelanau Wine Weekend: Taste the Passion & Art From Michigan's Wine Country

Friends at Silver LeafLeelanau celebrates wine, art & love the first weekend of February with the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association’s Taste the Passion weekend.

The weekend starts with a special winter benefit for the Glen Arbor Art Association called Art From Michigan’s Wine Country. on Friday evening (Feb 1) from 6-8 PM. The event takes place at The Homestead and  features an invitational art exhibit, wine from the Leelanau Wine Trail and delectable small plates by  Chef Jon Piombo. Proceeds from the evening will benefit three GAAA programs for area children: art scholarships, after school art classes, and the summer migrant children’s art program. Participating artists include: Beth Bricker, Wendy Cheney, Celeste Crouch, Don Drabik, Harvey Gordon, Alex Helfers, Angela Saxon, and Rodger Skinner.

Your $20/advance reservation ($25 at the door) ticket includes: one glass of wine, small plates menu and coffee. Call The Homestead at 334-5100, to pre-purchase by January 30 and get more info at www.glenarborart.org or call 231-334-6112

Then enjoy Taste the Passion, a weekend wine tour (February 2 & 3) at 20 tasting rooms on the Leelanau Wine Trail. This annual event is a celebration of wine, chocolate and love. Tickets are just $30, and your ticket allows you to chart your own course, enjoying food and wine pairings at the wineries along the trail. Tickets are limited – click the link to order them today!

Photo credit: Friends at Silver Leaf by explortise – view more in his Taste the Passion slideshow!