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The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Weekdays in October

Weekdays during October

$10 per person
Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery
and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.

Pick up glasses and tickets
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Office
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

TICKETS and glasses can also be purchased at the following wineries:
Boathouse Vineyards, Chateau Fontaine, French Valley Vineyards, Ciccone Vineyards, Verterra Winery, Leelanau Wine Cellars and Rove Estate.

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

“We’re growing great reds on the peninsula, and we look forward to sharing them,” says Alan Eaker, owner of Longview Winery in Cedar. “Our Pinot Noirs are light and aromatic, showing more of the true characteristics of the grape varietal than many other regions. Our Cabernet Francs and Merlots are bigger and more complex with a memory of the Leelanau Peninsula in every glass.”

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 20 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.

WIN FREE TICKETS!
Scan your completed ticket and email to info@lpwines.com by November 4 for a chance to win TWO tickets to any event along the trail.

In addition, the event benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan with $5 for every ticket being donated the cause. Great wine for a great cause? It doesn’t get better than that!

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

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An oldie but goodie with Geoff Tate, our hilarious headliner at Sips 'n Giggles this coming Saturday! Just $20 to see Geoff, get a cool take-home wine glass filled with a complimentary pour of Sex Rosé by L. Mawby Winery and have access to an awesome cash bar stocked with #leelanauwine by the glass!

Get info and tix here: www.lpwines.com/events/sips-n-giggles-comedy-show/Stand up comedy from Geoff Tate...
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Harvest DinnerOct 18, 6:30pmInn at Black Star FarmsThe events team at Black Star Farms invites you to an evening you will remember forever! Join us for the extraordinary Harvest Dinner at the exclusive Inn at Black Star Farms. These wine-paired culinary experiences are inspired by the best local, seasonal ingredients sourced from northern Michigan’s finest farms along with our own in Suttons Bay.

We are very excited for this month's dinner that will feature guest chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks' House! View the menu here: www.blackstarfarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/101817-October-Harvest-Dinner.pdf
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Harvest Dinner

Shooting video with our friend Dr. Paolo Sabbitini from Michigan State University's Department of Horticulture. What will this year's vintage hold? Stay tuned for his thoughts on #leelanauwine 2017!!

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Shooting video with our friend Dr. Paolo Sabbitini from Michigan State Universitys Department of Horticulture. What will this years vintage hold? Stay tuned for his thoughts on #leelanauwine 2017!! 

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Events via Facebook

Sips n Giggles: An Evening of Wine & Comedy

Sips 'n Giggles: An Evening of Wine & Comedy

Oct 21, 6:00pm - Oct 21, 10:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Join us for a laid back and hilariously fun evening of wine and comedy on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Start with a pre-show pour (or two) from 6 to 8, featuring delicious local wine from Shady Lane Cellars and Chateau Fontaine, Chateau de Leelanau Tractor Pull Hard Ciders, brews from Right Brain Brewery and snacks available for purchase. Starting at 8pm, grab your glass of #leelanauwine and prepare for an evening of uproarious entertainment. The Sips N’ Giggles Comedy Show, presented by Uncorrect Comedy, will have you in side-splitting stitches as Midwest funnyman Geoff Tate entertains you with his hilarious brand of humor, along with special guest comedians Jeff Horste (Comedy Central and Fox TV’s Laughs) and local comedian Joshua Paul (Winner of Natives Got Talent). Sit back, relax and enjoy the show for a local wine evening you’ll never forget. Please note that this event is for 21 years and up only.... See MoreSee Less

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The Hunt for the Reds of October

The Hunt for the Reds of October

Oct 30, 11:00am - Oct 31, 4:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a monthlong event each October that encourages wine lovers to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) throughout the entire month.

Your $10 ticket gets you a stemmed commemorative glass and a pour at all 23 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and much more. Additionally, $5 of every ticket benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan. Great wine for a great cause!
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Toast the Season

Toast the Season

Nov 4, 11:00am - Nov 5, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Nov 11, 11:00am - Nov 12, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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December Business After Hours

December Business After Hours

Dec 14, 5:30pm - Dec 14, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Lets toast to the holiday season and a prosperous 2018 with some delicious wine from the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail! Prepare for an evening of wine-paired fun as you mingle with longtime acquaintances & new friends and view the galleries of the Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus.

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Empire Hops Festival – October 7, 2017

Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival!

Empire, Michigan will host the fourth annual Hops Festival on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant.

We’ll be celebrating all day in downtown Empire in the big tent on Front Street!

Admission is $15.00 | Includes a commemorative glass & drink ticket
Additional drink tickets and food available for purchase. Kids under 16 are free.

Free Parking—two blocks north of Front Street in Johnson Park.

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Empire Hops Festival On Facebook

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We had a blast on Saturday and hope you did too!! Thanks to all of our great volunteers, vendors and attendees.
See you next year! 🍻
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We had a blast on Saturday and hope you did too!! Thanks to all of our great volunteers, vendors and attendees.
See you next year! 🍻

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So much fun volunteering at the festival. I highly recommend it!

ps...love the new logo this year!

The Benzie Boys and Beer... I was in Michigan Paradise! Empire Hops & Harvest Festival is our new October Family Tradition!!!

Great Time, thanks.

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We’re set up and ready to go! Come join us, we’re here until 10 tonight!

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Jennifer Jackson Parker

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Tents are up lights are on & were all ready for tomorrow !!

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ty for all your hard work Nightshade Mckee

2 weeks ago

Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

Tomorrow is the big day!
It looks like there might be a bit of rain in the forecast, but the party is still happening rain or shine under the tent!Already looking for plans for this weekend? Grab your friends and check out the Empire Hops & Harvest Festival! Your favorite breweries and food carts will be there! Read about this fun community event here: blog.localdifference.org/?p=2454

The Workshop Brewing Company, The Filling Station Microbrewery, Black Star Farms, Northwoods Soda, Art's Tavern Glen Arbor, Nepalese Have Another, Acoustic Draft Mead, Nomad Cidery, Lake Ann Brewing Co., St. Ambrose Cellars, Right Brain Brewery, North Peak Brewing Company, Stormcloud Brewing Company Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop, Pleva's Meats, Rocco's Old World Pizzeria
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Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 7, 2017

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule »

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Check the Crystal Mountain Website for the latest updates on Fall Chairlift Rides

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Chateau Chantal – 18th Annual Harvest Fest – October 7, 2017


Share with us the excitement of Harvest! Brian’s cellar and still will be open to smell wines, stomp grapes, and tour. Our tasting room staff will serve wine tastes and take private label orders.

NEW! Wines by the glass and lunch items like bratwurst and charcuterie boards served from our dining room!

Activities for All, Open to Public:
1:00 pm: Mini Slurpin’ Seminar Learn the basics of wine tasting – slurping noises encouraged!
2:00 pm: Grape Stompin’ Put Lucille Ball to shame and get in line for your chance to crush grapes the old fashioned way: with your feet!
3:00pm: Distillation Seminar – join the winemakers as they show off their shiny copper pot still.

Discounts and Other Fun:

  • Exclusive case discounts of 15% off a mixed case of wine
  • Exclusive case discounts of 20% off a full case of any one wine
  • Wines by the glass from our tasting room, East Bay Wine Terrace and West Wine Patio
  • New vintage wines and products
  • Wine Aroma Challenge & displays
  • Register early for Wine and Cooking Seminars
  • Private label wines (order before the holiday rush!)

Wine Tasting open to the public all day from 11am-7pm.
Must be over 21 to taste.

Chateau Chantal’s Eighteenth Annual Harvest Day!
October 7, 2017
12 noon – 4pm

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Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 14, 2017


Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more!

2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!
2:30pm: Burlap Races
3pm: Fall Bingo
3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest
4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin
4:30pm: Fall Bingo

Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk

7-9pm: Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $8 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.

Don’t miss Peaktoberfest »

Fall Fun Pass

Cost: $29 per person or $20 for 52″ and under.

Includes:

• Unlimited Alpine Slide
• Two climbs on the Climbing Wall
• Two laps on the Edge Adventure Course
• One daily Mountain Activity – Glitter Tattoo, Tube-a-licious Candy, Chairlift Ride, S’more or Pumpkin Carving

Add Paintball, Laser Tag, Archery or Bike Rental for just $10!

Additional Saturday Activities Available:

Alpine Slide
Mountain Biking
Edge Adventure Course
Climbing Wall
Outdoor Laser Tag
Paintball
Archery
Chairlift Rides (Available Select Saturdays, 5:30-7pm)

Additional Spooktacular Saturdays

October 21
October 28

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Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2017

Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule »

Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain.

Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per person. Houseguests and children 8 & under are free with a paying adult.

For more information, call the Park at Water’s Edge at 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

EVENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Check the Crystal Mountain Website for the latest updates on Fall Chairlift Rides

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