Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2018

Traverse City Uncorked
Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene. The region’s two peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, are both designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) with diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Pair all of this with the beauty of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and experience, firsthand, the Traverse City region which will have you yearning for more.

Throughout the month of May, enjoy lodging packages, tasting room specials, chef events, winemaker dinners, education and more. Visit Traverse City Uncorked‘s website for further information.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Page On Facebook.

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HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!!! 🍷

Our new brochures have officially arrived and we're thrilled to feature this colorful rendition of Willow Vineyard on the cover!

This painting was part of Stephanie Schlatter Art's Project 24—a yearlong art project where Stephanie painted each of our wineries along the trail. Check out more of her stunning interpretations of our wineries at stephanieschlatterart.com/galleries/on-the-michigan-wine-trail/
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HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!!! 🍷

Our new brochures have officially arrived and were thrilled to feature this colorful rendition of Willow Vineyard on the cover! 

This painting was part of Stephanie Schlatter Arts Project 24—a yearlong art project where Stephanie painted each of our wineries along the trail. Check out more of her stunning interpretations of our wineries at https://stephanieschlatterart.com/galleries/on-the-michigan-wine-trail/

 

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Love it!!! VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!

3 days ago

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Fun pairing alert to try this weekend!

Psst...when in doubt, just have s'more wine ; )

—with Aurora Cellars

Aurora Cellars
Try a Fun pairing for Memorial Day Weekend! It's time for S'mores (try this delightful cookie version). Yes, you can pair them with Aurora Cellar’s Medium Sweet Riesling (2016). Our wine has beautiful stone fruit aromatics with hints of minerality from the soil where it is grown on the Leelanau Peninsula. The fruit that was harvested had a perfect balance of sugar and acid. What a perfect burst of flavor when you pair these two!

S’mores Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, coarse
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
1 large egg
Ghirardelli 60% cacao dark chocolate chips
Marshmallows, halved

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.

2. Drop dough by tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with 4 chocolate chips. Bake just until lightly golden, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven; heat broiler. Top each cookie with a halved marshmallow. Broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, watch closely. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes 24 cookies.
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Nope—not a new tasting room. Just a whole new L. Mawby Winery thanks to this picturesque wall of windows.

Enjoy the view 😍
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Nope—not a new tasting room. Just a whole new L. Mawby Winery thanks to this picturesque wall of windows. 

Enjoy the view 😍
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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 18 – 20, 2018

Join the Village of Empire at its 15th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

Friday, May 18th
7-10 pm Live music from Jack Pine, Pig Roast & FISH BOIL!
$5 Entrance & Dance to Jack Pine
Old Fashioned Fish Boil $16 & Pulled Pork Sandwich with the fixings $12

Saturday, May 19th
10 am Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5K Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the runs starts at 9 am at Empire Public Beach. Entry fee for walkers and kids 17 and younger is $25, includes a t-shirt.
Runners enjoy free entry to the festival with run number PLUS a free drink ticket & customized tech shirt, $40.
Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Empire/KickYourAssparagus5KRunWalk

12 pm Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagus Cook-Off
Cash Prizes! $100 for the people’s choice winner and $50 for the second prize.

1-4 pm Empire Area Museum open

2 pm Ode to the Asparagus Poetry Contest
Check out the plans for the Glen Lake Library expansion!

12-5 pm Northwoods Soda Children’s Bar Open
12-10 pm Food & Beer Tent

Music & Entertainment Schedule
12-2 pm Keith Scott Blues Guitarist
2-4 pm Cherrylife Productions “Miss Asparagus on Stilts”
2-3:30 pm Andre Villoch
3:30 pm Children’s Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ
5-7 pm 5th GEAR Band
7:30-10 K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys

Sunday, May 20th
9am-1pm Asparagus Breakfast by The Zonta Club of Leelanau County
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Empire Asparagus Festival On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Empire Asparagus Festival Page On Facebook.

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The 5K Kick Yer Ass-paragus Fun Run results are in! Great job to all of the runners for dealing with the elements, thank you for participating! bit.ly/2GN6wDS

Thank you to IG user @megpie1012 for sharing a photo of her metal.
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The 5K Kick Yer Ass-paragus Fun Run results are in! Great job to all of the runners for dealing with the elements, thank you for participating! http://bit.ly/2GN6wDS

Thank you to IG user @megpie1012 for sharing a photo of her metal.

Another festival for the books! Thank you to all of our volunteers and vendors for helping putting on such a successful event. And thank YOU to everyone that didn't let a little rain keep them from coming out too! ... See MoreSee Less

Another festival for the books! Thank you to all of our volunteers and vendors for helping putting on such a successful event. And thank YOU to everyone that didnt let a little rain keep them from coming out too!

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Bev Galey Patrick: I really want to get you and Dad out to see these guys sometime. I think Dad would love the double fiddle and I LOVE to dance to this stuff so I'm sure you would too :):):)

Such a super fun time!!!

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Gina, I really needed some fried asparagus. We could of went today.

Awesome band !!! Enjoy!!!

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