The Leelanau Peninsula has become well known for its Riesling and other crisp, cool-climate whites. What is often overlooked however, is the high quality red wines being grown in our region.
To help go beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is excited to announce a free and fun event to help wine enthusiasts discover the red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place the weekend of October 24-26, 2014. For the entire weekend, 22 participating wineries are offering free tasting of a diverse selection of red wines: dark and spicy Cabernet Francs, smooth & floral Pinot Noirs and a diverse range of vinifera and hybrid reds that are representative of Leelanau’s vineyards.
“There are great cool-climate red varieties planted on the peninsula,” explained Adam Satchwell, winemaker of Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay. “Our Pinot Noir shows an intense aromatic and more elegant version of Pinot. Cabernet Franc and Merlot are also showing great results. A better understanding of how to grow these varieties has resulted in bigger, more complete reds.”
We invite you to sample some of the fruits of these and other vintages the last weekend of October or another time. The event is free to all who know the secret launch code: “The hunt is on!” Get details and updates at www.lpwines.com/redwine.
Use passcode “the hunt is on” to get free tastings of featured red wines during this event!
Stay tuned for a list of featured wines…