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.
“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 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, 23 participating wineries are offering free tasting of a diverse selection of red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more. The event is free to all who know the secret launch code: “The hunt is on!”
In addition, the event benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan with a portion of the weekend wine sales being donated to the cause. Great wine for a great cause? It doesn’t get better than that!
Use passcode “the hunt is on” to get free tastings of featured red wines!
The Wine List
Good Neighbor Organic of Northport: Pinot Noir
L. Mawby of Suttons Bay: a red disguised as white – Blanc de Noirs
Verterra Winery of Leland: Chaos Red 2013
Stay tuned for the rest of the featured wines…