The Hunt for the Reds of October

Weekdays during October

$20 per person
Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross. Great wine for a great cause— It doesn’t get better than that!

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 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 21 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.


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Every Thursday in October, join WLDR 101.9, Northern Michigan’s Music Leader, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and The American Red Cross at a secret winery from 3-6 pm. Find them and secure some fun swag and fun games with a chance to win prizes!  Tune into WLDR 101.9 and Q100 (99.3 and  & 100.3) staring at 8:17 am Thursday mornings for hints!

 – The 2018 Wine List –

Aurora Cellars, Lake Leelanau: Taster’s Choice

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Cedar: 2015 Pinot Noir

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay: Vintners Select Pinot Noir

Blustone Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: 2016 Winemakers Red

Boathouse Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: 2016 Boathouse Red

Chateau de Leelanau, Suttons Bay: Hawkins Red

Chateau Fontaine, Lake Leelanau: Woodland Red

Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor: Cherry Red

Ciccone Vineyard, Suttons Bay: Cassie Red

45 North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau: 45 Red

French Valley Vineyards, Suttons Bay: 2011 Merlot

Good Harbor Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: Taster’s Choice

Laurentide, Lake Leelanau: 2016 Reserve Meritage

Leelanau Wine Cellars, Omena: 2016 Meritage

Mawby, Suttons Bay: 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Redd

Nathaniel Rose Wines at Raftshol: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah

Rove Estate, Traverse City: 2014 Cab Franc/Merlot

Shady Lane Cellars, Suttons Bay: Franc ‘n’ Franc

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay: Pinot Noir

Verterra Winery, Leland: Chaos Red

Willow Vineyard, Suttons Bay: Dry Rosé