The Hunt for the Reds of 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. 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 20 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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Each Wednesday in October, the American Red Cross and Williams Chevrolet will be stationed at a secret winery from 4-6pm. Find them and secure some fun swag! Tune into WKLT 97.5 and The Fox FM (94.3 & 92.5) Radio staring at 8 am Wednesday mornings for hints!

Scan your completed ticket and email to by Friday, November 3rd for a chance to win TWO tickets to any event along the trail.


 – The 2018 Wine List –

Aurora Cellars, Lake Leelanau: Rosso

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Cedar:

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay:

Blustone Vineyards, Lake Leelanau:

Boathouse Vineyards, Lake Leelanau:

Chateau de Leelanau, Suttons Bay:

Chateau Fontaine, Lake Leelanau: Woodland Red

Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor: Cherry Red

Ciccone Vineyard, Suttons Bay:

45 North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau: 45 Red

French Valley Vineyards, Suttons Bay:

Good Harbor Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: Taster’s Choice

Leelanau Wine Cellars, Omena: 2016 Meritage

Mawby, Suttons Bay:

Laurentide, Lake Leelanau: Bourbon Barrel Aged Redd

Rove Estate, Traverse City: 2014 Cab Franc/Merlot

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

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay:

Verterra Winery, Leland: Chaos Red

Willow Vineyard, Suttons Bay: Dry Rose & Dry Cherry