The Hunt for the Reds of October

Weekdays During October

* Please see each winery’s October open hours in the menu below.

$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! You may purchase online or in our office (you’ll pick up your supplies in our office weekdays between 9 am and 2 pm), or at participating wineries (please call ahead to be sure they have an adequate supply).

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. After your featured food and wine pairing, standard tasting fees apply. No refunds, 21+.


 – The 2019 Wine List –

Amoritas Vineyards, Lake Leelanau (Open 12-6): 2017 Beak & Talon Red Blend

Aurora Cellars, Lake Leelanau (Open 11-6): Radiance, Pinot Noir, or Rosso

Baia Estate Northport Leelanau County, Northport (Open 12-3, Fri 8-5): Lambo Sparkling Red

Bel Lago Winery, Cedar (Open 11-6): Solia

Big Little Wines, Suttons Bay (Open Thurs & Fri 12-6): Underdog Gamay

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay (Open 10-6, Fri 10-8): 2016 Arcturos Merlot

Blustone Vineyards, Lake Leelanau (Open 12-6): 2018 Ad Lib

Boathouse Vineyards, Lake Leelanau (Open 12-6): 2016 Cabernet Franc

Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery, Lake Leelanau (Open 12-5): Best of Class Big Paw Red

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay (Open 11-6): Cabernet Franc

45 North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau (Open 11-6): 45 Red

French Valley Vineyard, Suttons Bay (Open 11-7, Fri 11-8): Pinot Noir

Glen Arbor Wines, Glen Arbor (Open Wed & Thurs 1-7, Fri 1-8): Crystal River Red

Good Harbor Vineyards, Lake Leelanau (Open 11-6): 2016 Marquette or 2014 Pinot Noir

Laurentide Winery, Lake Leelanau (Open 12-6): 2017 Red Meritage

Leelanau Cellars, Omena (Open 10-6): 2016 Merlot

M22 Winery in Glen Arbor (Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District) (Open 10-5:30, Fri 10-7): M22 Red

MAWBY, Suttons Bay (Open 12-6): Redd

Nathaniel Rose Wines, Suttons Bay (Open 12-7): 2015 Chambourcin, 2015 Vintage Ruby Port, 2013 Right Bank Cabernet Franc / Merlot, or 2013 Pinot Noir

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Traverse City (Open 11-7, Fri 11-9): 2016 Cabernet Franc

Shady Lane Cellars, Suttons Bay (Open 11-6, Fri 11-7): 2017 Franc ‘n’ Franc

Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery, Suttons Bay (Open 10:30-6): Pinot Noir

Soul Squeeze Cellars, Lake Leelanau (Open Tues-Fri 11-6): 2015 Petite Sirah

Verterra Winery, Leland (Open 11-6): Chaos Red

Willow Vineyard, Suttons Bay (Open 12-6): Pinot Noir