Sips & Soups

January 11 & 12, 2020

Experience the magic of our wineries covered in a glistening blanket of snow,
while sipping savory soups paired with delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more.

Tickets to this SOUPer event are $35 and include a souvenir wine glass and soup and wine pairings at more than 20 wineries. After your featured food and wine pairing, most wineries offer 2 additional complimentary tastes.

The event takes place Saturday, January 11 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, January 12 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Your ticket is good for both days. When you purchase tickets, you’ll be asked to select a starting winery where you will pick up your glass and ticket and enjoy your first pairing before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. In addition, $5 for each ticket sold is being donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Ages 21+, no refunds.

Don’t want to drive? Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket. Your driver can still enjoy the food pairings while he/she takes you from winery to winery. You can also take your food and wine tour via bus or limo by contacting one of our transportation partners. We encourage you to contact them PRIOR to purchasing your tickets and a starting point. Visit our transportation page for a complete list of our preferred partners. Thanks to NoMI Sparkling Water for their sponsorship of our Designated Driver program!


– 2020 Wine & Food Pairings –

Sleeping Bear Loop

Bel Lago Vineyard & Winery of Cedar: Chicken, Bacon & Potato Soup paired with 2016 Chardonnay

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau: Locals favorite! Art’s Tavern Green Chili Chicken Soup paired with Semi-Sweet Riesling or Pinot Gris

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Roasted Cauliflower Aged Cheddar Soup topped with Bacon Crisps paired with 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau: Jalapeno Popper Soup paired with Emergence White 2017

Amoritas Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Lylah’s Tomato Bisque with Homemade Croutons paired with 2016 Chardonnay

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Hearty Beef Stew paired with Overboard, a popular medium-bodied red blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Regent

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor: Spicy Shrimp Bisque paired with Liberty Sparkling Wine


Northern Peninsula Loop

Baia Estate of Northport: Pumpkin Soup paired with Pinot Grigio

Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena: Mushroom Brie Soup paired with 2016 Reserve Chardonnay

Green Bird Organic Cellars of Northport: Savory Vegetable Ramen paired with Polychrome Ginger Beer

45 North of Lake Leelanau: Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque paired with 2017 Pinot Gris

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau: Cream of Chicken Soup prepared by Chef George of Abundance Catering paired with Pinot Gris

Blustone Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Mushroom and Barley Soup paired with Ad Lib

Verterra Winery of Leland: Loaded Potato Soup paired with Unoaked Chardonnay

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Italian Wedding Soup paired with 2016 Pinot Gris


Grand Traverse Bay Loop

Rove Estate of Traverse City: Chicken, Lemon, Rice Soup from Uptown Catering/Opa’s paired with 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay

Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay: White Bean and Bacon Soup paired with 2016 Merlot

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Cider Cheese Soup paired with Sidro Duro Hard Cider

Two K Farms of Suttons Bay: Lentil Soup paired with 2017 Estate Cille Rose

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay: Cider Cheese Soup, House Cured Maple Bacon, Jalapeno Crème paired with 2018 Arcturos Dry Riesling