Spring Sip & Savor

Spring Sip & Savor
May 2 & 3, 2020


Ring in Spring along the Trail!

As our vineyards awaken to the sun and warmth of May, toast to the enchanting beauty of spring, indulge your senses and discover delicious Leelanau Wines splendidly paired with scrumptious small bites! This beloved springtime event includes a self-guided tour along the trail, where you’re free to visit any of the participating wineries in any order you choose on both Saturday, May 2 (11 am – 6 pm) and Sunday, May 3 (Noon – 5 pm).

Ticket Information (on sale soon):
Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass, along with a featured wine and food pairing at all participating wineries. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 tastes. Purchase your tickets by selecting a starting winery where you will check-in to the event and pick up your supplies before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. After your featured food and wine pairing, standard tasting fees apply. No refunds. 21+




Don’t want to drive? Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket for just $20. 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.

Sip O’ de Mayo Hat Contest

Calling all Fashionistas & Hat Lovers – Show off your spring “hattitude” along the trail with a hat that expresses your elegant, bold, or fun-loving style! Post your best hat photos to your social media and tag #leelanauwine for a chance to win one of many fab prizes!

Grand Prize Category: Best Overall Hat

Love Leelanau Wines and everything about our unique trail? Wear your heart on your hat! Winner gets two event tickets to next year’s Spring Sip & Savor, plus two nights’ accommodations at one of our lodging partners.

So many chances to win! Theme your hat and photo to one of the following categories for a chance to win two trail tickets to any one event of your choice!

1. Feeling Sipsy

2. Bright and Bubbly

3. Wine Fun

4. Love for Leelanau

5. Wine and Friends

6. Señior/Señiorita Vino

7. Most Artistic

2019 Menu


Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay: 2017 Semi-dry Riesling paired with an Asian Chicken Salad

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay: Red House Red or Artisan Red​ paired with ​Beef Empanada(​Naturally Raised Black Angus Beef​, ​Diced Yucca​,​ ​and Roasted Carrot​ ​seasoned with Traditional South Yucatan Spices​,​​ ​​served with Creamy Mole Dipping Sauce​)​

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Vintner’s Choice paired with Fried Rice with Chicken

Mawby of Suttons Bay: ICE3 (“ICE Cubed” – cocktail served over 3 large ice cubes using our sweetest wine, Detroit, and garnished with a lime wedge) paired with a Jalapeño and Cheddar Scone

Willow Vineyards of Suttons Bay: Dry Cherry Wine paired with French Lemon Blueberry Cake with Blueberry Glaze

Two K Farms of Suttons Bay: 2017 Estate Riesling paired with Bruschetta topped with Tomato and Basil

Rove Estate of Traverse City: Gewurztraminer/Pinot Gris Blend paired with Food For Thought’s Organic Cherry Salsa and Great Lakes Corn Chips



Verterra Winery of Leland: Choice of 2018 Dry Riesling or 2016 Late Harvest Riesling paired with Flautas: Flour Tortillas Rolled up with Chicken, Cheese, Black Beans, and Roasted Corn, then Deep Fried and topped with Ribbon of Sour Cream and a Little Salsa. Note: A spiced-up salsa will also be available as an alternative topping for those who are more adventurous!

Blustone Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Blustone’s crisp 2017 Pinot Grigio paired perfectly with an Italian Springtime Pasta’s savory prosciutto, peas and parmesan cheese.

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport: Gewürztraminer paired with garlic feta dip

Leelanau Cellars of Omena: 2017 Estate Rosé paired with Buffalo Mozzarella Bites

45 North Vineyard & Winery: Sauvignon Blanc paired with prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau: Luminous, a medium dry white wine, paired with a savory spicy morsel

Amoritas Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 2018 Fascinator (Dry Muscat) paired with Thai Peanut Noodles and fresh vegetables tossed in a creamy peanut sauce with hints of ginger and sesame oil

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Bubbly, an off dry, carbonated Riesling, paired with Fromager D’Affinois (French double creamy soft cheese on a cheese melt cracker)

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay: 

French Valley Vineyard & Bistro of Suttons Bay: 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay paired with Derby-inspired Asparagus Cigars (Asparagus Spear wrapped in a Seasoned Puff Pastry baked with Herb Cheese)

Nathaniel Rose at Raftshol of Suttons Bay: 2013 Skin Fermented Marsanne paired with Salade Niçoise in Phyllo

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Silver Leaf’s award winning Chafia Cherry wine paired with Cheery Cherry Cake Bites



Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar: 2016 Pinot Noir paired with Smoked Bourbon-Infused Beef Taco

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Choice of Harbor Red, Tribute Chardonnay, or Trillium paired with Southwest Corn Chowder

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau: Sauvignon Blanc 2017 paired with Rustic Italian Style Spring Green Vegetable Minestrone Soup (Zuppa di Minestrone di Verdure Verdi Primaverili) with a Pesto Drizzle (vegetarian/gluten free)

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor: Housemade Sangria paired with Walking Tacos

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau: Woodland White Auxerrois paired with Green Chili Chicken Cheese Enchiladas (also available without chicken)