Spring Sip & Savor


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:
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

– 2020 Food & Wine Pairing Menu –


Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay: 

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay: 

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Minestrone Soup paired with 2017 Pinot Grigio

Mawby of Suttons Bay:

Willow Vineyards of Suttons Bay: 

Two K Farms of Suttons Bay: 

Rove Estate of Traverse City: Feta and Artichoke Dip by Uptown Catering paired with 2018 Pinot Grigio



Verterra Winery of Leland: Sunset Chicken Enchilada Soup (Chicken, White Beans, Red Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Chili Seasonings) topped with a Cheese Blend and crushed Chili Fritos paired with your choice of Pinot Grigio or Chaos White

Blustone Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport: Garlicky Feta Dip paired with Polychrome Ginger Beer

Leelanau Cellars of Omena: 

45 North Vineyard & Winery: Spanakopita (Toasted Phyllo Dough filled with Spinach and Feta Cheese) paired with Sauvignon Blanc

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau: 

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay: 

French Valley Vineyard & Bistro of Suttons Bay: 

Nathaniel Rose Wines of Suttons Bay: 

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Cheery Cherry Cakebites paired with “not too sweet” Chafia Cherry



Amoritas Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar: 

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau: Spring Green Rose Risotto paired with Risque Rose 2019

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor: Cheesy Beef Empanadas paired with Sangria

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau: 

Soul Squeeze Cellars of Lake Leelanau: