Spring Sip & Savor

Let’s Ring in Spring Along the Trail!


Saturday, May 5:  11 to 6

Sunday, May 6: 12 to 5

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 24 participating wineries in any order you choose on both Saturday (11-6) and Sunday (12-5). Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass, along with a featured wine and food pairing at each winery. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 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. A $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

Get Tickets Pairings Lodging Packages – Coming Soon!

—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 bonnet” photos to your social media with the hashtags #leelanauwine and #sipodemayo for a chance to win one of many fab prizes!

 Grand Prize

Best Overall Hat:
Spring Sip & Savor 2017 Lodging Package:
2 nights lodging and 2 tickets to 2018 Spring Sip & Savor ($500 value)

Most Artistic Hat:
2 Tickets to any Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Event of your choosing.

Best Leelanau Wine Hat:
A Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Swag Bag including 2 tickets to any wine trail event, 2 signature wine glasses and a wine tote ($110 value)

Additional Winery Contests and Prizes

Black Star Farms: 

Best Pirate Hat: $25 Gift Certificate

Blustone Vineyards:

Best “Blu” Hat: Blustone Vineyards t-shirt

Chateau de Leelanau:

Best Fiesta Hat: Prize TBD

Chateau Fontaine:

Best Kentucky Derby Hat: $25 Gift Certificate

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms:

Best Organic Hat: Bottle of Wine

L Mawby:

Most Fascinating Hat: Four $9 tastings

Laurentide Winery:

Best Vintage Hat: 2 Complimentary $5 Tastings & 2 Laurentide Logo Glasses.

Leelanau Wine Cellars:

Most Creative Hat: $50 gift certificate to Knot Just a Bar

Willow Vineyard:

Best Jungle Theme Hat: Prize TBD