Taste the Passion

Join us for Taste the Passion – the SWEETEST event of the year!

Saturday, February 9: 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, February 10: 12 PM – 5 PM

Winter Wonderland is here, and there’s “snow” much fun to be had along the trail! Gather your friends and embark on an adventure of snow-covered vineyards and sweet & savory bites paired with amazing wine, a Snow Fun Photo Contest, pop-up shopping and the chance to create your own wintery bliss.  This fun-filled winter celebration along the trail takes place Saturday from 11 AM until 5 PM and Sunday from 12 noon until 5 PM.

Tickets are $40 per person* for both days and include a souvenir wine glass and delish Leelanau wine and food pairings at each of 24 participating wineries. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Have a blast posting photos in our Snow Fun Photo Contest with the chance to win cool prizes, and shop for adorable upcycled wool mittens, hats and more at Baabaazuzu, Traverse Bay’s favorite eco-fashion winter accessory store! Baabaazuzu will feature hand-selected pieces at their pop-up shop, open exclusively at 45 North just for this event! Baabaazuzu hours at 45 North will be Saturday, February 9 from 12 noon until 5 PM and Sunday, February 10 from 12 noon until 3 PM.

Whether you’re hand-in-hand with your valentine or traversing the trail with your gal pals, it’s sure to be an unforgettable blast!

Don’t want to drive? Find a willing friend and purchase an additional designated driver ticket for just $23. Your driver can still enjoy the food pairings while he/she takes you from winery to winery. You can also take your food & 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. Click on the transportation package button below or visit our transportation page for a complete list of our preferred partners.

*Tickets are purchased 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. 

Snow Fun Photo Contest

Participate in our Snow Fun Photo Contest for a chance to snag some winederful swag! Just post your most memorable pics from the trail on your social media and include the hashtags #leelanauwine AND #snowfun for a shot at one of five contest prizes!

Best Overall Photo:
6-Bottle Wine Bag, plus 6 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Snow Fun Photo:
6-Bottle Wine Bag, plus 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Snow Angel Photo:
6-Bottle Wine Bag, plus 2 Event Certificates (good toward any event along the trail)

Best Group Photo:
An Event Certificate (good toward any event along the trail) for each person in photo (up to 12)

Best Photo Promoting Leelanau Wine:
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Gift Bag: 6-Bottle Wine Bag, 6 Logo Wine Glasses, 6 Event Certificates
(good toward any event along the trail)