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 – 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 – 5 and Sunday from 12 – 5.

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 @45 North Hours will be Saturday, February 9th: 12-5, Sunday, February 10th 12-3).

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 tag us @lpwines for a shot at one of several contest prizes! 

We’ll announce & tag the winners in all categories and begin sharing their photos on Friday, February 16th at noon, so be sure to watch our social media pages for the winning photos!

Contest Categories:

Theme your Taste the Passion photos to one or more of the following categories and include the hashtags #leelanauwine AND #snowfun when you post them to your social media to be considered. Psst…Be sure to include wine in your photos! There are no limits to how many photos or categories you enter by posting.

Please Note: if your social media accounts are private, we are unable to find your photos ; )


In the “Winelight”

Tip: make Leelanau wine the spotlight of your photo

Prize: An insulated wine bag, 2 wine glasses with Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail logo and 4 tickets to any Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail event of your choosing through May of 2020.



Prize: Complimentary event passes for you and your friends (up to 6) for any Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail event(s) of your choosing through May of 2020.


Love the Wine You’re With

Prize: An insulated wine bag, 2 wine glasses with Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail logo, and 4 complimentary event passes for any Leelanau Peninsula Wine event of your choosing through May of 2020.


Wine & Wool

Tip: This is a contest category is exclusively sponsored by Baabaazuzu and entries must feature their wool accessories (mittens, arm warmers, or hats, etc.) to be considered. Please also tag Baabaazuzu in your posts.

Prize: 1st Place: $100 Baabaazuzu Gift Certificate. 2nd Place: $50 Baabaazuzu Gift Certificate. 3rd Place: $25 Baabaazuzu Gift Certificate.


Love at First Taste

Tip: Include wine and food pairings in your pics.

Prize: 4 complimentary passes to attend any Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail event(s) of your choosing through Sept 2020.


Will you be my…Galentine?

Prize: An insulated wine bag, wine glass with Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail logo, and a complimentary event pass for any LP Wine event of your choosing for each gal in your photo.