Toast the Season

Toast the Season – Leelanau Style!

November 2 & 3 and
November 9 & 10, 2019 – SOLD OUT
Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
$50 per person (your ticket is good for the weekend of your choice)

16293917257_661f304a24_z-300x260Celebrate the holiday season and get inspired for your own holiday gatherings by sampling mouthwatering wine and food pairings along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

Taste and buy wines to pair with your upcoming holiday meals and shop holiday wine gifts for your friends and loved ones at this fan-favorite event!

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $50 per person and include a featured wine and food pairing at participating wineries, a commemorative stemless wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift—$10 in Cork Cash good toward purchases along the trail!

After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 tastes. Tickets—good for both Saturday AND Sunday—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.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail. Thanks to NoMI Sparkling Water for their sponsorship of our Designated Driver program!


2019 Toast the Season Menu

Amoritas Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: Seasonal Pumpkin Spice bite from Common Good Bakery paired with Vintner’s Choice Riesling

Aurora Cellars, Lake Leelanau: Garrett’s World Famous Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn Mix paired with Serata Demi Sec sparkling wine

Baia Estate Northport Leelanau County, Northport: Pots de Crème (chocolate custard) paired with Sparkling Riesling

Bel Lago Winery, Cedar: 3-Cheese Mac n’ Cheese paired with 2017 Edels Wicker

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay: Squash and Apple Pierogi with Riesling Poached Apples, Buttermilk Crème and Chives paired with 2018 Arcturos Gewürztraminer

Blustone Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: Cranberry glazed Meatballs with Chardonnay

Boathouse Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: Five Cheese Tortellini topped with a Pesto Sauce paired with Pinot Grigio

Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery, Lake Leelanau: Chef Paul Carlson’s Greek Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce and a side of Lucie’s Baked Beans paired with Grüner Veltliner

Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor: Pumpkin Bars paired with warm Spiced Wine

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay: Chocolate Dessert from Great Lakes Chocolate Co. paired with 2018 Grazie (a fruited vinifera)

45 North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau: Cranberry Brie Phyllo Bites topped with Toasted Pecans and Rosemary paired with Red Barn Red

French Valley Vineyard, Suttons Bay: Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with a Maple Bourbon-infused Cheese Filling paired with a Hot Holiday Toddy featuring our popular Merlot Medley

Good Harbor Vineyards, Lake Leelanau: Chicken Jalepeno Soup with Tortilla Chips paired with choice of Harbor Red or Trillium

Green Bird Organic Cellars, Northport: Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Pecan Streusel paired with Polychrome Ginger Beer

Laurentide Winery, Lake Leelanau: Turkey and Sauce Forestiere on a bed of Mashed Potatoes paired with New Release Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Leelanau Cellars, Omena: Smoked Salmon and Caper Hors d’Oeuvre paired with 2016 Merlot

Mawby, Suttons Bay: Greenetown Foods Gourmet Apple Chips paired with US Brut (blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Chambourcin)

Nathaniel Rose Wines, Suttons Bay: Brie, Date and Fig Spread paired with Chambourcin 2015

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery, Traverse City: BBQ Chicken Dip catered by Uptown Catering paired with 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay

Shady Lane Cellars, Suttons Bay: Creamy Mushroom Soup paired with Pinot Noir

Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery, Suttons Bay: Pair of Mini Quiches (Bacon & Cheese and Florentine) paired with 2016 Pinot Gris

Soul Squeeze Cellars, Lake Leelanau: Roasted Chestnuts paired with Grüner Veltliner sparkling wine

Tandem Ciders:

Two K Farms: Apple and Cheddar Biscuit Bite with New World Cider

Verterra Winery, Leland: WEEKEND 1: Turkey Noodle Soup: fresh local roasted turkey in a hardy potato and noodle soup with a slight spiciness paired with Dry Gewürztraminer. WEEKEND 2: Char-Grilled Pizzetta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, fresh spinach, garlic feta and mozzarella paired with Chaos White or Chaos Sparkler.

Willow Vineyard, Suttons Bay: Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Apple Crisp Bars paired with Pinot Gris