2019 Taste the Passion Pairings

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Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar: Cherry Dessert Wine paired with Mama’s Italian Rustic Cherry Cannoli with Shaved Chocolate Topping

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Fishtown or Harbor Red paired with a Loaded Baked Potato Soup with toppings

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau: 2017 Pinot Gris paired with South of the Border Mexican Polenta Pork

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor: Great Hall Noir paired with Cherry Black Forest Cake with Fresh Cream

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau: Big Paw Red paired with BBQ Pulled Pork or Chicken Sliders topped with Coleslaw (or not!)

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Boathouse Red Wine paired with a Homemade Moist Dark Chocolate Brownie


Blustone Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: Signature 2016 Winemakers Red – a beautiful blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah – paired with Savory Bacon, Bleu Cheese and Toasted Pecan Cocktail Cookies… decadent!

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport: Vintner’s Reserve paired with a Nutella Fondue

Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena: 2016 Merlot paired with Kilwins Dark Chocolate Truffle or Milk Chocolate Malt Truffles

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay:

45 North Vineyard & Winery of Lake Leelanau: Unwooded Chardonnay paired with Mac and Cheese

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau: 2016 Pinot Noir with a Mini Fancy Raspberry Pants Ice Cream Bar (vanilla ice cream, raspberries, graham cracker crust, coated in dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt)

Amoritas Vineyards of Lake Leelanau: 2016 Pinot Gris paired with Lemon Ginger Donut from Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Verterra Winery of Leland: 2017 Chaos Sparkling or Chaos White Wine Blend paired with Sweet Blondie Bites and Savory Chile-Lime Peanuts

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: Passion Wine paired with Silver Leaf Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chestnuts

French Valley Vineyard & Bistro of Suttons Bay: 2017 Jubilee paired with Chocolate Hazlenut Crepe with a Raspberry Drizzle

Nathaniel Rose Wine at Raftshol Vineyards of Suttons Bay: 2015 Vintage Ruby Port and Chef Sisco’s “Dope-Ass Chocolate Mousse” with a dry red wine.


Rove Estate of Traverse City: 2016 Merlot Estate paired with Dark Chocolate Brownies

Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay: Coop de Rose’ paired with Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay: BeDazzled paired with Taste The Passion (ghost pepper flourless chocolate quenelle, wild lingonberry sauce powdered sugar)

Two K Farms of Suttons Bay: Sparkling Riesling paired with a sponge cake bite drizzled in a strawberry sauce with an optional topping of whipped cream

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay: 2016 Starboard paired with a “Taste of S’mores”

Mawby of Suttons Bay: Sex – beautiful, soft, delicious, dry Rose – paired with Kate’s Ginger/Rye Spiced Cookies finished with a Drizzle of Pink Frosting flavored with the wine.