Music on The Narrows at Boathouse Vineyards in Lake Leelanau

Winery teams with new Fiddleheads Sandwich Shop on wine-pairing food 

Boathouse Vineyards’ tasting room hosts music on the lawn at The Narrows in Lake Leelanau. (Courtesy photo)

Boathouse Vineyards, with one of northern Michigan’s only waterside tasting rooms, has launched an expanded schedule of 24 free live music evenings, continuing through mid-September. The winery is also partnering with the nearby Fiddleheads Sandwich Shop to present a wine-pairing menu with food delivered to guests who are seated on a covered porch or on the lawn along The Narrows, the narrowest part of Lake Leelanau.

Bryan Poirer performs at Boathouse Vineyards on Father’s Day. (Courtesy photo)

Live music is being offered from 4:30-7 p.m. Sundays and 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, featuring local artists across various genres. Guests can listen to music while having a glass or bottle of Boathouse wine. Limited dock space is available, allowing boaters to visit the tasting room and enjoy available seating. 

Guests can bring their own food or order from Fiddleheads. Offerings include shareable plates (charcuterie, cheese, whitefish or hummus dip) or heartier dishes made to order from Fiddleheads Chef Josh Cross. 

Boathouse Vineyards produces cool-climate red wines with a supporting cast of award-winning white wines from its 25-acre vineyard four miles south of the tasting room. The winery has also earned recognition for its red wines, including 2017 Boathouse Red, 2016 Merlot and several red blends such as Overboard and Rock the Boat. 

“We are here to show that northern Michigan can produce high-quality red wines in addition to the superb white wines it is known for,” says owner Dave Albert.

The Boathouse Vineyards tasting room, located at 115 St Mary’s St., Lake Leelanau, is open daily from noon to 6 p.m., with extended hours on music evenings. Reservations are not required; seating is limited to 60 Adirondack chairs, placed for social distancing.

Music evenings kicked off on Father’s Day, June 20, featuring guitarist Bryan Poirer. Below is the full summer music schedule. To view musician profiles, click here.

27 – Swingbone
30 – Chris Smith 

4 – Bryan Poirer
7 – Jim Hawley
11 – André Villoch
14 – Larry Perkins
18 – Chris Smith
21 – Jim Hawley
25 – Luke Woltanski
28 – Bryan Poirer 

1 – Miriam Pico and David Chown
4 – Chris Smith
8 – Jim Hawley
11 – André Villoch
15 – Larry Perkins
18 – Bryan Poirer
22 – Chris Smith
25 – Jim Hawley 

1 – Larry Perkins
5 – Jim Hawley
8 – Chris Smith
12 – Blake Elliott
19 – Bryan Poirer

—Information provided by Boathouse Vineyards

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