Sister wineries Round Barn and Tabor Hill have rolled out nearly four miles of new hiking trails connecting the two properties.
Wine, beer, spirits and food selections from both establishments are available at either trailhead, making it possible to take a scenic stroll while simultaneously enjoying some of Southwest Michigan’s signature refreshments.
The just-opened Mt. Tabor Trail system, sponsored by Honor Credit Union, offers three levels of difficulty (easiest, moderate and hardest) through terrain that includes vineyards, fields and woods. The trails can be accessed from either the Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery in Baroda or the Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant in Buchanan, with optional stops at one or both wineries to enjoy the full experience.
• At the Round Barn Estate, that includes first-come first-served outside table seating, private wine tastings by reservation in four new cabanas accommodating up to eight and the Round Barn food truck every Saturday and Sunday.
• At Tabor Hill, the choices span table service wine tastings, liquid libations in the outdoor Vineyard Lounge from Friday through Sunday along with a grill on Saturdays and Sundays and fine dining in Tabor Hill’s full-service restaurant as well as preselected wine flights in the lower-level Barrel Room from Thursday through Sunday.
Admittance to Mt. Tabor Trails costs $5 for a day pass or $15 for a season pass.
“We are constantly creating new experiences for our guests, and the fact that we own all the land between our Round Barn and Tabor Hill properties gave us a unique opportunity to add a nature walk to our wining and dining offerings,” says Matt Moersch, CEO of Moersch Hospitality Group, which owns Tabor Hill, Round Barn and Free Run Cellars. “At the same time, our new trail system will allow us to accommodate more people while meeting social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak. The timing is perfect for launching this latest enhancement to our family of properties.”
“The team at Honor Credit Union couldn’t be more thrilled to stand beside our partners and friends at Round Barn as they once again welcome our communities to celebrate summer in the vineyards,” says Stacey Dodson, Honor VP of marketing.
—Information submitted by Moersch Hospitality Group