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Music on The Narrows at Boathouse Vineyards in Lake Leelanau

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...

MSU Research Aims to Improve Michigan Wine Production

 Viticulture is important to Michigan’s economy, but the state’s cool climate makes for a short growing season (May-October), which can present challenges for growers — limited fruit ripening, damage to vines, delayed fruit maturation...

Traverse City Uncorked Returns in May 2021

A celebration of the Traverse Wine Coast returns in May after being shelved last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Traverse City Tourism. Traverse City Uncorked will feature self-guided tours of more than 40 area wineries while offering incentives, hotel discounts and a chance to win prizes.

MDARD Announces Grant Opportunity for Rural Areas

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting proposals for the Rural Development Fund grants, a competitive grant program aimed at promoting the sustainability of land-based industries and supporting infrastructure that...

Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Celebrate Harvest Days in September

Harvest Days replaces the Harvest Stompede in this new, month-long seasonal celebration sponsored by the Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association throughout September.Harvest Days will feature a VIP experience where ticketholders receive Wine Club benefits for one...

Reinventing Events on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

The fall season at Leelanau Peninsula’s wineries might look different this year, but many highly anticipated events are set to return.And they’ll do so in a way that provides safety and peace of mind...

Application Now Live for Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program

The application process is now open for $15 million in grants for Michigan farms and agricultural processors to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, the Michigan Economic Development...

New Mt. Tabor Trail System Connects Round Barn & Tabor Hill Wineries

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,...

In the Can: Shady Lane’s New Brio Comes in More Portable Form

At Shady Lane Cellars, staff has been busy not just bottling wines, but canning them, too.The Leelenau Peninsula-based winery is preparing to debut a new brand under the Shady Lane Cellars label July 1. It’s...

Northern Sun Winery Funday Sunday Benefit Concerts Launch in July

Northern Sun Winery in Bark River launches its Funday Sunday Benefit Concert Series in July.  Although state restrictions on public activities due to COVID-19 made a June program uncertain, the winery and its concert...

Wine, Water and Wheels: Black Star Farms Offers Outdoor Adventure

The Inn at Black Star Farms is offering an Outdoor Adventure Package that provides a day of biking and sightseeing through Leelanau County, with a choice of paddle activity on Suttons Bay.

Chateau Chantal Presents Summer Food & Wine Program

Chateau Chantal has announced an expanded schedule of Wine Dinners. New safety precautions have been established to keep staff and guests safe.

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