Monday, April 15, 2013

Michigan Wine Celebration Slated April 20-21 On SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail

Grapes and leaves of the grape variety Caberne...

Grapes and leaves of the grape variety Cabernet Franc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pioneer Wine Trail in Southeast Michigan invites you to a special "Michigan Wine Celebration" on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21. Each winery along the trail will feature an appetizer or dessert prepared by a local chef and paired with their featured wine. The ticket price also includes one tasting glass. A recipe card with the featured recipe will be given out to ticket holders at each winery.

Tickets for this self-driven tour with nine food and wine pairings are $30. Planned food and wine pairings include:

Burgdorf's Winery, Chicken rumaki with Thai chili sauce, Morton's Fine Catering - 2011 Chancellor

Chateau Aeronautique Winery, Mediterranean Lamb Lettuce Wrap, Vegetarian option available, Catering by Meredith - 2010 Cabernet Franc

Cherry Creek - Old Schoolhouse Winery, Mushrooms stuffed with crab meat, Jerry's Pub - Pinot Grigio

Flying Otter Winery, Gorgonzola Honey Bruschetta with a choice of prosciutto or granny smith garnish and balsamic Starboard drizzle, Hooligans Restaurant - 2011 Frontenac

J. Trees Cellars, Strawberry & rhubarb pastry with Meyer lemon curd, Frizzle

Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, Asparagus Wraps with Prosciutto & Marinated Mozzarella, Bone Island Grille – Chardonnay

Pentamere Winery, White wine Asian stir-fry, Chef Lisa, LG Meals - 2012 White Swan (Traminette)

Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Michigan salad (& Zingerman's roll), SCV Café - 2012 Blushing Crane

Sleeping Bear Winery, Corned beef & cabbage, Sleeping Bear Winery - 5 O'clock Somewhere

There are a limited number of tickets available, ticket sales will end on Wednesday, April 17 at midnight (or when sold out), and tickets will not be available the day of the event.

Ticket holders are welcome to visit each location over the two-day event, or they may choose to limit their visits (as time permits). The Wine Trail encourages ticket holders to bring a designated driver. Hours of the event are Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, April 21, from noon to 6:00 PM.

For more information call (517) 592-4663 or (517) 531-3080. Please note: Ticket holders are welcome to visit each location over the two-day event, or they may choose to limit their visits (as time permits). Purchase your tickets at :  www.pioneerwinetrail.com

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