Flying Otter (Photo credit: audreyjm529)
The Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail will celebrate on Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11 with a special event. “The Wine Days of Summer” is a self-driving tour of the wineries of the Pioneer Wine Trail. At each stop you’ll be served a wonderful picnic-related food prepared by a local chef or restaurant. Each winery will provide a generous pouring of one of their wines that pairs well with the food. You’ll also receive a recipe card to take home with you.
Tickets for this self-driven tour, which includes eight food and wine pairings, are $30. Each ticket purchase includes tasting up to 6 additional wines at each winery. Designated drivers eat for free.
There are no physical tickets mailed for this event. Once purchased, your name is added to a registration list that will be at each winery. Be sure to bring ID with you.
Planned food and wine pairings include:
|WINERY||FOOD SERVED||CHEF/RESTAURANT||WINE PAIRING|
|Burgdorf’s Winery||Herbed chevre & tomato crostini||Morton’s Catering||2011 Pinot Gris|
|Chateau Aeronautique Winery||Prime Rib-Gorgonzola Rollups with Cranberry Wine Reduction and Cranberry Cheesecake Tart||–||2012 Aviatrix Passion, Our Cranberry Infusion|
|Cherry Creek - Old Schoolhouse Winery||Greek Pasta Salad with Feta||–||La Mia Familigia (semi dry red)|
|Flying Otter Winery||MI chicken salad slider with apple salad||–||2011 Riesling|
|J. Trees Cellars||Chef Kim’s Korean BBQ Slider w/Sesame Ginger Coleslaw||The Hathaway House||2012 Riesling Frizzante (demi-sec)|
|Lone Oak Vineyard Estate||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Pentamere Winery||Orzo Caprese Salad||Chef Alex Brazeau||Morningstar (dry Bianca)|
|Sandhill Crane Vineyards||Savory Mascarpone & Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake||SCV Café||Sassy Rose’ (dry Cab Franc)|
The wineries included in this event are:
Ticket holders are welcome to visit each location over the two-day event, or they may choose to limit their visits (as time permits). Hours of the event are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday, August 10, and Noon to 6:00 PM Sunday, August 11. There are a limited number of tickets available, ticket sales will end on Wednesday, August 7 at midnight (or when sold out), and tickets will not be available the day of the event.
For more information call (517) 592-4663 or (517) 531-3080.