Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival Scheduled June 19

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The rolling dunes and white-sand beach of Lake Michigan’s tranquil shoreline will be the setting for the 5th Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival taking place June 19 on Weko Beach in Bridgman. Sponsors include the Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, the Economic Growth Alliance (Partnership of Lake Township and City of Bridgman) and the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail.

Live music is scheduled under a “Big-Top tent” overlooking Weko Beach (Located off Exit 16 of I-94, then north on Red Arrow Highway and west on Lake Street in Bridgman).

Festival attendeed can sample (tastes or by the glass) all of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail locally-grown-and-produced varietals and wines fromTabor Hill, Contessa, Domaine Berrien, Fenn Valley, Karma Vista, Lawton Ridge, Lemon Creek, Round Barn, St. Julian, Free Run, Hickory Creek and Warner.

The event includes cuisine from local restaurants and a variety of music. Live chef demonstrations start at 2 p.m. and will run throughout the afternoon.

Admission to the festival is $10 for ages 21 and older (includes a souvenir wine tasting glass); ages 13 to 20, $5; 12 and under, free. Wine Tickets are $1 per ticket (one ticket for a taste) and five to seven tickets for a glass. Advance admission tickets are $8 and are available at

Parking and shuttle buses will be available at designated lots in Bridgman. The event will take place rain or shine and takes place 1 to 10 p.m.

Bands performing include Ty Stone & Just Soul, Mighty Blue Kings, Midwest Hype, Ninth Street Bridge and Duke Tumatoe.

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