“Traverse City Uncorked” Celebrates Local Wines


Wine lovers should head to Traverse City, Michigan in May to partake in “Traverse City Uncorked,” a new series of wine-related events.

The inaugural celebration is a collaboration of Traverse City Tourism, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula to showcase Traverse City’s burgeoning wine and cuisine scene with fun experiences and specials at participating venues throughout the region.

“This region represents one of the most unique viticultural regions in the country,” says Lee Lutes, winemaker at the Black Star Farms winery near Suttons Bay. “Combine the region with the dedication of growers and winemakers that are passionate about these cool climate varieties, truly exceptional wines are being produced. Traverse City Uncorked serves as the perfect venue for showcasing the rich diversity, stylistic complexity and breadth of character from the wines grown and produced throughout northern Michigan.”

Experiences include lodging packages with complimentary wine tasting, a Sips & Giggles Comedy Show, a Swine & Dine Dinner, tasting room specials, chef events, winemaker dinners, wine education and more.

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Wine photo by J.K. Califf