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The Annual Wine Tasting Weekend is Loaded With Local Wine, Fresh Fare and Lots of Fun
Leelanau Peninsula, MI (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trails annual Harvest Stompede event is a fabulous time to visit the regions wineries. Rolling hills of grapevines cover the countryside, providing a magnificent backdrop to wine tasting fun in a weekend event that takes place September 6 and 7, 2014.
Kicking off the festivities is an optional race through the vineyards at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at Ciccone Vineyards in Suttons Bay. A unique course between rows of grapevines offers an experience like no other for runners, walkers and spectators. The race is designed for serious to recreational runners and walkers with options for a 5K walk, 5K run, or 7-mile run.
Its our favorite event of the year, shares Tony Ciccone of Ciccone Vineyard & Winery. Its exciting to see all those people race through the vineyards in celebration of the new vintage.
Following the race, participants indulge on local wine and food pairings at 22 participating wineries along the trail. Tasting hours for the self-guided tour are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Featured wine and food pairings are:
Harvest Stompede is a great time to explore local wines and fresh, local fare, shares Lorri Hathaway, director of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Participants enjoy delicious wine and food while experiencing the bustling excitement of the approaching harvest.
Tickets are $40 per person and include a souvenir wine glass and featured food and wine pairings at each of the 22 participating wineries. Get tickets and lodging packages at http://www.lpwines.com/harvest. To participate in the race, which is separate from the wine trail event, register online at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/98170.
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