Traverse City Fall Colors Wine & Beer Tours – 2017
Summer is undoubtedly one of the most popular times for travelers to visit Northern Michigan for the sun, sand, and waters of the Great Lakes. However, tourists also flock to explore the region and view through some of the most beautiful scenic spots during the Fall color tours!
With fall right around the corner, it’s time to plan your next adventure to Traverse City and booking a Wine or Beer tour with the TC Brew Bus is the perfect way to explore the beautiful changing colors that the area is known for!
Let the Brew Bus be your guide on these events with a private tour and knowledgeable guide to help you maximize your groups fun during any of these upcoming wine events! Our fleet of luxury vans and comfortable buses can take anywhere from 8-14 people on any tour of the area wineries you could imagine starting at just $399! >>> Learn more about our Wine or Beer Tours <<<
Harvest Stompede – Saturday & Sunday, September 11/12, 2017
Saturday, Sept 9th, 11 – 6pm
Sunday, Sept 10th, 12 – 5pm
$40 per person
This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty.
The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race (5k Run/Walk or 7-mile Run, Register for the race here). The tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. >>> More details & tickets…
The Hunt for the Reds of October – Weekdays in October 2017
Weekdays during October – $10 per person
Includes signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery
and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.
Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region. To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 20 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more. >>> More details & tickets…
Toast the Season – Saturday & Sunday, November 4th/5th or Saturday & Sunday, November 12th/13th, 2017
Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Saturdays 11:00 to 5:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 pm.
Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Tickets are purchased by selecting a Starting Winery where you will check-in to the event and pick up your supplies before charting your own course to participating wineries in any order you choose. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday.
Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift. >>> More details & tickets…
Great Mac & Cheese Bake-Off – Saturday, November 25, 2017 – 10am-5pm
Tickets: $45 advance (typically sells out), $40 for designated driver tickets. (Tickets go on sale 60 days prior to the event and include a souvenir glass and plate.)
America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade with help from celebrated Northern Michigan chefs. Area restaurants partner with one WOMP winery each to create a perfect mac & cheese and wine pairing. Participants get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and people’s choice. This annual event boasts friendly rivalries and has created its own loyal following. Don’t hesitate to purchase tickets, this event sells out every year! Tickets go on sale 60 days prior to the event. >>> More details & tickets…
If you’re interested in making the Mac & Cheese served at the 2016 event for yourself, click here to view the recipes!