Wine Trail Chili Challenge

Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday, Noon to 5:00 PM

The member wineries along the SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail, within an hours radius of Jackson County and about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, Jackson, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, Michigan as well as Toledo, Ohio.
4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards)
Jackson, Michigan 49201

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Cost: $35.00

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Wine     Tasting (walk around)     Food     Cider    
You be the judge! Each of the nine wineries along the S.E. Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail will serve chili and you decide whose is the best! Join us for a weekend of fun, food and wine as you drive from winery to winery enjoying samples of chili paired with specific wines and five additional wine samples at each stop! This is a self-driven tour and we suggest you stay at one of the many B&B’s, hotels or campgrounds along the trail so that you can take your time and enjoy each stop. Get your friends together, map out your itinerary, get your souvenir wine glass at your first winery and let the judging begin!

The official hours for this event are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday regardless of each winery's individual tasting room hours.

Designated Drivers are recommended and their tickets are only $5.00 to eat at all nine wineries (no alcohol will be served to any designated driver). See our website for each wineries location and maps.

The Participating Wineries are:

  • Black Fire Winery - 1261 E Munger Rd, Tecumseh, MI 49286 517-424-9232
  • Burgdorf's Winery - 5635 Shoeman Rd. Haslett, MI 48840 517-655-2883
  • Chateau Aeronautique Winery - 1849 Rives-Eaton Rd. Jackson, MI 49201 517-569-2132
  • Cherry Creek Cellars - 11500 Silver Lake Hwy. Brooklyn, MI 49230 517-592-4663
  • Flying Otter Winery - 3402 Chase Rd. Adrian, MI 49221 877-876-5580
  • J. Trees Cellars - 703 E Chicago Blvd. Tecumseh, MI 49286 877-304-3254
  • Pentamere Winery - 131 E. Chicago Blvd. Tecumseh, MI 49286 517-423-9000
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards - 4724 Walz Rd. Jackson, MI 49201 517-764-0679
  • Sleeping Bear Winery (located in Grand River Brewery) - 117 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Jackson, MI 49201 517-962-2427