Ciao amici miei! Get a taste of Italy along the SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail during our “Viva Italiano” event this October! Enjoy an Italian inspired dish prepared especially for this event by a local chef or restaurant paired with a beautiful wine curated at each winery. Along with the featured food pairing, guests will receive a souvenir wine glass at the first stop on their tour and five additional wine samples of their choice at each winery.
Build your own itinerary on this self-driving tour visiting each of our six participating wineries in any order you choose over the course of this two day event. The trail happens to take you through the beautiful Irish Hills so make it a weekend trip and enjoy the fall colors while staying at one of the many wonderful B&Bs, hotels or campgrounds along the way.
Event Dates and Times:
Saturday, October 5th 11a-6p
Sunday, October 6th 12p-5p
Don’t miss your chance to get our Early Bird Special pricing for $35 per person available until Wed, Sept 16th at midnight. Regular Ticket price for this event are $40 per person until Wed, Oct 2nd at midnight and we now are offering ‘Late Ticket Sales’. These will be available for $50 after Oct 2nd at midnight until Fri, Oct 4th at noon.
Designated drivers are always encouraged!! We offer Designated Driver tickets for $10. This will allow the guest to still participate in the food sampling, but they will not be given any alcohol.
21+ only please. Guests will be checked for ID. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Participating Wineries and food pairings are:
Burgdorf's Winery - 5635 Shoeman Rd. Haslett, MI 48840 517-655-2883
Medjool dates loaded with spicy goat cheese and wrapped in prosciutto paired with their Finley's Reserve or Semi- Sweet Spartan Red
Chateau Aeronautique Winery - 12000 Pentecost Highway, Onsted, MI 49265 517-569-2132
Sicilian grilled bruschetta crostini paired with Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris
Cherry Creek Cellars - 11500 Silver Lake Hwy. Brooklyn, MI 49230 517-592-4663
Traditional Cannolis paired with their Jazz desert wine
Flying Otter Winery - 3402 Chase Rd. Adrian, MI 49221 877-876-5580
Zuppa Toscana with garlic breadsticks paired with Curmudgeon’s White
Pentamere Winery - 131 E. Chicago Blvd. Tecumseh, MI 49286 517-423-9000
Fettuccini Rosa Alfredo Pollo paired with Wings of the Wind (Dry white)
Sandhill Crane Vineyards - 4724 Walz Rd. Jackson, MI 49201 517-764-0679
Ratatouille paired with Staccato (Semi-sweet red)
Visit our website for winery map