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Press Release – Pioneer Wine Trail’s “Michigan Wine Celebration”

March 27, 2010

From a Sandhill Crane Vineyards press release…..

JACKSON, MI, March 1, 2010 – Celebrate Michigan Wine Month at the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail’s “Michigan Wine Celebration” on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18!

Tickets are $25 per person for this self-driven tour of the wineries of southeast Michigan.

Each winery along the trail will feature an appetizer or dessert prepared by a local chef and paired with their  featured wine. The ticket price also includes a tasting glass. A recipe card with the featured recipe will be given out to ticket holders at each winery.

Planned food and wine pairings:

Burgdorf’s Winery – Pinot Noir juniper berry marinated chicken and brown rice pilaf, paired with Pinot Noir.

Chateau Aeronautique Winery – Smoked salmon canapes with Chardonel cream sauce and cucumber relish, paired with Chardonel

Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery – Penne rigate with mixed greens and pine nuts, paired with Winedog Boardoe

Lone Oak Vineyard Estate – Dessert crepes with raspberry sauce, paired with Red Raspberry.

Pentamere Winery – Short ribs braised in Cabernet Franc with sauteed vegetables, paired with Monarch of the Glenn

Sandhill Crane Vineyards – Asparagus and goat cheese lasagna, paired with Sassy Rose’

Sleeping Bear Winery – Wild rice and mushroom soup, paired with Dry White

Ticket holders are welcome to visit each location over the two-day event, or they may choose to limit their visits (as time permits). The Wine Trail encourages ticket holders to bring a designated driver.

Hours of the event are Saturday, April 17 from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, April 18 from noon to 6 pm. Tickets are available online at or from any Pioneer Wine Trail winery. There are a limited number of tickets available. Ticket sales will end on Thursday, April 15 at midnight (or earlier, if sold out). Tickets will NOT be available the day of the event.

For more information call (517)531-3080.

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