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Press Release – Pioneer Wine Trail Michigan Wine Celebration

April 2, 2012

From a Sandhill Crane Vineyards press release….

SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail
Michigan Wine Celebration

Saturday & Sunday – April 21 & 22, 2012
JACKSON, MICHIGAN – March 26, 2012 – Celebrate Michigan Wine Month at the SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail’s “Michigan Wine Celebration” on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22!

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 one tasting glass. A recipe card with the featured recipe will be given out to ticket holders at each winery.

Tickets for this self-driven tour with 8 delicious Food & Wine Pairings are still only $25! They are available on the Pioneer Wine Trail website:


The wineries and their food/wine pairings included in this event are:
Burgdorf’s Winery (Haslett) – Cheddar bisque paired with 2010 Dry Riesling or 2010 semi-sweet Spartan White


Chateau Aeronautique Winery (Jackson) – Chicken kebobs with pineapple & cherry tomatoes paired with Semi-sweet Chardonnel
Cherry Creek Cellars Old Schoolhouse Winery (Brooklyn) – Horseradish crusted salmon paired with Lynn Aleksander Pinot Grigio or Summer Breeze
J. Trees Cellars (Blissfield) – Grilled asparagus and Gruyere cheese ciabatta with tomato bisque dip paired with 2010 Dry Riesling
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate (Grass Lake) – Seafood chowder paired with Seyval Blanc


Pentamere Winery (Tecumseh) – Mushroom stuffed ravioli with buffalo Bolognese sauce paired with 2009 Monks Haven Merlot
Sandhill Crane Vineyards (Jackson) – Spinach salad with balsamic strawberries and Zingerman’s Farm roll


Sleeping Bear Winery (Parma) – Mini open-faced reuben paired with Bear Lake White or 5 O’Clock Somewhere

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 21 from 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday, April 22 from noon to 6 pm. There are a limited number of tickets available, ticket sales will end on Wednesday, April 18 at midnight (or when sold out), and tickets will not be available the day of the event.

For more information call (517) 592-4663 or (517) 531-3080.
If no answer, please call 517-655-2883 or 517-764-0679.

Please note: 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 Pioneer Wine Trail strongly recommends that you bring a designated driver with you. This event is for persons 21 years or over. You will be asked for ID at each winery. According to Michigan liquor law, we are not allowed to serve anyone who is intoxicated.


Price: $25.00 


Southeast Michigan’s vintners are the new pioneers of the 21st century, growing and selling special wines for you to discover.

Southeast Michigan’s Pioneer wine making region is a great place to spend a few hours…. or a few days! The beautiful rolling Irish Hills, many lakes, and Hidden Lake Gardens are right along the trail. Relax, savor our wines, stop for some antiquing and perhaps stay in one of the many bed & breakfast inns in the area!

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