Toast Michigan Sparkling Wines at the Inn at Bay Harbor’s Sparkle

The 2nd Annual Sparkle returns to the Inn at Bay Harbor of Bay Harbor, Mich., with expanded event offerings on Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd. This one-of-a-kind event exclusively celebrates Michigan sparkling wines and features five popular vineyards – L. Mawby, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor, St. Julian and newly opened, Rudbeckia Winery.

Several varietals of sparkling wine will be uncorked on Friday, October 21st during the Sparkle tasting event from 6pm to 8pm in The Sagamore Room. Enthusiasts can mingle with vintners and nosh on complementing hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include a commemorative Sparkle champagne flute.

Saturday features a Flavor Profile Presentation from 2pm to 4pm in the Inn’s Arlington Room where guests can learn how food parings enhance the flavors of sparkling wine. Twenty-eight-year wine industry veteran and certified wine specialist, Bill Borre, will lead the insightful tasting process. Borre is also a wine educator at the Les Cheneaux Culinary School of Hessel, Mich., and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute in Traverse City, Mich. Tickets are $25.

Saturday evening, delight in an exquisitely paired five-course L. Mawby Sparkling Wine Dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. in The Sagamore Room. The dinner is hosted by Larry Mawby, founder of national recognized L. Mawby Winery of Suttons Bay, who was also recently featured in the documentary series “Wine Warriors” airing on A&E’s FYI network. Tickets are $80, inclusive of tax and gratuity. To view the complete menu, visit

Stay the weekend and enjoy all the bubbly festivities with a special Sparkle event lodging package including Friday and Saturday night accommodations at the Inn at Bay Harbor, entry to all events, mimosa breakfast, and much more.

Tickets for all events, including combination tickets, can be purchased online at

For reservations or more information on Sparkle, call 866.759.3427 or visit

About Inn at Bay Harbor

The Inn at Bay Harbor opened in 1998, and became a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels in 2016. Owned and managed by Boyne Resorts, the Inn is a place like no other. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, four miles west of Petoskey, the resort offers 123 guest rooms and suites, 35 cottages, Crooked Tree Golf Club, and the renowned Bay Harbor Golf Club, full-service spa, dining, wedding and meeting facilities. The Inn has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificates of Excellence; Golf Digest’s Best In State, and named a Top Resort and Top Spa by Condé Nast Traveler readers. Learn more at