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Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival Selects Premier, New Location at Warren Dunes State Park

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is delighted to announce it is moving the 13th Annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival to Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan, due to the growing popularity of this showcase event and the favorable addition of wineries to the area.

The date remains the same: the event has always been the third Saturday in June, with this year’s date being Saturday, June 16th, 2018. Tickets for the 2018 event are already on sale at website listed below and at all participating wineries. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. This is the perfect time to get a jump on planning for the summer season. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com and search name of the event. Or you can stop into many Lake Michigan Shore wineries to purchase in person with no service fees.

This signature event is staying true to its original mission, bringing all the wineries of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail together in one location for guests to sample wines with the amazing vista of the Lake Michigan shoreline. The festival features all of the wonderful locally-grown-and-produced varietals from The Lake Michigan Shore AVA, including 12 Corners Vineyards, Baroda Founders Wine Cellar, Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery, Cogdal Vineyards, Contessa Wine Cellars, Dablon Vineyards, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Gravity Winery, Hickory Creek Winery, Karma Vista Vineyards, Lawton Ridge Winery, Lake Michigan Vintners, Lazy Ballerina Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Round Barn Winery, St. Julian Winery, Vineyard 2121, Warner Vineyards, and White Pine Winery.

The festival will continue to feature regional live music programming, a big top tent that houses the wineries, access to the beach and Lake Michigan, and a whole lot of world-class wines!

New and improved this year: Guests can now drive into the dunes and park directly adjacent to the festival and beach. There is capacity for thousands of cars, and no need to take shuttles anymore. *Warren Dunes State Park does charge a nominal fee for parking, per car or you can use the Michigan State Passport for free parking: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10365_55798—,00.html

Also new this year: The festival will be showcasing area food trucks and other local restaurants to pair with the varietals.