Grand Traverse Bike Tours is a year-round tour company located in Suttons Bay, MI, offering visitors unique wine tasting experiences through their popular Leelanau Wine Trail Bike Tour and Bike & Sail Tour.
This winter, Grand Traverse Bike Tours is partnering with Big Little Wines, Ciccone Vineyards, and Suttons Bay Ciders to offer their “Vine to Wine” Snowshoe Tour, a guided snowshoe tour between the wineries, hiking along on a private trail through scenic vineyards and orchards.
“This is such a unique experience, I am so glad we can share our winter wonderland with so many fun people!” says Grand Traverse Bike Tours Owner Nick Wierzba. “Snowshoe the vineyards, stop and taste wines, enjoy lunch overlooking the bay; a little adventure paired with wine tasting!”
Vine to Wine Snowshoe Tours will take place on Saturdays: December 28, 2019, January 4, 2020, January 11, 2020, January 18, 2020, January 25, 2020, February 1, 2020, February 15, 2020, February 22, 2020 and February 29, 2020. The tour runs from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tickets for the day-long guided tour are $59 per person. The tour includes professionally guided tour on private vineyards and orchard trails between the wineries, snowshoe rental, catered lunch, along with wine purchase pick up service.
The Vine to Wine tour meets at Big Little Wines. Once outfitted with snowshoes and poles, we head into the vineyards toward Suttons Bay Ciders, featuring estate grown apples and offering a palette adventure with their unique flight tasting. Participants will warm up with homemade chili or soup and fresh bread while soaking in the panoramic views of Grand Traverse Bay. Next, the tour heads over to Ciccone Vineyards, which offers a cozy, chateau-like experience high on a hill with an indoor fireplace and a variety of estate grown distinct wines. Tour participants will finish the day at Big Little Wines, based in a treehouse like setting and serving up small batch, hand crafted white wines in their fun and modern tasting room.
This event is for adults ages 21 and older and will require ID verification at each winery. Tour attendees should wear comfortable winter boots, warm layers, gloves, and expect to be outdoors in winter conditions for a combined total of approximately 2 hours on the three-mile loop trail.
Grand Traverse Bike Tours is housed in the Suttons Bay Bikes’ shop on M-22 in downtown Suttons Bay and is a year-round shop featuring a full line of retail and rental fat tire bikes, cross country skis, and snowshoes as well as winter weather clothing and gear.
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