Shady Lane Cellars in Suttons Bay will welcome the public to safely gather outdoors on Saturday, Feb. 27 for the best winter has to offer. Cross country ski, snowshoe or hike the new, freshly groomed 3 mile extension of the TART Trail on Shady Lane’s vineyard property. Sip mulled wine, cook brats over an open flame or assemble your own s’mores at the fire pits. It’s a casual day called Weinerski 2021 and all are welcome to safely and distantly stop by to enjoy the outdoors.
Winter in northern Michigan is no reason to hide indoors – especially when fresh air, fresh trails and fire-cooked food is on the menu. Weinerski 2021 will feature access to the new trails in the vineyard and food for purchase. Weiner Kits including either a locally-crafted hot dog or brat, bun, condiments and a stick to roast it over the fire will be available for $5. Visitors may also purchase mulled wine and S’mores – at $5 each.
Shady Lane Cellars will remain open to the public – with 25 percent capacity indoors in the tasting room and ample space around fire pits outside. All month Riesling purchases are available for 20 percent off as well.
Shady Lane Cellars encompasses 150 acres in Suttons Bay, including its 52-acre estate-grown vineyard, a 100-year-old fieldstone chicken coop-turned-tasting room, a 32-foot covered patio pavilion and outdoor fireplace.
Shady Lane Cellars produces one of the largest percentages of estate-grown wine in its region. The vineyard recently achieved Sustainability in Practice – or SIP Certified – status. Offering hilltop views of the Leelanau Peninsula in northern Michigan, the winery and its staff create a comfortable approach to wine. Connect on Facebook or Instagram.