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Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 4:54 PM
MIS News: Great Lakes Wine Fest to also offer great Beer!
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- If you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, then the Great Lakes Wine Fest with Beer presented by the Jackson County CVB at Michigan International Speedway is the place for you.
In addition to hosting over 25 Michigan-based wineries on Saturday, May 21, the wine festival will feature representatives from some of the state’s finest brewing companies on that day.
So far, 17 of the state’s best breweries have signed on to showcase and sell a wide variety of their Michigan brewed beers.
In addition to beer and wine, Michigan food vendors will also be featured, making the Great Lakes Wine Festival a purely Michigan event.
The Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by the Jackson County CVB, is a natural fit for the state, with a unique focus on Michigan-based wineries and breweries. With 14,600 acres of vineyards and about 80 commercial wineries across the state of Michigan, the Great Lakes Wine Fest is perfectly and conveniently situated at MIS in the southeast corner of the state.
Guests may sample wines, beer and food from Michigan vendors, and buy favorite wines by the bottle or case. The festival’s on-site retail store will have select wines and beer available for purchase at the event.
In addition to wine and beer sampling, seminars covering wine, food and other topics of interest will be held throughout the venue. Live entertainment throughout the weekend will also be featured.
Guests may opt to buy an advance one-day ticket for $25. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tickets per day. The wine festival is set for noon to 9 p.m. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $35.
For those interested in making this event a night for the boys or the girls, the Great Lakes Wine Fest is now offering special Boys’ Night Out and Girls’ Night Out packages. The special $49 package includes suite access, food, and a special appearance by WDVD’s Blaine and Allyson.
The Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by the Jackson County CVB is for guests 21 and older.
Weekend camping is also available for $25 in the track’s MISCamping.com Graves Farm Campground. Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and brew fest at www.MIScamping.com. A list of area hotels can be found at www.visitjacksonmi.com/hotels.
Source: Michigan International Speedway
Wines, beers, food and now music!
Photo credit: www.mispeedway.com
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Now, while sampling Michigan wines, beers and foods, attendees of the Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by the Jackson County CVB at Michigan International Speedway will be able to enjoy the sounds of live music as well.
Attendees of the wine festival will hear the sounds of jazz, A Cappella, and cover bands during the second annual event. The lineup for the wine fest will feature music by Steve Berkemeier, Acapelicans, Koke McKesson and Doug Decker, and Soul Patch.
The performers will play on the main entertainment stage and are scheduled to begin with Steve Berkemeier kicking things off at noon and ending with Soul Patch wrapping the night up by 9 p.m.
The live music is just another one of the many amenities included with admission at the Great Lakes Wine Fest presented by the Jackson County CVB.
“Live music really sets the ambiance of the event,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “There’s nothing that goes better with great wine and beer, than good live music!”
enjoying the live entertainment, there will be several interactive
and informative programs presented by the vendors for attendees
to check out.
interested in the classic wine aroma wheel should stop by Cherry
Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery’s presentation at 2 p.m.
The winery will bring in Winemaker Blake Kownacki, formerly
of Paso Robles and New South Wales and founding partner of the
first urban vineyard & winery in this country, to discuss
this topic. This event is designed to help both beginners and
wine connoisseurs learn about wines and the complexity of wine
At 4 p.m., chocolate lovers can check out Sandhill Crane Vineyards’ presentation discussing the ever-popular pairing of wine and chocolate. In this presentation, participants will learn about how to pair different styles of chocolate with different wines.
Source: Michigan International Speedway
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