Go To Traverse City’s Wine & Art Festival, Try Local Wine (this Sat. 8/21)

August 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Photo by Emery Co Photo/via flickr

Photo by Emery Co Photo/via flickr

The 2nd Annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival will take place this Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 3-10 pm on the lawn in downtown TC’s Grand Traverse Commons.

Wineries from Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula will be featured, including 2 Lads Winery, Bel Lago Vineyard & Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Fontaine, Chateau Grand Traverse, Chateau de Leelanau, Cherry Republic Winery, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Circa Estate Winery, Forty-Five North, Gill’s Pier Vineyard & Winery, Good Harbor Vineyards, L. Mawby, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Left Foot Charley, Peninsula Cellars, Raftshol Vineyards, Shady Lane Cellars, Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, and Willow Vineyard.

Details here.



  1. Bob Engles says:

    I attended the Traverse City Wine & Art festival on Saturday. I would like to comment that I thought the wineries did an excellent job and the food vendors were also varied and delicious. I did think that there could have been more art, however. Perhaps next year. My biggest complaint or comment would be the fashion show. It stated that the ladies should wear “flashy and bold and beautiful fashion” but then you awarded the grand prize to a gal with a plain black dress on. Later I found out that she had been the hairdresser for the fashion show. Seems like it was rigged to me.

    • Waeschlimann says:

      Bob -

      I’m glad you made it up there — the festival is (rightly) focused on wine. I agree that the food offerings were quite sophisticated and extensive for what is usually offered at a festival (i.e., fried butter on a stick). I recall that the music/entertainment portion last year was a bit lacking; as this fest is still relatively in its infancy, I hope that the organizers beef up those aspects in the future. It’s still a worthy event; especially situated on the Green, it’s a rather bucolic setting.

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