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New Wine Tasting List

Uncorked has just selected 29 different wines from local wineries for customers to sample.
There are 5 reds, 5 whites, 5 Rieslings, 6 cherries, 5 specialty wines, and 3 dessert style wines that you can try before purchasing a bottle.
For more information or to check out the tasting list and drink menu before stopping in, visit our website:

Added by Uncorked on March 21, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Arcturos Rieslings Win Awards at One of the Oldest Wine Competitions in the United States

Black Star Farms is proud to be part of a wine region that has continued to receive accolades for its quality wines and food destinations. The winery is honored to announce four new awards received at the 36th annual Eastern International Wine Competition.  

The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States. Judges were comprised of the most experienced and unique pool of wine industry…


Added by Black Star Farms on March 20, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Visit Leelanau Wine Cellars for the View and Witches Brew

Any time of year, Leelanau Wine Cellars is a destination worth reaching. The tasting room sits alongside Grand Traverse Bay on the peninsula’s eastern edge. The drive up the peninsula can be leisurely with shopping and wine tasting stops in Suttons Bay or a quick drive up to one of Michigan’s largest producers of wine.

The view from the tasting room is breathtaking; the stunning windows offer expansive views of Lake Michigan and the changing seasons. The winery crafts many wine… Continue

Added by Sharon & Lorri on October 12, 2010 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Northern Wine Loop Wine Release Weekend

Have you heard about the Northern Wine Loop yet? We are a group of 10 wineries all located north of Suttons Bay's M-204 in Leelanau County. To kick off our brand new wine loop, we are holding a Wine Release Weekend!

Join us on Saturday, April 14th. You're invited to participate in judging at our first ever People's Choice Awards…


Added by Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery on April 8, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Take a Virtual Wine Tour

With the weather turning blustery, we can't think of a better way to spend an evening than to pour yourself a glass of Northern Michigan wine (may we suggest a pinot noir?) settle into a comfy chair, preferably in front of a crackling fire, and take this video tour of Northern Michigan's wine… Continue

Added by MyNorth Food & Wine Up North on November 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

5 Northern Michigan Rosé Wines to Enjoy During the Holidays or Even a Summer Picnic

Stock your picnic cooler or your wine cellar with these five favorite Northern Michigan rosés-refreshing in hot weather, but complex enough to drink far into the holidays and especially good wines for pork or turkey.

Maré chal Foch Rosé, Good Harbor Vineyards

The late renowned winemaker Bruce Simpson pressed this rich-hued, fruit-forward, semisweet wine from 100 percent M. Foch grapes. His son Sam Simpson started working with it in January, bottling and releasing only… Continue

Added by MyNorth Food & Wine Up North on December 9, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Wine & Art at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons this Saturday

A decade of sipping Michigan wines has made us huge aficionados, so it's only natural to uncork Michigan Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Rose’, Pinot Blanc and Grigio and Unoaked Chardonnay to complement regular BBQ feasts of grilled corn, whitefish, filets and a rainbow of garden vegetables. Still seeking your favorite summertime wine? This Saturday, the Traverse City Wine & Art Festival features many wines from Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, fare from local restaurants and eclectic… Continue

Added by Sharon & Lorri on August 16, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Recycled Wine Bottle Lamps

Here at Silver Leaf, we love being eco-friendly. Not only are we the official drop-off location for Cork ReHarvest natural cork recycling in Leelanau County, but we also love to recycle our own wine bottles. We've turned our empty wine bottles into vases for flowers and hanging decorations.

We love this idea of turning your favorite wine bottles into a fun and unique festive lamp. We've listed the easy directions…


Added by Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery on December 3, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Meet Tim Tebeau, a new wine and dining writer at Traverse Magazine

Tim has a master's degree in poetry from the University of Michigan and, since leaving college, has managed the gourmet food and wine shop Esperance, in Charlevoix, for the past 4.5 years. He recently left that position to piece together a living that combines writing with working as a wine importer. Watch for his stories on, in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine and of course here, in Food & Wine Up North.

Read more about… Continue

Added by MyNorth Food & Wine Up North on October 27, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Northern Michigan Wines: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Tasting for Media

Wine tasting room at Blustone Vineyards, a sleek, contemporary space set amid captivating rolling Leelanau hills and orchards just north of Lake Leelanau village.

At the invitation of the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association, I hit the wine trail last…


Added by Jeff Smith on April 24, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Where to find Michigan wines in Grand Rapids

We have had a long history in promoting Michigan wines in the Grand Rapids area. So after you have traveled to the wineries up north, you can buy more of your favorite wines in our store. We have the entire Ciccone Vineyards collection and many others. Our store also features lots of regional Italian groceries. So stop in to see us at John Russo's Wine Warehouse & Deli in the Towne & Country Plaza, 4301 Kalamazoo Ave SE in Grand Rapids. 616-827-3902.…


Added by John Russo on June 4, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Wine, Food and Rhythm and Blues Rock the Leland Harbor on June 12

Manitou Islands in Lake Michigan, just a few miles off the lake shore, provide an idyllic backdrop to the throngs of wine and food festival lovers arriving by lake and land to a must-attend annual tradition. It’s the Leland Food and Wine Festival, and the quaint fishing village of Leland is about to rock! Where will you be June 12?

Dock your boat at the marina, park your car or lean your bike on a side street on Saturday, June 12. Take your picnic blanket or lawn chairs for a relaxing… Continue

Added by Sharon & Lorri on May 30, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Local Food, Global Wine: Holiday Wine Tasting at Burritt's Market

Join me and MyNorth this Thursday, December 13th from 5-7pm for a holiday wine pairing seminar at Burritt's Market as the last installment of our Local Food, Global Wine Series for 2012. We'll be tasting six international wines from small, artisan growers that are perfect for pairing with early winter hors d'oeuvres and holiday feasts. Oeno-teasers include a dry, effervescent Prosecco from the hillsides of Verona, rich white burgundy from the iconic 2010 vintage and bright, black…


Added by Tim Tebeau on December 13, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Local Food, Global Wine: Flavors of Spain at The Bay Leaf, 1/25

Local Food, Global Wine: Flavors of Spain at The Bay Leaf on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30pm. $50pp includes 5 course menu paired with wine!

Calling all Foodies,

I've been working with Chef Adam McMarlin to kick off the new Local Food, Global Wine dinner series where we'll explore the interplay of artisan wines with classic and contemporary dishes from Northern Spain, the heartland of modern cuisine. We'll sip a racy Brut Nature Cava alongside melon sorbet and roasted marcona… Continue

Added by Tim Tebeau on January 17, 2012 at 1:15am — No Comments

Think local wine every time

Summer’s here, and when we’re lucky, the days unwind lazily. Cool lake breezes provide the air conditioning. Glorious shades of blue, where Lake Michigan gets lost in crystal clear skies, are most appreciated when toasted with a taste of local wine.

In this little slice of heaven, wine tasting rooms dot Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula. July also brings the National Cherry Festival, and for wine and food lovers, a must-attend is…


Added by Sharon & Lorri on June 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Waterfront Wine Festival Announced In Harbor Springs

The 5th Annual Waterfront Wine Festival in Harbor Springs has been announced for Friday, June 25, 2010 (5-8pm).

The event will feature tastings from both regional, American, and national vineyards and also offer samplings by local restaurants and food specialty stores. Enjoy live music by the John Driscoll Ensemble and a fabulous Napa raffle event at this amazing kick off to summer event held on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25… Continue

Added by Ami Woods on March 3, 2010 at 7:08pm — No Comments

wine notes for traverse city global wine pavilion at the cherry festival

I love wine. I love that a bottle captures all the nuances of the land, the weather and even the people around the winery when it’s made. And while I’m a fan, I’m not a student. I quit learning about wine when I met my beloved husband,Scott, a sommelier. For those of you new to the language of wine that’s French for “wine guy.”

I figured that with him around I could learn other things, since it would take a lifetime… Continue

Added by Rachel North on July 10, 2009 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Whine Blog - New Releases!

New Release

Dolcetto 2008

Limited Edition Signature Red Wine

An excellent Italian red wine showing berry flavors and aromas with a touch of oak. A great pairing with your marinara sauces or a turkey dinner, but most of all enjoy with friends and family over a great conversation. This wine is…

Added by Ciccone Vineyard and Winery on June 4, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A trifecta of fun - women, wine and food - this Friday!

Hubby and dad get all the love and attention on Sunday, as they deserve. In the meantime, girls, squeeze in a little Friday night fun. It's the annual Divas Uncorked on Old Mission Peninsula! Women, wine and food. The trifecta of fun. Get the full scoop by calling (231) 223-7615.

Your $25 ticket includes a wine and appetizer pairing at seven Old Mission Peninsula wineries. Designated Divas (your designated drivers) get a discounted ticket rate.

Added by Sharon & Lorri on June 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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