Lake Michigan Shore Wine Fest 2016
June 18 - Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival
Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is proud to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the picturesque Weko Beach. Thousands of guests from all over the Midwest are invited to enjoy a beautiful summer solstice with countless award-winning Michigan wines, fantastic live entertainment, dazzling beach views and much more. The much-anticipated annual event commemorates Southwest Michigan's award-winning wineries, incredible shorelines and charming resort towns.
Presented by Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and Southwest Michigan Tourist Council, in conjunction with The Greater Bridgman Area Chamber and Growth Alliance, this popular event will take place from 1 to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, under a Big-Top Tent. Over 4,000 guests are expected to attend and sample all of the wonderful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail's locally-grown-and-produced varietals. Delicious cuisine from a local caterer will be available for wine aficionados and the entire family!
An eclectic musical line-up includes: Catfight, Duke Tumatoe, Slim Gypsy Baggage, The Right Now and Dogpatch Ramblers.
Like the hills of California, the land of Southwest Michigan is ideal for handcrafting fine wines. Acclaimed wineries in attendance at the festival include: 12 Corners Vineyards, Cody Kresta, Cogdal Vineyard, Contessa Wine Cellars, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Fenn Valley Vineyard, Founders Wine Cellar, Free Run Cellars, Gravity, Hickory Creek Winery, Karma Vista Winery, Lawton Ridge Winery, Lemon Creek Winery, Round Barn Winery, Tabor Hill Winery and Warner Vineyards.
Tickets are available in advance for $15 (plus service fee) through June 17. Online sales end at noon on Friday, June 17.
**On June 18, day of the event, admission at the door is $20 per person at the door (cash only; ATM is available).
All attendees will receive a souvenir wine glass upon entrance. Wine tasting tickets cost $1 per ticket (one ticket per tasting and six to eight tickets per glass of wine). Kids under 12 years of age are permitted to attend for free.
Weko Beach is located off of I-94 at Exit 16 in Southwest Michigan. Drive on Red Arrow Highway to stop light in Bridgman, then west on Lake Street. Parking and shuttle buses will be available at designated lots in Bridgman. No coolers are permitted and the event is rain or shine event. No pets.
Bridgman, MI is a small community on the shores of Lake Michigan and for the past ten years the Wine Fest has become its signature annual event. Every June, the event doubles the population of Bridgman and showcases the beach, commerce, vineyards and orchards. It is an alliance of the Greater Bridgman Area Chamber of Commerce and Growth Alliance, the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and Traffic PR & Marketing that makes the event a great way to kick-off the summer season.
For additional information, visit www.lakemichiganwinefest.com, www.swmichigan.org, or call 269.925.6301. Please "Like" Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival on Facebook and follow Twitter for current news and updates.
Weko Beach, Bridgman, Michigan (View)
Red Arrow Highway and Lake Street
Bridgman, MI 49106
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