The Hunt for the Reds of October

3 October 2016 - 31 October 2016

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

“We’re growing great reds on the peninsula, and we look forward to sharing them,” says Alan Eaker, owner of Longview Winery in Cedar. “Our Pinot Noirs are light and aromatic, showing more of the true characteristics of the grape varietal than many other regions. Our Cabernet Francs and Merlots are bigger and more complex with a memory of the Leelanau Peninsula in every glass.”

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a free and fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place mid week (Monday through Friday) for the month of October. Each of participating wineries offer a free tasting of a diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more. The event requires a ticket that can be purchased at the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail office.  Ticket price is $10 per person.  You will receive a specialty tasting glass and $5 will be donated to the American Red Cross.

 Great wine for a great cause? It doesn’t get better than that!

For more information, visit the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.