The 11th annual Harvest Stompede Vineyard Run & Walk and Wine Tour is a great way to experience the beauty of the Leelanau Wine Trail at harvest time, with local food pairings and wine from the exceptional 2011 vintage. The event takes place the weekend of September 8 - 9, 2012 and is considered one of the most scenic running and wine touring events in the Midwest.
“Harvest on the Leelanau Peninsula is an exciting time,” says Matt Gregory, of Chateau de Leelanau. “As vintners, we have literally waited all year for this moment. We have watched our grapes go from tiny green marbles to the perfectly ripe fruit that makes our region's wine stand out from the rest. We want to share this excitement with you at this years Harvest Stompede. Stop by any one of our 20 Leelanau Peninsula wineries and see how the harvest is going - I'm sure you won't be disappointed!"
The event routinely sells out and advance tickets are required. Tickets are $40 and include special food and wine pairings at each tasting room. They are available online at www.lpwines.com. Tasting hours on Saturday are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m.