Entries in leelanau (9)


Photos from the Spring Sip & Savor Wine Tour

We had an excellent time during the Annual Spring Sip & Savor Wine Tour! This year we served our semi-sweet rose Fling with a spicy Mexican chicken tortilla soup (grab the recipe).  

Check out a few of the photos from the weekend! Thanks to all who wore fun and crazy hats for our contest giveaway. 

See the photos!


Where are the hats, Danielle and Patti?!?


Georgienne has the right idea -- a Fling hat!


The winners of the Winenerd game!!


Spring Sip & Savor - May 5 & 6, 2012

Join us the weekend of May 5th & 6th for the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners' Association's Annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail event. As our vineyards wake to the sun & warmth of May, we kick off the season with a brunch-themed wine and food pairing at each of the 18 wineries on the wine trail.
Visit up to 8 wineries on Saturday from 11 to 6pm, and up to 8 on Sunday from noon to 6pm.

We will be featuring our Purple Passion served as a Sangria with a classic Spanish tapas, Patatas Brava, spicy and hot potatoes with a Brava sauce to match, along with another classic, Chorizo Brazed in Red Wine. Our prize of a Silver Leaf gift certificate will be given for “La chica en un sombrero más guapo” (the woman in the most beautiful hat).

Tickets are just $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery, a commemorative glass and a $5 gift certificate, that can be used at any LPVA winery.

For ticket information, please visit http://www.lpwines.com/


Toast the Season 2011

We had an excellent time at Toast the Season! Thank you to everyone who joined us. We love meeting new faces and sharing our wine with you. 


The Vines Are Looking Good!

Things are looking good at Silver Leaf! Pardon the expression, but the vines are growing like weeds. We can't wait to see what this year's harvest will bring. 



Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food & Music Festival 2011

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food & Music Festival is quickly approaching on August 13th, 2011 at beautiful Haserot Park in Northport. It's an annual celebration of local wineries and foods from Leelanau County.

The event takes place from 12 to 6pm on Saturday, August 13th. The cost is $15 per person which includes aPhoto courtesy of the Grand Traverse Insider commemorative wine glass and two tasting tickets. Additional pours are available for $2 each. 

The festival will feature award-winning wines from 17 local Leelanau Peninsula wineries paired with the best of delicious regional cuisine from area growers, restaurants and caterers. There will also be rockin' live blues music all day.

Located on Grand Traverse Bay, the park offers picturesque views over the water and cool breezes, always welcome in August, to the palate-pleasing event. 

We'll be pouring some of our favorite wines all day. You won't want to miss this fun event! 



Private Barrel Tastings

Join us for private barrel tastings at our winery during the whole month of July. Our private tastings are on Saturdays and Sundays only and available only by appointment. 

The prviate tastings include an 18 oz wine glass as our gift to you. We will serve gourmet cheese, olives and crackers with 3 samples of our wine (including our Meritage Red, barrel aged 2010 Chardonnay and 2010 Pinot Noir) straight from the barrel. Join us for wine discussions with the winemaker and proprietor, Mark Carlson. 

The cost is $35/person or $60/couple. Please call ahead and reserve a time for you and your friends: 231-271-3111 



Northern Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

When was the last time you ventured north of M-204 on the Leelanau Peninsula wine trail? If you do, you'll find a cozy circle of five distinctly different wineries tucked along Leelanau's Northern Wine Trail. Stop by and visit us, Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, along with Raftshol Vineyards, Leelanau Cellars, Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery as well as Circa Estate Winery.  

From Traverse City, just take scenic M-22 and venture 15 minutes north to Suttons Bay. You can also stop along to visit the many nature preserves, scenic turnouts and parks.


Win a Night at Our Cabin

Do you have tickets to the upcoming Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association 2nd Annual Small Plates Event yet? Make sure you purchase a seat at one of our three separate seatings, because one lucky attendee will win a weekday stay in our cabin rental!

With a cost of only $11 per person per seating, the Small Plates Event is quickly becoming known as one of the greatest values of the season. The event is on Saturday, June 18th and will feature seven of the member wineries. Each winery will offer a full glass of wine paired with a tapas dish. 

At Silver Leaf, we will have 3 separate seatings, one hour each from 6:00-9:00pm. We'll be serving petite crab cakes with a red pepper coulis paired with our new "oak mellowed" 09 Reserve Chardonnay. They will be prepared by Chef Josh from The Village Inn in Suttons Bay. We're limited to 20 people at each seating, so reserve your spot quickly! 

Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to enter their name for our giveaway! One person will enjoy a night in our cabin (a $150 value). Our cozy log cabin boasts spectacular views of our vineyard and neighboring cherry trees. Enjoy your relaxing time during a no phone/no TV get-away.

If you're the lucky winner, you can enjoy our vineyard grounds, picnic near the cedars in our vineyard, take a two-mile walk through our vineyard, or you can always go wine tasting!

For tickets, please visit www.lpwines.com!