Entries in suttons bay (7)


Keith Scott Blues Returns to Silver Leaf

If you're a blues fan, you will not want to miss this! Keith Scott will be back once again and playing LIVE at our winery on Saturday, July 6th from 2-6pm. Join the party at Silver Leaf and enjoy the amazing sounds of Keith Scott. Wine will be available by the glass. 

For the last 20+ years, Keith has been performing his brand of electrified blues. He has toured throughout the US, Europe and Canada - playing festivals, clubs and colleges. His music has been featured in a number of TV shows and soundtracks including the MTV hit shows, "Real World", "Road Rules" and "Making the Video". 

Keith has recorded five CDs or original material including blues, rock, and acoustic music. Most impressively, Keith is a regular at Chicago's House of Blues.

Check out our blog with photos from Keith's appearance last year!

About Keith Scott



Fall at Silver Leaf Vineyard


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. 


2011 Harvesting at Silver Leaf

We've had a busy fall harvesting at Silver Leaf, but we're extremely pleased with this year's crop! Below are some photos from the harvest.

Pinot Noir on the vine

Harvesting grapes by hand

The "cake" after pressing Pinot Noir


New Wine Releases: '10 Pinot Noir and Purple Foot

We have just released our new 2010 Pinot Noir and new Purple Foot!

Already an award-winning wine, our Pinot Noir has taken home two silver medals and one bronze before it was even released. Our Pinot Noir is a medium bodied, dry, red wine that has been aged in French oak for twelve months. It is perfect on its own or when served with pasta, grilled meat, salmon or poultry. Best of all, it's just $17.95 per bottle. 

Our new Purple Foot is our red table wine, a delicious blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a touch of Lemberger. This is a dry, full-bodied red wine with deep rich flavors aged in a combination of American and French oak. We suggest serving Purple Foot at room temperature and try pairing it with grilled meats such as steak, lamb or roast beef or perhaps even a grilled portabella.  At $16.95 per bottle, it is sure to please!

If you haven't yet tried our wines, we use an artisan's approach to winemaking. We use taste and instinct, not formula, to build our wines. All of our wines are hand-crafted, small batch fermented, oak mellowed, hand bottled, hand corked and hand labeled. Every part that goes into the winemaking process is done by hand with a great attention to detail.

Take a visit to our tasting room and sample our newest wines! 


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.


Suttons Bay Summer Solstice Art Walk 2011

The Suttons Bay Art Walk returns this summer on Friday, June 24th! This annual event features the galleries & shops in the Village of Suttons Bay. Each gallery and shop partners with the Leelanau wineries for a perfect summer evening. From 5-9pm each gallery and shop will host an artist and their work, along with wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. You can also enjoy live music up and down the street!

We will be serving our wine at the Treeline Gallery (located at 103 E. Jefferson St). Artist Jane Everhart will be their featured artist. Jane's artwork features gorgeous landscapes from the midwest, including Leelanau County! Where does Jane get her inspiration from? She says, "It is very real Michigan trees and fields and time of day and season that I get a charge from and try to translate, somehow, with charge." "Leelanau Spring" by Jane Everhart

Don't miss out on this fun event. What better way is there to celebrate the summer season than with art and wine in beautiful Suttons Bay?


When: Friday, June 24th 5-9pm

Where: The Village of Suttons Bay