Entries in wine event (4)


2011 Small Plates Event

Thank you to all who joined us for the Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association's 2nd Annual Small Plates Event on Saturday, June 18th! We had a wonderful time with an evening full of 60 awesome guests, delicious food and great wine. Guests at 3 separate seatings enjoyed excellent petite crab cakes with a red pepper coulis (prepared by Chef Joshua Deters from The Village Inn in Suttons Bay) paired with our Silver Leaf 2009 Chardonnay.

Guests enjoying the Small Plates Event

Chef Joshua Deters from The VIllage Inn in Suttons Bay

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Swinehart

For more photos from Silver Leaf's Small Plates and other wineries, check out Kathleen Swinehart's Flickr photos.


American & French Oak Barrel Tasting Program

Coming this Summer...

We thought some of our followers and customers of Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery might be interested in learning about wine barrels and how the type and age of the barrel affect the taste of the wine. We've put some information together to give our patrons a better understanding of what takes place while using oak for aging our wines. 

This summer we will be conducting barrel tastings on our crush pad outside the winery, where we will be discussing in-depth the fermentation process, the use of yeast, racking, oak aging, both French and American and the bottling process. The current plan is to serve cheese and wine during these discussions. We hope you'll join us! 

*Special thank you to our friends at Lake Effect Cooperage for help redoing our wine barrels. 


Spring Sip & Savor - April 30 & May 1, 2011

Join us the weekend of April 30 & May 1, 2011 for the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association's annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail event.  

We kick off the season with a brunch-themed wine and food pairing  For added fun, event participants are encouraged to keep their pajamas on when they set out in the morning and try to win one of the prizes that many of the wineries will be offering. In addition to the pajama contest, this year 'fancy hats' will be part of the judging!


Love is in the Air at Silver Leaf

Check out our photos from the LPVA's Taste The Passion wine tour on February 5th and 6th. Visitors to Silver Leaf were greeted with pours of our Purple Passion red wine with cherry blend as well as homemade chocolate fudge and cherry desserts. 

It was a great time for everyone! Don't miss the next LPVA event, The Annual Spring Sip & Savor, coming up on April 30th and May 1st.