April is Michigan Wine Month, highlighted again by the “Michigan Wine Showcase”, Monday, April 15, at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit, and sponsored by The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council. Master Sommeliers Madeline Triffon and Claudia Tyagi are closely involved with this project and are excited to celebrate Michigan Wine Month with this event.
Winemakers and winery owners will be on hand during this fabulous walk-around tasting to share their new release wines from the exceptional 2012 vintage. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., guests can sample from more than 100 wines. Rattlesnake Chef Chris Franz will prepare an array of lavish appetizers to complement the variety of artisan wines.
Admission to the Showcase is $38 per person in advance, or $45 at the door. The Rattlesnake Club is located in Rivertown neighborhood, at 300 River Place Drive. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit www.michiganwines.com/showcase; or contact Karel Bush at email@example.com or 517-241-4468.
In addition to the evening gala, the Showcase will be open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. to culinary professionals, and restaurant, retailer and distributor staff. RSVP with your professional affiliation to Madeline Triffon at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Michigan’s 101 wineries welcome more than 1 million visitors to their tasting rooms each year, and Michigan’s wine and grape industries contribute nearly $800 million to the state’s economy annually.
The Michigan Wine Showcase will feature more than 25 Michigan wineries, including:
Bel Lago – Black Star Farms – Blue Water Winery – Blustone Vineyards – Bowers Harbor Vineyards – Brengman Brothers – Brys Estate – Burgdorf’s Winery – Chateau Chantal – Chateau Fontaine – Chateau Grand Traverse – Dizzy Daisy – Fenn Valley – Forty-Five North – Good Harbor Vineyards – Hawthorne Vineyards – l.mawby/m.lawrence – Laurentide – Left Foot Charley – Lynn Aleksandr – Mackinaw Trail Winery – Northern Sun Winery – Peninsula Cellars – Sandhill Crane Vineyards – Shady Lane Cellars – Tabor Hill – Uncle John’s – Verterra – Wyncroft
The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council is pleased to highlight the event’s tie-in with April as Michigan Wine Month, which honors the state’s wide selection of quality wines and the wine industry’s significant contribution to the economy. The Council is an 11-member panel that supports the growth of the grape and wine industry in Michigan. It is housed in the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, which is the official state agency charged with serving, promoting and protecting the food, agriculture and agricultural economic interests of the people of the state of Michigan.