Feb 19, 2018
Michigan’s Black Star Farms vineyard celebrates 20th anniversary

This summer, Black Star Farms will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and invite the public to join the festivities.

The week-long celebration is scheduled for July 23-July 28, 2018, at the 160-acre winery estate a 15-minute drive north of Traverse City.

The International Award-Winning Winery — based near Traverse City, Michigan — crushed grapes for the first time in the fall of 1998, and the Farms’ luxury Inn opened that same year. A European-style distillation program began in 1999, followed by a second winery and tasting room on Old Mission Peninsula which opened in 2007, and a tasting room in Ann Arbor’s Historic Kerrytown District in 2014. Today, Black Star Farms has grown to produce 35,000 cases of wine annually.

The entire team, from winemakers to Innkeepers will be participating in celebration activities. Daily ticketed events will allow guests to learn about the farm and the industry, and taste what 20 years of experience has developed. Experts will educate guests on grape farming, from vine grafting to harvest. Daily tours will inform guests about the history of the farm, and how grapes grow from vine to glass. For those looking for a longer nature hike, there will be guided nature hikes and wine tasting through the trail systems. Wine and cheese tastings will be presented every day, all day, on the outdoor terrace.  Special vertical tastings will be led by the winemaking team and a wine cocktail seminar by the farm’s own mixologist. The week will culminate with dining events highlighting Black Star Farm’s culinary team on Friday and Saturday nights.

A detailed schedule and ticketing information will be available at www.blackstarfarms.com beginning March 15, 2018.

Above: Black Star Farms’ flagship property near Suttons Bay, Michigan. 

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