Sep 11

Harvest Stompede

  • Bel Lago Winery

This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty.

The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday, Sept. 10, immediately following the race. The tour takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. (Tickets do NOT include race registration.) To highlight the region’s culinary excellence, each winery will be partnering with farmers and restaurants to feature local ingredients in their food pairings.

The weekend’s festivities kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at Ciccone Vineyard with the Harvest Stompede race. While race registration is not included with your wine tour ticket or in any way required, it’s considered one of the most unique races in the country – a great event for spectators. The one-of-a-kind course meanders through rolling vineyard rows that are heavy with ripe wine grapes that are soon to be picked. The race is designed for both serious and recreational runners or walkers, with options for a 5K walk, 5K run or 7 mile run.

For wine tour tickets and to register for the race, visit .

6:00 pm18:00

Small Plates

  • Bel Lago Winery

The wildly popular Small Plates event is Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms during this progressive dinner. Many wineries partner with local chefs to prepare and serve the delicious pairing. Culinary aficionados will enjoy this upscale, gourmet food event. 

Tickets are $15 per seating, and you may get tickets for one, two or three seatings, each at the winery of your choice. Seating times are roughly 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets must be ordered in advance for this event and always sell out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets today.

Here, at Bel Lago, we will offer petite Filet Mignon pounded thin and sauteed with olive oil, shallots and Crimini Mushrooms, with a sauce of beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, brandy and finished with cream. Red Skin Potatoes will be cut into a mushroom shape, roasted with garlic and chives. Fresh local Swiss Chard braised with white wine finishes the dish. It will be paired with your choice of Bel Lago Red or Pinot Noir.

Visit to purchase tickets.

May 1

Spring Sip & Savor

  • Bel Lago Winery


Join us the weekend of April 30 & May 1, 2016 for the annual Spring Sip & Savor wine trail weekend.
Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
$35 per person

As our vineyards wake to the sun and warmth of May, enjoy delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the wine trail. Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines. Most importantly, it’s really fun! Take the self-guided tour by visiting the tasting rooms in any order on Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

Tickets are $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass. In addition, a $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.

Mon-Sat: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun: Noon to 6 p.m. / 231.228.4800 / 6530 S. Lake Shore Dr. Cedar, MI 49621 /