Traverse City’s Black Star Farms Represents Michigan on Capitol Hill


Traverse City-based winery and café Black Star Farms today announced it will represent Michigan at the Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting Auction in Washington, D.C. this evening. It will be the third consecutive year the winery has taken part in the event.

The auction is part of the Congress Has Heart American Wine Reception, which raises funds for the American Heart Association. The evening’s guest of honor will be Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, the recipient of this year’s Grape and Wine Public Policy Leadership Award.

WineAmerica, an industry member organization, will have a featured table at the reception, and will pour several different wines, including Black Star, for guests.

Black Star Farms operates winery production facilities and tasting rooms on both Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas. The company also operates a luxury inn in Suttons Bay (Leelanau), offers event space, a farm-to-table café, a distillery, and an equestrian facility.

Other featured wineries will include:

    • Amavi Cellars – Washington
    • Anthony Road Wine Co. – New York
    • Bedell Cellars – New York
    • Biltmore Estate Winery – North Carolina
    • Boordy Vineyards – Maryland
    • Dusted Valley – Washington
    • Ferrante Winery – Ohio
    • Old Westminster Winery – Maryland
    • Pendernales Cellars – Texas
    • Waltz Vineyards – Pennsylvania
    • William Chris Vineyards – Texas

The event began in 1999, in memory of Bruce Bassin of MacArthur Beverages. Over the past 17 years, Heart’s Delight has raised more than $15 million for the American Heart Association, which works to build lives without heart disease and stroke.

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