BROOKLYN — More than 30 award-winning wineries from across the state will be on hand showcasing more than 100 varieties of wine including Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet and others at the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest set for next month at the Michigan International Speedway.
“We are really excited about the responses we’ve gotten from the wineries,” MIS President Roger Curtis says. “Michigan wine is a celebration of this state, and word is spreading about how enjoyable the previous festivals have been. In recent years, Michigan has seen a growth of craft beers and we have breweries added daily to enhance the event. Being able to taste fantastic wines from all over the state, getting personal service from the vintners and then having the option to purchase those wines in our retail store truly makes this a must-attend event.”
The sixth annual Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson will be held May 9 and is one of the few events that you can taste and buy wine from all over the state at one place. The on-site retail store makes it easy for you to take home your favorite wine or beer to share with family and friends. In addition to wine and beer sampling, seminars covering wine, food and other topics of interest will be held throughout the venue. Live entertainment throughout the day will also be featured.
Guests can sample the latest from such Michigan wineries as Burgdorf’s Winery, Chateau Chantal, Round Barn Winery or St. Julian Wine Company. You can find the full list of wineries here: http://bit.ly/RfTuoo.
Curtis notes the festival kicks off summer at MIS and is conveniently situated in the southeast corner of the state, a growing area for wine enthusiasts. This event will once again feature the tastes and toasts of Michigan wineries, Michigan breweries, Michigan distilleries and Michigan eateries in a unique setting — the state’s only NASCAR Sprint Cup racetrack and the fastest track on the circuit.
Advance tickets are $30. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tokens. This event is for guests 21 and older.
Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural SPEEDWAY STOMP 5K paced by Experience Jackson on Friday, May 8, the day before this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson.
Cost is $45 per runner and includes an inaugural finisher’s medal, commemorative event shirt, official timing and scoring bib and results and a ticket to the May 9 Michigan Wine and Beer Fest. (Please note: Any age may enter the SPEEDWAY STOMP paced by Experience Jackson, but only guests 21 and older may use the ticket to the wine fest.)
Stay on site! Weekend camping is also available for $35 (nonelectric sites) and $50 (electric sites) in the track’s MISCamping.com Graves Farm Campground. Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and Contact the Jackson County Visitors Bureau at www.experiencejackson.com for a listing of convenient hotels.
Tickets and details are available at MISpeedway.com or by calling 800-354-1010. Also visit our Twitter feed @MIWineBeerFest for information about the wine festival.