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Wine Tour of Southwest Lake Michigan

by Windy City Tour Company Duration 8h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $185

Sip and swirl your way around the southern edge of Lake Michigan, stopping off at award-winning wineries scattered along Michigan's fertile shores. Chat with vintners about the benefits of a Midwest climate on grape quality, sample various vintages from around the region, and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Start your vine-focused tour in Chicago, boarding a comfortable van for a scenic ride around the lake. Arrive at your first winery, hop out, and head to the cellar, where winemakers pour you a delicious glass of locally produced vino. Get tips on proper sampling, taste the differences between various types of grapes, and find out why Michigan's cold climate can enhance the flavor of certain varietals before you pack up and head to your next stop.

The wineries you visit vary depending on the season, but you might get the chance to try innovative blends from Round Barn Winery, evaluate bold reds from Free Run Cellars, or dive into crisp ice wines made at Lemon Creek Winery. Along the way, feel free to purchase bottles to take home. Before you head back to Chicago, make a special stop to indulge in a tasty lunch featuring freshly prepared personal pizza, pasta, or sandwich served with a side salad and frosty cold soft-drink.

Sip and swirl your way around the southern edge of Lake Michigan, stopping off at award-winning wineries scattered along Michigan's fertile shores. Chat with vintners about the benefits of a Midwest climate on grape quality, sample various vintages from around the region, and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Start your vine-focused tour in Chicago, boarding a comfortable van for a scenic ride around the lake. Arrive at your first winery, hop out, and head to the cellar, where winemakers pour you a delicious glass of locally produced vino. Get tips on proper sampling, taste the differences between various types of grapes, and find out why Michigan's cold climate can enhance the flavor of certain varietals before you pack up and head to your next stop.

The wineries you visit vary depending on the season, but you might get the chance to try innovative blends from Round Barn Winery, evaluate bold reds from Free Run Cellars, or dive into crisp ice wines made at Lemon Creek Winery. Along the way, feel free to purchase bottles to take home. Before you head back to Chicago, make a special stop to indulge in a tasty lunch featuring freshly prepared personal pizza, pasta, or sandwich served with a side salad and frosty cold soft-drink.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 8h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$185

Total price is $185, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Wine Tour of Southwest Lake Michigan

Activity Location

Chicago 60611

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Intercontinental Hotel, outside of the south entrance

    505 Michigan Avenue

    Chicago 60611


Highlights

  • Immersive look at wineries around Lake Michigan Shore AVA

  • Stops at 3 wineries to explore vintages & varietals

  • Chance to try bold reds, crisp whites & innovative blends

  • Vintners explain benefits of Michigan's cold weather climate

  • Delectable lunch featuring fresh sandwiches & salad


Inclusions

  • Guided winery tour

  • 15 tastings at 3 wineries

  • Winetasting fees

  • Lunch with soft-drink

  • Roundtrip transportation between Chicago and wineries via air-conditioned van


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 21 years of age, and you must present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Each tasting is 1 ounce pour.

  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated at no additional cost.

  • Bottled water is available on the vehicle throughout the tour.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.