Previous MISSION PENINSULA, MI – One particular of the Traverse Town area’s most perfectly-regarded winter experiences has announced its celebration dates for the new time, so get ready to board The Brew Bus for a single of the 2023 slate of Snowshoe, Wine & Brew adventures.
These well-liked events are back again for a string of Sunday fun times on Aged Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse Metropolis. Pack your snowshoes – or your winter boots if there is not ample snow – and you will choose the marked trail distribute out between a brew pub and two perfectly-recognized close by wineries. It is not a race. You can enjoy a peaceful tempo, wine or cider tastings, or your favorite pint. And there are designed-in features to linger more time.
“This winter, get out and expertise the breathtaking all-natural attractiveness of Northern Michigan with the Previous Mission Snowshoe, Wine & Brew, Michigan’s only organized wine and snowshoe outing,” party organizers explained. “Spend Sunday afternoons, January 8 via March 5, 2023, with relatives and pals using in the sights and seems of Aged Mission Peninsula coated with shimmering snow.”
Here’s how it works:
You get started by parking at the Jolly Pumpkin, then board the ready TC Brew Bus, which will just take you to your initially quit: Brys Estate Vineyard & Vineyard. Spread throughout 155 acres with amazing sights of East Grand Traverse Bay, you’ll be invited to consider a pour of Brys’ tiny-batch wines.
From there, you can snowshoe or hike together the flagged trail across Aged Mission Peninsula to Bowers Harbor Vineyards, which is about a few-quarters of a mile absent. Delight in some wine or difficult cider in the outside house below, along with a attractive panoramic look at.
Then it is time to abide by the a single-3rd of a mile path back to the Jolly Pumpkin, where by you can unwind and get pleasure from a craft beer or cider on the heated patio.
To purchase tickets for the Sunday activities and book your unique shuttle time, check out The Brew Bus internet site here. Require to lease a pair of snowshoes? Simply call The Brew Bus crew after you buy your ticket and they’ll permit you know if they’ll have a pair to rent.
Tickets are $32 for every particular person. Right here is what that includes, according to organizers:
- Parking and shuttle service from Jolly Pumpkin to Brys Estate.
- A can of Brys Estate challenging cider or a glass of Cab/Merlot or Dry Riesling to take pleasure in outside by a fireplace pit. Want to linger? Reserve a table inside of the tasting space for wine sampling and cheese & charcuterie boards. Or you can get much more work out by trekking their 1.5-mile snowshoe loop and heat up with a specific $5 cup of Spiked Incredibly hot Apple Cider ahead of heading out to your subsequent end. Sense like getting household some Brys wines? Get 10% off bottle buys – and your purchases will be sent to Jolly Pumpkin (no will need to have them).
- At Bowers Harbor Vineyards, you’ll get a glass of both Pinot Grigio, Bowers Harbor Purple or Spirit Cider. This can be savored at a barrel on the home or by a firepit. Want to linger? Make a reservation for a desk beneath the pavilion region/patio and love 10% off flights, other glasses and treats. They also offer you 10% off wine and challenging cider purchases (that they’ll supply to Jolly Pumpkin).
- At Jolly Pumpkin, take pleasure in a North Peak beer or cider on the heated patio. Just after you have loved your final beverage on the trail, you are welcome to dine for lunch within the restaurant. Snowshoers and hikers will acquire 10% off Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers to choose home.