Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the most frequently asked questions. I hope they are helpful to you and will then provide a more pleasant wine tasting experience.
- Some of the wineries will allow children. If they do, it is asked that they must be well supervised and not have the parents disrupt the tasting room experience by continually having to rein in their children.
- Pets are allowed at some of the wineries, outside only and must be on a leash at all times. Your dog needs to be social when interacting with other pets and guests. (Support and Service Animals as required by law) You will need to confirm with the winery before arriving.
If you prefer to arrange for a driver for yourselves or a small group – check the “Friends” tab on the website. While the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail does not endorse or recommend, this list is for your convenience.
There are two winery tour companies in the area, it is a pre-determined itinerary. For information and details visit:
- The wineries receive this type of request on a regular basis. While they all would enjoy being able to accommodate the many requests, the liquor laws prohibit the wineries from donating wine. The wine must be purchased. If you have a benefactor that would consider purchasing the wine on your behalf, that would be an option.
- Some wineries may be able to provide coupons that can be used for a wine tasting experience. Each winery determines the number and type of coupons available.
- Some hotels may have agreements with individual wineries to offer a hotel and winery visit package. Check with the hotel you book. We do not know of any packages, at this time.
- There is a link on our website that will allow you to plan your wine tasting adventure.
Yes! The 3rd Saturday in June of each year, the member wineries of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail come together to celebrate the wines of our region in Southwest Michigan and to provide a wonderful day of amazing wine for tasting, live music, great food all surrounded by the beauty of Lake Michigan and the towering dunes of the Warren Dunes State Park.
For the experience to be enjoyable for your group and the other guests to the wineries, it is best to call the winery direct and make a reservation if you plan to have 6 or more people. If you are including a few other wineries for this event, be sure that you arrive on time, so that you are given the best possible service. Check with each winery for their specific policies.