With summer coming to an end, it’s only natural for us here at Black Star Farms to think of harvest season. Though we’d rather have a few more months of sunshine and beach days, autumn is just around the corner. The month of October is one of the busiest months across property. Grapes are being harvested and processed, guests are enjoying the colors of fall, and frankly, we cannot wait to share the upcoming season with you! We have a month packed full of exciting events for you to enjoy, so book your fall getaway now and add these experiences to create a memorable, colorful vacation.
Black Star Farms Estate & Wine Tasting Tour
Mondays and Fridays at 11 am. $25/person includes a 45-minute guided walking tour and premium wine tasting. Enjoy this educational tour of the Black Star Farms estate and taste some of our award-winning wines.
Black Star Farms Premium Wine and Cheese Tastings
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 am and 1 pm. $25/person includes six samples of wine, cheese and snack board, and a complimentary souvenir glass. Enjoy a curated selection of cheese while one of our knowledgeable staff members take you through a comprehensive and directed tasting, aimed to inform and entertain.
Harvest Dinner Series
Early Autumn at the Inn, Wednesday, September 11
As summer slips into fall plenty of delicious fresh produce is still coming from our area farms and orchards, this dinner will feature these early autumn treats, many coming from our own Chef’s Garden, $100/person.
Fall Squash and Apples in the Barn, Wednesday, October 9.
Join us in our centennial Pegasus Barn for a night of local cuisine inspired by the tastes of fall. Squash and Apples will be featured for this multi-course, wine-paired dinner, $100/person.
Seafood Paella Night
Wednesdays through September on the patio at the Hearth & Vine Café our Chef and his team will mix up mussels, clams, jumbo shrimp, Spanish chorizo, chicken, English peas, and roasted red pepper sofrito in this savory paella experience. $35 for adults, kids 12 and under $15 (tax & service fee included, kids under 3 are free).
Hunt for the Reds October, Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
A celebration of Northern Michigan’s red wines through the month of October! $20/person includes a ticket, glass, and one complimentary tasting of a red wine at over 20 participating wineries. Complimentary pours can be redeemed on weekdays only, Monday-Friday, and $5 of the ticket cost is donated to the American Red Cross. Give back while tipping back some of Northern Michigan’s best wines!
Black Star Farms Hiking Trails
Enjoy our onsite recreational trails for the beginner-intermediate hiker. With different trails to choose from, you can personalize your hike to your ability. Our longest trail takes you to the top of our terraced vineyard and provides panoramic views of the beautiful countryside. With the colors changing, our vines will make the perfect backdrop for photo ops or a romantic moment.
Here a few more fall adventures in Leelanau County that you can experience during your stay at the Inn at Black Star Farms. Make sure you bundle up for these outdoor activities!
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb and Heritage Biking Trail
- Leelanau State Park
- Gallagher’s Farm Market and Bakery
- Grand Traverse Bike Tours
- Crystal River Outfitters
You could easily spend a few days enjoying all the fall season has to offer at Black Star Farms and the surrounding area. Rooms go quick, so book your stay today! We look forward to making memories with you!
About the Writer, Olivia Kiel
As a Tasting Room Representative and the new blogger for Black Star Farms, I get the opportunity to write and learn about wine (two of my favorite things!) every day. I’ve worked at both Traverse City area tasting rooms and developed a passion for everything Black Star Farms by working alongside the company’s best and pouring its finest wines. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University where I studied Writing and Business and have been a Northern Michigan resident for about three years. When I’m not at work, you’ll likely find me with a good book, enjoying the outdoors, or at a local winery tasting something new and exciting.