Wine and Chocolate—Oh My!

Wine and chocolate—Oh my!—Oct. 12

A little wine, a little chocolate and lots of knowledge! What better way to spend a fall day than to wander the byways of Southwest Michigan. There will be stops to indulge your sweet tooth and a chance to discover some local wines sure to please your palate. We will taste and tour at Tabor Hill Vineyard and then lunch at the in-house restaurant overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard. We will be treated to a presentation at Lake Michigan College by the department head of the Wine & Viticulture Technology program who will provide insights into the art and science of wine making. Lake Michigan College is the Midwest’s only college offering this unique degree. We will have the opportunity to taste again at one of the other Southwest Michigan wineries ($8 tasting fee at your expense). The finale of the day will be a stop at the Chocolate Garden to sample its renowned truffles.

Walking Level: Moderate

Members $108, Non-members $123
Register by Sept. 12, 2017

Tentative Itinerary

A final itinerary will be sent to those that register by AAA. This is a tentative overview of of the trip.

Time Activity
8 a.m. Gather at D&W parking lot, Romence Rd, Portage
8:15 a.m. Depart
9:30 a.m. Arrive Caruso's Chocolate Shop
10 a.m. Depart for Tabor Hill Winery
10:30 a.m. Tabor Hill
11:30 a.m. Lunch at Tabor Hill
1 p.m. Depart for Lake Michigan College
1:30 p.m. Tour of Wine & Viticulture Technology program
2:45 p.m. Depart for 12 Corners Winery
3 p.m. Tasting*
4 p.m. Depart for The Chocolate Garden
4:30 p.m. Depart for Home
5:15 p.m. Arrive Home
Note: *$8 tasting fee  

Printable itinerary

All times are approximated and subject to change.