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Sample Michigan wines from the Sunrise Side in Northern Michigan
Guests at the dinner will have the opportunity to sample five different wines. A semi-sweet pear wine and a semi-dry blueberry will both be served with the appetizer course. With dinner a choice of three wines will be offered - semi-dry Silver City Red (Merlot) or Dry Silver City White, or semi-sweet Silver City White (Reisling), and with dessert, the white chocolate mousse filled pizelles with raspberry and white chocolate drizzled topping, samples of the semi-sweet Raspberry and semi-sweet Cherry wines will be served.
The five-course gourmet dinners are served in the rustic Elk Antler Log Cabin on the banks of the Thunder Bay River. Jan prepares the entire meal in front of her guests on two 100 year-old wood cook stoves. Rides are offered summer, fall and winter and depending on the season, massive teams of Percheron and Belgian draft horses pull the sleighs or carriages from the Resort into the nearby forests to see the Elk. A 4-hour event. 800-729-9375. Or, Stoney Acres Winery, 989-356-1041
Stoney Acres Winery
A boutique winery in Alpena, Michigan that add's a great dimension to the Sunrise Side Wine and Hops Trail! Stoney Acres Winery was the first winery in this region and is a small family operation that specializes in fruit wines from locally grown raspberries, pears, apples, cherries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. Most Varieties of wines are offered in dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet versions. Over 30 varieties are now offered including red wines from merlot grapes imported from outside of the region.
Stoney Acres offers a tasting room and direct sales at the winery. A few local outlets also feature the wine, but distribution is limited by supply.
Thunder Bay Resort in nearby Hillman offers perhaps the most unique way to experience these wines. A wine tasting of these unique wines is incorporated into the Resort's Signature Event; The Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner and Wine Tasting Event. Owner/Operator and Culinary Artist, Jan Matthias, perfectly pairs a selection of these fabulous wines to accompany her five-course meal cooked on antique wood cook stoves. Jan, preffering to feature Michigan products, also serves a delightful Cherry Coffee during the meal as well.