Tickets on sale for Celebrate Harvest Pig Roast Oct. 1
September 5th – Shady Lane Cellars is set to celebrate the Harvest Season in Suttons Bay style. This year, the estate winery will welcome crowds to a Celebrate Harvest Pig Roast. Chef Larry Burdek of Traverse City’s Chef’s Pride Catering will expertly prepare a succulent roasted pig and serve a full menu made to pair with Shady Lane Cellars wines. The estate winery’s 150 acres of rolling hills will serve as a worthy backdrop to live music and the high-octane rockabilly sounds of Delilah DeWylde.
“Harvest season is truly the most exciting time of year at Shady Lane Cellars,” said Kasey Wierzba, executive winemaker and general manager of Shady Lane Cellars. ”This is when the magic of fermentation happens and most days visitors can sneak a peek by walking the vineyard road down to the winery.
“Remember in winemaking we have this one chance only. It’s truly history in a bottle.”
Make a day of it. Sip a new wine. Wander into vineyard, step inside a 100-year-old fieldstone chicken coop-turned-tasting room or warm up near the outdoor fireplace. Be sure to arrive early to snag a seat on the covered patio or bring your own lawn chairs and stretch out on the expansive grounds.
2-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023
Celebrate Harvest Pig Roast begins at 2 p.m.
Delilah DeWylde performs 3-6 p.m.
In addition to the chef-carved, roasted pig, the menu includes black bean and fresh corn salad; coleslaw; a Traverse City Salad with mixed greens, dried Michigan cherries, walnuts and blue cheese; sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and fresh baguettes with pesto dipping oil.
Shady Lane Cellars wines will be available for purchase by the glass during the event.
$75 per person at https://www.exploretock.com/shadylanecellars/event/429499/pig-roast
Shady Lane Cellars, 9580 E. Shady Lane, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Missy Check, hospitality and event sales manager
Harvest Season is a prime time to catch a winery like Shady Lane Cellars in action. The culmination of so much time and care, as grapes begin to ripen each autumn, winemakers sample and select the best time to handpick the grapes that will produce Shady Lane Cellars wines in the months to come. It’s worthy of a celebration and a magical time to experience the region.
Founded in 1999, Shady Lane Cellars produces one of the largest percentages of estate-grown wine in its region. Offering hilltop views of the Leelanau Peninsula in northern Michigan, the winery and its staff create a comfortable approach to wine. Since 2017, all Shady Lane Cellars wines are 100 percent estate-grown. In 2020, Shady Lane Cellars’ vineyard earned a rare Sustainability in Practice – or SIP Certified – status.
Shady Lane Cellars is open to the public noon to 5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.