Harvest Barbecue

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shady Lane Cellars Vineyard

Each summer, Shady Lane Cellars brings sustainably made Michigan wine to the forefront as visitors flock to the Leelanau Peninsula. And come Sept. 18, the winery staff will bring back a favorite annual event, Harvest Barbecue. It’s a time to celebrate the wine region with wine tastings, delicious barbecue, vineyard tours, and live music.

 “Harvest Barbecue is one of the events our visitors look forward to each year,” said Rick DeBlasio, general manager at Shady Lane Cellars. “It marks the end of the summer season and the kick-off to our busy harvest season at the vineyard.”

This family-friendly event and a great reason for residents and visitors to come together on the expansive patio surrounded by acres of rolling hills, wildflowers, and vines. There’s nothing quite like harvest season in Sutton’s Bay, and this is a chance to experience just a taste of it. If the July Shrimp Boil is any indication, tickets will sell out fast for this event as well. More than 100 people attended the Shrimp Boil and it was the largest crowd to date. DeBlasio anticipates a similar response for the Harvest Barbecue.


WHEN                         4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 (Barbecue and music to begin at 5 p.m.


WHERE                       9580 E. Shady Lane, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Shady Lane Cellars encompasses 150 acres in Suttons Bay, including its 52-acre estate-grown vineyard, a 100-year-old fieldstone chicken coop-turned-tasting room, a 32-foot covered patio tasting pavilion, and outdoor fireplace.

TICKETS                      $35 or $15 for non-drinking, under 21 patrons. Member discounts apply. This is a family-friendly event. Seating is open. Reservations are required. Please call (231) 947-8865 or email Tyler@ShadyLaneCellars.com to secure your seat.


MUSIC                        Jeff Bihlman performs on the patio 5-7 p.m.


INTERVIEWS               General Manager Rick DeBlasio and Winemaker Kasey Wierzba


MORE                         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. Tours, tasting experiences, private events, and a wine club membership are all available. Connect on Facebook or Instagram.