Chicago is known for many things. The Chicago River that meanders through the middle that requires a multitude of crossings. Chicago has many attractions like the Ferris Wheel at the Navy Pier, The Shedd Aquarium, Wrigley Field or an evening with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra listening to the classics performed by one of the world’s greatest orchestras. Chicago also has many hings to do within a 150 mile radius of the city limits. Today we will talk about the local vineyards just over the Michigan border less than a two hours drive. Nothing better than a relaxing motor coach ride to tour and taste some local vintage wines at Michigan Wineries.
Chicago Day Trip To Michigan Wineries
Just two hours away from Chicago is Michigan Wine Country. Cannonball Productions hosts a trip to the Wine Country of Michigan. Included in the trip are round-trip transportation to the four Breweries on a luxury coach bus equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning, reclining seats and Tour Guides. Stops at four wineries to sample 5 wine choices at each. Lunch will be served at Founder’s Wine Cellar where each guest will have a choice of grilled chicken breast or pork tenderloin with penne, vegetables and dessert.
Cost and Itinerary
Cannonball Productions offers the best deal and two schedules so people have a lot of flexibility in their travel schedule. Both tours cost the same, $150 per person inclusive of everything. Their are two tours. Both tours start at the same location with check-in at 600 N. Clark Street. The 1 st tour leaves at 9:00 am promptly and arrives at the Lemon Creek Winery at 11:00AM. For those who don’t like wine for breakfast, they have a second tour that leaves at 10:30AM and arrives for the first tour/tasting at Lemon Creek Winery, at 12:30PM. The tours arrive back at 600 N. Clark Street 6:00PM and 7:30PM respectively, just in time for a late dinner.
Which Wineries will we visit
The tour will start at the Lemon Creek Winery, then after a one hour tour will head to Founder’s Winery for another one hour tour. Back to the bus for a relaxing two hour ride to Round Barn and St. Julian’s Winery where the tour will last 45 minutes at each place. There will be 5 wine tastings at each winery for a total of 20 tastings. At the conclusion, each guest will be gifted with a customized wine glass, Group tours can be arranged by contacting Cannonball Productions .
The Small Print
Age is strictly 21+ because of the alcohol. Tickets are only refundable the first 24 hrs but can easily be transferred to anyone else. Bathrooms are available on the bus and other specific destination points. Maximum of 54 tickets will be sold for each tour and there will be a minimum of 35 people needed for the event to take place. If the minimum is not met, all parties will be refunded. All guests must sign a waiver before tour embarks.
How to Purchase
EventBrite is full price of $150 (SOLD OUT FOR 2017) Make your reservations for the 2015 season NOW!! Even though it is sold out, cancellations do occur so be sure to check with staff at Cannonball Productions to see if they have last minute openings. If not, there is nothing preventing you from renting a car for the day and having your own tour, just make sure you drink responsibly and have a designated driver.
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