May 12, 2010

Help Michigan with wine tour


In the tight but improving economy, it’s tough to raise money for political campaigns, but the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) has found a unique way to both raise money and benefit one of Michigan’s growing industries.

The MDP is sponsoring its inaugural Wine Tour Excursion on Saturday May 22. You can help raise some much needed cash and highlight and help one of Michigan’s bright and growing industries.

Last September the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association released a survey of its members showing 72.9 percent had seen an increase in out-of-state visitors coming to their facilities over the summer compared to the summer of 2008. Michigan’s wineries are one reason for that up-tick in tourism, along with the Pure Michigan ads.

The MDP Wine Tour Excursion will explore the beauty of spring flowers and fine wine in breathtaking Leelanau Peninsula. The tour begins at Black Star Farms with a private reception. The tour continues with a relaxing and scenic ride through the countryside and a tour of some of the best wineries in Leelanau: Black Star, Ciccone's, Shady Lane and L. Mawby. Each winery is a unique experience brimming with rich history, local treats and special treasures.

Space for this event is extremely limited, so visit the web site for reservations and ticket prices.