Wine Country

I’m back from the Michigan Grape and Wine Conference. It really was a great experience. I’ve mentioned my best friend before and you’ve seen her here on the blog from time to time, well we learned so much! I focused on more of what the wine  makers workshops were and she focused on the business end. Thankfully we did have a session together.

We headed up a day early so we could visit vineyards and just take in the beauty of Michigan wine country! If you’ve never been I’d urge you to visit. Michigan is surrounded by water and truly one of the most beautiful states.
We totally lucked out 60 degrees up north in February!!! Perfection! First stop was Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula. I sampled a really nice Malbec Rosé.

Of course I had to show you a quick look at my traveling day outfit. I ditched the moto jacket cause it was to WARM!! Loved the weather last week.

We met a friend for lunch at a great place in downtown Traverse City  before visiting another vineyard.

I could eat! Being gluten free isn’t always the easiest while traveling. It is really easy finding gf in Traverse City. Had the best street tacos!! Blurry pic cause I snapped it fast we were starving!!

We headed to the next stop ( hands down best stop! )

We met Robert Brengman, he gave us the best tour behind the scenes. We sampled right from the stainsteel barrels. Yum!!!!!! We tried around 7 varieties. They were delicious. He is such a great guy and took the time to show us around. You need to go visit The Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill Vineyard on the Leelanau Peninsula.

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Have a great day!

Jaymie xo

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  • Whitney

    Looks like such a fun time!! You can never go wrong with girlfriends and good wine. Glad you had fun and were able to eat!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Jaymie Ashcraft

      Thanks!! It was amazing!

  • Silvia
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  • Sarah Bell

    Wow looks like/sounds like so much fun!! Loved your neutral outfit…that jacket is so cute! Thanks for sharing at On Mondays We Link-Up 🙂

    Trendy & Tidy

    • Jaymie Ashcraft


  • Sarah @ Foxy’s Domestic Side

    How fun! Glad you had such a good time.

    • Jaymie Ashcraft

      Thank you!!

  • Porcelina

    I clicked on this because of ‘wine’ in the title! Looks like a fun experience. I like your sunglasses.

    • Jaymie Ashcraft

      Thank you!

  • Heather Noire
    • Jaymie Ashcraft

      Thanks Heather!

  • Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    How fun. Warm weather in February is amazing!

    Daily Style Finds

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    What a fun trip! Sounds like a great time!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • jess

    Jaymie, this is one of my favorite things to do! Visit wineries and learning about wines.. tasting them too! Looks so fun!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • Jaymie Ashcraft

      It was the most fun!!! I never thought in my 40’s my best friend would start an vineyard and I’d work there!! 🙂

  • Emma Peach

    Sounds like a really fun trip, and gorgeous blue skies too! I’ve just signed up for a marathon near Bordeaux in September that has a wine and food stop every 5km! It could get very messy, especially as there’s oysters, cheese and cake on offer!

    Emma xxx