When it comes to perfect pairs, cold Chicago winters and anything resembling outdoor activity aren't at the top of the list—but that doesn't mean you have to put a cork in your fun until spring. If you're determined not to let the drop in temperature bottle you up all season long, get into the flow with this full-bodied Adventure: a fall winery tour through Michigan wine country, complete with lunch and round-trip transportation.
We'll start by heading to our downtown check-in point, where our team of LivingSocial oenophiles will be waiting to greet us and load us onto a luxury coach courtesy of Windy City Limousine. From there, we'll set off on the two-hour drive to Michigan wine country, passing through rolling fields and rows of grape vines en route to our first stop: Lemon Creek Winery. We'll spend the next 45 minutes enjoying tastes from the winery's diverse selection before moving on to the award-winning Founders Wine Cellar, where we'll fill up on a hearty lunch of grilled pork tenderloin or chicken breast, grilled vegetables, penne primavera and assorted desserts, along with another wine tasting and a facility tour.
The third stop on our tour is Union Pier, where we'll split up into two groups and take turns visiting St. Julian Winery and Round Barn Winery—two highlights of the Michigan wine scene. We'll all spend 45 minutes touring and tasting at each winery. Be sure to bring some extra cash, because discounted purchases of wine will be available throughout the day, and a souvenir wine glass and corkscrew will ensure no one heads home empty-handed. Don't let the approaching winter push your spirits into the cellar—this Adventure is sure to be a barrel of fun.
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4 Winery Visits, 20 Tastings, Lunch, and Transportation
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