In my last blog, I wrote about Winter on Mackinac Island. Now it’s hard to believe that Spring is here and we’re transitioning from snowmobiles to bikes once again. And Spring time means Opening Weekend is on its way.This season, we’re going over the top with 2 fantastic Back to Back Opening Weekends. From Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th, join us at the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa, the Pink Pony and The Chippewa Hotel as we celebrate our 1st Wine Weekend, Mackinac Style!
“We received great feedback from our guests last year with our Craft Beer Opening weekend, so this year we decided to have our very 1st Wine Weekend, Mackinac Style! It’s going to be a magical weekend with great wine, food and activities, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again to kick off the 2016 Mackinac Island season!”
-Brian Bailey, General Manager.
LET THE FUN BEGIN with our 1st WINE WEEKEND MACKINAC STYLE!
It all starts at The Pink Pony on Friday, May 13th 2016 from 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM, where you will enjoy our Social Hour Wine Discovery. It’s a great way to start off the weekend where you can meet other guests, mingle and enjoy the evening. We’ll have three wine stations and each one will feature four different wines to enjoy. While you’re sampling the great wines, you can feast on fabulous Hors de’ oeuvre’s and light refreshments while listening to John Kissane tickling the ivories on the piano. Finish off a great night at 9:00PM as Myk Rise rocks the Pink Pony stage with your favorite tunes while you’re enjoying Wine specials all night long!
The fun continues at the Pink Pony on Saturday, May 14th, from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM for our Pink Pony Educational Series. Learn lots of great things in classes about wine that you never knew before. Next up is our Walk and Wine Tour from 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM. Enjoy a hike and guided tour into the Interior of the Island with Mackinac’s very own, Mark Chambers. Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, at 7:00 PM, you can experience our Wine Pairing Dinner. Feast on a fabulous 5 Course dinner specially prepared by our Pink Pony Master Chefs Anthony and by wine enthusiast, Bill Borre where all courses will be perfectly paired with select wines. Plus, make sure you enter your completed Event Passport for a chance to win tickets for next year’s 2017 Wine Weekend! Next up on a great night is more live music at the Pink Pony bar with Myk Rise rocking the stage again at 9:00 PM and you guessed it, Wine Specials all night long!
Last stop to a great weekend is Sunday, May 15th for our Weekend Family Breakfast at the Pink Pony from 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM. Join us for an mouth-watering, chef prepared breakfast that will leave you satisfied all day long!
YOU’RE INVITED to CELEBRATE our 1st Wine Weekend, MACKINAC STYLE! Give us a call now to make your reservations! We have great rooms with your name on it but we’re already filling up fast! We haven’t seen yousince last season and we’re all looking forward to seeing you again at your home away from home!
See you soon!
George Piliouras for The Lilac Tree Suites & Spa