Wine Flights

Wine and beer flights added to the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest


The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson continues to expand the wine and beer knowledge of enthusiasts. This year you will have the opportunity to partake in a wine or beer flight on May 10.

A tasting flight allows you to sample a variety of wines or beers to experience the true breadth of the wineries and vendors. All wine flights will include chocolate to cleanse the palates of the patrons courtesy of Mindo Chocolate Makers. Those partaking in the beer flight will enjoy a snack that highlights the flavor the brew.

The popular wine and food pairing have been a hit with guests and the tasting flights are sure to be just as popular.

The tasting flights are on sale in advance of the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson for $15 per flight. Advance tasting flight purchases can be made by calling 800-354-1010. You must have an admission ticket to the wine fest to attend.

“I love trying a wide range of wines and beers from Michigan wineries and breweries,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “The tasting flights are a great opportunity to sample a wide range of selections and learn about each one. Plus it is paired with chocolate. These flights pairings are sure to be a big hit and will sell out quickly.”

The tasting flights will feature a two-ounce pour of five different wines or beers from a participating winery or brewery at the fest, along with a sample of chocolate from Mindo Chocolate Makers that complements the beverage. All the flights will be held in the Pit Road Suites.

Each flight is limited to 60 guests so advance tickets will likely be the only tickets available.

The lineup is staggered so guests may choose to attend one or all. Each flight is sold separately.

Round Barn (wine)
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 215
WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling Lake Michigan Shore, Pinot Gris Lake Michigan Shore, Divine Black Walnut Crème and Round Barn Cranberry

Arcadia (beer)
TIME: 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 215
BEERS:  Whitsun Ale, Sky High Rye, IPA, Hopmouth Double IPA and Lochdown Scotch Ale

Chateau Chantal (wine)
TIME: 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 215
WINES: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Celebrate!, Late Harvest Riesling and Cerise

More than 40 award-winning wineries from across the state of Michigan will be on hand showcasing more than 100 varieties of wine including, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet and others. The 2014 event will feature more than 10 new wineries.

And the impressive list of wineries continues to grow every day. More wineries have already committed to participate in the fifth annual wine fest than last year!

Michigan breweries and food vendors will also be featured, making the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson a Pure Michigan event.

Guests may sample wines, beer and food from Michigan vendors, and buy favorite wines by the bottle or case. The festival’s on-site retail store will have select wines and beer available for purchase at the event. In addition to wine and beer sampling, seminars covering wine, food and other topics of interest will be held throughout the venue. Live entertainment throughout the day will also be featured.

Beer will also return to the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson in 2014. About 25 popular brands of locally-brewed beers were featured at last year’s event and are expected to return.

Advance tickets for the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson are $30. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tokens.

This event is for guests 21 and older.

Stay on site! Weekend camping is also available for $35 (nonelectric sites) and $50 (electric sites) in the track’s Graves Farm Campground. Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and brew fest at

Or stay nearby! Contact the Jackson County Visitors Bureau at for a listing of convenient hotels, all with free shuttle service to and from the wine fest.

Tickets and details are available at or by calling 800-354-1010. Also, please visit our Twitter feed @MIWineBeerFest for information about the wine festival.

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