Photo of Kasey Wierzba by Madeleine Vedel. Read our 2019 feature story on Wierzba.
From staff reports
Shady Lane Cellars plans to celebrate the harvest season in Suttons Bay style. This year, the estate winery will welcome crowds to a Celebrate Harvest Pig Roast on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-6 pm. Chef Larry Burdek of Traverse City’s Chef’s Pride Catering will prepare a succulent roasted pig and serve a full menu made to pair with Shady Lane Cellars wines. The estate winery’s 150 acres of rolling hills will serve as a backdrop to live music and the high-octane rockabilly sounds of Delilah DeWylde.
“Harvest season is truly the most exciting time of year at Shady Lane Cellars,” said Kasey Wierzba, executive winemaker and general manager. “This is when the magic of fermentation happens and most days visitors can sneak a peek by walking the vineyard road down to the winery. Remember in winemaking we have this one chance only. It’s truly history in a bottle.”
Shady Lane Cellars invites you to make a day of it. Sip a new wine. Wander into vineyard, step inside a 100-year-old fieldstone chicken coop-turned-tasting room or warm up near the outdoor fireplace. Arrive early to snag a seat on the covered patio or bring your own lawn chairs and stretch out on the expansive grounds.
Tickets cost $75 per person and are available to purchase here.