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Muskegon Summer Wine Up features 20 Wineries

May 10, 2021 05:25PM ● By Cumulus Media

(Muskegon, MI) – Plans are underway for the 2nd annual Muskegon Summer Wine Up at Hackley Park on Saturday, June 12th from 2 pm to 8 pm at Hackley Park.

Twenty different wineries will be on hand, serving more than 100 samples of their various wines, according to organizers. Safety will be the key, according to Rich Berry from Cumulus Media - Muskegon, the organizers of the second annual Muskegon Summer Wine Up.

Cumulus Media owns and operates radio stations 98.3 WLCS (Classic Hits); V-100 WVIB (Urban Adult Contemporary); Sunny 92.5 WWSN; and Nash Icon 97.5 WLAW (Classic Country).

“In order to give people as much space as possible to keep everyone safe from the Covid 19 virus, we have spaced out our wine booths in order to give people as much room as possible,” explained Berry.

“Everyone will be required to wear a mask in order to comply with State and local Health Department safety regulations, so we are creating areas where people can have room to safely take off their mask to sample the various wines that will be available. We are planning everything with safety in mind for all the people who attend.”

In 2019 the inaugural Muskegon Summer Wine Up in 2019 attracted about 1,000 wine lovers to Hackley Park. The 2020 Muskegon Summer Wine Up was cancelled because of the pandemic.

“Because we are a relatively small event, we believe that we can utilize the size of Hackley Park to operate safely,” Berry said. “We are creating a really fun outdoor environment that will not put people at risk.”

Here is a list of the participating wineries who will be present at this year’s Muskegon Summer Wine Up:

1. St Julian Winery

2. Chateau Grand Traverse

3. Lemon Creek Winery

4. Leelanau Winery

5. Robert Mondavi Winery – Private Selection

6. Bonterra Winery

7. Freixenet Sparkling Wines

8. Kendall Jackson Winery

9. La Crema Winery

10. Parducci Winery

11. Palm Bay Imports – Cavit

12. Avalon Winery

13. Rodney Strong Winery

14. Francis Coppola Winery

15. Josh Cellars Winery

16. Benziger Winery

17. Forbidden Fruit Cider

18. Santero Winery

19. Babich Winery

20. Riunite Wines

In addition to wine tasting, there will be a number of wine related seminars. Admission is $15 and includes four wine tasting tickets and a souvenir glass to the first 1,000 patrons.

“We think the Muskegon Summer Wine Up is going to be great kickoff to summer,” said Berry. “But safety is foremost in our mind with everything we are planning.”

"As things return to normal, we believe that people will love what the Muskegon Summer Wine Up is all about – a wine tasting event that brings people together.” 

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