An example of a fun day on the Tim’s Tours bus as we tour the Baroda Michigan area:
We’ll begin our Southwest Michigan Wine Country Tour at high noon. It’s a good idea to have lunch before arriving so you don’t taste on an empty stomach – and feel free to bring a few snacks for the bus, and yes you can have beverages on board too.
We can start at Lemon Creek Winery and Fruit Farm where they have over 150 years of family experience in growing grapes and fruit. They make great tasting fruity wines – check them out! Be sure to try their popular semi-sweet white wine- Silver Beach Sauterne. You even get to keep the souvenir glass. During the fruit season the farm market is open and is a great source for fresh picked fruit; everything from cherries, apples, peaches, apricots, blueberries and plums! Next we’ll make our way to downtown Baroda!
The next stop will be at Baroda Founder’s Wine Cellar, the fun winery where you can even saddle up! You’ll see. This winery was ‘founded” by Leonard Olson, who was the original Tabor Hill winemaker. Don’t miss tasting their dessert wines, like their “Smorleaux“, which has a milk chocolate flavor with a hint of marshmallow and slightly sweet Merlot characteristics.
Next we’ll head to Free Run Cellars. This winery is quaint and owned by the same folks that have been so successful at the Round Barn. Free Run reopened after an extensive remodel in 2016 and now feature an epicurean wine tasting, which features seasonal food pairings complimenting each wine sample.
Our last stop will be The Round Barn Winery where you will enjoy not only wine and spirits but beer as well! If you have had enough wine and just want to hang out at the beer barn, you can do that and have a glass of your favorite beer. In the summer they have live music on the weekends (Jammin’ in the Vineyard) or you can grab a bite to eat from the Round Barn Grille. This is a wonderful place to enjoy not only the libations but also the beautiful architecture of the Amish built barn.
This describes just staying in the Baroda area, but we also visit wineries in the Coloma area like Vineyard 2121, which opened in 2015, 12 Corners Vineyards, or if the group is small enough, Contessa Wine Cellars. We can even make some extra fun stops like the Chocolate Garden, where they make handmade chocolate truffles. And to get a really full Southwest Michigan Wine tour, consider also going to Paw Paw and visiting Michigan’s oldest continuously operated winery-St. Julian Winery or Warner Vineyards.
The above is just an example, and there are many other wineries available in the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail. If you would like to charter a Tim’s Tours wine country tour for a specific group, family or friends, just press the Contact button and make those arrangements. What a fun day!