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 in the late morning.  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 and water for the bus too!

We can start at Gravity Winery to enjoy a signature wine flight pairing!  Try a glass of sweetly blended summer fruit called Michigan Magnetism, a bubbly glass of carbonated seyval blanc called Liquid Gold, or even a glass of hard apple cider!  Their tasting room opened in 2011 and is one of the hot spots on the wine trail.  You may even get to meet their official greeter, Ollie (the dog).

Next we’ll head to 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, plums and more!  Next we’ll make our way to downtown Baroda!

Our last 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 their dessert wines, like their “Smorleaux“, which has a milk chocolate flavor with a hint of marshmallow and slightly sweet Merlot characteristics.

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 for smaller groups, Contessa Wine Cellars.  We can even make extra fun stops like the Chocolate Garden where they hand-make chocolate truffles!  And to get a really full Southwest Michigan Wine tour, consider going to Paw Paw and visiting Michigan’s oldest continuously operated winery-St. Julian Winery or Michigan’s second oldest winery, Warner Vineyards.

The above is an example of a fun day on the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail but there are many other wineries available.  We can plan your wine tour, or you are free to make your own, custom itinerary.  If you would like to charter a wine tour for a group of family or friends, please click here for contact information, or send an email to contact@tims-tours.com for further information.  We recommend Sunday tours as they are more relaxing as Saturdays are the more busy for wine tours.