9th Annual Winter Delights

Saturday, 20 January 2018 - 5:00pm

Event:              9th Annual Winter Delights

When:              Saturday, January 20, 2018, 5 - 9 p.m.

Where:             The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College

Tickets on sale now:  $35 in advance | $40 at the door

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com



List of Wineries and Beverage Makers Announced for

Winter Delights


BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Mendel Center has announced the sixteen Michigan wineries and beverage makers scheduled for 9th Annual Winter Delights, southwest Michigan’s premier winter tasting event, slated for Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. in The Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall.


The following beverage makers will present a selection of wines, meads, and ciders for sampling:

·         12 Corners Vineyards - Benton Harbor 

·         Baroda Founders Wine Cellar - Baroda

·         Chateau Chantel - Traverse City

·         Chateau Grand Traverse - Traverse City

·         Dablon Winery – Baroda

·         Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar – Fennville

·         Free Run Cellars - Baroda

·         Gravity Vineyards and Winery – Baroda

·         Great Mead Hall & Brewing Company - Bangor

·         Lake Michigan Vintners - Baroda

·         Lemon Creek Winery - Berrien Springs

·         Round Barn Winery – Baroda

·         Peat’s Original Cider – Paw Paw

·         St. Julian Winery - Paw Paw

·         Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant – Buchanan

·         Wyncroft - Buchanan


Adding to the sensory delights will be a collection of local dining establishments that will provide culinary treats for festival attendees to savor while enjoying a backdrop of musical entertainment from The Ed Bagatini Trio. New this year will be select wine and food pairing available at number of booths.


Dining establishment in attendance will be:

·         The Mendel Center Conference & Event Services

·         Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen

·         Plank’s Tavern

·         Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

·         Veni’s Sweet Shop



Tickets for Winter Delights are available through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as online at www.TheMendelCenter.com. Advance tickets are $35. Day of the event tickets will be $40.


Admission at this 21 and older event includes a festival glass, 10 wine tastings, $10 of food, and an evening of entertainment. Designated driver tickets are available for $20 and include a festival glass, 2 non-alcoholic drinks, $10 food, and an evening of entertainment.


Winter Delights is sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen, and the Wine and Viticulture Technology Program at Lake Michigan College. 


The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Mendel Center is one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). The GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.


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