Saturday, August 22nd, was the 10th anniversary celebration for Burgdorf’s Winery located in Haslett.  Despite this winery’s local address, my husband and I had yet to visit, making this event the perfect excuse to do so.

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Burgdorf’s features a unique gift shop and tasting room on their five acre estate. The anniversary event displayed outdoor tents on the grounds showcasing the tasting of assorted meats, cheese & crackers and of course, wine. There were even wine slushies which I have to admit was the perfect drink on a hot summer day like this one.

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A live band performed for a portion of the event and the weather was beautiful. We found a new wine, Michigan Blackberry Wine, and took a bottle home along with the Sangria mix to make slushies. Now we just need the weather to give us another hot summer day so we can enjoy!

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Burgdorf’s Winery is open daily and you can taste five wines for $5 or ten for $10. You can also choose to add locally made cheese and crackers to your wine tasting adventure for additional $10. The cheese comes from Tirrel Farms in Charlotte. They specialize in Artisan Sheep Cheese and Grassfields from Coopersville, MI featuring organic farmstead-made aged cheese. There was a sampling of these fine cheeses during the event which were delicious.

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Now that I have experienced this winery, I will definitely plan a return visit with family and friends. This is also a great place to pick up a unique gift if you are in the area.

About Liz Ball

Liz Ball is a freelance writer focusing on Michigan travel and local events in her community.