Touring Michigan Wine

Vino Coach: 12 months a year!

WE PAY YOUR TASTING FEES!!!
A value of up to $40 per person.

What is it?

Vino Coach Tours are fun and informative! A knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will escort you on a clean and comfortable 14 passenger "Vino Coach". You will learn all about Southwest Michigan's grape and wine industry (plus a little more) from an expert. Sit back, relax in comfort, and enjoy your stress free day!

What should we expect?

Every wine tour will visit 4 unique wineries and have a lunch stop.

You will join others who are looking to have a good time as well, so be prepared to socialize! We normally limit tours to 14 people max. You will have time for wine tasting, guided cellar tours, gift shopping, and to sit down and relax a bit. DO NOT EXPECT A BOOZE CRUISE, IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, CALL SOMEONE ELSE.

Where do we get picked up at?

Our New Buffalo pick up locations are:

  • Marina Grand, New Buffalo (11:30)
  • Amtrak station, New Buffalo (11:35)
    • 226 N. Whittaker; Downtown, near the Harbor Grand Hotel, shops and restaurants. Lots of parking
  • Holiday Inn Express, New Buffalo (11:45)
    • Within walking distance of Fairfield and Comfort Suites

Our St Joseph pick up locations are:

  • St. Joseph Today Visitor Center (11:30)
    • Downtown, near the Boulevard Hotel, Silver Beach Hotel, shops, restaurants, and Silver Beach!
  • Holiday Inn Express, St. Joe (11:40)
  • Comfort Suites Stevensville (11:45)
    • Within walking distance of Baymont Inn and Candlewood Suites
  • Five O’clock Sports Bar and Grille, Stevensville (11:50)
    • Huge parking lot, right off exit 23 on I-94    

If you reserve all 14 seats, we can pick you up anywhere in S.W. Michigan at 11:30

How long of a day is it?

The Tour starts around 11:30 (exact pick up time will be listed in your confirmation email), and we usually return sometime between 5:00 and 6:30 depending on the size of the group and how busy the wineries are.

Which Wineries will we visit?

The itinerary varies periodically based on customer feedback and winery events.
However, for 2015 the lineup will often be as follows:

 

St. Joseph Vino Coach--
Karma Vista or Contessa
12 Corners or Vineyard 2121
Lunch (approximately 2:00 Eastern Time)
Round Barn
Gravity

 

New Buffalo Vino Coach--
Hickory Creek
Gravity
Lunch (approximately 2:00 Eastern Time)
Lemon Creek or Dablon
Round Barn

 

Spirits, Sips, and Suds--

Gravity

  • Guided “Vine to Wine” tour on tractor pulled wagon
  • Unique flight tasting

Round Barn

  • Outdoor cafe lunch (Price not included)
  • Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Journeyman’s Distillery

  • Guided distillation tour through converted corset factory
  • Wide array of spirit sampling

***The itinerary's may be changed at our discretion.

What’s included in the Tour Fee?

  • Pick up locations throughout New Buffalo and St. Joseph
  • A stress free day-- No maps, gps, or arguments
  • Transportation on a comfortable coach bus
  • An awesome Tour Guide who will teach you all about grape growing and wine making
  • Tasting fees and/or souvenir wine glasses at all the wineries

What’s not included in the Tour Fee?

  • Lunch is paid for on your own, plan on somewhere between $5 and $15 per person. We will eat lunch at a winery whenever possible. The rest of the time we eat at non-chain cafes.
  • Tour Guide gratuity…it’s not required, but definitely appreciated!!!

What is your cancellation policy?

We hope you never need to cancel, but if you do, a refund will be given up until 30 days from your tour. Within 30 days of your tour, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. 

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