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Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – July 12 – 14, 2019


Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and Joy Anne Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyard for Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend. Elizabeth is the eighth woman Sommelier in the world who enjoys sharing her vast knowledge every season with our guests during this special themed weekend or helping you choose the perfect wine during your meal in the Main Dining Room. In addition to Elizabeth, you will have the chance to experience the wines of Northern California with Joy Anne Sterling and Iron Horse Vineyard.

Joy Anne Sterling

Joy represents the second generation at Iron Horse. There is a strong French influence in Joy’s life. She grew up in Paris, attended a French school and speaks fluent French. Living in Europe and traveling extensively, Joy received an extraordinary education in the appreciation of food and wine.

The weekend will begin with a Welcome Reception on the Front Porch followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. On Saturday enjoy a full breakfast in the Main Dining Room followed by two themed wine seminars; one in the morning and then a second one in the early afternoon. More details to come regarding the topics for the tastings and varietals available.Iron Horse Chardonnay

Later that evening, enjoy featured wines at the Grand Cocktail Reception and a special private dinner.
Afterward, sip demitasse, enjoy musical entertainment in the Terrace Room or gather with friends in the Cupola Bar. In addition, the package includes accommodations in one of 397 uniquely decorated guest rooms and all of the modern amenities of Grand Hotel.


Read a feature article on about Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer.

wine spectator 2018 award of excellence logoGrand Hotel’s Salle à Manger was recently awarded a 2018 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, which recognizes Grand Hotel’s well-chosen assortment of quality producers and list of choices that will satisfy discerning wine lovers.

You may also enjoy our Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend September 6 – September 8, 2019

*Stay additional nights Thursday, July 11, and/or Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15 for $249 per room, per night with dinner at Woods at no extra charge on Thursday, July 11 and Sunday, July 14 (based on availability).

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-33GRAND

This package usually sells out so make sure to make your reservation soon!

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • A full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday wine tastings
  • Saturday evening Grand Cocktail Reception
  • Special dinner event on Saturday evening (Saturday dinner is for adults only)
  • Saturday evening Cordial Reception
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to 2% Mackinac Island assessment, Michigan 6% sales tax and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children rates apply. *Dates subject to availability

Grand Hotel Wine Weekend
Elizabeth Schweitzer

Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend

Arrive: Friday, July 12, 2019
Depart: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,425 per couple, $1,275 single
$1,899 per couple, $1,749 single


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