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Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – July 6 – 8, 2018

We are excited to announce Merry Edwards will be joining Grand Hotel for Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend. Merry is one of California’s first woman winemakers.

In 2013, Merry’s 40th year as a winemaker, she was not only inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintners Hall of Fame, she also won the coveted James Beard Award for Best Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional in the United States, making her one of just three women to win both honors. It is a true pleasure to have Merry join us for this special wine weekend at Grand Hotel. You will have the opportunity explore varietals from her vineyard, Merry Edwards Winery located in the heart of Russian River Valley near the town of Sebastopol, California. Whether planted to Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc, all of Merry’s grape sources are produced with a genuine sense of place using site-specific viticulture and gentle, traditional winemaking practices.

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 the next in early afternoon each 45 minutes to an hour in length. More details to come regarding the topics for the tastings and varietals available.

Later that evening, enjoy featured wines at the Grand Cocktail Reception and a special private dinner featuring Merry Edwards wines. Afterwards 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 393 uniquely decorated guest rooms and all of the modern amenities of Grand Hotel.

Please join Merry Edwards along with Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer. Elizabeth is the eighth woman Sommelier in the United States and was recently featured on Read Article >>

Wine Spectator

Grand Hotel’s Salle à Manger was recently awarded a 2017 Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. Restaurants with awarded this distinction are destinations for serious wine lovers and show a deep commitment to wine.

Stay an additional night Sunday, July 8 for $239* per room, per night with dinner at Woods at no extra charge (based on availability).

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

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • A full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday wine tastings with Merry Edwards
  • Saturday evening Grand Cocktail Reception
  • Special dinner event on Saturday evening with Merry Edwards wines (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. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and child rates apply.

Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend

Arrive: Friday, July 6, 2018
Depart: Sunday, July 8, 2018

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,349 per couple, $1,199 single
$1,799 per couple, $1,649 single

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