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Leelanau Grown

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

$125.00 - $1,000.00

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Event Details

Get your tickets today to join us on August 31, 2022 for Leelanau Grown hosted by Leelanau Children’s Center.

Special thanks to our flagship sponsor, Aurora Cellars, A Simpson Family Estate Vineyard and Winery for graciously donating their gorgeous farmhouse estate venue for the event, as well as their tasting room for the VIP tasting experience.

About the Event:

Guests will enjoy a thoughtfully designed farm to table menu brought to life by the talented Chefs at Island Thyme Catering, while sipping award winning wines from Aurora Cellars. This community focused event will allow guests to enjoy an evening supporting early, high-quality childhood education and thought-provoking conversation amongst the awe-inspiring views of the expansive vineyard estate. The main event at the farmhouse estate will take place from 6:00pm-9:00pm.


We have highlighted the various tiers for our ticket pricing for your convenience below:

  • Table Host, $1,000 - Sponsor a table of 10 guests of your choosing
  • VIP Ticket, $250 - Enjoy a private tasting experience with the Simpson Family Estate Winemaker, Drew Perry, Lawrence Mawby Founder of Mawby Vineyards and Winery and Paolo Sabbatini, Associate Professor of the Department of Horticulture. This VIP experience will include a gourmet cheese & charcuterie display provided by Island Thyme Catering. This one on one experience will be limited to 50 guests to enjoy a wine pairing amongst the talent of Northern Michigan’s award winning winemakers. The VIP experience will also include access to the Leelanau Grown event hosted at the Aurora Cellars farmhouse estate. The VIP event will be hosted in the tasting room from 5:00pm-6:00pm.
  • Early Bird Tickets, $100- Guests will have access to purchase early bird tickets May 1st - May 15th.
  • General Admission Tickets, $125- Will be available for guests to purchase from May 16th - August 11th. Tickets include a strolling farm to table menu, award winning wines, crafted mocktails brought to the event by Audacia Elixirs. Music for the event will be presented by the talented local musician Elizabeth Landry.