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Get your tickets today to join us on August 31, 2022 for Leelanau Grown hosted by the 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 Winemakers Circle 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, signature cocktails by Tonic & Lime and hand-crafted mocktails by Audacia Elixirs. Support our community and mission: nurturing and empowering young children and families while enjoying an evening of thought-provoking conversation and entertainment amongst the awe-inspiring views of Aurora's expansive vineyard estate. The VIP Winemakers Circle tasting experience begins at 5pm leading to the main event at the Farmhouse Estate from 6pm-9pm.

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We have highlighted ticket options and pricing for your convenience below:

  • VIP Ticket, $250 - Enjoy a private Winemakers Circle 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 spread curated 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 Winemakers Circle tasting 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.
  • 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 and hand-crafted mocktails. Music for the event will be presented by the talented local musician, Elizabeth Landry. The Main Event will be hosted at the Farmhouse Estate from 6:00pm-9:00pm.



Leelanau Grown is the signature fundraising event for the Leelanau Children's Center, a 501c3 organization that provides high-quality, early childhood educational programs and nurtures and empowers young children and their families. Funds raised from this event support our financial aid program dedicated to making sure our services are available for all children. The Children's Center allocates over $80,000 annually in financial aid. 


Venue Information

Aurora Cellars
7788 East Horn Road
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
(231) 994-3188

Organizer Information

Leelanau Children's Center


111 North 5th Street
Leland, MI 49654
(231) 256-7841

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