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Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 18 – 20, 2020

Master Sommelier
Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier
Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer on Mackinac Island for this special weekend celebrating Michigan wines. Michigan winemakers will attend and there will be over 50 wines to taste.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. You can also find her in our Main Dining Room helping you choose the perfect wine during your meal every evening.

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 by a guest winery!

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.

Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier Elizabeth Schweitzer was recently featured on Read Article >>

2019 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence logoGrand Hotel’s Salle à Manger was recently awarded a 2018 and 2019 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.

Stay additional nights Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 17, Sunday, September 20, and/or Monday, September 21 for $259 per room* with dinner at Woods at no extra charge (based on availability). Tipping at Woods is expected.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Saturday wine seminars and tastings
  • Saturday evening Grand Cocktail reception
  • Saturday evening special dinner (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 Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and an $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.


Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend

Arrive: Friday, September 18, 2020
Depart: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,415 per couple, $1,265 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,865 per couple, $1,715 single
$349 per additional adult



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