Event organizer Bill Koski says the reason to hold such a gathering is simple.
“We’re here to promote
According to the michiganwines.com website, the official website of Michigan’s wine industry, wines made here produce nearly $790 million in total economic value for the state. Wine makers in the state employ 5,000 people with a payroll of $190 million.
Koski reports that 31 wineries will be represented Thursday on the 3rd floor of the BOB to display wares and talk shop. The $20 admission price includes opportunities to meet the winemaker, educational talks designed to inform about wine production in
According to Koski, General Manager with the Gilmore Collection, large wine gatherings like this are rare.
“Normally--other than conventions--these large events are held up north at places like Shanty Creek. We’ve got a who’s who of winemakers coming down from
Koski noted that five
Koski says that because of the increased interest from winemakers he hopes to make this event an annual stop on the wine calendar.
“This is by far the biggest all-Michigan tasting event to date. It’s not too often this many winemakers get together in this area let alone in the same room. It should be fun.”
More info: http://www.thebob.com/