SOLD OUT | South West Michigan Wine Tour

Explore the Napa Valley of the Midwest just 2 hours from downtown Chicago.

On this tour we will depart downtown Chicago and head 90 miles east to the Lake Michigan Shore AVA which boasts about 20 wineries and has become a center for Midwest wine making.

We'll visit three wineries and enjoy a wonderful lunch in between our wine stops. This is an all day tour that, depending on weather, will allow us to walk vineyards, talk about how wine is made from vineyard to bottle, and explore the fascinating world of cold climate hybrid grapes that are the center of wine making in cold climate areas such as the Midwest.

This tour visits three wineries in South West Michigan and includes all tasting fees, a lunch,  Round trip private transportation from Chicago and departure toast. Pick up and drop off will be at the InterContinental Hotel (South Entrance, Street Level), 505 N Michigan Ave.

windy_city_wine_tours_4__wide_webThe tour is led by Dileep Gangolli, MBA'98, who now runs his own wine distribution business and Windy City Tour Company which focuses on tours of vineyards and breweries around the Midwest. Dileep is a serious winemaker and enjoys talking about the process of making wine from vine to bottle and the various decisions that go into making the quality wines that you will enjoy on this tour.

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc. please contact the Event Contact listed.


When registering choose May 6 date and use promotional code ALUM2018 to receive your discount at check out.

Event Information

Cost: $157.25+tax per person; 15% off regular ticket price.

Event limited to 10 spaces and tickets are non-refundable.


Sunday, 05/6/18 at 11:00am - 6:00pm | iCal


InterContinental Hotel (South Entrance, Street Level)
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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Event Contact
Dileep Gangolli, MBA'98