Wine, Art & Chocolates
Three things that are always better shared – in a city where sharing is the norm. It’s the perfect place to indulge your love of the finer things in life.
Choose from the following to create your itinerary:
Art + Chocolate Tour
Sample the eye candy on a guided tour of Grand Rapids Art Museum and tantalize your taste buds with a decadent selection of gourmet chocolates. Scheduled on request.
Enjoy wine, beer and food while a talented artist walks you through the process of replicating the painting of your choice or a custom painting developed especially for you. 2-2.5 hours.
Visit this family-owned winery to learn about the wine-making process, sample selections and browse a broad range of traditional wines as well as fruit wines made with the harvest from local orchards and farms.
This restaurant and winery offers a wide variety of wines made on site, including unique fruit wines such as Acai, Brambleberry, Green Apple, Peach and White Sangria.
The Local Epicurean
The Chocolate Lounge at this downtown gourmet shop offers a menu full of original chocolate recipes – including handmade truffles – and a barista bar. Classes in chocolate-truffle making are also available.
Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
Visit this 100-year-old family farm to tour the winery, cider mill, orchard and bakery. Sample and purchase wines and ciders as well as fresh fruit, baked goods and other edible gifts. 3 hours.
A Grand Rapids institution since 1919, this sweets shop offers a wide variety of chocolate treats, all handmade right here.
Wine & Canvas
Local artists will help you recreate a painting selected by you as you sip your favorite wine or cocktail. Best part – you take your art with you while someone else cleans up the mess! 2.5-3 hours.
International Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Celebrate the finer foods in life at the Midwest’s premier tasting and shopping event, when hundreds of vendors and thousands of foodies meet up in downtown Grand Rapids. November each year.
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