Lemon Creek Winery’s 11th Annual Art and Wine Festival will feature art from 30 different artists as well as the opportunity to taste 25 different wines. (Submitted photo)
Lemon Creek Winery’s 11th Annual Art and Wine Festival will feature art from 30 different artists as well as the opportunity to taste 25 different wines. (Submitted photo)

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Art, wine get focus at Lemon Creek

Published 10:00am Thursday, May 15, 2014

BERRIEN SPRINGS — For those who love both art and wine, the 11th Annual Art and Wine Festival at Lemon Creek Winery will be a “can’t miss” event on Memorial Day Weekend. It will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.

With 30 years of history as a winery and 150 years of grape and fruit growing experience, Lemon Creek Winery is a perfect place to sample the fruits of southwest Michigan’s clay loam hills.

“At the Art and Wine Festival, we do a wine tasting,” said Kelsey Jakeway, a wine server at Lemon Creek Winery. “It’s $5, and you get five samples. Then, you can choose your favorite and buy a bottle if you want to and sit outside and enjoy it.”

Lemon Creek Winery will be offering wine lovers the chance to sample from over 25 different wines. The grounds of the winery will also provide a scenic location for event-goers to enjoy the beverages, with a gazebo as well as tables and chairs set up.

Live music will provide further ambiance for guests as they sample the wines and take in the scenery.

“Usually, we’ll have an acoustic guitarist or something like that,” Jakeway said.

Lemon Creek will also be providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a taste of summer with grilled foods available for purchase.

“We’ll be cooking burger, brats, and things like that,” Jakeway said.

Along with wine, music and food, an array of artists from around the region will be displaying and selling their creations.

“We usually have about 30 artists on the property. Usually, they are local artists, but we will also have some from farther away,” Jakeway said. “There will be artists who do woodworking, painting, jewelry-making, glasswork, photography—all sorts of different media. It will all be for sale, and people can buy it at the festival.” However, as Jakeway noted, many of the artists accept only cash.

“It’s a perfect event for groups of friends, families and spouses,” Jakeway recommended, noting that no reservations for large parties will be accepted during the festival.

“We are kid-friendly, and there will be no gate charge that day,” Jakeway said.

Updates about the event will be available on the Lemon Creek Winery Facebook page as the event dates get closer, and more information will also be available on their website at www.lemoncreekwinery.com. The winery is located at 533 E. Lemon Creek Rd., and it can be reached by calling (269) 471-1321 with any questions.

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