Makers Trail Gift Guide
Find fun and unique holiday gift ideas for the beer, wine, cider or spirits lover in your life. Shop small and support local businesses and makers in Southwest Michigan by purchasing the items below.
Wine Advent Calendar from Lake Michigan Vintners
The best way to countdown to Christmas is with a wine advent calendar. Choose a 24-day or 12 Days of Christmas calendar from Lake Michigan Vintners and fill it with their mini wine samplers packs. What’s even cooler is that these calendars were made locally at the Lake Michigan College Fab Lab.
Marquette Nouveau 2020 Wine from Hickory Creek Winery
This brand new wine from Hickory Creek Winery is delightful! Hickory Creek Winery never disappoints, even when trying something new, and any wine drinker would enjoy sipping on this over the holidays. Order online (shipping only available to Michigan, Indiana and Illinois) or pick up curbside at the winery.
Black Walnut Cream Gift Box from Round Barn Winery
Try a splash of black walnut cream in your hot cocoa and you’ll thank us later. This gift box comes with two branded Round Barn glass mugs and a bottle of classic black walnut cream. This will be available at the Estate and the Tasting Room in Union Pier, the Filling Station in Coloma and the Round Barn Brewery & Public House in Baroda.
Grape & Grain Tours Gift Card
Gift a wine or brew tour experience! You can purchase a gift card from Grape & Grain Tours that can be used towards any scheduled or custom tour on the Makers Trail. This will make the perfect stocking stuffer for the wine enthusiast in your life.
Mulled Wine from White Pine Winery
The best way to warm up this holiday season! Purchase a bottle of Red Expression from White Pine Winery along with their blend of mulling spices to create an amazing mulled wine that will keep the chills away. Pick up at their St. Joseph tasting room or order online to have it shipped to Michigan and Illinois.
Michigan Mitten Flight Board from Silver Harbor Brewing
Gift the craft beer lover in your life their very own flight board from Silver Harbor Brewing. Commemorate a past trip or inspire a new one to Southwest Michigan. You can also add five 5 oz. sampler glasses to make it complete.
Makers Trail Drinkware
Remember your time on the trail with a Makers Trail pint glass, beer stein or stainless steel flask. Only available online and will be shipped directly to you.
Hand Sanitizer from Iron Shoe Distillery, Journeyman Distillery & Lehman’s Farmhouse
2020 has taught us that you can never have enough hand sanitizer. Iron Shoe Distillery, Journeyman Distillery and Lehman’s Farmhouse all started making their own ethanol-based hand sanitizer when the pandemic first hit Southwest Michigan to help meet the demand in our community. You can order online from Journeyman and Iron Shoe or pick up at all three locations.
A Beer Growler from River Saint Joe
River Saint Joe is the Makers Trail’s newest brewery so this would be a great gift for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to visit yet this year and try their beer. You can buy a 32 or 64 oz. branded glass growler and if you purchase at the brewery you get a discount on the growler fill. They also have a 64 oz. ceramic growler that includes one growler fill.
Mystery Merch Grab Pack from Livery Brew
The Livery has some new gear and they’ve created a mystery merch pack that makes a fun surprise gift for any beer lover. For $35 the Mystery Merch Grab Packs will include a gift card between $5-$25, Livery stickers, Livery glassware and a piece of Livery apparel. It could be a new super-soft Livery hoodie (worth $45!), a Dickies Livery logo button-up (worth $35), a gold-rimmed Livery mug, a pint glass, a snifter, or more. Just tell them your shirt size when placing your order and the rest is a mystery! You can order on their website, just choose “Curbside To-Go Packages” from the drop-down menu. Packages must be picked up from the Livery.
Domaine Berrien Cellars 12 Days of Deals
Now through December 18, Domaine Berrien Cellars is offering 12 days of deals on wine and lots of customizable gift baskets with cheese, crackers, chocolates and more. Call or stop in to create your own gift bundle. 398 E. Lemon Creek Road, Berrien Springs, MI 49103 | 269-473-WINE (9463)
Custom engraved spirits from Journeyman Distillery
Choose your favorite from their selection of award-winning spirits and have it custom engraved to add a personal touch. Order at the distillery, 109 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI 49128.
Pink Tutu wine & holiday macarons from Lazy Ballerina Winery/ Love and Macarons
For $25 get one bottle of Pink Tutu wine paired with a holiday assortment of macarons by Love and Macarons, perfect for any sweets lover.
Holiday Gift Box set from Iron Shoe Distillery
Gift sets include a handmade wooden gift box with a full bottle of your choice of spirit (vodka, rum, whiskey, bourbon creme liqueur, limoncello, or aged rum) and two, locally made handcrafted ceramic sipper cups. The price starts at $65. Email email@example.com to order.
Tabor Hill Mimosa Kit
Everything you need for holiday mimosas! Includes one bottle of Sparkling Demi-Sec, two Tabor Hill Champagne Flutes, two cans of orange juice, two cans of grapefruit juice, two oranges and one recipe card.
Liquid Gold Wine from Gravity Winery
This sparkling Seyval Blanc wine is semi-sweet and fruity and the perfect champagne alternative for your New Year’s celebration.
Black Raspberry Sour from Arclight Brewing
Black Raspberry Soursmith is a fan favorite from Arclight Brewing and it’s back for the holidays. Anyone who likes sours will appreciate this as a gift.
Gift a Distillery Tour
Book a tour of Journeyman Distillery to learn more about the history and culture behind it and sample a variety of spirits during your visit. A unique gift for whiskey fans.
12 Days of Christmas Wine Countdown from Dablon Vineyards
This includes 12 full-size bottles of wine. Open one each day to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas! Available for purchase at their tasting room in Baroda. Call to order 269-422-2846.
Hard Cider Gift Bundles from Peat’s Cider Social
Cider fans, Peat’s Cider has a few different customizable gift bundles that make holiday gifting easy! Their Campfire Bundle features a branded Peat’s Cider mug, bandana and a bottle of cider, the Cider Fan Starter Pack features two bottles of cider, a t-shirt and a branded Peat’s pint glass, and their Growler/Gift Card Bundle features an empty growler plus a $25 gift card that equates to one growler fill.
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