Tasting Room Update: Your Questions Answered

Have you been wondering what the hours and offerings are at our tasting rooms? Here is your guide to what’s happening at our Old Mission and Suttons Bay locations. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to this evolving situation.

“Are you doing wine tastings?”

Currently, we are offering wines by the glass ($5-$10) and wine flights (3 two-ounce pours for $9) from a selection of our most popular wines daily from 11 am-6 pm.

“Do you have food at the tasting rooms?”

Items available include our housemade granola and crackers, plus other packaged snacks like gourmet nuts and chocolate.  At the Black Star Farms Suttons Bay you may dine at the Hearth and Vine Café in the air-conditioned dining room or on the spacious patio. Click here for current hours, to view the menu, and make reservations.

People dining outdoors on cafe patio.

“Can I make a reservation at one of the tasting rooms?”

Seating is limited to 50% capacity and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are not accepting reservations at this time. Most seating is outdoors, so please come dressed for the weather conditions.

“Are you accepting groups at the tasting rooms?”

Groups of 6 or more may be asked to split up based on available seating. We ask that you keep your group as small as possible to allow for multiple seating options.

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“Do I have to wear a face covering?”

Face coverings are required until you have been seated in your designated wine enjoyment area. Masks must be worn in any common area (sales floor, restrooms, hallways, etc.). Our staff reserves the right to ask you to properly wear your mask for the safety of yourself and those around you.

Tasting room manager wearing a face mask.

“How are you abiding by social distancing guidelines?”

We have marked our floors with 6-feet indicators and provided appropriate signage so you can follow these guidelines with ease. Our seating options are spaced 6 feet apart and we have installed plexiglass barriers for the safety of our staff and guests.

Tasting room attendant practicing social distancing.

“Can I bring my dog?”

Dogs are allowed in outdoor seating areas only. They are not allowed inside tasting room facilities unless they are certified service animals.

Adirondack chairs on the lawn at the Suttons Bay tasting room.

Other Black Star Farms News

  • New to the Hearth and Vine Café, take-and-bake pizzas, and easy online ordering. Place an order here.
  • At the Inn, the Atlas bathroom has been remodeled with modern dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and an oversized soaking tub to whisk you into relaxation. It is truly decadent! Learn more about our rooms here.
  • The hiking trails (view map) on our Suttons Bay estate are open for your enjoyment (dogs are welcome). Stop into the tasting room or café to pick up a map before heading out.
  • Looking for a winery-inspired venue to host your wedding, elopement, engagement, or anniversary party? Fill out our inquiry form here so that we can learn more about your event.

We hope you’ll join us soon and experience the distinctive wines and unique atmospheres of Black Star Farms.


About the Writer, Olivia Kiel

As a Manager at the Old Mission Peninsula Tasting Room and blogger for Black Star Farms, I get the opportunity to write and learn about wine (two of my favorite things) every day. Over the years I’ve developed a passion for everything Black Star Farms by working alongside the company’s best and pouring its finest wines for guests from all over the world. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University where I studied Writing and Business and have been a Northern Michigan resident for about three years. When I’m not pouring wine, you’ll likely find me with a good book, enjoying the outdoors, or tasting something new and exciting at a local winery. Thank you for reading my posts, and don’t hesitate to say hello next time you visit Black Star Farms Old Mission. Cheers!

Photo of Olivia Kiel Black Star Farms Blog writer and Old Mission tasting room manager.
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