2 PM – 5 PM
Saugatuck Tasting Bar! A look into what’s new on our block this summer!
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Poetry Reading at the Orchard
Kalamazoo poetry author, Jennifer Clark, will be reading from her newest book "Johnny Appleseed: The Slice & Times of John Chapman." This lovely book is history entwined in poetry and while you will see that you know things about Johnny Appleseed, there is much behind the man, John Chapman.
These events have sprung from the desire to help our local Fennville Elementary School start a rather ambitious fundraiser called National BookTrust. This program allows young students in our community to take home and keep books for continued learning outside of the classroom. We personally feel like nothing contributes to our kids education more than enabling them to learn to love to read! All of the proceeds are donated to the Fennville Elementary School’s National BookTrust program in hopes to keep this program going for our future leaders!
Your ticket includes an amouse bouche, dinner & dessert, a signed copy of "Johnny Appleseed: The Slice & Times of John Chapman," poetry reading by Jennifer and a reader/author question and answer session.
Beverages available for purchase at event.
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2019 Wine-Maker’s Dinner with Farmhouse deli
Guest Chef Christine Ferris & Michael Bild of Farmhouse Deli and Wine-Maker Eric Heavilin pair up to showcase the wonderful 2018 grape growing season in West Michigan. A meticulously paired 7-course dinner featuring our amazing new releases. You'll be introduced to new wines and old favorites that have been cellared since their initial release. Not only will you get to try these wines during the dinner, but only if you're a ticket holder will you be able to purchase these limited wines to take home with you before the rest of the public!
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Book reading at the orchard
This summer, we will host beloved local author, friend and neighbor Wade Rouse. Wade will read from his newest fiction The Summer Cottage written under the pseudonym of his grandmother, Viola Shipman. Wade’s charm and wit and love for Michigan comes through in The Summer Cottage a story of attachment to beloved childhood memories, family and embracing the things that matter in life with an open heart. For lots more info on Wade go to his website www.waderouse.com and check him out!
Our book readings sprang from the desire to help our own Fennville Elementary School with an ambitious fundraiser started called National BookTrust. This program directly benefits young students in our own community by giving books to them to take home and keep. Crane’s will donate all the proceeds from both events to our Fennville Elementary Schools for this wonderful program. These readings will include the book, a light meal and dessert, a book reading by the author and a book signing at the evening’s conclusion. For more information about the National BookTrust or to donate directly go to www.booktrust.org.
Come and help us celebrate 4 years of Crane's Winery! You’ll have the chance to try all of our ciders and wine, enjoy delicious eats, listen to the sounds of Michael Hulett & Pretty Rage all throughout the afternoon AND have your chance to take home the trophy during our pie eating contest! There’s something for everyone - kids and adults alike!
Early bird entry is $15, purchased either through eventbrite or in-person at Crane's in Fennville or our Tasting Bar in Saugatuck. Entry prices will rise to $20 if bought day-of the event. Your entry will include 6 tickets (good for food, desserts, cider, wine and non-alcoholic drinks), a commemorative glass and one raffle entry for fun prizes! Extra tickets will be available to purchase at the event, $1/ticket.
Bringing the kids? Great news! Kids 12 and under get to enjoy the day for free!
Once a year we celebrate our expert cider-maker, Eric Heavilin, and the wonderful products that come from his years of expertise combined with the wonderful bounty of West Michigan fruit. This year an incredible hard cider line-up is paired with a beautiful 7-course dinner prepared by our new chef, Donnie Opolski. This year's Cider-Maker's Dinner will be held on March 10th, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Seating will begin at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased over the phone during business hours at 269-561-2297 or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-cider-makers-dinner-tickets-42470639827?aff=es2
7-courses-$65 + tax, gratuity not included.
Fried Green Tomato topped with Sweet and Spicy Crispy Duck
Paired with Cherry Hard Cider
Roasted Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Paired with Dry Apple Hard cider
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Tender Puff Pastry Topped with Herbed Mascarpone Cheese, Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes and Drizzled with Pear Syrup
Paired with The Liaison- A Barrel Aged Cherry Hard Cider
Pork and Green Chili Hard cider stew
Paired with Sweet Apple Hard Cider
Pan Seared Halibut with Honey Glazed Baby Rainbow Carrots
Paired with Perry Hard Cider
Beef Medallion with Blueberry Reduction
Paired with Blueberry Hard Cider
Rose Apple Tartlet
Paired with A Hard Cider Gelato Float
The ever-so-talented Delilah DeWylde will be performing live on the patio from 1-4pm on October 7th! A Local Tasting Event will be going on as well with tons of awesome sampling going on from cheeses, coffee, jams, and chocolates. Bring the whole family for and amazing fall day at Crane's!
Not to toot our own horn, but here at Crane's we make some wonderful products from the pies, wine, hard cider, to granola, preserves, and much more. But we wouldn't be the place we are if it weren't for the many other amazing local producers in our area. We've invited some of our favorites to join us on Saturday October 7th from 1-4pm to showcase some of those amazing products we use in our bakery and restaurant as well others we do not, for a free tasting event on the patio. Did I mention great live music to boot?! Delilah DeWylde will be gracing us with her presence from 1-4pm.
The local flavor includes...
Evergreen Lane Creamery with her amazing cheeses
Uncommon Coffee Roasters with their addictive cold coffees
Jammin' with Marguerite with her unbelievable jams and preserves
and The Sweet Shop with his delectable chocolates and treats
Of course wine and hard cider tastings available, Michigan fruit pies and desserts to take home with you, and of course we'd love for you to stay for lunch!
Chef Donnie will be using these great local products in specials for the day, so come listen to some tunes, taste the flavor of West Michigan, pick some apples, and take home some amazing goodies when it's all said and done. See you there!
Our annual Crane's Ciderfest is back in action with another day for you to cut loose, listen to some tunes, eat and taste what the Michigan west coast has to offer. A double feature concert first with Drew Nelson and Highway 2 followed by The Corn Fed Girls. Hard cider and wine specials, games, give-aways, and some amazing food!
12 - 6pm
Two new ciders to be released: The Nepotist - 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Apple Cider and The Liaison - 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cherry Cider. Some great food pairing options to compliment our new ciders. Live music from the ever-so-awesome Cheap Dates from 1-4pm
Kid's day is almost here with a whole afternoon full of magic, balloon making, animals, and of course...pie eating contests. All entertainment is free for the day as well as wonderful food, desserts, and drinks available on the patio!
12pm - 1pm : Lunch Buffet with delicious Crane's treats
1pm - 2pm : Degraff Nature Center presentation with artifacts and live animals!
2pm - 3pm : Dee-Jay the Entertainer with a magician act and balloon making!
3pm - 4pm : Pie eating contests!
Bring the kids and enjoy a beautiful day at Crane's June 25th
A very special dinner for us at Crane's as we unveil our new line of premium red and white wine.
6-Course Dinner pairing with amazing never before released wine
Call 269-561-2297 during business hours to complete your reservation
Be the first to taste the newest expansion for Crane's Winery in the world of wine and hard cider. 5 unreleased wines will be carefully paired with a wonderful assortment of local flavors.
Wine Released at this Dinner:
Pinot Grigio 2016
Riesling Reserve 2016
The Homestead - Red Vinifera Blend (Chamboucin, Merlot, Cab Franc)
Montage - Bordeaux Blend (Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot) aged 2 years in American and Hungarian Oak
Join us for an unforgettable evening at Crane's!
Join us for our second annual Winter Cider-Maker's Dinner at Crane's. A carefully paired 6-course dinner featuring hearty plates to warm your soul. Each course will be paired with a delicious small-batch cider from Crane's Winery, described and served by Cidermaker Eric Heavilin. $40 per person. Seats are very limited. Call 269-561-2297 during business hours to secure your seat for dinner, drinks, and entertainment.
November 17-19, 2016. The "must attend" culinary celebration of the year, pairing the city's finest restaurants with vintners from throughout the world!
Pouring Crane's Cider all day from noon until 10 pm!