Black Star Farms

Black Star Farms A unique wine and culinary destination in northwest Michigan featuring wineries/tasting rooms, a luxury inn, seasonal farm-to-table cafe, hiking trail, and more.
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Visit our website for information, locations and hours. Unique wine & culinary destinations with two locations in the Traverse City area. Our iconic 160-acre estate on the Leelanau Peninsula features vineyards, an award-winning winery and tasting room, a luxury Inn, a farm-to-table cafe, an equestrian facility, and hiking trails. Black Star Farms Old Mission is just a short drive from downtown Traverse City along the scenic rolling hills of M-37. It features vineyards, a state-of-the-art processing facility that includes our white wine production and distillation program, and a warm and friendly tasting room with a beautiful bar constructed of wine barrels. Our winery and distillery produce some of the most sought-after and awarded Michigan wines and spirits. Our luxurious Inn is the perfect place to celebrate life's special moments or to host special events, including weddings, corporate retreats, and holiday parties. Enjoy culinary offerings like our elegant Arcturos Dining Series or casual fresh farmstead fare at the Hearth & Vine Cafe, all located on our Suttons Bay site. To try our wines, visit one of our two Traverse City area tasting rooms, or visit our online wine store on our website. Hours of operation:

Suttons Bay Room
Daily 11-5

Old Mission Tasting Room
Daily 11-5

Operating as usual

04/29/2021
Traverse City Uncorked

One more day folks! Just one more day stands between us and Michigan Wine Month. And do you know what Michigan Wine Month means? It means the Traverse City Uncorked event is back! To find out more about this month long event and how to participate head over to Traverse City Tourism’s website! We can’t wait to celebrate Michigan wine with you the entire month of May! 🥂

04/27/2021

Looking for a motivated individual to assist our busy culinary department. Must be available, nights, weekends, and holidays. Seasonal position includes support for the Hearth & Vine Café and events. Employee benefits include company-wide discounts.

Happy Monday y’all! It’s your weekly Meet the Team Monday post! Today we are excited to introduce you to our new Inn Kee...
04/27/2021

Happy Monday y’all! It’s your weekly Meet the Team Monday post! Today we are excited to introduce you to our new Inn Keeper Samantha 🤩

When we asked her to share a little bit about herself, Samantha had this to share:

“Even though I am one of the newer employees, starting on March 1st of this year, I've waited a lifetime for this opportunity. I went to school for Hospitality Management with a focus in Event Planning, and then moved to Traverse City, MI from Dayton, OH to fulfill the position of Inn Guest Services Manager at Black Star Farms. With over 15 years of customer service experience and my love for all things people & wine, saying that this job is perfect for me is the understatement of the year. When I am not working, you can find me with a glass of Pinot Blanc (my favorite BSF wine) and teaching myself the correct ways to pronounce Leelanau & Petoskey 😄. I haven't had a lot of time to make memories here, but I've had enough time to know that there will be limitless amounts of them."

We are so lucky to have you as a part of the BSF family Samantha!

Want to meet Samantha and other rockstar leaders on our team in person? Come to our job fair tomorrow 4/27 from 3:00-5:00 PM at our Suttons Bay tasting room! 🥂

Happy Monday y’all! It’s your weekly Meet the Team Monday post! Today we are excited to introduce you to our new Inn Keeper Samantha 🤩

When we asked her to share a little bit about herself, Samantha had this to share:

“Even though I am one of the newer employees, starting on March 1st of this year, I've waited a lifetime for this opportunity. I went to school for Hospitality Management with a focus in Event Planning, and then moved to Traverse City, MI from Dayton, OH to fulfill the position of Inn Guest Services Manager at Black Star Farms. With over 15 years of customer service experience and my love for all things people & wine, saying that this job is perfect for me is the understatement of the year. When I am not working, you can find me with a glass of Pinot Blanc (my favorite BSF wine) and teaching myself the correct ways to pronounce Leelanau & Petoskey 😄. I haven't had a lot of time to make memories here, but I've had enough time to know that there will be limitless amounts of them."

We are so lucky to have you as a part of the BSF family Samantha!

Want to meet Samantha and other rockstar leaders on our team in person? Come to our job fair tomorrow 4/27 from 3:00-5:00 PM at our Suttons Bay tasting room! 🥂

Who’s ready for another Black Star Farms job fair? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️That’s right, we are hosting a second job fair next Tuesday 4...
04/23/2021

Who’s ready for another Black Star Farms job fair? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

That’s right, we are hosting a second job fair next Tuesday 4/27, and this time it will be taking place at our Suttons Bay Tasting Room!

🤔 If you’ve ever had an interest in learning more about working in the wine industry, this is the perfect opportunity! Come to our job fair at our Suttons Bay tasting room and chat with managers from each department to find out more about our available career opportunities.

If you would like to complete a job application prior to coming, visit our website here:
https://form.jotform.com/81235394453155

Questions? Please call 231-944-1270

We can’t wait to meet you! 🥂

Who’s ready for another Black Star Farms job fair? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

That’s right, we are hosting a second job fair next Tuesday 4/27, and this time it will be taking place at our Suttons Bay Tasting Room!

🤔 If you’ve ever had an interest in learning more about working in the wine industry, this is the perfect opportunity! Come to our job fair at our Suttons Bay tasting room and chat with managers from each department to find out more about our available career opportunities.

If you would like to complete a job application prior to coming, visit our website here:
https://form.jotform.com/81235394453155

Questions? Please call 231-944-1270

We can’t wait to meet you! 🥂

Happy 🌎 Day friends! In celebration of our Mother Earth, we wanted to highlight how Black Star Farms cares for the land....
04/22/2021

Happy 🌎 Day friends! In celebration of our Mother Earth, we wanted to highlight how Black Star Farms cares for the land.

Without healthy soil and proper viticulture practices, Black Star Farms would not exist as we know it.

We recognize the importance of conservation and make every attempt possible to ensure all of our operational decisions are environmentally responsible.

To read more about the history of Earth Day and our many different environmental initiatives and sustainability practices, check out our most recent blog post here:
https://www.blackstarfarms.com/our-earth-day-commitment/

How will you be celebrating Earth Day? Let us know in the comments! 👇

Happy 🌎 Day friends! In celebration of our Mother Earth, we wanted to highlight how Black Star Farms cares for the land.

Without healthy soil and proper viticulture practices, Black Star Farms would not exist as we know it.

We recognize the importance of conservation and make every attempt possible to ensure all of our operational decisions are environmentally responsible.

To read more about the history of Earth Day and our many different environmental initiatives and sustainability practices, check out our most recent blog post here:
https://www.blackstarfarms.com/our-earth-day-commitment/

How will you be celebrating Earth Day? Let us know in the comments! 👇

Happy Monday! We’re back for another Meet the Team Monday post 🤩Please say hello to our amazing Stables Supervisor, Grac...
04/19/2021

Happy Monday! We’re back for another Meet the Team Monday post 🤩

Please say hello to our amazing Stables Supervisor, Grace!

Grace came to us in 2016 as a stable hand. She has always had a passion for horses and the idea of being paid to be around them was a dream come true! Although Grace was hired to work in the stables, she stepped up to help the inn with housekeeping (talk about a rockstar team player!). What was supposed to last two weeks, ended up being two years, but in 2018 she returned to the stables, and in early 2021, took on the position of Stables Supervisor.

Did someone say horsepower? In her free time, Grace loves to ride her horse Liza (pictured above) who is boarded at Black Star Farms, and on the weekends, you can catch her drag racing her 1987 Firebird at Northern Michigan Dragway!

It’s never an easy task to pick one favorite thing about working at Black Star, but for Grace, it’s being at the farm anytime during the summer: “I love how lively and cheerful it is on the property. It is always awesome to be able to see people enjoying our many amenities that we offer here at our Sutton’s Bay location.” - Grace

Happy Monday! We’re back for another Meet the Team Monday post 🤩

Please say hello to our amazing Stables Supervisor, Grace!

Grace came to us in 2016 as a stable hand. She has always had a passion for horses and the idea of being paid to be around them was a dream come true! Although Grace was hired to work in the stables, she stepped up to help the inn with housekeeping (talk about a rockstar team player!). What was supposed to last two weeks, ended up being two years, but in 2018 she returned to the stables, and in early 2021, took on the position of Stables Supervisor.

Did someone say horsepower? In her free time, Grace loves to ride her horse Liza (pictured above) who is boarded at Black Star Farms, and on the weekends, you can catch her drag racing her 1987 Firebird at Northern Michigan Dragway!

It’s never an easy task to pick one favorite thing about working at Black Star, but for Grace, it’s being at the farm anytime during the summer: “I love how lively and cheerful it is on the property. It is always awesome to be able to see people enjoying our many amenities that we offer here at our Sutton’s Bay location.” - Grace

04/18/2021

It’s Sunday Funday!

We’re serving up wine flights, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys today!

Open 11 AM - 5 PM at both tasting room locations.

EDIT/UPDATE: The Atlas Suite has been booked! Thank you all so much! Happy Thursday BSF fam! We’ve had a last minute can...
04/15/2021

EDIT/UPDATE: The Atlas Suite has been booked! Thank you all so much!

Happy Thursday BSF fam! We’ve had a last minute cancellation for our gorgeous Atlas Suite for this weekend!

One night minimum stay Friday or Saturday.

Amenities include:
✨Gourmet breakfast
✨Hospitality hour with 9 Oz pour of wine + chef small bites
✨Complimentary wine tasting for two at Tasting Room
✨One complimentary bottle of Red House White wine in room upon arrival

BONUS! If you book a second night this weekend, we will throw in another complimentary bottle of wine!

Please visit our website to book your stay!

https://secure.thinkreservations.com/blackstarfarms/reservations

Thank you Traverse City Tourism and Traverse Wine Coast for spotlighting some of our leading ladies in the wine industry...
04/14/2021

Thank you Traverse City Tourism and Traverse Wine Coast for spotlighting some of our leading ladies in the wine industry. We wouldn’t be where we are without the passion, innovation, and hard work that all the amazing women in wine dedicate to our industry day in and day out. Cheers 🥂

New story in the Traverse City Tourism visitor guide! 📗 🍾 🍇 Start planning your #TraverseWineCoast tour by ordering a guide here >> https://bit.ly/2Qg2sq6.

It’s Meet the Team Monday, but with a twist! Today is being temporarily renamed as Join the Team Monday! That’s right, w...
04/12/2021

It’s Meet the Team Monday, but with a twist! Today is being temporarily renamed as Join the Team Monday!

That’s right, we’re hiring, and we’re hosting a job fair just for you!

Are you interested in learning how you can join our awesome multi-departmental team? Come to our Job Fair at our Old Mission location and speak with managers from each department to find out more about our available career opportunities at each of our properties.

Please complete a job application prior to coming: https://form.jotform.com/81235394453155

Questions? Please call 231-944-1270

We can’t wait to see you soon!

It’s Meet the Team Monday, but with a twist! Today is being temporarily renamed as Join the Team Monday!

That’s right, we’re hiring, and we’re hosting a job fair just for you!

Are you interested in learning how you can join our awesome multi-departmental team? Come to our Job Fair at our Old Mission location and speak with managers from each department to find out more about our available career opportunities at each of our properties.

Please complete a job application prior to coming: https://form.jotform.com/81235394453155

Questions? Please call 231-944-1270

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Are you passionate about food and ready to take your culinary career to the next level? We would be thrilled to have you...
04/09/2021

Are you passionate about food and ready to take your culinary career to the next level? We would be thrilled to have you join the team at Black Star Farms, a wine and culinary event destination property! Now hiring for events/catering Sous Chef to lead our catering team in executing successful events! Full time hours, wine discounts, fun and energetic team!

For more information and to apply visit our website here: https://www.blackstarfarms.com/employment-opportunities/

Are you passionate about food and ready to take your culinary career to the next level? We would be thrilled to have you join the team at Black Star Farms, a wine and culinary event destination property! Now hiring for events/catering Sous Chef to lead our catering team in executing successful events! Full time hours, wine discounts, fun and energetic team!

For more information and to apply visit our website here: https://www.blackstarfarms.com/employment-opportunities/

Great, informative piece by MyNorth about the current state of TC’s wine industry! Thank you for bringing a spotlight on...
04/08/2021
Northern Michigan Winemakers Expecting High-Quality 2020 Vintage

Great, informative piece by MyNorth about the current state of TC’s wine industry! Thank you for bringing a spotlight onto Traverse Wine Coast and inviting Lee and Black Star Farms to be a part of it!

https://mynorth.com/2021/04/northern-michigan-winemakers-expecting-high-quality-2020-vintage/

Learn how positive growing conditions and weather is leading Northern Michigan Winemakers to believe 2020 vintages will be among the best we've seen in years.

04/06/2021
www.blackstarfarms.com

Do you or someone you know enjoy interacting with people and/or have an interest in wine? If so, you/they may be just who we are looking for! We are seeking talented and upbeat individuals to join our team for both of our tasting rooms. Current Tasting Room Attendants are averaging $20-$22+/hour. Check out the link below for more information! Cheers 🥂

https://www.blackstarfarms.com/employment-opportunities/

It’s time for another Meet the Team Monday! We are thrilled to introduce you to our Events extraordinaire Dorothy!Doroth...
04/05/2021

It’s time for another Meet the Team Monday! We are thrilled to introduce you to our Events extraordinaire Dorothy!

Dorothy is our Director of Event & Culinary Operations and has been with Black Star Farms since June 2016. In just the 5 years she has been with us, Dorothy has coordinated 105 weddings at BSF, yes you read that right, 105 weddings! Before joining the BSF team, Dorothy coordinated countless weddings and corporate events for 8 years at The Biltmore Estate. In other words, she is the queen of events 👑

As you can imagine, the last year has presented a number of challenges for anyone that works in events, but Dorothy said it may just be her favorite memory at BSF. Watching the events and culinary team come together during the ongoing pandemic to create and execute events safely, while still maintaining the unique Black Star splendor, is something she will never forget!

Just like Bryce, Dorothy loves our Blanc de Blanc, but another wine you can often find in her glass is our Arcturos Pinot Gris. No surprises there, considering the amazing versatility Pinot Gris has, just like Dorothy!

If you’re planning your next event or future wedding, consider Black Star Farms as your venue of choice. There’s a reason why Dorothy was awarded the 2019 Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine’s Hall of Fame Best Special Event Planner 😉

It’s time for another Meet the Team Monday! We are thrilled to introduce you to our Events extraordinaire Dorothy!

Dorothy is our Director of Event & Culinary Operations and has been with Black Star Farms since June 2016. In just the 5 years she has been with us, Dorothy has coordinated 105 weddings at BSF, yes you read that right, 105 weddings! Before joining the BSF team, Dorothy coordinated countless weddings and corporate events for 8 years at The Biltmore Estate. In other words, she is the queen of events 👑

As you can imagine, the last year has presented a number of challenges for anyone that works in events, but Dorothy said it may just be her favorite memory at BSF. Watching the events and culinary team come together during the ongoing pandemic to create and execute events safely, while still maintaining the unique Black Star splendor, is something she will never forget!

Just like Bryce, Dorothy loves our Blanc de Blanc, but another wine you can often find in her glass is our Arcturos Pinot Gris. No surprises there, considering the amazing versatility Pinot Gris has, just like Dorothy!

If you’re planning your next event or future wedding, consider Black Star Farms as your venue of choice. There’s a reason why Dorothy was awarded the 2019 Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine’s Hall of Fame Best Special Event Planner 😉

04/03/2021

Sip sip hooray, it’s Saturday! Come see us at either of our tasting rooms today, open 11-5 at both locations. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the wine is flowing!

04/02/2021

Join the team at one of Northern Michigan's premier destinations.

If you are a problem solver, detailed oriented and love people we want to hear from you! Requires weekends and holidays. Hospitality or customer service experience preferred, but not mandatory. Looking for 2 part-time and/or 1 full-time employee. Employee benefits include company-wide discounts.

04/02/2021

Join the team at one of Northern Michigan's premier wine and culinary destinations!

Must be available, nights, weekends, and holidays. Part-time and full-time seasonal positions available. Employee benefits include company-wide discounts.

04/02/2021

Looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal and coaching skills to lead and execute the Human Resources Department’s functions, including recruiting, hiring, training, administering pay, benefits, and leave, ensuring company compliance, and overseeing employee relations.

Hey BSF fans! We have some good news and bad news.The bad news first: our Easter Brunch is totally sold out! While we as...
04/01/2021

Hey BSF fans! We have some good news and bad news.

The bad news first: our Easter Brunch is totally sold out! While we as a team couldn’t be happier about this fact, we know that this may be disappointing for those of you hoping to join us this Sunday.

Now for the good news! We just had a last minute cancellation for our Castor & Pollux suite so it is available this Friday and Saturday night!

Castor & Pollux is one of our most highly sought after suites for its size and amenities. This is a spacious two-bedroom room overlooking the vineyard and horse farm. It includes a king bed, pull-out love seat, large screen TV, fireplace, bistro table, and reading nooks. The adjacent room is a perfect option for two additional guests; perfect for a girls’ getaway, adults traveling with teen children, or extra guests.

Call the innkeeper to book your stay at 231-944-1251.

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10844 E Revold Rd
Suttons Bay, MI
49682

Telephone

(231) 944-1270

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Black Star Farms is a unique wine & culinary destination with two locations in the Traverse City area. The iconic 160 acre winery estate on the Leelanau Peninsula features vineyards, an award winning winery and tasting room, a luxury Inn, a farm-to-table cafe, an equestrian facility, and hiking trails. Black Star Farms Old Mission is nestled among the scenic rolling hills of M-37, just a few miles from downtown Traverse City on the Old Mission Peninsula. It features vineyards, a state-of-the-art processing facility that includes our white wine production and distillation program, and a warm and friendly tasting room with a beautiful bar constructed of wine barrels. Our winery and distillery produce some of the most sought after and awarded Michigan wines and spirits. Our luxurious Inn is the perfect place to celebrate life's special moments or to host special events including weddings, corporate retreats, and holiday parties. Enjoy culinary offerings including cooking classes, elegant monthly Harvest Dinners, or casual, fresh farmstead fare at the Hearth & Vine Cafe, all located on our Suttons Bay site To try our wines, visit one of our two Traverse City area tasting rooms, or visit our online wine store on our website.

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My husband knows me well! I love this wine! Merry Christmas to me!
Since we couldn’t do the #womp Mac & Cheese tour this year, Libby and I did our own - couldn’t do it without the Bubbly Noveau. Cheers to everyone at Black Star and the whole wine trail!
My husband and I went to Black Star Farms during a vacation several years back and we bought a couple of bottles of wine to take home. Well fast forward to last we, we made a first time online order and it was quick shipping. Not only that but they included a sweet photopgraphic thank you note. We also received free shipping and no tax due to buying 6 bottles. Our total was only $96.00 and they included 3 bottles of Pinot for free. We love our vino so we will be returning customers. We have already spread the word to our Florida friends!!
Enjoying our last bottle from our anniversary trip to TC! We had this with our anniversary dinner at the Boathouse Restaurant, and had to swing by to grab a few bottles to bring home! Will need to make another trip soon!
Thank you!
Are your e-gift cards redeemable for wine purchases online?
When will your winery be open?
Just took advantage of the free shipping offer to order some favorites from Black Star Farms. Thank you!
We toasted the completion of our new home with a 2013 bottle of Acapella Ice Wine! Still awesome. Saved this bottle for a special occasion!! Sorry for the lack of class on the wine cooler!!
Thanks for being open for pickup today. Wine is so essential!
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