2023 Bucket List

Posted on January 6th, 2023 | By Meagan Veldman | In Experience

A list of must-do things to see and do at our Michigan locations

A bucket list is defined as something a person wants to do or achieve or experience in a set duration of time.  These can range from places you want to travel to (Croatia is at the top of mine), new hobbies you want to try, or lifelong aspirations such as a promotion, buying a house or starting a family. Whatever your bucket list looks like, we encourage you to add Moersch Hospitality Group to your 2023 list! To make it that much easier, we decided to curate a list of must-do items coming up in the new year. See how many you can check off this year!

Round Barn Winery & Estate

  • Winter Village: Round Barn Winery & Estate's Winter Village, sponsored by Honor Credit Union, is back for another Michigan winter season. Make your winter plans to travel to Southwest Michigan to enjoy mulled wine or hot cocoa mixed with one of our popular creams, walk the winter wonderland via Mt. Tabor Trails or cozy up with a blanket inside an igloo.

  • Jammin’ in the Vineyard: Escape to the vineyard and enjoy live music paired with your favorite Round Barn libation. Named one of USA TODAY’s 10Best wineries and vineyards with live music, Jammin' in the Vineyard, presented by Honor Credit Union, is the best spot in Southwest Michigan to relax and enjoy live music every weekend, May through October.

  • Sangria Party: Sangria – the wine “punch” of summer! We are kicking off the this year’s event series with our annual, fan-favorite, Sangria Party! Dust off the lawn chairs, and grab your crew because you are invited to the ultimate block party of the summer with live music, signature cocktails, and our Sangria Station.

  • Round Barn's Island Spirits Party: Aloha! Meet us in our Southwest Michigan vineyard paradise for our annual Island Spirits Party. Get your tiki on as we celebrate cool drinks in the summer sun while jammin’ out to live music all day long.

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

  • Signature Dinner Series: We are excited to announce the return of our Tabor Hill Signature Dinner experiences. These themed dinners offer specially curated menus by our master culinary team to capture the decadent taste of delicacies from around the world. 

  • Harvest Celebration: Celebrate the fruits of our labor as we welcome another harvest season with good friends, great music, and fine wines all from the comfort of our Tabor Hill Estate Tent.

  • Terror at Tabor: Join us for a night full of glamour, mystery, and intrigue at our annual Halloween celebration at our wedding & events tent. A fan-favorite event, this is one you do not want to miss out on. 

  • Live Music Sundays: Visit us on any given Sunday afternoon in the summer and witness how the Vineyard Lounge comes alive with the sound of local and regional artists.  With everything from classic rock to mellow jazz and everything in between, our Live Music Sundays capture the essence of what Michigan summers are all about.

Round Barn Brewery & Public House

  • Trivia: We invite you to join us every Sunday beginning January 8th and running through March 5th for our weekly Team Trivia Night! Put your knowledge to the test on a variety of topics, all while impressing your friends, and enjoying a Round Barn craft brew!⁠ Teams may join any week, you do not have to be part of the season bracket.

  • Live Music in the Beer Garden: Open May through October, The Beer Garden at the Public House is the ultimate destination to sit back, relax, and enjoy cold brews.  Join us on weekends, and for special live music events and other celebrations throughout the season. 

  • Barodeo: Put on your boots and boogie over to the Beer Garden at Public House for our annual Barodeo™! Join us for a night dedicated to the best parts of summer: live music, cold beer, and good company. Grab yourself a pint of a Round Barn craft brew or indulge in a specialty-made cocktail while singing along to your favorite country hits!

  • Celebrate our Anniversary: For a decade, our brew crew has perfected the art of creating one stellar beer after another. Join us as we celebrate these past 10 years and dream of the next – the best is yet to come!

Free Run Cellars

  • Live Music Sundays: Summers at Free Run Cellars means a showcase of some of the best live music in Southwest Michigan! From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, local and regional musicians will take our stage to give your vineyard evening a little extra flavor. Sip on a glass of your favorite wine or share a bottle with friends on our patio to your favorite tunes and wine country’s best summer views.

  • Epicurean Dinners: Experience locally grown food and wine at our highly acclaimed Epicurean Dinners! We’re pairing our award-winning wines with delectable small plates. This fan-favorite experience is truly unique and one you won’t find anywhere else in Southwest Michigan. 

  • Tastings: Nothing is more satisfying than finding the perfect pairing of wine and the offerings of a delicious charcuterie board. Locally sourced, our charcuterie boards boast an offering of the flavors of Southwest Michigan. Our small-batch artisan wines are the ultimate finishing touch to any charcuterie celebration.

Bonus Round

  • Hike Mt. Tabor Trails: Join us to explore all the beauty Southwest Michigan offers in the best way we know how – with a drink in hand. We provide the chance to enjoy enchanting woods, rolling fields, and endless vineyards all in one place.

  • Complete Sip + Savor Trail: Allow yourself to discover the flavors of Southwest Michigan and embark on our Sip + Savor Wine Trail. There is something for everyone between all six properties and their unique offerings. From fresh brews to artisan wines to hand-crafted spirits, there is always something new to try along the trail

  • Eats & Beats at Union Pier: Don’t miss your chance to join us for Eats and Beats at our Round Barn Union Pier Tasting Room!  Bring your friends and family to enjoy live music, delicious food from local vendors, and great wine!

Meagan Veldman

Meagan joined the MHG team in 2022 as the Social Media, Member Engagement, and Public Relations Specialist and is loving every second of it!  From crafting the perfect post to acting as the concierge for our Vineyard Premier members, Meagan loves getting to communicate and interact with our guests. 

In her free time, she can be found spending time with friends and family enjoying Michigan's four seasons.  From boating to snow skiing, she will be the first to tell you that Michigan is one of her favorite places to explore - next to England, that is.  Meagan studied History and Film & Media at Calvin University, where she got the opportunity to study abroad in York, England, in her final year. 

Meagan's Top Product Choices

Wine: Tabor Hill Syrah
Spirit: Round Barn's 269 Gin
Beer: Round Barn's Vacation Americal Wheat Ale