Several weeks ago I wrote about the the Port Huron to Mackinaw Sailboat Race, a sailboat race beginning in my home town of Port Huron, Michigan and ending on Mackinaw Island.
In two weeks, the weekend of August 8th, there will be totally different type of boat race along the St Clair River between the shores of Port Huron and Canada. It is the second year of the International Offshore Powerboat Race originating in Port Huron.
I mentioned this race because for all those lucky people who will be attending and looking for a place to grab a bite to eat and a drink you will not have to travel far from the banks of the river. An unassuming gem sits right on the mouth of Black River as it flows into the St. Clair River at Vantage Point – Vinomondo Wine Bar & Brew Pub.
The experience starts with the waitstaff. They make you feel welcome, just like you are stepping into their own home. After talking with our waitress who made recommendations that were so spot on it was as if she was a close friend who knew us well.
There entire theme of the wine bar and brew pub is “Come Picnic With Us” and all food is served in a picnic basket. You have the option of many types of cheeses, veggies, olives, dips, spreads, preserves, brushetta toppings, breads and crackers, specialty meats & seafood, fruits and snacks.
The first time we went we ordered brie, hot pepper raspberry preserve
Their wines come from their own winery in Fort Gratiot Township just north of Port Huron. There are a wide varieties of wine to choose from with names like of Sonoma Valley Chardonnay, Washington Columbia Valley Riesling, Luno Rossa, Black Raspberry Merlot and more.
My recommendation is the Green Apple Riesling. Everyone that tries it goes,”Oh my gosh this is so good!” The waitstaff stands near buy just to see the reaction of first time drinkers of this wine.
We recommend Vinomondo Wine Bar & Brew Pub to anyone in the area. There can’t be any better, more relaxing way to spend an summer evening than with your own picnic basket, glass of wine of the bank of a river watching 1000 foot freighters, 6-foot dinghies to fishermen catching their dinner.