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Traverse City Area Wineries

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Chateau Chantal Winery and B and B
The Begin family, Robert, Nadine and daughter Marie-Chantal, opened the doors of Chateau Chantal in 1993 upon the completion of a French style three room B&B, winery and vineyard estates. The winery and B&B has since undergone a 15,000 square foot expansion which increased the total rooms available to eleven. Located on a 65-acre estate…

Bel Lago Vineyard and Winery
Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery was founded in 1987 by Domenic, Ruth, and Amy Iezzoni and Charles Edson. The emphasis at Bel Lago has been on quality, with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are winegrowers, and believe…

Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery was founded in 2005 by Patti and Mark Carlson and opened on September 6th, 2008. Located just north and west of Suttons Bay, the 30 acre estate is nestled among cherry and apple orchards where the vineyard is planted in rich loamy soil with a gentle slope on high ground.…

Two Lads Winery
Two Lads winery is a 10,500 square foot facility located on 58 acres on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. Our ultra modern, multi-level facility uses gravity-flow techniques to transport the juice and wine throughout processing, racking and aging. The gravity-flow process saves energy, reduces noise, and is a far more gentle way…

Verterra Winery
When our family entered the world of grape growing and wine making, we focused on one thing above all else – staying true to our land. Five years later, we are proud to offer our first vintage of hand-crafted red, white and fruit wines, which we feel embody the essence of what Leelanau Peninsula provides.…

L. Mawby
Our goal has always been to produce the finest wines possible. We strive to make wines that express the unique soil and climate in which they grow, the personal attention they are given in vineyard and wine cellar, and the winegrower’s esthetic. Our wines are living things, raised with care, giving voice to our joie…

Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery
Walt and Eileen Brys invite you to sample their international award-winning wines in their beautiful brick and mahogany tasting room. While sipping the wine, enjoy breathtaking views of the East Bay and 80 acres on Old Mission Peninsula reborn. Walter and Eileen Brys planted the first of 40,000 vines in 2001 and opened the doors…

Good Harbor Vineyards
If it is a cliché that wine is made in the vineyard, it is a cliché that we live by at Good Harbor Vineyards. Close to thirty vintages have shown us that whatever beneficial actions are taken tending the vines will show up later as better tasting wines. Our goal is to sell wines that…

Hawthorne Vineyards
Hawthorne Vineyards is a pristine vineyard and tasting room destination just four miles from Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. The 40 acre site is nestled into a ridge above Peninsula Drive with postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays. Hand crafted wines are created from the vineyard’s acreage of Pinot Noir, Merlot,…

Chateau Grand Traverse
Located atop one of the most picturesque settings on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula sits the winery and vineyards of Chateau Grand Traverse. Founded in 1974 by Edward O’Keefe, our family owned and operated winery is the oldest and largest commercial winery and vineyard operation in northern Michigan. Success in growing European vinifera vines requires very…

Leelanau Cellars
Visit our tasting room year round in beautiful Omena and sample our award-winning Chardonnays, Riesling, Meritage and Fruit Wines. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will enhance your wine tasting experience. Leelanau Cellars’ wines have evolved over the years from the first release in 1977, but the philosophy has remained constant; to produce quality, consumer friendly wines,…

Bowers Harbor Vineyard
Our family at Bowers Harbor Vineyards invites you to explore the epic views of Lake Michigan and sample our award winning varietal wines. We are a boutique winery located in Northern Michigan on picturesque Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Our cool-climate viticulture experience coupled with our hard work proves to produce superior quality Pinot…

Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery
Chateau de Leelanau vineyards and winery are located near the northern tip of the Leelanau Peninsula overlooking both Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay. Today the vineyard’s picturesque setting is yielding some of the finest wines ever produced from this new and progressive wine country. Chateau de Leelanau’s wines have been recognized for their quality,…

Peninsula Cellars
Peninsula Cellars is a family run winery located on the Old Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse City, Michigan. The region lies along the 45th parallel, halfway between the north pole and the equator. This gives the region its distinct micro-climate, that makes it perfect for growing high quality wine grapes. Other well known wine…

Ciccone Vineyard and Winery
We sit on a forty acre parcel in panoramic view of West Grand Traverse Bay to the East and Elm Valley to the West. Most of our vineyards face west, enjoying the long summer days. Vineyard:We have 16 acres planted in a variety of grapes; Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Dolcetto, Pinot…

Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms is a destination offering visitors a variety of distinctive choices, showcasing Leelanau Peninsula’s rich heritage and agricultural abundance. World-class products and services including premium vinifera wines and fruit brandies, hand-crafted cheese, an all-season B&B Inn, a championship equestrian facility and recreational trails provide guests a full sensory experience. We are a small…

Black Star Farms – Old Mission
Black Star Farms Old Mission Black Star Farms Old Mission, sits just off scenic M-37 amongst the rolling hills and gorgeous views of East Grand Traverse Bay. The former home of locally re-known Underwood Farm market now houses a beautiful tasting room and state of the art wine making and distillation facility. The tasting room…

Forty-Five North Vineyard and Winery
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery, located in the heart of beautiful Leelanau County, Michigan and directly on the 45th parallel, is a family-owned producer of many award-winning wines. The tasting room, a rustic post-and-beam barn hand hewn by the Amish in Ohio, was recently completed and officially opened in June. Aside from offering regular wine…

Chateau Fontaine
Getting its French title from proprietor Lucie Matthies’ middle name and paying homage to the French immigrants who settled in the area, Chateau Fontaine was a deserted potato farm and cow pasture when Dan Matthies discovered the property in the 1970’s with its favorable south-facing slopes for growing grapes. Today, the cow pasture is one…

Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms
The vineyard, the orchard, the farm animals, the wildlife, the forest, and our families are all one living organism that make up our farm. By treating the farm using sustainable, organic practices we are taking responsibility for the long term viability of the whole and we think this sense of character and pride comes through…

Longview Winery and Vineyard
Welcome to Longview Winery, where estate-grown wines are the signature of our boutique style winery. Our wines are available for complementary tasting at our tasting room, which is located next door to the Cedar Rustic Inn, just north of the village of Cedar. Five Michigan ‘Best of Class’ trophies in our first four years! Come…

Raftshol Vineyards
First a dairy enterprise, and then a cherry orchard, this farm now annually produces over 1000 cases of Bordeaux varietal red wines, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, and also produces fine Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer white wines. Brothers Warren and Curtis Raftshol began the latest incarnation of their family farm in 1985. They…

Shady Lane Cellars
We are located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan where the cool climate creates our deliciously vibrant wines. This unique climate allows our winemaker Adam Satchwell to honor nature’s ripe fruit qualities in every hand-crafted bottle of Shady Lane. Our tasting room is a century old fieldstone chicken coop that we lovingly renovated and converted…

Boskydel Vineyards
All of Boskydel wines are 100-percent estate-bottled. That means the grapes used to make the wine came from our “estate” or property. Some wineries would lead you to believe that you are drinking a local product, but if it doesn’t say Leelanau Peninsula or Old Mission Peninsula on the label, the grapes could have come…

Willow Vineyard
We began by planting Chardonnay, followed by Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Our gate is open for you to experience the breathtaking views of West Bay. We welcome you to taste our wines, experience our European influenced vineyards and enjoy the views. Located on a beautiful, windswept hillside, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay…

Circa Estate Winery
Unique among Michigan wineries, Circa stands as a timeless testament to creative inspiration. Each wine, a blank canvas. Each experience, subjective. From instinct to perfection, from yesterday to tomorrow, Circa can be anything to everyone. So taste for yourself – and truly explore your palate for the first time. Whatever words you choose to describe…

Boathouse Vineyards
Our hand-crafted wines are made with care from grapes grown in our family-owned vineyard located in the heart of Leelanau County. From our gold medal-winning 2011 Dry Riesling to our 2010 Boathouse Red – a bronze medal winner – Boathouse wines reflect the character and diversity of our Leelanau Peninsula home. Visit our tasting room…

Brengman Brothers – Crain Hill Vineyards
We’re located at the top of Crain Hill Road, close to Grand Traverse Bay and 5 miles from downtown Traverse City. Our vineyard brims with vinifera grape varieties, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Our objective is to produce wines that express the terroir of the area soil, sun…

Tandem Ciders
A unique stop on the Leelanau wine trail, Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. In the major apple growing regions of Europe, a culture has developed around the enjoyment and deep appreciation of cider, of both the traditional production processes as well as the apples themselves. Cider plays an important role in these areas…

Cherry Republic Winery
Cherry wines from the people who know cherries! 100% Cherry Wine, Cherry Red, Sparkling Cherry Wine, and more, carefully crafted from Leelanau County’s finest fruits. In addition, to our 9 Cherry wines, we have Hard Cherry Cider. Also, feel free to sample our custom cherry sodas on top. Over 170 gourmet cherry food items to…

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