A Tour of Leelanau Peninsula Wine Country

Leelanau wine country in Northern Michigan, with unique tasting rooms (think 19th century barn or stylishly renovated chicken coop), magnificent hilltop vistas, and, of course, world-class wine, makes a visit to the Leelanau peninsula are a requisite for wine lovers, vacationers and locals alike. Choose a designated driver and wind your way through Northern Michigan wine country with these recommended vineyards and cider houses.

Bel Lago Vineyard & Winery

Beautiful lake views showcase carefully crafted European varietals. 6530 S. Lake Shore Dr., Cedar, 231.228.4800, bellago.com.

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Black Star Farms

Award-winning wines pair with an inn, creamery and farm-to-table dinners at this agri-tourism leader. 10844 E. Revold Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.994.1250, blackstarfarms.com.

Take a video tour of Black Star Farms in the fall.

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Blustone Vineyards

This newcomer is notable for its light-filled tasting room and the double gold won for its first unoaked chardonnay. 780 N. Sylt Road, Lake Leelanau, 231.256.0146, blustonevineyards.com.

Boathouse Vineyard

Sip the award-winning Boathouse Red from an Adirondack chair on the waterfront. Corner of St. Mary’s Street and M-204. 231.256.7115, boathousevineyards.com.

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