Reds are a good bet at this winery, first in the area to specialize in Bordeaux varietals and red vinifera grapes. 1865 N. West Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay, 231.271.5650, raftsholvineyards.com.
Shady Lane Cellars
Award-winning wines served up a in smart and beautifully renovated fieldstone chicken coop. 9580 Shady Ln., Suttons Bay, 231.947.8865, shadylanecellars.com.
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery
Small-batch wines are oak mellowed and hand bottled and corked. 11061 E. Silver Leaf Farm Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.3111, silverleafvineyard.com.
Sip hard cider that tastes like an apple straight from the tree in a setting as friendly as a neighborhood pub. 2055 N. Setterbo Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.0050, tandemciders.com.
By boat or by car, sample the 16 wines and assorted ciders on tap at a tasting room just off the Leland River. 103 E. River St., Leland, 231.256.2155, verterrawinery.com.
Gorgeous West Bay views set the stage for the tasting of small production artisan wines. 10702 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.4810, willowvineyardwine.com.