Wineries in Leelanau County, Michigan

The 26 wineries in Leelanau County are set in the rolling countryside near Traverse City. Their award-winning wines and many views of Lake Michigan make wine touring a major Northern Michigan attraction and a memorable part of an Up North vacation.

The three loops of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail (running south to north along the Leelanau Peninsula) help guide wine lovers on a tour of the county’s vines. Whet your appetite for Leelanau Peninsula wines with this MyNorth Media video, then scroll on to plan a tour of wineries in Leelanau County.

 


Sleeping Bear Loop

(So named for its proximity to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore)

Rove Estate

7007 E Traverse Hwy. | Traverse City | 231.421.7001

Perched at 1,100 feet, Rove has the highest elevation of any vineyard in Leelanau County, offering stunning views of Sugar Loaf Resort and far west, toward Empire. See inside.

Cherry Republic Winery

6026 S. Lake St. | Glen Arbor | 1.800.206.6949

Cherry wines crafted from local orchards, amid a garden setting both relaxing and fun.

Longview Vineyard and Winery

8697 Good Harbor Trail | Cedar | 231.228.2880

In-town tasting room in Cedar displaying plenty of best of class awards.

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery

6530 S. Lake Shore Dr. | Cedar | 231.228.4800

Beautiful lake views showcase carefully crafted European varietals.

Chateau Fontaine

2290 S. French Rd. | Lake Leelanau | 231.256.0000

Sophisticated wines served up in a friendly setting that pays homage to the locale’s French roots.

Good Harbor Vineyards

34 S. Manitou Trail | Lake Leelanau | 231.256.7165

Friendly tasting room boasts a longtime growing legacy and one of the largest pinot grigio plantings in Michigan.

Laurentide Winery

56 S. French Rd. | Lake Leelanau | 231.994.2147

Family farm turned boutique winery that specializes in cool weather varieties.

Northern Loop

Aurora Cellars

7788 E Horn Dr. | Lake Leelanau | 231.994.3188

A new boutique winery featuring white, red and sparkling wines and local food. The tasting room is outfitted with Old World charm.

Boathouse Vineyard

Corner of St. Mary’s Street and M-204 | Lake Leelanau | 231.256.7115

Sip the award-winning Boathouse Red from an Adirondack chair on the waterfront. Staying at Fountain Point Resort? Take the new water taxi across Lake Leelanau to the tasting room!

Verterra Winery

103 E. River St. | Leland | 231.256.2155

By boat or by car, sample the 16 wines and assorted ciders on tap at a tasting room just off the Leland River.

Green Bird Cellars

9525 Engles Rd. | Northport | 231.386.5636

Organic cider’s the focus, complemented by fruit wines and table blends.

Leelanau Wine Cellars

5019 N. West Bay Shore Dr. | Omena | 231.386.5201

Sip regional favorites, 35 years and counting, in a tasting room perched over glittery Omena Bay.

Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery

11061 E. Silver Leaf Farm Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.3111

Small batch wines are oak mellowed and hand bottled and corked.

Raftshol

1865 N. West Bay Shore Dr. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.5650

Reds are a good bet at this winery, first in the area to specialize in Bordeaux varietals and red vinifera grapes.

Tandem Ciders

2055 N. Setterbo Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.0050

Sip hard cider that tastes like an apple straight from the tree in a setting as friendly as a neighborhood pub.

Forty-Five North Vineyard and Winery

8580 E. Horn Rd. | Lake Leelanau | 231.271.1188

Popular wines like 45 Red and Peach Crémant served in a post-and-beam barn tasting room.

Blustone Vineyards

780 N. Sylt Road | Lake Leelanau | 231.256.0146

This newcomer is notable for its light-filled tasting room and the double gold won for its first unoaked chardonnay.

Grand Traverse Bay Loop

Boskydel Vineyard

7501 E. Otto Rd. | Lake Leelanau | 231.256.7272

Leelanau’s original and still humble winery, specializing in hybrid varietals.

Black Star Farms

10844 E. Revold Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.994.1250

Award-winning wines pair with an inn, creamery and farm-to-table dinners at this agri-tourism leader.

L. Mawby

4519 S. Elm Valley Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.3522

World-class bubbly is what you’ll find here, where only sparkling wine is sold. Nationally-recognized vintner of sparkling wines, Larry Mawby, tells us how his brut rosé bubbly entitled “Sex” originally got its name in this MyNorth Media video.

Ciccone Vineyard and Winery

10343 E. Hilltop Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.5553

European-style wines and Old World tasting room sit atop a hill delivering gorgeous lake views.

Three Fires Wine & Skipping Stone Cellars

5046 S W. Bay Shore Dr. | Suttons Bay | 231.620.9463

Views, vines and great wines. Tasting rooms open year round. Located in the heart of Leelanau wine country. Note: this winery is not part of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

Willow Vineyard

10702 E. Hilltop Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.4810

Gorgeous West Bay views set the stage for the tasting of small production artisan wines.

Chateau De Leelanau Vineyard and Winery

5048 South West Bayshore Dr. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.8888

Wines and ciders are made from fruits grown in longtime family orchards and vineyards.

Shady Lane Cellars

9580 Shady Ln. | Suttons Bay | 231.947.8865

Award-winning wines served up in smart and beautifully renovated fieldstone chicken coop.

Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill

9720 Center Hwy. | Traverse City | 231.946.2764

Refined winemaking and organic and biodynamic growing practices appeal to the wine aficionado—and others.


More Northern Michigan Wine

Cornerstone: Leelanau County wineries

Article Comments