Wineries in Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan, flourish due to the tempering effects of Lake Michigan, the soil of glacial till, the hills and ridges that let air and water flow across the land—it all adds up to a climate and place just right for growing some of the world’s classic wine grapes. Taking a day to savor the wines and the gorgeous landscape of Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula is a delightful Northern Michigan vacation attraction (designated driver recommended) that delights food and drink lovers.
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Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula
Vintners Cornel Olivier and Chris Baldyga have made a name for themselves teasing out delicate, nuanced flavors from sustainably grown wines. The Two Lads’ state-of-the-art facility specializes in cool-climate reds, sparkling wines and small-batch whites. .
The cool atmosphere at this tasting room includes a cozy fireplace and a bar made of wine barrels. Try award-winning wines and brandies from the onsite distillery.
Founded by brothers Carter and Todd Oosterhouse, Bonobo Winery “offers world-class wines in a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere with a breathtaking view.”
Sample this boutique winery’s award-winning varietals in a casual tasting room near Bowers Harbor Park. Don’t miss the signature meritage blend, 2896 Langley Vineyard.
The luxe tasting room here is a perfect complement to vintner Coenraad Stassen’s sophisticated wines. Artful reds, crisp whites and a lovely brick patio for enjoying the scenery.
This Old World–inspired winery and B&B sets on a hilltop, affording gorgeous views of grapevine-trellised hillsides and Grand Traverse Bay. Live jazz Thursday evenings.
This winery helped put Michigan on the map for world-class wines. Showcasing fine reds, whites, rieslings and specialty cherry wines.
Only 4 miles north of Traverse City, Hawthorne offers single-estate bottlings and a secluded tasting room overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay.
A historic one-room schoolhouse serves as the tasting room for this family-run winery. The line here includes a selection of memorable fruit wines made from tart cherries, sweet cherries and apples.
Wineries and Tasting Rooms in Traverse City
This “all ages” tasting room and shop celebrates the Cherry Capital’s namesake fruit with a number of cherry wines for adults and cherry sodas for kids.
Find hard cider and great wines at this warehouse-cool tasting room at the Grand Traverse Commons. Don’t miss the live music on the patio or Thursday Happy Hour, featuring ethnic eats.
This intimate space at the Grand Traverse Commons offers samples of Black Star’s signature wines and brandies, plus vodkas and whiskeys from nearby Grand Traverse Distillery. Sweet and savory small plates, too. 800 Cottage View Dr., Traverse City, 231.944.1349, BlackStarFarms.com.