The roads up the Leelanau Peninsula is surrounded by the beauty of over 25 Northern Michigan wineries set in the rolling hills just north of Traverse City. And now, the Northern Michigan peninsula has added a distillery to it’s incredible libations lineup. Make your vacation memorable by enjoying a beer, wine or spirit tasting in Leelanau County or stop by one of the Northern Michigan festivals happening this summer.
Wine Tasting In Leelanau
With three loops of wine tasting tours, the Leelanau Peninsula is the place to go to try wine of all types. Stop by Chateau Fontaine for a laid-back setting that pays homage to the regions French Roots. Black Star Farms is an agri-tourism destination, with world-class wineries and fruit brandies, plus a B&B, creamery and farm-to-table fresh dinners. Or try Boathouse Vineyard where you can sip award-winning wines on the covered porch or in an Adirondack chair right on the Lake Leelanau waterfront.
Northern Latitudes Distillery
Owned by Mark and Mandy Moseler, Northern Latitudes Distillery features spirits made from Michigan grains and pure Michigan water. Tastings are free and available within their Lake Leelanau tasting room seven days a week. The distillery is also stocked with tons of bar-ware and cocktail fixings. Northern Latitudes Distillery features rum, fudge liquor, gin, vodka, limoncello, and whiskey.
Leland Wine & Food Festival — June 14th
Enjoy a day at Leland Harbor near Fishtown at the Leland Wine & Food Festival. Featuring wineries from Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula. As well as local food and live music performed by Soul Patch. Admission includes two wine tokens and a commemorative glass.
Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Wine on the Water Festival — July 19th
Wineries, brewers and food vendors come together, to the sound of blues music, in celebration of Northern Michigan’s culinary abundance and the view along Suttons Bay’s scenic Marina Park. Featuring tastes from local wineries and breweries, delicious food from Leelanau Peninsula’s restaurants, art by talented area vendors, and live music from Don Julin & Billy Strings as well as Dawn Campbell. The Festival will be from 1 to 7 pm.