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.