Northern Michigan Wine Tour Through Old Mission and Traverse City


Cherry Republic: This tasting room celebrates the Cherry Capital’s namesake fruit with a number of cherry wines. 154 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.932.9205, CHERRYREPUBLIC.COM.

Left Foot Charley: Find hard cider and great wines at this warehouse-cool tasting room at the Grand Traverse Commons. Live music on the patio; Thursday Happy Hour, featuring ethnic eats. 806 RED DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.995.0500, LEFTFOOTCHARLEY.COM.

Taste of Black Star Farms: 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.

Hawthorne Vineyards: Take in postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays while sipping fabulous estate wines from this lush new vineyard and elegant tasting room four miles out Old Mission Peninsula from Traverse City. 1000 CAMINO MARIA DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.929.4206, HAWTHORNEVINEYARDS.COM.

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