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)
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.
6026 S. Lake St. | Glen Arbor | 1.800.206.6949
Cherry wines crafted from local orchards, amid a garden setting both relaxing and fun.
8697 Good Harbor Trail | Cedar | 231.228.2880
In-town tasting room in Cedar displaying plenty of best of class awards.
6530 S. Lake Shore Dr. | Cedar | 231.228.4800
Beautiful lake views showcase carefully crafted European varietals.
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.
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.
56 S. French Rd. | Lake Leelanau | 231.994.2147
Family farm turned boutique winery that specializes in cool weather varieties.
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.
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!
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.
9525 Engles Rd. | Northport | 231.386.5636
Organic cider’s the focus, complemented by fruit wines and table blends.
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.
11061 E. Silver Leaf Farm Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.3111
Small batch wines are oak mellowed and hand bottled and corked.
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.
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.
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.
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
7501 E. Otto Rd. | Lake Leelanau | 231.256.7272
Leelanau’s original and still humble winery, specializing in hybrid varietals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10702 E. Hilltop Rd. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.4810
Gorgeous West Bay views set the stage for the tasting of small production artisan wines.
5048 South West Bayshore Dr. | Suttons Bay | 231.271.8888
Wines and ciders are made from fruits grown in longtime family orchards and vineyards.
9580 Shady Ln. | Suttons Bay | 231.947.8865
Award-winning wines served up in smart and beautifully renovated fieldstone chicken coop.
9720 Center Hwy. | Traverse City | 231.946.2764
Refined winemaking and organic and biodynamic growing practices appeal to the wine aficionado—and others.
Cornerstone: Leelanau County wineries