Leelanau Peninsula wineries are known for their award-winning Northern Michigan wine. Making that wine is a full time job. During the busy summer season, lush, green fields of vines produce some of the best grapes in the nation. And in the winter and spring, these vines are meticulously pruned and cared for.

Enjoying the fruits of that labor is truly a memorable experience. Each winery has a different story, different techniques, and a different atmosphere. When things slow down in the winter and early spring, it’s the perfect time to visit. You’ll have the chance to sit for a while and really savor each of the wines you’re tasting.

To help you plan your Leelanau Peninsula wine vacation, here are the winter and spring hours for each of the wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula.

Aurora Cellars

7788 E Horn Dr., Lake Leelanau, 231.994.3188
Mid-November-April: Friday & Saturday, 12-5 p.m., or by appointment

Bel Lago Vineyard & Winery

6530 S. Lake Shore Dr., Cedar, 231.228.4800
January-April: Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 p.m., or by appointment

Black Star Farms

10844 E. Revold Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.944.1270
November-April: Monday-Sunday, 11-5 p.m.

Blustone Vineyards

780 N. Sylt Rd., Lake Leelanau, 231.256.0146
November-April: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m., closed Monday & Tuesday

Boathouse Vineyards

115 N. St. Mary’s St., Lake Leelanau, 231.256.7115
December-March: Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Happy Hour:  5-7 p.m. each Saturday in January, February, and March
April: Friday & Sunday from 12-5 p.m., Saturdays 12-6 p.m.

Boskydel Vineyard

7501 E. Otto Rd., Lake Leelanau, 231.256.7272
December-April: Friday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill

9720 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City, 231.946.2764
January-April: Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday & Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday appointment only

Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard & Winery

5048 S.W. Bayshore Dr., Suttons Bay, 231.271.8888
October-April: Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Thursday 12-5 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment only

Chateau Fontaine

2290 S. French Rd., Lake Leelanau, 231.256.0000
January-March: Most Saturdays, 12–5 p.m., call to confirm
April: Weekends, 12–5 p.m.

Cherry Republic Winery

6026 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor, 231.334.3150
November-May: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery

10343 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.5553
November-April: Friday & Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery

8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau, 231.271.1188
November-April: Daily, 12-5 p.m.

Good Harbor Vineyards

34 S. Manitou Trail, M-22, Lake Leelanau, 231.256.7165
December-April: Friday & Saturday, 12-5 p.m., or by appointment

Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard & Winery

9825 Engles Rd., Northport, 231.386.5636
December-March: By appointment only
Starting mid-April: Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. 12-5 p.m.

L. Mawby

4519 S. Elm Valley Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.3522
November-April: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Laurentide Winery

56 S. French Rd., Lake Leelanau, 231.994.2147
December: Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
January-February: Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
March: Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
April: Daily 12-5 p.m.

Leelanau Wine Cellars

5019 N.W. Bayshore Dr., M-22, Omena, 231.386.5201
Year round: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.

Longview Vineyard & Winery

8697 Good Harbor Trail, Cedar, 231.228.2880
November-April: Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday, 12–5 p.m.

Raftshol Vineyards

1865 N. West Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay, 231.271.5650
January-April: Daily, 12-5 p.m.

Shady Lane Cellars

9580 Shady Lane, Suttons Bay, 231.947.8865
November-April: Monday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery

11087 E. Silver Leaf Farm Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.3111
Currently closed, but you can check here for their TBD spring hours.

Verterra Winery

103 E. River St., Leland, 231.256.2115
January-March: Friday & Saturday, 12-5 p.m., and by appointment
April: Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday, 12-5 p.m., and by appointment

Willow Vineyard

10702 Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay, 231.271.4810
November 16-December: Closed
January–March: By appointment only
March-April: Saturday, 12–5 p.m., and by appointment. Call ahead in April.

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