More than 10,000 voters from across the state weighed in on 101 things they love about Northern Michigan. Their votes determined over 300 Red Hot Best winners and 700 honorable mentions. Here you’ll find the best Northern Michigan wine tasting rooms.

First Place: Chateau Chantal, Old Mission Peninsula
Second Place: Bonobo, Old Mission Peninsula
Third Place: Black Star Farms, including Barrel RoomSuttons BayBrys Estate Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula (tied)

Remaining winners for Northern Michigan wine tasting room in alphabetical order:

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Red Hot Best winners were originally published in the June 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.

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