We’re raising a glass to Northern Michigan vineyards and winemakers with two new events on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Kicking off this month, Experience Leelanau and Spring into Summer invite wine lovers to enjoy upcoming summer releases and unique wine experiences in the breathtaking backdrop of the Leelanau Peninsula.

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Whether you’re a foodie, a music enthusiast, or someone who loves a Northern Michigan adventure, this new Leelanau Peninsula event has something for everyone. In celebration of Wine Month in May and our region’s remarkable wine-making culture, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is introducing a three-day weekend wine excursion, featuring a full slate of activities from 11 wineries on the trail.

What should you expect? 

This event is not just about wine, participants will indulge in exquisite cuisine and wine pairings, all while enjoying activities like cooking demonstrations, vertical tastings and more unique wine experiences. Plus, you’ll even get a taste of Northern Michigan’s vibrant arts and music scene with live performances featured at various wineries.

Each ticket is exclusive to the individual winery and the unique experience they have planned for that date. To buy tickets, you will be asked to review the offerings at each winery and select the experience you would like to attend. 

Leelanau Peninsula Orchard

Photo by Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Participating Wineries

May 19: Amoritas Vineyards, Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Shady Lane Cellars 

May 20: 45 North Winery & Vineyard, Amoritas Vineyards, Black Star Farms, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, French Valley Vineyard, Good Harbor Vineyards, Mawby Vineyards & Winery, Shady Lane Cellars and Verterra Winery

May 21: Aurora Cellars, Black Star Farms, Mawby Vineyards & Winery, Verterra Winery  

For a full list of activities at each participating winery, please visit the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail website.

Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover or simply want to enjoy patio sipping season in Northern Michigan, this new summer kick-off event showcases a variety of pre-released wines at participating wineries along the peninsula.

What should you expect? 

You’ll get a 3-ounce pour of featured pre-released wines at select Leelanau Peninsula wineries, $10 in cork cash, and a signature LP Wines bottle tote bag. While you can travel along the peninsula at your own pace, reservations are highly recommended and may be required for larger groups. 

People drinking wine, cheers!

Photo by Captured By Grace Photography

Participating Wineries 

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into three trails for easy touring, and each tasting room offers its own unique experience from patios with gorgeous views to cozy fireside nooks.

Sleeping Bear Loop: Amoritas Vineyards, Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery, Boathouse Vineyards, Chateau Fontaine, French Vallery Vineyard, Good Harbor Vineyards

Northern Loop: 45 North Vineyard & Winery,  Aurora Cellars, Leelanau Cellars, Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, Verterra Winery

Grand Traverse Bay Loop: Black Star Farms, Two K Farms Cidery & Winery, Mawby Vineyards & Winery, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Shady Lane Cellars, Brengman Brothers, Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Photo(s) by Captured By Grace Photography