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Wineries/Breweries/Cider Mills

2 Lads

2 Lads Winery is a 10,500 square foot facility located on 58 acres on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. We currently have 23 acres of established vineyards in three separate blocks that were planted in 1999, 2001 and 2008.

Aurora Cellars

Visit Aurora Cellars, a full production boutique winery with old world charm nestled in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula. We’re proud to offer our award-winning wines from grapes grown throughout the peninsula along with epicurean small plates sourced locally to complement your wine tasting experience.

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery

Beautiful Lake … Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan

Bluestone Vineyards

Nature always makes the call regarding how the vineyard is managed each year.  Vines are tended bi-weekly with meticulous fruit and leaf thinning to ensure just the right amount of sunlight is let through.  We’re also careful to maintain the right balance of crop load year-to-year to balance quality and production.  At the end of the season, it’s all of us who come together to make the call on when the vines are ready for harvest.

Black Star Farms

Black Star Farms is a unique agricultural destination in the heart of Traverse City’s wine country that features two winery production facilities with adjacent tasting rooms, a distillery, an Inn, and an equestrian facility.

Boathouse Vineyards

Our hand-crafted wines are made with care from grapes grown in our family-owned vineyard located in the heart of Leelanau County.

Bonobo Winery

Bonobo Winery, founded by the Oosterhouse brothers. Their objective: to offer world-class wines in a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere with a breathtaking view, and a business model inspired by the close harmony of the traditions, philosophies, and ecological integrities of the region.

Bowers Harbor Vineyards

Our family at Bowers Harbor Vineyards invites you to explore our winery and the epic views of Lake Michigan
and sample our award winning varietal wines. Located in Traverse City in Northern Michigan.

Brengman Brothers

It wasn’t too long ago that “Brengman Brothers” was the answer to this question… who do you know who makes excellent wine that no one knows about? Those times are somewhat behind us now as we begin our fifth year of operating the tasting room. We learned that the commitment to fine wine requires patience and eventually all great places and dedicated people who want to make a difference in this historic trade will receive awareness and many dedicated fans

Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery

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Chateau Chantal

Think of it as your very own, perfectly charming winery and Old World inn stocked with fine wine and staffed with attentive proprietors whose sole purpose is to provide a space or experience to meet your every need.

Chateau De Leelanau

Positioned at the entrance to Leelanau County’s wine country, we invite you to begin your tour at the Chateau de Leelanau tasting room. With generations of farming history, we bring our love for Northern Michigan into every aspect of Chateau de Leelanau. New wines and ciders are made from fruit grown in our family’s vineyards and orchards to ensure a true taste of Leelanau County in every sip.

Chateau Fontaine

Getting its French title from proprietor Lucie Matthies' middle name and paying homage to the French immigrants who settled in the area, Chateau Fontaine was a deserted potato farm and cow pasture when Dan Matthies discovered the property in the 1970's with its favorable south-facing slopes for growing grapes.

Today, the cow pasture is one of three vineyards totaling 30 acres of grapes, including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot, among others.

Chateau Grand Traverse

Located on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula, in Traverse City, Michigan, our family owned and operated winery is proud to offer guests a complete Northern Michigan wine country experience including premium wine tasting, winery tours, lodging and a beautiful setting. Chateau Grand Traverse is a must-see on your Michigan wine tour!

Cherry Republic Winery

Celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything we make and do, Cherry Republic has grown from a t-shirt sold out of the trunk of a car to the world’s largest exclusive retailer of cherry food creations. Along the way, we have turned one man’s vision into a nation of citizens embracing his creed of life, liberty, beaches, and pie.

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery presents one of northern Michigan’s most unique and picturesque wineries. Our Old World tasting room is situated atop the rolling hills of Leelanau Peninsula and features award-winning estate wines.

Forty Five North

Located directly on the 45th parallel, we use our distinct location as the driving force behind our approach to crafting world class wines that represent the region. Using grapes from estate and regional vineyards, everything is handcrafted on-site with the goal of producing the most approachable, elegant wines possible.

Verterra Winery

When our family stepped into the world of grape growing and winemaking, we focused on one thing above all else – staying 'true to the land.'  We are proud to offer our estate grown, hand crafted, family made red wine, white wine, fruit wines and hard apple based ciders which we feel embody the essence of the Leelanau Peninsula. 

French Valley Vineyards

Visit our new tasting room at the Vineyard Inn, just minutes north of downtown Suttons Bay to drink in the atmosphere and enjoy wines  produced from our family owned, sustainably farmed vineyards and orchards.

Green Bird Organic Cellars

The vineyard, the orchard, the farm animals, the wildlife, the forest, and our families are all one living organism that make up our farm. By treating the farm using sustainable, organic practices we are taking responsibility for the long term viability of the whole and we think this sense of character and pride comes through in our products.

Good Harbor Vineyards

The Simpson family first planted their roots on the Leelanau Peninsula in the cherry industry back in the 1950s. It wasn’t until the 1970s when John Simpson sent his son, Bruce Simpson to attend the University of California Davis to learn about viticulture and oenology, that the thought of planting vineyards was considered

Hawthorne Vineyards

Hawthorne Vineyards is a friendly boutique vineyard and tasting room destination just four miles North of Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. We're passionate about making finely crafted, small production quality wines from our estate fruit.  Our 80 acre site is nestled into a ridge above Peninsula Drive with postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays.


Welcome to Laurentide, named in honor of the last great ice sheet that receded 10,000 years ago from the upper tier of the North American continent. With the completion of this great geologic event, the Great Lakes and surrounding lands assumed their present forms. The Leelanau peninsula was exposed and the rocks and fossils from a 350 million year old ancient sea floor started to formulate the soil that sustains our vines today contributing to the unique terroir of the region.

Leelanau Cellars

Leelanau (Lee – La – Naw) the Indian word meaning “Delight of Life,” reflects what can be seen traveling this Northern Michigan peninsula and is at the heart of the journey that began in 1974 for the Jacobson family who believed this would be a perfect location to grow grapes and produce excellent wine – thus the beginning of Leelanau Cellars.

Mari Vineyards

Mari Vineyards founder Marty Lagina made the (some would say) crazy choice to grow grapes that shouldn't grow in Michigan, with the belief that he could produce world class wines that otherwise couldn't be made here. So, true to his Italian heritage, he planted exotic varieties like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others. Combined with a little creative grape growing and a lot of attention, today his dream has become a reality


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Peninsula Cellars

Our philosophy toward wine making has always been very minimalistic, allowing the regional expression of the fruit to come through. The sun, the rain, the wind, and the soil, all under the watchful eye of the grower, are what make our wines so good.

Rafts Hol Vineyards

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Rove Estate

Rove Estate tasting room offers a perspective of the Leelanau countryside that has rarely been seen. Perched at 1100 feet, the elevation creates the area’s perfect vineyard—southern-exposed slopes, abundant sunlight and cool-air drainage offering protection from the frost—perfect conditions for premium estate grown grapes.

Shady Lane Cellars

In 1987, the original owners, from Grand Rapids, decided to purchase a 100 year old fruit farm on a Hilltop in Suttons Bay.  The goal was to join the growing number of grape growers in northern Michigan, and possibly produce some noteworthy wine. This beautiful property had everything needed to grow excellent cool-climate fruit. The combination of well-drained sandy soils, southern exposures, good air drainage and altitude were all there. This was the dream that became Shady Lane Cellars.

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery

An Artisan's Approach... We are dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of our vineyard and the vineyards of Michigan.

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Our story started 20 years ago visiting Leland as a family for the first time. The simplicity and beauty of the “tucked away” secret that is Leelanau has always been what we treasure most about the area. There is a connection to the land found only here amongst the lakes, dunes, hills, and sunlit fields and our dream to start Blustone was born out of that. Our namesake is reflective of that connection and the celebration of life which we hope to inspire with every sip of wine.

Willow Vineyards

Willow Vineyards was established in 1992. It was and continues to be a work of passion and love, created and designed by John and Jo Crampton. Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard.​ Willow Vineyards was established in 1992.

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Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene.  ----Pair all of this with the beauty of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and experience, firsthand, the Traverse City region which will have you yearning for more.  - Traverse City Uncorked

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