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Leelanau Peninsula Wineries

  • L. Mawby

Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery
Bel Lago… Beautiful Lake. Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery was founded in 1987 by Domenic, Ruth, and Amy Iezzoni and Charles Edson. The emphasis at Bel Lago has been on quality, with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are winegrowers, [...] more...

L. Mawby
Our goal has always been to produce the finest wines possible. We strive to make wines that express the unique soil and climate in which they grow, the personal attention they are given in vineyard and wine cellar, and the winegrower’s esthetic. Our wines are living things, raised with care, giving voice to our joie [...] more...

Boskydel Vineyard
All of Boskydel wines are 100-percent estate-bottled. That means the grapes used to make the wine came from our “estate” or property. Some wineries would lead you to believe that you are drinking a local product, but if it doesn’t say Leelanau Peninsula or Old Mission Peninsula on the label, the grapes could have come [...] more...

Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery
We are dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of our vineyard and the vineyards of Michigan. Whether carefully sourcing grapes from top sites in the state or from our own vineyard, our winery was built on the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard. We strive to understand the [...] more...

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
Just as every glass holds a story, so does every dream. Creighton Gallagher fell in love with the Traverse City area wine industry in 2007 when he worked at Old Mission Peninsula’s, Brys Estate, with his good friend Coenraad Stassen. Although he was a recent college graduate of Grand Valley State University in Accounting, he [...] more...

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 [...] more...

Good Harbor Vineyards
If it is a cliché that wine is made in the vineyard, it is a cliché that we live by at Good Harbor Vineyards. Close to thirty vintages have shown us that whatever beneficial actions are taken tending the vines will show up later as better tasting wines. Our goal is to sell wines that [...] more...

Leelanau Cellars
Visit our tasting room year round in beautiful Omena and sample our award-winning Chardonnays, Riesling, Meritage and Fruit Wines. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will enhance your wine tasting experience. Leelanau Cellars’ wines have evolved over the years from the first release in 1977, but the philosophy has remained constant; to produce quality, consumer friendly wines, affordable [...] more...

Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery
Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery is located just north of Traverse City, Michigan, offering a variety of wines and hard cider made from fruit grown on our farms in beautiful Leelanau County. Today the vineyard’s picturesque setting is yielding some of the finest wines ever produced from this new and progressive wine country. Chateau [...] more...

Ciccone Vineyard and 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. Take a stroll through our vineyards and enjoy the striking views of West Grand Traverse Bay and our restored turn-of-the-century barn. Experience [...] more...

Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms – Leelanau Peninsula Tasting Room Twelve miles north of Traverse City and just off M-22 you’ll find our main tasting room located on the farm. It’s housed in a unique post-and-beam building and features an elliptical tasting bar. Our friendly and informative staff is ready to help you through your tasting of our extensive [...] more...

Forty-Five North Vineyard and Winery
Located squarely on the famed 45th parallel, Forty-Five North uses its distinct location as the driving force behind its approach to crafting world-class wines that represent the region. Using grapes from estate and regional vineyards, everything is hand-crafted on-site with the ultimate goal of producing the most approachable, elegant wines possible. Aside from red and white [...] more...

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 [...] more...

Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms
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 [...] more...

Longview Winery and Vineyard
Welcome to Longview Winery, where estate-grown wines are the signature of our boutique style winery. Our wines are available for complementary tasting at our tasting room, which is located next door to the Cedar Rustic Inn, just north of the village of Cedar. Five Michigan ‘Best of Class’ trophies in our first five years! Come taste [...] more...

Raftshol Vineyards
First a dairy enterprise, and then a cherry orchard, this farm now annually produces over 1000 cases of Bordeaux varietal red wines, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, and also produces fine Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer white wines. Brothers Warren and Curtis Raftshol began the latest incarnation of their family farm in 1985. They were [...] more...

Shady Lane Cellars
We are located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan where the cool climate creates our deliciously vibrant wines. This unique climate allows our winemaker Adam Satchwell to honor nature’s ripe fruit qualities in every hand-crafted bottle of Shady Lane. Our vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan. Our [...] more...

Willow Vineyard
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. Our winemaker, Chris Guest has over 30 [...] more...

Blustone Vineyards
Our Sylt Road vineyard is located on 40 acres of beautiful land in the middle of the Leelanau Peninsula in Northern Michigan. Planted in 2005, we have 10 acres of grapes with another 3 acres being prepped. Our Vineyard Manager takes great care to maximize our vine production while still using methods that are [...] more...

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. Aurora Cellars is known for its welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. [...] more...

Laurentide Winery
Our boutique winery, located in lovely Lake Leelanau in Northwestern Michigan on the 45th parallel, specializes in cool climate wines. We started growing vitis vinifera on our cherry farm in 2006 and now have 6 varietals flourishing on about 10 acres located on sweeping vistas almost 900 feet above sea level and about 1 mile from [...] more...

Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill Vineyards
We’re located at the top of Crain Hill Road, close to Grand Traverse Bay and 5 miles from downtown Traverse City. Our vineyard brims with vinifera grape varieties, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Our objective is to produce wines that express the terroir of the area soil, sun and winds [...] more...

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. From our customer-favorite , Seas the Day Table White or our 2012 Pinot Noir, “Best in Class” at California RIM wine competition, to our increasingly popular Boathouse Red or any of our other fine white [...] more...

Tandem Ciders
A unique stop on the Leelanau wine trail, Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. In the major apple growing regions of Europe, a culture has developed around the enjoyment and deep appreciation of cider, of both the traditional production processes as well as the apples themselves. Cider plays an important role in these areas [...] more...

Cherry Republic Winery
Cherry Republic brings you cherry wine from the people who know cherries! We feature 100% cherry wines, as well as cherry and grape wine blends and Cherry Hard Cider. Additionally, we offer custom cherry sodas and juices, all to be enjoyed overlooking our bountiful gardens. Come visit our Cherry Republic “Stomp House” winery, the alternative tasting [...] more...

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Leelanau County Wine Events via Facebook

The Hunt for the Reds of October

The Hunt for the Reds of October

Oct 2, 11:00am - Oct 13, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a monthlong event each October that encourages wine lovers to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) throughout the entire month.

Your $10 ticket gets you a stemmed commemorative glass and a pour at all 23 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and much more. Additionally, $5 of every ticket benefits the American Red Cross of Northern Michigan. Great wine for a great cause!
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Sips n Giggles: An Evening of Wine & Comedy

Sips 'n Giggles: An Evening of Wine & Comedy

Oct 21, 6:00pm - Oct 21, 10:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Join us for a laid back and hilariously fun evening of wine and comedy on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Start with a pre-show pour (or two) from 6 to 8, featuring delicious local wine from Shady Lane Cellars and Chateau Fontaine, Chateau de Leelanau Tractor Pull Hard Ciders, brews from Right Brain Brewery and snacks available for purchase. Starting at 8pm, grab your glass of #leelanauwine and prepare for an evening of uproarious entertainment. The Sips N’ Giggles Comedy Show, presented by Uncorrect Comedy, will have you in side-splitting stitches as Midwest funnyman Geoff Tate entertains you with his hilarious brand of humor, along with special guests Kaytlin Bailey (an NYC-based comedian who’s appeared on Sirius XM and MTV) and Jeff Horste (Comedy Central and Fox TV’s Laughs). Sit back, relax and enjoy the show for a local wine evening you’ll never forget. Please note that this event is for 21 years and up only.... See MoreSee Less

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Toast the Season

Toast the Season

Nov 4, 11:00am - Nov 5, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Nov 11, 11:00am - Nov 12, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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96 interested  ·  27 going
December Business After Hours

December Business After Hours

Dec 14, 5:30pm - Dec 14, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Lets toast to the holiday season and a prosperous 2018 with some delicious wine from the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail! Prepare for an evening of wine-paired fun as you mingle with longtime acquaintances & new friends and view the galleries of the Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus.

13 interested  ·  4 going

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