Author: Claire Butler

Claire Butler is a Communications and Outreach Specialist with Taste the Local Difference, and an “Up North” local. She can be found perusing farm stands, making a bouquet with U-pick flowers, or strolling in the corridors of area farmers' markets, large tote in hand! 

 

If you’re a visitor to the Traverse City area, you’re most likely acquainted with some of our bigger events, like Cherry Festival. But you may not know about the best time to be a foodie in Traverse City, which is indisputably Restaurant Week, which takes place from Feb. 20th until the 26th of this year.

Driving around the Traverse City area means that you’ll come across some spectacular views: pastoral landscapes, interspersed with cherry trees and rows of grapevines, all with the backdrop of Lake Michigan. It’s easy to take this slice of Earth for granted, and forget about the steps it will take to preserve this beauty for generations! Luckily, many wineries and vineyards in the area conscientiously take steps to create a more sustainable future while making delicious wine. Here are a few suggestions on who to check out for your next wine tour! 

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