The sunny days, cooler nights, and Mother Nature’s dazzling display make the fall a perfect season to meander up the Old Mission Peninsula. Stretching 19 miles north out into Grand Traverse Bay, and only four miles wide at the broadest point, Old Mission Peninsula is a breathtaking travel destination! Take in the frenzy of fall color and do a little wine tasting along the wine trail. Did we mention there are nine distinct wineries to visit?
Category - Wine Tasting
Sunny September days in Northern Michigan are made for a morning on the links followed by an afternoon in the vines. Below, you’ll find the perfect pairing for your Traverse City golf and grapes adventure, along with insider tips to up your golf game and create an amazing wine tasting experience.
A tale of two peninsulas begins on...M-22 or M-37? Mile for mile, these scenic Michigan highways run the lengths of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. M-22 follows West Grand Traverse Bay and into Leelanau County, while M-37 goes north into the village of Old Mission. Both are easy drives from downtown Traverse City and can be explored in one day – or a few if you want to really take it all in.
If Northern Michigan wine adventures are on your bucket list, this article is for you! The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail offers an exciting mix of year-round activities. How do you find the events that are right for you? Take a look at the suggestions below. Cheers!
We've asked the folks of the nine distinct wineries from the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula for tips on how to experience the wine trail at its fullest.TEASER BREAK
Here's what they had to say...
Do: Tell your server what kinds of wine you enjoy. We want to be able to help you find some wines you
Four years ago, my wife Heather and I rented a house on the Leelanau Peninsula, just to the south and west of Northport. We had recently become a family of five -- our twin girls were 11 months old and our oldest daughter had just turned four.
It was a long weekend getaway at a time when we were considering a move to Traverse City from our home in metro Detroit. We loved Traverse City, and had visited many times, but never in May.
“Every time we do late harvest, we ask ourselves why,” chuckles Kasey Wierzba, winemaker at Shady Lane Cellars in Suttons Bay,“ until the rewards of viscous, amber juice start to drip from the press, and then we know we wouldn't want it any other way.”
The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula®, north of Traverse City, feature some of the best wines in Michigan. As we get ready to celebrate Michigan Wine Month in April, here’s a look at what makes the eight distinct Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula® stand out from the crowd of more than 100 Michigan wineries.
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As we wait for the return of autumn’s annual color show, we’ve reached out to the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) to learn where they like to enjoy the dazzling display of fall color -- and of course, their favorite fall wines.