May is Michigan Wine Month. Join in on Northern Michigan’s month-long event: Traverse City Uncorked. Plan a tour spanning the nearly fifty local wineries and sip award-winning wines made with grapes grown on the 45th parallel. Savings, prizes, and special offers await. 

First-Time Navigation:

If this is your first time partaking in Traverse City Uncorked, use this guide for all of your planning. Sixty percent of Michigan’s wine grapes are grown in the Traverse City region, so it is only right that we properly celebrate the vino. Taste your way through the Traverse Wine Coast and earn prizes along the way.

Check-In to Win!

The first thing you need to know is that Traverse City Uncorked is FREE to participate in! All you need is our digital passport.

Sign up for your passport here.

It will be delivered to your inbox as soon as it is ready. On the passport, you’ll be able to check into participating wineries when you visit their locations and enjoy their delicious wines. Once you’ve checked into five or more locations, you win a pair of exclusive Traverse City Uncorked socks. The ‘Rewards’ section of your passport will show your prize eligibility once you’ve reached the goal of checking into at least five wineries, and you’ll pick up your socks at the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center in Downtown TC. In addition, there is also a chance to win the 2024 Uncorked grand prize.

Glasses of wine at Chateau Chantal

Plan Your Trip

To take part in Uncorked and immerse yourself in Northern Michigan wine culture, you will need the perfect place to stay. Discover lodging options with easy access to wine tastings and tours near the picturesque vineyards on the Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula. Also, don’t miss the chance to enter the grand prize drawing of this year’s event! If you book your stay at one of these accommodations you will be entered to win a wine-themed vacation to Traverse City. If you win, you’ll continue your journey across the Traverse Wine Coast with wine tours, tastings, and amazing activities.

Inform the front desk staff that you are visiting Traverse City Uncorked and they will share the special code to enter into your passport. Once the code has been added, you will be in the grand prize drawing!

Tour the Wine Coast

While planning your self-guided wine tours, consider letting someone else take the wheel. Hire one of the many local wine transportation companies to arrange a tour during your stay. You’ll take in the panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the rolling hills on which the vineyards are perched without any worries about navigation and safe transportation.

Couple wine tasting

Group wine tasting

Second (or Third) Time Around:

So, you’ve participated in Traverse City Uncorked before and you’re back for 2024… Luckily, there are new elements to this year’s event for you to explore.

What’s New? 

In years past, the Uncorked prize was a T-shirt; but this year, you’ll have the chance to get your hands on a one-of-a-kind pair of Uncorked branded socks. Many local wineries are participating in Traverse City Uncorked, so it is the perfect opportunity for you to expand your palate and visit locations that you have never been to before to create a unique Uncorked experience. Or revisit your favorite vineyard but experiment with trying new and unfamiliar wines.

Another way to shake up your 2024 Uncorked adventure is to plan your trip mid-week instead of on the weekend. You’ll avoid the crowds while still indulging in everything that the event has to offer. Less waiting, more tasting!