Maybe you prefer your wine with a raised pinky, elegant ambience and killer views. Or maybe you’re just ready to get your people in a bus and have a pretty great time. Good news is, you can do them both at about 40 different wineries throughout the Traverse City region -- in the Traverse Wine Coast.
Located on the 45th Parallel, we literally line up with the most prestigious wine regions of Europe (think Bordeaux and Piedmont). We attribute our happy grapes to the natural insulation of Lake Michigan, to our fertile soil and to the long hours of sunlight for extended growing seasons…which altogether makes the people pretty happy, too. Are you about to be one of them?
Most of the wineries are open year-round and it’s easy to find a seasonal event to partake in. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula make wine touring easy and fun. Event highlights include: The Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off, Toast the Season, Winter Warm Up and Spring Sip and Savor. In May, Traverse City Uncorked returns for a month of wine-themed events, including special tastings and winemaker dinners.