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Wineries in Traverse City

Maybe you prefer your wine with a raised pinky, elegant ambiance and killer views. Or maybe you’re just ready to relax and have a good time. Good news is, you can do them both at about 50 different wineries throughout the Traverse City region.

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. 

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        Frequently Asked Questions


        What wine is Traverse City known for?

        Traverse City is most commonly known for the following wine varieties:

        Pinot Gris
        Pinot Noir
        Cabernet Franc

        Explore Traverse City wine tours for a tasting.

        Who offers Traverse City wine tours?

        There are many tour operators that offer wine tours in Traverse City including:

        Explore our full list of Traverse City wine tour options.

        Are Traverse City wineries open in the winter?

        Yes! Most of the Traverse City wineries are open in the winter. Seasonal hours may apply so be sure to plan ahead. 

        Read our article about winter wine tours.

        Are Traverse City wineries open year-round?

        The majority of the wineries in the Traverse City area are open year-round. However, there are a handful of wineries that close for the winter. Many wineries also adopt reduced hours during the winter, so we suggest checking hours before visiting.

        Which wineries in Traverse City are kid-friendly?

        Kids accompanied by an adult are allowed at all Traverse City wineries. However, some wineries have more things for kids to do than others such as:

        Explore all Traverse City wineries, here.

        Which wineries in Traverse City are dog-friendly?

        Dogs on a leash are permitted outdoors at more than a dozen Traverse City wineries including 45 North Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, and Mari Vineyards to list a few.

        View the complete list of dog-friendly wineries in Traverse City.

        Are there any upcoming food and wine events in Traverse City?

        There’s always something tasty happening in Traverse City! From wine tours and markets to live music and yoga among the vines.

        Explore upcoming food and wine events in Traverse City, here
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