Situated on the same 45th parallel as the renowned wine regions of France and Italy, Traverse City area is an ideal – and beautiful – place to grow wine grapes.
So how do our 40+ wineries and tasting rooms welcome the warmer temperatures and longer days?
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association welcomes the new season with its Spring Sip & Savor event the first weekend in May. Wine (and food!) lovers can enjoy wine and food pairings at nearly 2 dozen wineries along the trail.
The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula celebrate Blossom Day in mid-May when visitors can sip the newest vintages at its eight wineries, while welcoming spring with food pairings and special activities along the wine trail.
And no matter what the season, you can sit back, relax and toast the True North wine country without having to worry about driving thanks to the area’s many local tour operators who know the ins and outs of the area and can build itineraries that meet your individual needs – whether it’s just a few of you in your party or a full bus load!
(Click here for more on what makes our area the perfect microclimate for wine!)