Located on the 45th parallel with 105 miles of shoreline, Traverse Wine Coast boasts two unique, glacially formed peninsulas climatically moderated by the massive waters of Lake Michigan providing optimal expressions of winemaking. Traverse Wine Coast produces cool-climate wines which are naturally acidic, balanced, structured and aromatic.
New wine releases and exciting events kick off spring on the Traverse Wine Coast. May is Michigan Wine Month, so naturally our wineries celebrate during Traverse City Uncorked.
The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail starts the new season with its Spring Sip & Savor event the first weekend in May. Visitors 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 where participants can sip the newest vintages at its nine wineries, while welcoming spring with delicious food pairings.
Be sure to designate a driver or leave it to the area’s many local tour operators who know the ins and outs of Traverse City wine country and can build itineraries that meet your needs.
(Click here for more on what makes our area the perfect microclimate for wine!)