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In summertime the vineyards surrounding Traverse City are a favorite place for wine tours and tasting, as wine lovers comb the lovely hills of the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas in search of the newest vintages. The very features that make these two narrow peninsulas so lovely – their high, rounded ridges bathed by long fiords of clear, deep water – are the reason it’s possible to grow wine grapes here.
That’s one reason why the region's nearly 40 wineries have gained an international reputation for the clean, elegant taste and bouquet of their wines. But it also explains why so many people love to make the annual pilgrimage to the two peninsulas to sample those wines in the incomparable setting where they were made.
Take your own self-guided tour, or let someone else do the driving by engaging one of our wine-savvy tour operators to arrange a limo tour of the Traverse City wine country.