There’s a saying among winemakers that “grapes love beautiful places.” The Traverse Wine Coast bears eloquent witness to its accuracy -- when the vineyards of the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas are surrounded by four seasons of nature’s beautiful displays and perched on hillsides with sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay.
The region's wineries have gained an international reputation for the clean, elegant taste and bouquet of their wines. Many people love to visit the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula to sample the award-winning wines.
Take your own self-guided tour or visit during one of year-round wine trail events. Let someone else do the driving by engaging one of Traverse City’s wine-savvy tour operators to arrange a tour.
It's important to check ahead, because some wineries have limited winter hours -- but most are well-equipped to serve visitors year-round.