Between Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay cuts the Leelanau Peninsula. Hills, lakes and sand dunes are characteristic of this region of Michigan State. Famous for the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world – the Sleeping Bear Dunes, some visitors do not even know that this relatively small peninsula is also well known for its wine production. In fact, you can join thousands of people annually who follow the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
Why the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail?
The situation of the Leelanau Peninsula, creates the perfect micro-climate for creating cool-climate wines. If you love the flavor and bouquet of
- Cabernet Franc
- Pinot Grigio
- Pinot Noir
Take the time to make the tour. Sign up to follow the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
The route will take you on at least a four hour tour through some of the most beautiful and rugged scenery along the coast. Here, you can see 28 vineries spread out along the region. They range from the small L. Mawby Vineyards – who have a reputation for sparkling wines and dry wines that are fermented in oak barrels, to the large Leelanau Cellars. These are all places where you are able to sample what some people call the finest wines to emerge from the Traverse Bay region.
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Events
Every year, you can join in the festivities as wine lovers and experienced oenophiles arrive to take part in the various events that mark the calendar year. From Aurora Cellars, to Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard, Northern Latitudes Distillery, & Winery HA to Willow Vineyard, everyone celebrates in what the season entails for wine growers and lovers everywhere. Among the many events, you might want to enjoy as part of your own voyage along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail are:
- January: Sip & Savor
- February: Taste The Passion
- March: Sips, Chips, & Dips
- May: Spring Sip & Savor
- June: Traverse City Wine & Art Festival and Diva Days
- September: Harvest Stompede
- November: Toast the Season
These events always seem to attract the attention of wine lovers from everywhere. They ideally combine the perfect blend of local wines with local foods to provide you with the ideal experience. This is the best way to learn about how to create – or at least sample, a uniquely local wine-and-dine affair. Is there any better souvenir of your visit to Michigan? Sign up to take part in the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and become part of a memorable event.