Great Lakes Wine Country

michigan grapesIf you’re looking for the perfect summer weekend getaway, look no further than Michigan’s beautiful wine country.  We’ve got over 50 wineries and thousands of miles of vineyards for you and your friends to come explore.  Depending on where you want to visit, there is a wine trail suited just for you.

The West Coast

Check out the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, or the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, all beautiful routes along the coastline dotted with unique wineries producing delicious reds, refreshing whites, and even some fruit wines.

The East Coast

On the sunrise side of the state, check out the Sunrise Side Wine and Hops Trail.  This trail features wineries, breweries, and unique and exciting attractions.

A little further south?  Check out the Pioneer Wine Trail in southeast Michigan.  Not far from Ann Arbor or Detroit, you can drive through the rolling hills, stop for tastings, and tour the vineyards.

You can explore all of these trails, or pick just one winery, and spend the afternoon there.  Many of Michigan’s wineries feature bed and breakfasts on site or nearby, to make travel easy, and all are located within minutes of fine dining and other events and attractions, guaranteeing that you’ll never be bored.

If you’re unfamiliar with Michigan wines, would like to learn even more,  or want to hear the latest about your favorite Michigan winery, you can do some reading up on Michigan By The Bottle (@MichByTheBottle), a site dedicated to all things Michigan wine, including reviews of wineries, tasting tours, and specific vintages.  Or visit Michigan Wines – the official website of Michigan Wineries.

We want to hear about your Michigan wine tour experiences, and what your favorite Michigan wines are.  Leave a comment and let us know!