Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail
Uncork Michigan's Best Kept Secret!
You need not spend a whole day traveling to experience unique wines or craft beer tastings. The Trail offers you more time to truly revel in our beautiful natural scenery and wildlife. Enjoy our local eateries, indigenous special events, festivals and attractions.
The Sunrise Side Wine and Hops Trail is conveniently located just north of the Saginaw and Bay City metropolitan areas. The Michigan Tourist Division has designated the area the "Sunrise Coast." The southern-most Trail starts at Standish, MI along US 23. Traveling east, the Trail passes through Au Gres, MI, home to Modern Craft Winery, then through Tawas to Wiltse's Brew Pub in Oscoda, MI. The "Trail" passes through a Modern Craft Winery ancillary tasting room in Harrisville, MI; then north to Thunder Bay Winery, Fletcher Street Brewing Company and Stoney Acres Winery in Alpena, MI. The Western leg follows M 33 and takes visitors through the Modern Craft Winery tasting room in West Branch, then through Rose City, home of Rose Valley Winery and Valley Mist Vineyards.
Along the way, visitors can experience the Sunrise Side attraction Partners. Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish, MI; Charity Island Lighthouse Tour & Dinner Cruise in Au Gres, MI; Au Sable River Queen Paddle-boat excursions in Oscoda, MI, Alpena Shipwreck Tours in Alpena, MI and Thunder Bay Resort located in Hillman