Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

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1. Cherry Republic, Inc.
6026 South Lake Street
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Toll Free: (800) 206-6949
Phone: (231) 334-3150
Fax: (231) 334-6425
Headquartered in the heart of Cherry Country, Cherry Republic is the world's largest exclusive retailer of cherry products! Known as America's cherry cupboard, our Cherry Retail Store & Gift Shop, Cherry Bakery & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Shop feature over 150 gourmet cherry products not counting the fine quality wine's product by them. Come try one of our Cherry Wines like Merlot, Sparkling Cherry Wines. Group tours are welcome.

2. Longview Tasting Room
8697 S. Good Harbor Trail
Cedar, MI 49621
Phone: (231)228-2880
Fax: (231)228-2880
Longview Winery is about the possibilities in life. The life of our grapes, our wines and ourselves. We are making the best wines possible from the grapes we grow to reflect the moment in time when they were created. We are about discovery, learning, and the development of new knowledge. Ours is an evolving story built on love and respect and change. We hope that you will come and share what we have discovered on this journey. Take a bottle or two home and enjoy our creation. From our family to yours. Adjacent to their tasting room is the Cedar Rustic Inn where chef Ackley serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a dining room decorated with sculptor that Linda Eaker made.

3. Bel Lago Winery
6530 South Lakeshore Drive
Cedar, MI 49621
Phone: (231) 228-4800
Beautiful Lake ... Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. Surrounded by a Pinot Grigio vineyard, Bel Lago Winery features a tasting room with a panoramic view of the beautiful southern end of Lake Leelanau. Open May thru October.

4. Chateau Fontaine
2290 South French Road
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231)256-0000
Fax: (231)256-9943
Chateau Fontaine is located in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula just south of Leland and Lake Leelanau. Originally a French-homesteaded potato farm, it is now home to 27 acres of grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Auxorrais, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Meticulously cared for by our son, Doug, and crew, the vineyards produce consistently award-winning wines. We look forward to serving you at the tasting room. Please check ahead for hours - we are open 12-5 seasonally November through May, Wednesday through Sunday in June, and daily July through October. We appreciate groups of 10 or more to call ahead for visiting. Cheers! Dan and Lucie Matthies

5. Good Harbor Vineyards
34 South Manitou Trail
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231) 256-7165
Fax: (231) 256-7378
A family owned and operated farm since 1980, Good Harbor Vineyards continues to focus on producing high quality affordable wines to share with friends and family. There is a self-guided tour attached to the tasting room which allows our patrons to view the bottling room and wine cellar. We are open from May-October, Monday-Saturday from 11-5 and Sundays 12-5 and November-April on Fridays and Saturdays 12-5 or by appointment. We encourage you to come and taste our collection of old favorites such as Fishtown White and Harbor Red and new exciting additions like Sleeping Bare and Collaboration. Our tasting room is located 3 miles south of Leland on M-22. Both the Simpson family and the tasting room staff look forward to seeing you!

6. Laurentide Winery
56 S French Rd
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Reservations: (231)994-2147
Phone: (231)994-2147
Boutique estate winery in the heart of lovely Leelanau County. Come taste our 10 award winning wines and then relax on our patio or by the fire and enjoy the view! Open April and November Saturday and Sunday 12-5. Open May thru October , Monday thru Saturday 12-6, Sun 12-5. Call for reservations for groups over 10.

7. Boathouse Vineyards
115 St. Mary's Street
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231)256-7115
Opening March-April 2012. Visit our unique horseshoe bar and try our award-winning wines. Located on the narrows between North and South Lake Leelanau, in the Village of Lake Leelanau. Boaters--dock and walk to our tasting room. Call ahead for hours.

8. Verterra Winery
103 E. River Street
Leland, MI 49654
Phone: (231)256-2115
When our family entered the world of grape growing and wine making, we focused on one thing above all else – staying true to our land. Five years later, we are proud to offer our first vintage of hand-crafted red, white and fruit wines, which we feel embody the essence of what Leelanau Peninsula provides. Please share this remarkable moment with us in our new tasting room located in downtown Leland across from the Bluebird restaurant, where we will be waiting to greet you with a sample of our wine and a welcoming smile. Open Monday – Thursday 11:30 – 6pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30 – 7pm and Sunday – 12 – 5pm.

9. Gill's Pier Vineyard & Winery, Inc.
5620 N. Manitou Trail
Northport, MI 49670
Phone: (231)256-7003
Fax: (231)256-7033
Welcome to Gill's Pier Vineyard & Winery located on the scenic Leelanau Peninsula, just four miles North of Leland on M-22. Enjoy a glass of one of our award winning wines inside our beautiful tasting room or outside on our lovely landscaped patio. We look forward to your visit! Tasting room open daily. Corn maze open Sept 1 thru Oct 31, 2012.

10. Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard & Winery
9825 Engles Road
Northport, MI 49670
Phone: (231)386-5636
The regions first (and only) totally Certified Organic Vineyard, orchards and winery. The farm has been selling certified organic products since 2001. The winery has produced the first Organic Wines in 2007. In 2010 we will have available five crafted hard ciders/fruits; and a limited availability of our wines. We are marketing only 400 bottles of our Gerwurtztraminer which will be offered first to our online customers. 2010 also will see the introduction of our Ice Wines. The Chardonnay/Riesling blend is excellent and very well priced at $60.00 FOR 375 ml. Our fruit dessert wine (again only 400 bottles in the initial offering) is also excellent and marks a new in Organic Wines. They will sell at $25.00/375 ml. Lastly, our Apple Jack style wine is almost ready - It is not a Brandy but does come in at 40 proof, another Organic FIRST this will be sampled this year but aged till 2011-2013 - - It is really GOOD! Please come visit and chat with our staff about Organic Agriculture and taste our products. Call for dates and times open.

11. Leelanau Wine Cellars
12683 East Tatch Road
Omena, MI 49674
Phone: (231)386-5201
Fax: (231)386-9797
Visit our new tasting room in beautiful Omena, sample award-winning Chardonnays, Rieslings, and the seasonal fruit wines. Our friendly staff will enhance your wine tasting experience, browse our gift shop, specialty boutique items are found in our tasting rooms only.

12. Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery
11087 E Silver Leaf Farm Rd
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)271-3111
Fax: (231)271-3112
Silver Leaf opened for business in September 2008. An old farm has been transformed into a winery and vineyard. We are producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and also make a cherry wine using juice from local cherries. We are producing a Riesling ice wine, and in the future will plant Pinot Gris, Riesling and other grape varieties to expand our wine selection. We're located on Silver Leaf Lane off Peshawbestown Rd, about a half-mile north of Stallman Road. Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery is open noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays from now through April. Banquet facilities and a rental cabin overlooking the vineyard will be available in the near future.

13. Raftshol Vineyards
1865 North West Bay Shore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)271-5650
First a dairy enterprise, and then a cherry orchard, this farm now annually produces over 1,000 cases of Bordeaux varietal red wines, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, and also produces fine Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer white wines.

14. Tandem Ciders
2055 N. Setterbo Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)271-0050
A unique stop on the Leelanau wine trail, Tandem Ciders specializes in artisanal hard ciders. We use Michigan apples in our ciders and work closely with neighboring growers that produce the fruit. We sell our product where the apples are grown, promoting the farmers and the valuable agricultural land of Leelanau County, as well as the cider itself. Our tasting room is a place that stresses the importance of the region, the significance of community, and a warm and comforting atmosphere that fosters communication and camaraderie. Stop by and visit us! Head north on M-22 through Suttons Bay, and approximately 1.5 miles from the second blinking light, turn left on Setterbo Road. Wind up Setterbo for another mile and look for the white barn with a red tandem bicycle. Open Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6 and Sunday 12 - 5. Monday by appointment.

15. Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery
8580 E. Horn Road
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231)271-1188
Winter in Michigan is a special event, those of us who have experienced it form a common bond with fellow winterites. Pristine knee deep white snow, cerulean blue skies, and air that is inhaled slowly to assure a non-heart stopping shock, are remembrances of winter at its best. Three generations of Grossnickles, grandfather, father, and son, and best friend, visited the winery under these exact conditions. We tasted the still young wines that Shawn and David have perfected, and I must say they are spectacular. Was it the weather, the familial brotherhood, or just the wine influencing our prejudicial tasting? We all agreed, it was the wine. We tasted from the driest to the sweetest, Pinot Gris to late harvest Vignole, and in the end all saluted Shawn, the winemaker and our cellarmaster, David Hill for their efforts. They showed us all how to tap the 1500 gallon tanks, a mistake on their part, and we all being quick studies, made the best of the new found knowledge. He had to help us, however siphon sample directly from the French Oak barrel aged Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Prejudiced, yes, but yummy and spectacular are the adjectives we all used.

16. Blustone Vineyards
780 N. Sylt Road
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231)256-0146
Opening August 2012. Finding a piece of Leland Blustone on the shores of Lake Michigan is finding a rare treasure of nature. Blustone wines are inspired by these unanticipated moments in life. Our award-winning vineyard is tucked away on 40 acres in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula, just off M204. Visit us at our contemporary, light-filled tasting room that sits amidst the vines with panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and the beautiful Leelanau landscape.

17. French Valley Vineyard
French Road
Lake Leelanau, MI
Announcing the birth of yet another vineyard on the Leelanau wine scene. Dr. Stephen Kozelko and wife Pam are thrilled to share their new vintages. This is the same couple that brought you the Vineyard Inn on Suttons Bay. This wanna-be Winery is located on a scenic 75 acre parcel lovingly planted with vines and cherries overlooking Beautiful French Valley. Vineyard tours and picnics available; combined with out fun wine tours come sample the fruits of their labors exclusively at Corky's Wine Bar and Beach Bistro on Suttons Bay. Now hosting events.

18. Boskydel Vineyards
7501 E. Otto
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231)256-7272
This winery crafts small amounts of its dry and semi-sweet table wines, and features them in a fascinating tasting room. During the holidays, visitors can purchase not only wine, but Christmas trees and chestnuts, as well.

19. Black Star Farms Tasting Room & Inn - Leelanau Peninsula
10844 E. Revold Rd
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)944-1270
Twelve miles north of Traverse City and just off M-22 you’ll find our main tasting room located on the farm. It’s housed in a unique post-and-beam building and features an elliptical tasting bar. Our friendly and informative staff is ready to help you through your tasting of our extensive list of wines, ciders, brandies and dessert wines. Whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur, you’re bound to discover a new favorite to take home. We are open daily from May to November, Monday-Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 11-5. From November to May, everyday from 11-5. Our distinctive Inn is also located on the farm and is nestled below a hillside of vineyards. The Inn features ten luxurious guestrooms with an exceptional package of services and amenities including full breakfasts and specialty dinners.

A Michigan Wine Restaurant serving a selection of Michigan wines.

20. L. Mawby Vineyards
4519 S. Elm Valley Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)271-3522
Fax: (231)271-2927
Our tasting room is open year-round, with varying hours each season. May - October Hours: Monday - Saturday 12 Noon - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon - 5 p.m. November - April: Thursday - Saturday 12 Noon - 5 p.m. Visits at other times are available by appointment. Some of the wines we produce are available for sale only in our tasting room and here on the web, notably Sandpiper. We always offer at least two wines for tasting free of charge, and feature paid tasting flights of two or three sparkling wines accompanied with cheese or pate and crackers, for a cost of between $5 and $7, depending upon the number of wines. Our first vines were planted in the spring of 1973, and have been increased with later plantings. Today our vineyards cover about 18 acres and include the vinifera varieties pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay, and pinot meunier and the direct producer varieties vignoles, seyval and regent. We have been producing wines here since 1978, and the emphasis is on sparkling wines, both methode champenoise and cuve close. Our current annual production is about 8,000 cases, and the winemaking style remains pure -- small lots made with minimal handling. We are certainly one of a very few producers in North America who make sparkling wine their main focus.

21. Ciccone Vineyard & Winery
10343 East Hilltop Rd.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)271-5553
Fax: (231)271-5967
The vineyard sits in panoramic view of Grand Traverse Bay and the rolling hills of the Leelanau Peninsula. Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and more embrace the landscape. Our tasting room is open to the public during normal business hours listed on our web site. Tastings are $5 which includes 5 tastings and a monogrammed wine glass for you to keep. If you are bringing a group of 12 or more for wine tasting, it's appreciated if you call ahead to make sure we have enough staff to accommodate your group. We host weddings, receptions, social & corporate events and more here. Outdoor events may use our land and barn May through October, indoor events can be held in our warm old world style tasting room. With rolling hills to the west and west Grand Traverse Bay to the east we provide a breathtaking backdrop for the wedding or event of your dreams. Call today for more information on booking.

22. Willow Vineyards
10702 East Hilltop Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231) 271-4810
Features twelve acres of vineyards, located on the hills overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay. We emphasize the European wine making style.

23. Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery
5048 South West Bayshore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231) 271-8888
Chateau de Leelanau is on the front end of a fast growing wine industry in Michigan on the Leelanau Peninsula. Owner & cardiologist Roberta Kurtz, began the vineyard & winery out of a special love for Michigan agriculture. The vineyard and winery was founded in 1990 in Suttons Bay, Michigan, just north of Traverse City. As a cardiologist, Roberta knows about the benefits of wine for the heart. We specialize in European vinifera and hybrid grapes, several of which are rich in anti-oxidants. Veteran winemakers John Fletcher and Vera Klokocka combine their craft with a love for the vines, a desire to let the grapes speak for themselves, and a passion for expressing over a dozen styles of wines for you to enjoy. Their experience in cold-climate varietals is reflected in numerous award-winning vintages. Our wines have been recognized for their quality, freshness and complex allure with a continuing series of awards since the first vintage in 1999. Recent Honors include medals at the Michigan Wine and Spirits Competition. Visit our Suttons Bay Tasting Room just off of M-22 at Hilltop Corners- 5048 S. West Bayshore Drive or our Frankenmuth Tasting Room across the street from River Place Plaza- 976 S. Main Street. Phone number for our other tasting room on our website.

24. Shady Lane Cellars
9580 Shady Lane
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)947-8865
Fax: (231)947-7616
Our vineyard, winery and tasting room are located between Traverse City and Suttons Bay on the Leelanau Peninsula. We welcome you to visit us and experience beautiful Northern Michigan, our vineyards, and of course the wines we are so proud of.

25. Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards
9720 S Center Hwy
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231)946-2764
The vineyard and tasting facility are located in Elmwood Township, bordering on Traverse City limits on West Bay. The 45 acre vineyard is planted to produce viniferous grape varieties, including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pino Noir. The fine soil, the angle of sun exposure and the desirable airflow off the bay, promise to result in high quality wines. Brengman Brother’s commitment is to take advantage of these gifts of nature and produce the finest wines from the Leelanau Peninsula’s most southern corner. Call for times open.

Due to our cool-climate, Michigan wines go beautifully with food and have been winning more national and international awards and praise each and every year. For wine lovers, this is a great destination.

It is also the most diverse area - producing a wide variety of quality red, white and sparkling wines as well as fruit wines and brandies. For more information on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail 25 wineries, click here. For more information about all the wine trails in Michigan, visit the Michigan Wines website.