Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail
1. Burgdorf's Winery
5635 Shoeman Road
Haslett, MI 48840
Nestled away in mid-Michigan, just east of Lansing, Burdorf's Winery has crafted unique, award-winning wines with over 30 years of experience. We offer wine tastings year-round of our Michigan wines at our tasting room and gift shop, as well as the opportunity to Make Your Own Wine! You'll find "A Moment in Wine" within every bottle - best shared with good company. Open Tuesday - Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.
2. Chateau Aeronautique Winery
1849 Rives-Eaton Road
Williams Aero Estates
Jackson, MI 49201
Chateau Aeronautique Winery of Jackson, Michigan offers handcrafted fine wines made from Michigan Grapes in a Wine Tasting Room in a beautiful airpark setting, the Williams Aero Estates. Wine tastings include a tour of our hangar/winery, cellar and private wine tasting room. Drive in, or Fly in, we are open daily from noon to 6 (for weekdays & hours January through April, check website or call).
3. Cherry Creek Cellars
2199 North Concord Road
Albion, MI 49224
Our family run Vineyard and winery features premium handcrafted Wines in our intimate tasting room. Come visit us and sample our craft, have a discussion with John ( our winemaker). We feature 12 wines ranging from Bordeaux blends to our now famous Fetter Hahn- Black Raspberry Cordial.
4. Sleeping Bear Winery, Bad Bear Brewing and Taste of Michigan Store
2110 North Concord Rd.
(I-94 exit #127)
Albion, MI 49224
Open daily 10:00 am - 6 pm. Noon to 6 pm on Sundays. Visit our winery, brewery and Michigan store conveniently located on I-94 just West of Jackson. Intimidated by wine elitists, no pretense here, heck we even have a bear holding a fish on our Web site, how uppity can that be? We offer a wide variety of wines from classic French style Cabernets to fruity Red Current and our sweet Honey Dew. All are available for a free tasting. Sleeping Bear® Brewery makers of natural, unfiltered, hand crafted Bad Bear® beers and ciders that are created in small batches from local ingredients. Truly a brew that reflects our Great Lakes, we use regional grains and hops from the world famous land of Sleeping Bear. Bad never tasted so good!
While you are here you can sample several of our other Michigan Made Product in our "Taste of Michigan Store". Take a few minutes and relax with a glass of wine, a mug of beer or take a stroll through our dessert wine vineyards. We can also build that perfect Michigan gift basket for you. Stop by and say hey!
5. Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Road
Jackson, MI 49201
Sandhill Crane Vineyards is located east of Jackson, just minutes from Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing. This small family-run vineyard and winery features award-winning estate-grown wines. Wine tasting room hours: Mon-Sat 11-6 pm and Sun 12-6 pm. Free tastings. The winery also features a seasonal tasting room inside the Dexter Cider Mill, 3685 Central St, Dexter. The cider mill and tasting room are open late August through mid-November. Hours are Fri & Sat 11-5 pm and Sun 12-5 pm.
6. Lone Oak Vineyard Estate
8400 Ann Arbor Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49240
Our hand-crafted wines are made from estate and locally grown fruit. We are committed to producing fine wines for your enjoyment. Our hours are 11:00am - 5:30pm, Mon-Sat and noon to 5:30pm on Sunday.
7. Dexter Cider Mill & Sandhill Crane
3685 Central Street
Dexter, MI 48130
Open since 1866, this family owned and operated mill is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan. Wood pressed cider, fresh apples, caramel apples, donuts, strudel, turnovers. Apple pies made on premises. Original pastry mixes, jellies and pickles. Open Wed - Sun late August through mid-November. October only, open on Saturday from 9am to 6pm, normal days and hours are Wed to Sun from 9am to 5pm. Now tastings from Sandhill Crane Vineyards.
8. J. Trees Cellars Tasting Room
115 N Main St
Blissfield, MI 49228
J. Trees Cellars is a small Michigan boutique winery, crafting fine wines & ciders from estate grown fruit, as well as other high quality Michigan fruit. The tasting room is open 12-6pm Friday through Sunday.
9. Flying Otter Vineyard and Winery
3402 Chase Road
Adrian, MI 49221
Toll Free: (877)876-5580
The objective of our winery is to provide a friendly, unintimidating wine experience. Whether you are a wine expert looking for something new and different, or a wine novice just entering the wonderful world of wine, we welcome you. We hope that you enjoy our wine and your wine experience. Call for times open.
11. Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery & Fudgery
11000 Silver Lake Hwy.
( US 12 - 3 miles East of US 127)
Brooklyn, MI 49230
For over 100 years, four generations of Burtka’s have been making wines in this country for the enjoyment of their family and friends. Nestled in the Irish Hills, minutes from several lakes and Michigan International Speedway, John & Denise Burtka have created a new destination for wine lovers. Based on their European roots, they built a boutique winery that makes award winning wines, using old world hand crafting.
Located in a Historic 1870 Schoolhouse, this is one stop you don't want to miss! Come and taste their Award Winning Wines at the knotty pine bar. Sample Cherry Creeks freshly made Butter Fudge, or taste their Michigan Cherry Preserves. Sample gourmet items like fresh pressed Artisan Olive Oil or 18 year old Balsamic Vinegar from Modena Italy, all bottled on site for you. Shop our many fine Michigan products and wine gifts, and even create that special Gift Basket. Stop by on Saturday for your fresh baked French Baguettes or John's special Vintners Blend locally roasted coffee. As a rule, all visitors under the age of 12 are required to ring the 138 year old school bell ONCE before their parents will be served.
In the summertime have a glass of wine while you enjoy our appetizers under the pergola overlooking the vineyards and lake or listening to our weekend entertainment. Come visit our family at the friendly winery.......Cherry Creek!
Southeastern Michigan's Pioneer wine trail is a great place to spend a few hours... or a few days!
Southeast Michigan's newest pioneers are the vintners of the early 21st century,growing and selling special wines for you to discover. . Southeastern Michigan's Pioneer wine making region is a great place to spend a few hours... or a few days! The beautiful rolling Irish Hills, many lakes and Hidden Lake Gardens are right along the trail. Relax, savor our wines, stop for some antiquing and perhaps stay in one of the many picturesque Bed & Breakfast inns in the area. For more information on the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail, click here. For more information about all the wine trails in Michigan, visit the Michigan Wines Web site.