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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

 

1. Shady Lane Cellars
9580 Shady Lane
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231) 947-8865
Fax: (231) 774-2850
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.
2. Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery
5048 South West Bay Shore
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 web site.
3. 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.
4. Ciccone Vineyards
10343 East Hilltop Rd.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231) 271-5551
Fax: (231) 271-5552
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 embrace the landscape. Our tasting room is open to the public during normal business hours listed on our web site. There is no charge for tasting. 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.
5. 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. November through April - Saturday - Noon to 5 pm. May - Thursday through Sunday - Noon to 6 pm. June through August - Daily - Noon to 6 pm. September and October - Thursday through Sunday - Noon to 6 pm. 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.
6. Black Star Farms B&B
10844 E. Revold Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: (231)944-1251
Fax: (231)944-1259
Year round agricultural destination in Leelanau wine country. Luxurious eight room Bed & Breakfast Inn includes full gourmet breakfast, evening wine and cheese. Award-winning winery/distillery and tasting room, and home of Raclette Leelanau cheese that is aged in the Black Star cellars. Private parties and meetings. Boarding stables. Recreational trails. Packages available.
7. 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.
8. 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 4 miles North of Leland on M-22. We feature award winning wines including Semi-Dry Riesling, Merlot, Apple, Cherry and Pinot Gris (coming soon!). We are open daily from May through October and on Saturdays, November through April. Call the tasting room for hours of operation.
9. Good Harbor Vineyards
34 South Manitou Trail
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: (231) 256-7165
Fax: (231) 256-7378
Produces many of Michigan's finest wines and champagnes. We offer free tours and tastings from May to November. We are located adjacent to the Manitou Farm Market, close to Sleeping Bear National Park and the Historic Fishtown area in Leland.
10. 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
11. 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.
12. Longview Winery
8697 Good Harbor Trail
Cedar, MI 49621
Phone: (231)228-2880
Fax: (231)228-2880
The area's newest winery features an intense Cabernet Franc, a unique Cayuga Ice Wine, Riesling, Pino Gris and a delicious Rustic White. The new kid on the Leelanau Peninsula vineyard block is winning medals for its wines. 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.
13. 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.
 
 

Our cool-climate, Michigan wines go beautifully with food and have been winning more national and international awards and praise each and every year - making it 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 13 wineries, click here. For more information about all the wine trails in Michigan, visit the Michigan Wines web site.