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Traverse City Area Featured Wineries
  • Chateau Chantal
    Chateau Chantal

Chateau Chantal Winery and B and B
The Begin family, Robert, Nadine and daughter Marie-Chantal, opened the doors of Chateau Chantal in 1993 upon the completion of a French style three room B&B, winery and vineyard estates. The winery and B&B has since undergone a 15,000 square foot expansion which increased the total rooms available to eleven. Located on a 65-acre estate [...] more...

Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery
Bel Lago… Beautiful Lake. Bel Lago wines are made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards overlooking Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan. Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery was founded in 1987 by Domenic, Ruth, and Amy Iezzoni and Charles Edson. The emphasis at Bel Lago has been on quality, with an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are winegrowers, [...] more...

Two Lads Winery
2 Lads Winery is a 10,500 square foot facility located on 58 acres on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. We currently have 23 acres of established vineyards in three separate blocks that were planted in 1999, 2001 and 2008. We specialize in cool climate red and sparkling wines and have small runs [...] more...

L. Mawby
Our goal has always been to produce the finest wines possible. We strive to make wines that express the unique soil and climate in which they grow, the personal attention they are given in vineyard and wine cellar, and the winegrower’s esthetic. Our wines are living things, raised with care, giving voice to our joie [...] more...

Boskydel Vineyard
All of Boskydel wines are 100-percent estate-bottled. That means the grapes used to make the wine came from our “estate” or property. Some wineries would lead you to believe that you are drinking a local product, but if it doesn’t say Leelanau Peninsula or Old Mission Peninsula on the label, the grapes could have come [...] more...

Mari Vineyards
Villa Mari founder Marty Lagina made the (some would say) crazy choice to grow grapes that shouldn’t grow in Michigan, with the belief that he could produce world class wines that otherwise couldn’t be made here. So, true to his Italian heritage, he planted exotic varieties like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others. Combined with a little [...] more...

Hawthorne Vineyards
Hawthorne Vineyards is a friendly boutique vineyard and tasting room destination just four miles North of Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. We’re passionate about making finely crafted, small production quality wines from our estate fruit. Our 80 acre site is nestled into a ridge above Peninsula Drive with postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse [...] more...

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
Just as every glass holds a story, so does every dream. Creighton Gallagher fell in love with the Traverse City area wine industry in 2007 when he worked at Old Mission Peninsula’s, Brys Estate, with his good friend Coenraad Stassen. Although he was a recent college graduate of Grand Valley State University in Accounting, he [...] more...

Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery
We are dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of our vineyard and the vineyards of Michigan. Whether carefully sourcing grapes from top sites in the state or from our own vineyard, our winery was built on the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard. We strive to understand the [...] more...

Verterra Winery
When our family stepped into the world of grape growing and winemaking, we focused on one thing above all else – staying ‘true to the land.’ We are proud to offer our estate grown, hand crafted, family made red wine, white wine, fruit wines and hard apple based ciders which we feel embody [...] more...

Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery
Walt and Eileen Brys invite you to sample their international award-winning wines in their beautiful brick and mahogany tasting room. While sipping the wine, enjoy breathtaking views of the East Bay and 80 acres on Old Mission Peninsula reborn. Walter and Eileen Brys planted the first of 40,000 vines in 2001 and opened the doors of [...] more...

Good Harbor Vineyards
If it is a cliché that wine is made in the vineyard, it is a cliché that we live by at Good Harbor Vineyards. Close to thirty vintages have shown us that whatever beneficial actions are taken tending the vines will show up later as better tasting wines. Our goal is to sell wines that [...] more...

Chateau Grand Traverse
Located atop one of the most picturesque settings on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula sits the winery and vineyards of Chateau Grand Traverse. Founded in 1974 by Edward O’Keefe, our family owned and operated winery is the oldest and largest commercial winery and vineyard operation in northern Michigan. Success in growing European vinifera vines requires very specific conditions. [...] more...

Leelanau Cellars
Visit our tasting room year round in beautiful Omena and sample our award-winning Chardonnays, Riesling, Meritage and Fruit Wines. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will enhance your wine tasting experience. Leelanau Cellars’ wines have evolved over the years from the first release in 1977, but the philosophy has remained constant; to produce quality, consumer friendly wines, affordable [...] more...

Bonobo Winery
Bonobo Winery was founded by brothers and longtime Traverse City natives, Todd and Carter Oosterhouse. Their objective: to offer world-class wines in a rustic, yet elegant atmosphere with a breathtaking view, and a business model inspired by the close harmony of the traditions, philosophies, and ecological integrities of the region. Making a commitment to the [...] more...

Bowers Harbor Vineyard
Our family at Bowers Harbor Vineyards invites you to explore the epic views of Lake Michigan and sample our award winning varietal wines. We are a boutique winery located in Northern Michigan on picturesque Old Mission Peninsula. Our cool-climate viticulture experience coupled with our hard work proves to produce superior quality Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot [...] more...

Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery
Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard and Winery is located just north of Traverse City, Michigan, offering a variety of wines and hard cider made from fruit grown on our farms in beautiful Leelanau County. Today the vineyard’s picturesque setting is yielding some of the finest wines ever produced from this new and progressive wine country. Chateau [...] more...

Peninsula Cellars
Peninsula Cellars is a family run winery located on the Old Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse City, Michigan. The region lies along the 45th parallel, halfway between the north pole and the equator. This gives the region its distinct micro-climate, that makes it perfect for growing high quality wine grapes. Other well known wine [...] more...

Ciccone Vineyard and Winery
Ciccone Vineyard & Winery presents one of northern Michigan’s most unique and picturesque wineries. Our Old World tasting room is situated atop the rolling hills of Leelanau Peninsula and features award-winning estate wines. Take a stroll through our vineyards and enjoy the striking views of West Grand Traverse Bay and our restored turn-of-the-century barn. Experience [...] more...

Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms – Leelanau Peninsula Tasting Room 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 [...] more...

Black Star Farms – Old Mission
Black Star Farms Old Mission, sits just off scenic M-37 among the rolling hills and gorgeous views of East Grand Traverse Bay. The former home of locally renown Underwood Farm market now houses a beautiful tasting room and state of the art wine making and distilling facility. The tasting room boasts a round bar constructed from [...] more...

Forty-Five North Vineyard and Winery
Located squarely on the famed 45th parallel, Forty-Five North uses its distinct location as the driving force behind its approach to crafting world-class wines that represent the region. Using grapes from estate and regional vineyards, everything is hand-crafted on-site with the ultimate goal of producing the most approachable, elegant wines possible. Aside from red and white [...] more...

Chateau Fontaine
Getting its French title from proprietor Lucie Matthies’ middle name and paying homage to the French immigrants who settled in the area, Chateau Fontaine was a deserted potato farm and cow pasture when Dan Matthies discovered the property in the 1970’s with its favorable south-facing slopes for growing grapes. Today, the cow pasture is one of [...] more...

Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms
The vineyard, the orchard, the farm animals, the wildlife, the forest, and our families are all one living organism that make up our farm. By treating the farm using sustainable, organic practices we are taking responsibility for the long term viability of the whole and we think this sense of character and pride comes through [...] more...

Longview Winery and Vineyard
Welcome to Longview Winery, where estate-grown wines are the signature of our boutique style winery. Our wines are available for complementary tasting at our tasting room, which is located next door to the Cedar Rustic Inn, just north of the village of Cedar. Five Michigan ‘Best of Class’ trophies in our first five years! Come taste [...] more...

Raftshol Vineyards
First a dairy enterprise, and then a cherry orchard, this farm now annually produces over 1000 cases of Bordeaux varietal red wines, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, and also produces fine Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer white wines. Brothers Warren and Curtis Raftshol began the latest incarnation of their family farm in 1985. They were [...] more...

Shady Lane Cellars
We are located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan where the cool climate creates our deliciously vibrant wines. This unique climate allows our winemaker Adam Satchwell to honor nature’s ripe fruit qualities in every hand-crafted bottle of Shady Lane. Our vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan. Our [...] more...

Willow Vineyard
Willow Vineyards was established in 1992. It was and continues to be a work of passion and love, created and designed by John and Jo Crampton. Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard. Our winemaker, Chris Guest has over 30 [...] more...

Blustone Vineyards
Our Sylt Road vineyard is located on 40 acres of beautiful land in the middle of the Leelanau Peninsula in Northern Michigan. Planted in 2005, we have 10 acres of grapes with another 3 acres being prepped. Our Vineyard Manager takes great care to maximize our vine production while still using methods that are [...] more...

Aurora Cellars
Visit Aurora Cellars, a full production boutique winery with old world charm nestled in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula. We’re proud to offer our award-winning wines from grapes grown throughout the peninsula along with epicurean small plates sourced locally to complement your wine tasting experience. Aurora Cellars is known for its welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. [...] more...


Traverse City Area Wine Events via Facebook

Sips & Soups

Sips & Soups

Jan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Experience the magic of our wineries covered in a glistening blanket of snow, while warming up with savory soups and hearty chilis paired with delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more!

Tickets to this SOUPer event are $20 and include a souvenir wine glass. $5 for each ticket sold will be donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors.

Visit to see the soup & wine pairing menu, view lodging packages, learn about transportation and purchase tickets. Sips & Soups sold out in 2016 and 2017, so don’t delay!


Sleeping Bear Loop:

Rove Estate of Traverse City is serving Mama Lu’s Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with their 2015 Riesling.

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar is serving a Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms paired with their North Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013.

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving Wild Mushroom Pinot Noir Soup paired with your choice of either their Harbor Red or Fishtown White .

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau is serving Artichoke & Asiago Bisque paired with their Laurentide Dry Riesling 2016.

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is serving—TBA!

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau is serving—TBA!

Northern Loop:

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport is serving Hungarian Mushroom Soup paired with their Gewürztraminer.

Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena is serving a Seafood Chowder paired with their 2013 Chardonnay.

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay is serving Fabada Asturiana soup paired with their Green Man Semi-Dry Cider.

45 North Vineyard & Winery is serving Tomato and Israeli Couscous Soup paired with their 45 White.

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau is serving Sissons Main Street Savory Tomato Basil Soup paired with your choice of their 2014 Pinot Noir or 2014 Pinot Gris.

Verterra Winery of Leland is serving—TBD!

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving—TBD!

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!

French Valley Vineyard and Bistro of Suttons Bay is serving Texas chili with House-Smoked Brisket paired with TBD!

Grand Traverse Bay Loop:

Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay is serving Bacon and Sweet Potato Soup paired with “The Project” Viognier.

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay is serving Morel Mushroom Bisque paired with their 2016 Arcturos Pinot Gris.

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!

Chateau de Leelanau of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!
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Chris Smith LIVE at Rove!

Chris Smith LIVE at Rove!

Jan 26, 5:00pm - Jan 26, 8:00pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

We're so excited to welcome Chris Smith to play at Rove! Join us for 20% off happy hour ALL DAY! Cozy up with a glass of wine, small plates, and a blanket for the best live music of the season!

Chris Smith is a Chicago-based musician who has been performing around the Midwest for the last 6 years. He is a native to northern Michigan and moved to Chicago in 2014. His musical influences stem from artists such as the Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Sufjan Stevens, Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver and Martin Sexton. Aside from being an artist and performer, Chris has dedicated years of world touring as an ambassador of arts education in schools and communities around the globe with the non-profit organization, The Young Americans.
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Taste the Passion: Love the Wine Youre With

Taste the Passion: Love the Wine You're With

Feb 10, 11:00am - Feb 11, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Winter Wonderland is here, and there’s “snow” much fun to be had along the trail! Gather your friends and embark on an adventure of snow-covered vineyards and sweet & savory bites paired with amazing wine. This fun-filled winter celebration along the trail takes place Saturday from 11 – 5 and Sunday from 12 – 5.

Tickets are $40 per person for both days and include a souvenir wine glass, delish Leelanau wine and food pairings and a Snow Fun Photo Contest with super cool prizes. Whether you’re hand-in-hand with your valentine or traversing the trail with your gal pals, it’s sure to be an unforgettable blast!
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Romancing the Riesling

Romancing the Riesling

Feb 17, 10:00am - Feb 17, 5:00pm

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI  49686 Map

This annual event celebrates Riesling, one of the varietals for which our wine region is most celebrated. Each winery pairs favorite Rieslings with a delectable food offering from local chefs and area restaurants – all in honor of the famed grape.

507 interested  ·  29 going
Sip & Sled at Rove!

Sip & Sled at Rove!

Feb 25, 12:00pm - Feb 25, 3:00pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sled through a vineyard? Come, sip and sled with us! Brave the cold and join us for a winter adventure of hot chocolate, sledding and winter activities! Bring your own sled or borrow one of ours!

Child admissions is FREE
Adult admission is $12 and includes a Rove tumbler, a boozy warm winter drink, and exclusive deals for the day!

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Blair Miller LIVE at Rove!

Blair Miller LIVE at Rove!

Apr 27, 5:00pm - Apr 27, 8:00pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Rove is happy to welcome Blair Miller to our stage! Join us for wine and cider by the glass, small plates, and the best place to catch live music this spring!

Blair's an enigmatic blues artist with no shortage of impressive guitar licks. Blair leans heavily on Delta Blues and Roots interpretations.

5 interested
Miriam Pico Live!

Miriam Pico Live!

May 25, 6:00pm - Aug 17, 9:00pm

Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery
7007 E Traverse Hwy
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

We are very excited to welcome back the beautiful and talented Miriam Pico to our patio stage! Singer/Songwriter, Miriam Pico has celebrated over 20 years as a professional musician. With guitar, ukulele and powerful vocals that soar from a sensual whisper to a mighty roar, Miriam delivers her songs to audiences all over the country.

Join us for small plates, wine and cider, and a beautiful sunset at the highest point on Leelanau Penninsula!
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