Such a good time and escape to go to a winery with friends and just relax if you love the grape as many of us do. When I lived in Vegas we went to The Francis Ford Coppola Winery a few times and it was the best wine I ever had and a weekend, truly amazing

I do highly recommend a trip to Napa's wineries. They are stunning and beautiful if you have the time. Keep in mind though there are some great wineries to visit right here in Michigan.

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Attention Michigan wine lovers did you know like many of the world’s famous wine countries, Bordeaux in France and Italy’s Piedmont area are similar to Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. Another great way to try great-tasting and robust wine.

North of Traverse City, the Leelanau Peninsula is one of Michigan’s five American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Lake Michigan’s “lake effect” environment supports growing classic vinifera grape varieties, including riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet franc. These grapes are hearty enough to withstand the sometimes harsh Michigan winters.


7 Wineries Worth The Drive

Here are some wineries to consider if you would like to take a ride up north;

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

Shady Lane Cellars, Suttons Bay

Brengman Brothers, Traverse City

Two K Farms, Suttons Bay

Mawby, Suttons Bay

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, Suttons Bay

Rove Estate, Traverse City


Whether you a fan of red or white, cabernets, or my favorite Pinot Noirs, you will find some amazing tasting wine at these hot spots. Something to think about if you would like to take a little trip after the holidays.

Wineries That Are Less Than a Two Hour Drive From Lansing, Michigan

We've put together a selection of wineries that are a short drive away from Lansing, Michigan. There are a ton of great wineries in Michigan, but this list will get you started at least!

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