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Planning to Travel to Michigan’s Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas This Summer?

Views from Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula

Views from Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula

Leelanau Peninsula wineries are offering a Spring Sip & Savor wine trail event taking place May 2 and May 3.

Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula wineries offer some great views and delicious wines. The Leelanau Spring Sip & Savor event is a delightful way to explore the peninsula, home to many wineries.

A $35 ticket includes wine and food pairings at each of the more than 20 participating wineries. Five dollars from each ticket goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship.

Tickets are available online at MyNorth.com.

Wine enthusiasts who visit Old Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas will undoubtedly discover wines to enjoy but they will also discover stunning landscapes.

Below is a list of reasons to visit this area of Michigan this year. Before visiting this region, be sure to check out our articles with photos on Wine Trail Traveler.

 Leelanau Peninsula

      • More than 20 wineries
      • Wineries are located at the 45th parallel
      • Producing cool climate wines
      • Leelanau Peninsula offers three trail loops: Sleeping Bear Loop, Northern Loop and Grand Traverse Bay Loop
      • Events on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail include:

– Spring Sip & Savor (May 2 and May 3)

– Traverse City Wine & Art Festival (June 20)

– Small Plates (August 13)

– Harvest Stampede (September 12 & 13)

Old Mission Peninsula

  • Eight wineries
  • Wine varieties available include: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewürztraminer and Cabernet Franc
  • Old Mission Peninsula lies on the 45th parallel
  • The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula events include

-Blossom Day (May 16)

-Divas Uncorked (June 12)

In addition to these two wonderful areas, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is not far away from Traverse City.

A visit to this region of Michigan is a great spot for vacationers and wine enthusiasts.


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