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Sips, Chips & Dips on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Plan to attend Sips, Chips and Dips, a Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail event on March 24!

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

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.

Visit Michigan’s Lower Peninsula for a Wine Festival

One of many pleasurable places to visit in the US is Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. We’ve visited the area three times and each time discover new to us features that we had missed before. On August 13, the Leelanau Wine, Food & Music Festival takes place featuring 16 wineries, a hard cider facility and a brewery. […]

Black Star Farms, a Winery Destination, Helps the Local Community

I’m always interested in the ways wineries benefit their communities. Just having a winery tasting room in a community would typically benefit restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts and gas stations. I’m sure other businesses get some extra business from those staying for the night, very likely purchasing items from other shops in the area. After […]

Leelanau Peninsula Vineyards

The weather this week has been unusual on Leelanau Peninsula. We were not sure what to expect so had brought a variety of layered clothing. The only thing we forgot was an umbrella that would have come in handy yesterday. Today is still a question mark. What’s really interesting is the attitude of the winemakers […]

Local Wines in Restaurants- Why Not?

This week we stopped for dinner at a restaurant in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Suttons Bay appears to be a thriving small town on the edge of Grand Traverse Bay. There are numerous wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula and all are within driving distance of Suttons Bay. Since we had been visiting and tasting wines in […]

Riesling Styles – Michigan or New York

Terry and I have an ongoing debate. He prefers the Riesling wines that we discovered on Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas in Michigan, while I favor Rieslings from around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The Riesling wines from Michigan tend to have a hint of minerality on them. […]

April is Michigan Wine Month!

In late March, Governor Granholm called for April to be Michigan Wine Month. Wineries in Michigan are becoming increasingly known from the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas to the west section of the state where Lake Michigan influences the climate. Currently the state has four wine trails including Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Trail, Wineries of Old […]

Ice Chilling Temperatures in the Vineyard

Last week as we visited wineries in the Northern Neck area of Virginia, ice-chilling winds buffeted us as we walked to vineyards. Even with the green foliage long past gone, the architecture of the vines is a statement of hope and a photographic opportunity. However, the mind numbing temperatures of 5 degrees Fahrenheit brought up […]


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