Leelanau Peninsula The lovely lake views inspired the name here; the family-owned vineyards produce carefully crafted European varietals. 6530 S. LAKESHORE DR., CEDAR, 231.228.4800, BELLAGO.COM.
Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill: Top-notch wine-making and biodynamic growing practices yield exceptional wines that aficionados will not want to miss. 9720 CENTER HWY, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.2764,
Black Star Farms: An agri-tourism des-
tination, with world-class wines and fruit brandies, plus a B&B, creamery and farm-to-table dinners. 10844 E. REVOLD RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.944.1250,
Chateau de Leelanau Vineyard & Winery: A Leelanau stalwart for more
than a decade, with complex fine wines and ciders. 5048 S. WEST BAYSHORE DR., SUTTONS BAY,
10343 E. HILLTOP RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.5533, CICCONEVINEYARD.COM.
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery: Acclaimed steel- and barrel-aged wines, in a tasting room housed in a hand-hewn post-and-beam barn. 8580 E. HORN RD., LAKE LEELANAU, 231.271.1188, FORTYFIVENORTH.COM.
Gill’s Pier Vineyard & Winery: A
Blustone Vineyards: Expect big things
from this newcomer; its wines have already garnered a number of awards. 780 N. SYLT RD., LAKE
beautiful boutique winery and vineyard named for the Bohemian settlement situated here a century ago. 5620 N. MANITOU TRAIL, LELAND, 231.256.7003,
Chateau Fontaine: Distinct wines in a
laid-back setting that pays homage to the region’s French roots. 2290 S. FRENCH RD., LAKE LEELANAU,
Good Harbor Vineyards: Home to one
LEELANAU, 231.256.0146, BLUSTONEVINEYARDS.COM.
Sip awardwinning wines on the covered porch or in an Adirondack chair right on the Lake Leelanau waterfront. 115 ST. MARY’S ST., LAKE LEELANAU, 231.256.7115, BOATHOUSEVINEYARDS.COM.
Cherry Republic Winery: Sample cherry wines, hard cherry cider and on-tap cherry sodas in this fun Glen Arbor outpost. 6026 S. LAKE ST., GLEN ARBOR, 231.334.3150, CHERRYREPUBLIC.COM.
Boskydel: The first wine cellar in Leelanau County, with French-American hybrid wines and a humble tasting room. 7501 E. OTTO RD., LAKE LEELANAU, 231.256.7272, BOSKYDEL.COM.
Ciccone Vineyard & Winery: An Old World tasting room in a breathtaking hilltop location, crafting European-style wines.
of the largest pinot grigio plantings in Michigan, this friendly winery is run by a third-generation Leelanau fruit farming family. 34 S. MANITOU TRAIL, LAKE LEELANAU, 231.256.5636, GOODHARBOR.COM.
Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard & Winery: The region’s first certified organic vineyard and winery produces hard ciders, fruit wine and table wine. 9525 ENGLES RD., NORTHPORT, 231.386.5636, GOODNEIGHBORORGANIC.COM.
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