Wine Tour Laurentide: Focusing on six varietals to
Motovino Cellars: This Northport tast-
create distinctive wines, including Leelanau’s first award-winning estate-grown sauvignon blanc. 56 S. FRENCH RD., LAKE LEELANAU, 231.994.2147,
ing room marries the owners’ biggest passions: motorcycles, cars and Leelanau wines. 110 S.
L. Mawby: Proprietor Larry Mawby crafts ele-
Raftshol Vineyards: This is the place
come both hard and sweet, are a revelation.
gant methode champenoise and cuvée close sparkling wines with playful names. 4519 S. ELM VALLEY
for reds: Raftshol was first in the region to specialize in Bordeaux varietals and red vinifera grapes. 1865 N. WEST BAYSHORE DR., SUTTONS BAY,
2055 N. SETTERBO RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.0050,
RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.3522, LMAWBY.COM.
WAUKAZOO ST., NORTHPORT, 231.386.1027, MOTO-
Leelanau Wine Cellars: A beautiful waterfront tasting room right on Omena Bay; this award-winning label is a regional favorite.
Shady Lane Cellars: Sublime table and
5019 N. WEST BAYSHORE DR., OMENA, 231.386.5201,
sparkling wine served in a beautifully renovated, century-old fieldstone chicken coop. 9580
SHADY LN., SUTTONS BAY, 231.947.8865, SHADY-
ANGELA BROWN. KAITLYN BUSSELL
Longview Vineyard & Winery: An easy-going winery with a romantic backstory; sip reds, whites and mead in the downtown Cedar tasting room. 8697 GOOD HARBOR TRAIL, CEDAR, 231.228.2880, LONGVIEWWINERY.COM.
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery: A 30-acre estate tucked among cherry and apple orchards, pouring small-batch, hand-bottled wines. 11061 E. SILVER LEAF FARM RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.3111, SILVERLEAFVINEYARD.COM.
M-22: Select from 13 wines developed in conjunction with Black Star Farms vintners. M22, GLEN ARBOR, 231.334.4425, CRYSTALRIVEROUTFITTERS.COM.
Tandem Ciders: The setting is as laidback as a neighborhood pub; the ciders, which
Sample wines custom blended from select Michigan wines in style of European vintages. 5064 S. WEST BAY SHORE DR., SUTTONS BAY, 231.620.WINE, THREEFIRESWINE.COM.
Verterra Winery: Housed in a 1927built brick barber shop just off the Leland River. Serving assorted fine wines, fruit wines and hard cider. 103 E. RIVER ST., LELAND, 231.256.2155, VERTERRAWINERY.COM.
Drink up small-production artisan wines and breathtaking views of West Bay at this lovely hillside tasting room. 10702 E. HILLTOP RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.4810, WILLOWVINEYARDWINE.COM.
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