Our Favorite Wineries on Leelanau Peninsula
Chateau Fontaine | 2290 S. French Rd., Lake Leelanau
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery | 8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau
Leelanau Cellars Tasting Room | 5019 W. Bay Shore Dr., Omena
Cherry Republic Winery | 6026 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor
Black Star Farms | 10844 E. Revold Rd., Suttons Bay
Guided Wine Tours
Traverse Bay Tours:
Experience Pure Michigan with a wine tour through Leelanau County by Traverse Bay Tours. Offering both private and public tours year-round, Traverse Bay Tours allows you to customize your tour by selecting wineries based on preferences and past favorites. Wine tours last about 4 hours and include water & snacks. They offer pick-up and drop-off service at local Traverse City hotels for convenience. Contact them directly for tour prices.
Grand Traverse Tours:
Cruise through wine country in style in a luxurious Mercedes Sprinter high-top limousine with Grand Traverse Tours. With over 26 years of hospitality experience, Grand Traverse Tours knows the area better than anyone and can make your wine tasting tour a memorable one. Sit back and relax while your personal chauffeur leads you through vineyard after vineyard and caters to your every need. They offer both private and public tours year-round and will meet you at your local hotel. Contact them directly for tour prices.
Old Mission Tours:
If you're looking for a more intimate, personalized wine tasting experience, consider going on an Old Mission Tour into Leelanau County wine country. Available year-round, the Leelanau 4-Hour Wine Tour allows you to customize your tour stops based on your wine preferences or lets you hand over the controls to your knowledgeable wine tour host. Either way, you'll spend the afternoon winding your way past country farms and spending time at some of the area's most lovely wineries. Your tour guide will provide insight and information into the peninsula's rich history and will delight you with stories of the booming wine business in the area. The tour is priced at $399 for up to 10 people and includes pick up and drop off at your Traverse City hotel, snacks & water, lots of photo opportunities, and a deli lunch (extra charge).
Grand Traverse Bike Tours & Suttons Bay Bikes:
Head out into northern Michigan's wine country on two wheels to experience the beauty and serenity up close and personal. Roll through the countryside amongst the vineyards and enjoy visiting the wineries on your own leisurely schedule. The Leelanau Trail easily leads you from one winery to another. Pick and choose which ones to stop at and which ones you'll put on your list for next time. The Grand Traverse Bike Tour company will pick up your wine and deliver a lunch right to you so you can enjoy a picnic overlooking the picturesque vineyards. These tours include everything you need to thoroughly enjoy an unforgettable day of meandering through Michigan's Napa Valley (includes bike & helmet, route planning advice, highlighted map, catered deli lunch, snacks & water, wine purchase pickups, roadside assistance, souvenir water bottle). Cost is $59/person.
Blue Lakes By the Bay Transportation:
Blue Lakes By the Bay is the "original" wine tour company in northern Michigan and they claim to "do it the best." Their shuttles pick up guests at all the local Traverse City hotels and head up to the peninsula to spend four hours visiting the wineries nestled in the rolling hills of Leelanau County. Join others or book your own private wine tasting tour anytime of the year, including during the beautiful winter months in Leelanau. For $59/person, your tour will include 4-5 stops at old favorites as well as new wineries to give you a little taste of everything the peninsula wine scene has to offer. Have you toured through northern Michigan's wine country? If so, what were some of your favorite stops along the way? Share with us in the comments.