Michigan has four appellations. In the northwestern part of the state, Traverse City wine country lies north of town on Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula. Both have produced classic European vinifera vines from 40-plus years, resulting in many acclaimed wines. Today, many of the region’s winemakers are branching out in new directions: blending and distilling an exciting assortment of sophisticated ice wines, brandies, port wines, and ciders, widely acclaimed for their excellence and originality.

Featured Wineries

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

Located on the 19-mile long Old Mission Peninsula in Northern Michigan, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery has been producing world-class wines for seven years. 

Chateau Grand Traverse

Founded in 1974, Chateau Grand Traverse is the oldest and largest commercial winery and vineyards in northern Michigan. Today, Chateau Grand Traverse produces about 100,000 cases of wine each year, from its vineyards’ multiple sites covering more than 200 scenic acres.

Shady Lane Cellars

Shady Lane Cellars is an active participant in Michgan’s effort to make wines the industry would notice (and applaud) on a global level.

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Traverse City Accommodations

Traverse City offers full-service resorts with championship golf, downtown lodging just steps from our historic shopping and entertainment district, beach front accommodations overlooking beautiful Grand Traverse Bay, unique B&Bs, and cabins and cottages for a true Northern Michigan “woods and water” experience.

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Traverse City

Through the past 40 years, the delightful Traverse City region of Michigan has built a solid reputation for warm hospitality paired with crisp and intensely aromatic European varietals.


Take a Traverse City Wine Tour

Two peninsulas, award-winning wines and 40+ tasting rooms to choose from makes Traverse City, MI a true wine lovers destination. Learn more at traversecity.com.

Traverse City, Something at Every Corner

Traverse City, Michigan offers visitors almost limitless opportunities for dining, recreation, relaxation and more. There's really something on every corner!

A True and Authentic Northern Michigan City

A multifaceted destination with so much to offer! Take a look and discover why you have to include Traverse City, Michigan on your next vacation!

Fall Wine Tours in Traverse City

Fall is wine harvest time in Traverse City. During fall's color season explore one of the many wineries and vineyards in our region by taking a wine tour. Plan your fall getaway and wine tour now! http://bit.ly/tcwine15


Top Stories

Across the USA: Regional Raves


One of the best parts about wine country is exploring the endless variety of restaurants, food artisans, wineries, and breweries. Join us as we take a tour across the USA and find dishes that define the regions.

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Traverse City, MI: The Chef's Choice


Traverse City’s reputation as a top foodie destination is growing as more stellar chefs choose to move to the area, open a restaurant, and knock our socks off. We asked four of the region’s most raved about chefs, “Why?”

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Traverse City - Our Essential Guide


Wine, food, culture, and the great outdoors…beautiful Traverse City is filled with possibilities! Short on time? Here’s our short list.

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Wine Country Experiences: Across the USA


From sea to shining sea, the United States has an array of wine countries with so much to see, taste, and do.

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Traverse City, A Two-Day Tour


Known for its natural beauty, wines, food, music, and art, Traverse City has so much to offer, it makes our eads spin. Here's our "Don't Miss" list for first timers.

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Traverse City: What We Love Most


On the shoreline of Lake Michigan, in a land teeming with natural beauty, art, music, food, and festivals, Traverse City is a four-season destination.

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Taste Synergy in Traverse City


<p> If you savor the pure art of dining—the pleasures of inhaling and sampling dish after flavorful dish of creative cuisine paired with wine after aromatic wine—take your palate to Traverse City, Michigan.</p> View Story +
3 Stunning Wine Destinations


For this story, we scoured the entire United States, simply looking at wine destinations. We wanted to find three spots that may not readily come to mind, but three definite stunners. We found what we were looking for in Traverse City, Michigan; San Francisco, California; and Loudoun County, Virginia.

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New Tastes from Traverse City


Traverse City, Michigan has long been known for its natural beauty and agricultural bounty.

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Top Wine Adventures of the Season


From the Atlantic to the Pacific, summer and fall are prime times to get out and celebrate wine.

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Dunes, Vines, and Traverse City


It is magestic, beautiful, and should be part of everyone's itinerary, at least twice in a lifetime.

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The Call of Traverse City


At the foot of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay, with miles of trails, beaches, dunes, rivers, streams, and inland lakes in every direction, Traverse City, Michigan has long been a mecca for lovers of the great outdoors.

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Traverse City's Tastes and Treasures


Surrounded by miles and miles of unspoiled shoreline,rolling dunes, wooded glens, and 50-plus sparkling inland lakes, Traverse City, Michigan has long served as a hub for visitors as they discover Northwest Michigan’s many treasures.

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Four Romantic Wine Getaways


There's nothing like spending a few days in wine country to spark or rekindle romance. Here are four regions we love, offer- ing exceptional wine, great food, and beautiful scenery—everything you need to get your heart thumping on your next escapade.

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4 Fabulous Wine Destinations


Wonderful wines, tempting food, spectacular scenery, and lots of interesting things to do—these are the elements that make a wine destination fabulous.

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Beautiful, Bountiful, Traverse City


The upper left edge of the Michigan “mitten” holds many treasures. Stately pine forests, windswept peninsulas, sugar sand beaches, towering dunes, crystal blue lakes, acres upon acres of cherry orchards, and thriving vineyards. At the heart of all of this sits Traverse City, a gem of a town just waiting to be discovered.

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