As wine trails and wineries across Michigan get ready to observe Michigan Wine Month in May, the Traverse City area has two monthlong events on tap.
Traverse City Uncorked
With 55 percent of Michigan’s wine grapes grown around Traverse City, the area’s wineries have a lot to celebrate.
Traverse City Tourism and the region’s wineries are bringing back Traverse City Uncorked after having to pull the plug because of COVID in 2020.
All month, participants can take self-guided tours of more than 40 area wineries. Guests can obtain a digital passport to check in to Traverse Wine Coast locations all month. With five check-ins, they are eligible to choose from an Uncorked T-shirt or Traverse City wine-related gift items. Participants are also eligible for hotel discounts, with those staying at participating hotels being entered to win a wine-themed Traverse City vacation.
Passports can be redeemed at the Traverse City Visitor Center.
“We really missed the fun of Traverse City Uncorked last year,” Traverse City Tourism President Trevor Tkach said in a press release. “We had to reinvent the program.”
The winner of the Traverse City Uncorked grand prize will be announced in early June. Some of the prizes include a $200 Traverse City Tourism gift certificate for future lodging as well as gift certificates to Hearth & Vine Café at Black Star Farms, 45 North Vineyard and Winery and M22/The Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District. Treats at Cherry Republic and discounts at Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery are also being offered.
For complete details, visit traversecity.com/traverse-city-uncorked/.
Rosé All May
The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is hosting Rosé All May for the entire month of May. The trail is home to 25 wineries producing Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.