WINE TRAILS

Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail

Cherry Republic

Tucked away in the quiet northern Michigan village of Glen Arbor, the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail consists of three wineries that are located within a block of one another: M22, Cherry Republic and Glen Arbor Wines. Park your car. Walk the trail. Taste, have a glass, enjoy live music and other family-friendly events. Buy a bottle and hit the beach, which is located just down Lake Street on Sleeping Bear Bay. Glen Arbor is also located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, named “The Most Beautiful Place in America” by viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America. www.glenarborvillagewinetrail.com

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail
They call Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail the Napa Valley of the Midwest. Like the hills of California, this Southwest Michigan region is ideal for handcrafting fine wines. More than 20 wineries and tasting rooms operate in the area, which also features pretty resort towns and Lake Michigan shoreline. www.miwinetrail.com

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Mawby

The Leelanau Peninsula is home to some 25 wineries located within diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the varietals are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The trail is divided into three mini-trails for easy touring: the Sleeping Bear Loop, the Northern Loop and the Grand Traverse Bay Loop. Visit them all to sip wines and chat with the laid-back, hardworking winemakers that produce them. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is the largest and oldest in Michigan and has garnered national attention as a world-class destination. lpwines.com

Petoskey Farms Winery

Petoskey Wine Region
Following the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay and the inland lakes of the Petoskey Wine Region, you’ll find new wineries with old-world wines, as well as new grape and fruit varieties. This area, comprised of Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Indian River, has been attracting resorters for more than 100 years — and its wineries have only added to the attraction. petoskey.wine

Chateau Aéronautique

Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail
Southeastern Michigan’s Pioneer Wine Trail is highlighted by the beautiful rolling Irish Hills, many lakes and Hidden Lake Gardens — all right along the trail. Relax, savor wines, stop for some antiquing and perhaps stay in one of the many bed-and-breakfast inns in the area. www.pioneerwinetrail.com

Thumbs Up Wine Trail

The Thumbs Up Wine Trail promotes tourism and the southeastern Michigan wine industry. Nearly a dozen wineries participate and welcome visitors for tastings of wines, meads and ciders. www.thumbsupmi.com

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula

Chateau Chantal

Jutting north into Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay lies Old Mission Peninsula. Situated on the 45th parallel — the ideal climate for growing wine grapes — its wineries produce an array of award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewürztraminer, sparkling varieties and even ice wines. www.ompwinetrail.com

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