Michigan’s Wine Country is definitely one of those destinations that you have to add to your bucket list.
I don’t know about you but for me, there is something very relaxing about sitting at a winery. I don’t know if it’s due to the atmosphere, the scenery or the combination of the two; whatever it is, it is a very relaxing place to visit! When we plan a winery tour, we normally have our kids stay with their grandparents so that we all can have a great time! Because let’s face it. They don’t want to go with you. And if they do go with you, they will be grumpy and whiny and you won’t be relaxed at all!
When we were planning our recent trip to Michigan, I discovered that Michigan is home to 119 wineries! That number doesn’t include the many tasting rooms that are located in the state. 119 is the number of actual wineries that grow the majority of their own fruit and grapes!
Have you ever toured a winery in Michigan or taken a wine trail tour? I haven’t yet, however, after our last visit to Michigan and with all of the information that I discovered during my research, I told my husband when we retired I want to do as many wine trail tours that we can! Of course he added we would have to add in a few brewery tours as well! Albeit we are several years away from retirement, so I’m thinking at least once a year we need to do a romantic getaway to Michigan! We could plan a wine trail tour each year!!! Hmmmm….wonder if I should mention that suggestion to him!
During my research, I complied a list of the wine trail tours for you to peruse for your tasting pleasure:
- Bay View Wine Trail (NW Michigan)
- SouthEast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail
- Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country – they call this area the “Napa Valley of the Midwest”
- Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
- Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
- Thumbs Up Wine Trail
If you decide to explore any of these winery trails, there are wineries that offer lodging! What would be better then spending a relaxing evening at a gorgeous and serene winery?
2. Inn @ Chateau Grand Traverse
3. Chateau Chantal
4. The Vineyard Inn
5. Inn @ Black Star Farms
If you are looking for something fun to do during the upcoming Fall season, there is nothing better then enjoy a nice glass of wine while enjoying the scenery at a winery!
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