Culture

Wine and Wineries: The Best of the Midwest

Fri., Jun. 15, 2012 12:58 PM EST
by Roz Edward

 Michigan has 64 wineries and produces more than 1 million gallons of wine annually, ranking Michigan 8th in the U.S for wine production. Vintages from wine regions near Traverse City have won prestigious awards and the area is uber popular for vacationers from around the country. Named one of America’s Top Beach Towns, Top Charming Small Towns and a Top foodie town it’s a win-win for any vacationer. And if wine is your thing, Chateau Chantal has a panoramic view of the bay plus tasting room, cellar tour and B&B. But if you’re feeling frisky, relax on a private screen porch with a lake view at the adults-only Sandpiper Inn in Union Pier, Michigan

 

*Most of the state’s winery websites have wine trail maps so you can plot a scenic drive covering two or more vineyards.

Chateau Chantal tapas

 

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