You’ll find our region’s Traverse City winery cluster along the scenic Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Proximity to the 45th Parallel make the region ideal for growing grapes that yield wines of superior, distinctive quality. An astonishing variety of Traverse City wineries invite you to explore the exquisite countryside along your way. This is a case where getting there really is half the fun.
OLD MISSION PENINSULA
Jutting north, between the sapphire arms of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, lays Old Mission Peninsula. Boasting panoramic hilltop vistas, rolling landscapes and the historic Old Mission Point Lighthouse, standing almost precisely on the 45th Parallel, the Peninsula is host to seven superb Traverse City wineries.
From the base of Old Mission Peninsula, continue northwest to reach Leelanau Peninsula. Traced by the illustrious M-22 highway, Leelanau Peninsula is home to miles of freshwater beaches, inland lakes, dense forests, historic farmland and nineteen Traverse City wineries.
WINE TOUR PACKAGES
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers special Wine Tour Weekend packages that pair two nights’ accommodations with shuttle service to select wineries on Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Guests interested in scheduling Traverse City winery tours outside of these packages are welcome to connect with our Resort Destination Management Coordinator to organize a custom excursion.