The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Jutting north between the azure arms of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay lies Old Mission Peninsula. Situated at the globe's 45th parallel – an ideal climate for growing varietal wine grapes – the eight distinct wineries that comprise this stunning appellation have been well recognized by wine enthusiasts the world over. Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewürztraminer, sparkling varieties and the prestigious ice wines. Visit our acclaimed wine trail today! Click for tasting room hours.
2015 Great Mac & Cheese Bake-Off Update
The people have spoken! The winners of 2015's Bake-Off are as follows:
- People's Choice: Apache Trout Grill's Loaded Mac 'n Cheese / Brys Estate
- Cheesiest: Apache Trout Grill's Loaded Mac 'n Cheese / Brys Estate
- Best Pairing: Siren Hall's Lamb Sausage, Rosemary, Feta and Smoked Mozzarella Macaroni / Chateau Grand Traverse
Most of these ooey-gooey recipes can be found HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
For some first time visitors, wine tasting can be a bit mysterious. The experience is always delicious, as we say, but we know you have questions. Here are a sampling of some the common queries we get, with a link to our FAQs page below.
How much time should I allot for visiting and traveling to the wineries?
Visitors might wish to allot approximately 30 minutes for visiting a winery.
What do I do when I get to a winery?
Our wineries are busy most of the year, so when you arrive just make your way to the tasting bar. You'll be able to sample a variety of wines; helpful servers can assist with your selections.
Do the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula charge for wine tasting?
Tasting costs vary at each winery. Click here for more information.
Are children allowed in the tasting rooms?
Children are certainly allowed in our wineries. Some of the wineries even have toy baskets for the kids! However, most would ask that the children not stand at the tasting counters, both to allow room for guests who are sampling and so that older children aren't mistaken for tasters.