Leelanau Peninsula's diverse, four-season climate, with rolling hills surrounded by Lake Michigan is an ideal environment for vineyards and fruit orchards. Our local wineries and distilleries are turning that harvest into award-winning beverages, with increasing national and international praise. Visit the following tasting rooms to experience tranquil scenery, and a warm and friendly atmosphere... and of course the fruit of the harvest!
We're Michigan’s oldest and largest “grain-to-bottle” and certified “craft” micro-distillery, producing 4 world-class vodkas that are each distilled 37 times from either local rye or wheat blended with regional sweet glacial water. Some are flavored with local cherries or natural dark chocolate. Also offering 5 whiskeys, including double gold-medal winning Ole George 100% rye whiskey, bourbon, cherry whiskey, and white dog 100% corn whiskey. Enjoy our botanical Peninsula Gin, which has excellent reviews in spirits journals. Our first rum was barreled for aging in October 2013.
Stop by our tasting rooms in Leland, and other Grand Traverse/Leelanau regions for world-class spirits. Cheers!
Looking for a unique experience? Our one of a kind sporting preserve is 216 acres of ridgelines, woods and valleys, creating an unforgettable day of clay shooting with our Promatic Huntsman XP.
Start off with simulated English driven clays, enjoy a catered lunch and then simulated wingshooting coveys of 20-100 birds in the afternoon. Or, shoot a 50-bird mini-course and finish with another reset 50-bird presentation.
Plan your next corporate team-building, men's, ladies or family event on the preserve or we'll come to you! Beginners to advanced are welcome. Give us a call for an event you won't soon forget!
Chateau Fontaine is a family-run winery located in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula. You'll savor a visit to our French homesteaded potato farm, turned into the present day properties planted in 27 acres of grapes. The south facing slopes are ideal for growing vinifera grapes, and for enjoying a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting overlooking the vineyards. Our wines have consistently won numerous, prestigious National awards, competing against wines from around the world.
Join our friendly and knowledgeable staff for a taste of the fruits of our labor!
May-November – Sun-Fri 12-5 / Sat 11-6
December-April – Weekends
Welcome to Gill's Pier Ranch and Farm Market! We raise Tibetan Yak and Suri Alpacas on our 176-acre Leelanau peninsula ranch. As an agritourism destination, we offer real-time ranch experience, tours, breedstock, quality Yak meat, Alpaca fiber / fiber products and more:
• Self-guided walking tours
• Tours on custom-designed hay wagon
• Fresh produce
• Naturally ultra-lean dark-red Yak meat
• Alpaca fiber & fiber products
Ranch Sports & Events
• Grand Traverse Sporting clay shooting
• Corporate and team building events
Just 4.5 miles north of Leland!
Winter: Saturdays, 10am–4pm
Summer: Coming soon
“Six-years, 33 planted acres, a slew of best-in-class awards and Gold medals, Verterra is producing some of Leelanau county’s top bottling’s.” −Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, January 2014
Hand-crafted artisan red and white wines embody Pure Leelanau. In fact 100% Pure Leelanau. Our tasting room - also available for private events/parties/wine dinners - is located across from the Bluebird restaurant in historic Leland; voted by USA TODAY, #2 Best-Sunset destination in America.
Come taste our 16 artisan wines, assortment of hard ciders, then head to the beach two-blocks away to watch the sunset… 100% Pure Leelanau… Verterra Winery.
Daily – April-November
Weekends only – December-March
We distill right in our tasting room from the heart of Leelanau County! Our small batch artisan spirits come from Michigan's diverse agricultural products.
• FREE tastings
• Unique cocktails
• Spirits sold by the bottle
• Bar tools & gifts
Bring in food from home, a local restaurant or grocery store. Our bartender will mix you a fresh fabulous cocktail. Then all there's left to do is relax and enjoy yourself! Our spirits include:
• Deer Camp Vodka
• Ice Dunes Vodka
• The Leelanau Vodka
• Apollo Horseradish Vodka
• Jack Pine Gin
• Manitou Passage Rum
• Whaleback Spiced Rum
• Deer Camp Straight Bourbon Whiskey
• Michigan Dogman Moonshine
• Northern Roots Ginger Liqueur
• Limoncello di Leelanau
• Cherry Bounce
• Mackinac Island Fudge Chocolate Liqueur
• Voyageur Saskatoon Berry Liqueur
Located beside the Narrows in Lake Leelanau.
Open 7 days a week, year round!
Good Harbor Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located 3 miles south of Leland on M-22. The Simpson family has been growing fruit on the Leelanau Peninsula for three generations. They opened the doors of Good Harbor Vineyards in 1980, becoming the fourth established winery in Leelanau County. Through hard work and dedication, they have maintained a respected, award-winning winery that produces a high quality product – at an affordable price.
Stop in and enjoy a tasting and learn about our wines or enjoy a glass of wine or cider on our new patio. Our tasting room staff looks forward to introducing you to new and exciting offerings!
May and November - Mon-Saturday 11-5 / Sun 12-5
June-October– Mon-Sat 11-6 / Sun 12-5
December-April – Fri-Sat 12-5
Our story started 20 years ago visiting Leland as a family for the first time. The simplicity and beauty of the “tucked away” secret that is Leelanau has always been what we treasure most about the area. There is a connection to the land found only here amongst the lakes, dunes, hills, and sunlit fields and our dream to start Blustone was born out of that. Our namesake is reflective of that connection and the celebration of life which we hope to inspire with every sip of wine.
Enjoy our panoramic vineyard TASTING ROOM views!
Wed-Sun – 12pm-5pm
Mon-Tue – Closed
Welcome to Aurora Cellars, a boutique winery with Old-World charm nestled in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula. We produce wine from grapes grown on the Leelanau Peninsula, and offer an assortment of locally produced food to complement and enhance your wine tasting experience. Our tasting room offers you tasting and food-pairing options or wine by the glass. Relax on the patio and take in beautiful views of the vineyard estate. Also available as a wedding or event venue.
Our knowledgable and friendly staff look forward to your visit!
May-November – Mon–Sat 11–6 / Sun 12–5
December-April – Fri & Sat 12-5 or by appointment
10,000 years ago Laurentide glaciers started to recede from northern Michigan exposing the ancient tropical sea floor beneath. These fossilized rocks formed from corals contribute to the soils found today at our feet and give this treasured place a special terroir. We grow wine, featuring 11 estate varietals, including our flagship Sauvignon Blanc, from our vineyard on French road.
Visit our boutique tasting room conveniently located at the corner of French Road and M-204:
January-February – Sat & Sun 12-5
March & December – Fri-Sun 12-5
April-November – Mon-Sat 12-6 / Sun 12-5
Wine is History.
Explore the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, divided into three mini-trails for easy touring: Sleeping Bear Loop, Northern Loop and Grand Traverse Bay Loop. Each tasting room along the trail offers an unparalleled experience from pure elegance with spectacular lake views to cozy nooks loaded with charm. As you sip wines and chat with the laid-back, hardworking winemakers that produce them, you’re sure to find many more reasons to love Leelanau Peninsula.
Visit website for a Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail map!
Located squarely on the famed 45th-parallel, we use our distinct location as the driving force behind our approach to crafting world-class wines that represent the region. In addition to white and red wines, we also produce a variety of fruit wines, such as the popular Peach Cremant, and a unique series of hard ciders.
Looking for a place to host your next event? Our rustic tasting room nestled in the trees alongside our vineyard is the perfect setting to hold an event that you and your guests will never forget. We can accommodate you!
May-October – 11–6
November-April – 12–5
Enjoy a glass of one of our estate grown wines on our covered porch or in one of our Adirondack chairs at the water’s edge on the Narrows in the Village of Lake Leelanau.
From our gold-medal winning Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and “License to Chill” Pinot Noir Rosé to our 2012 Pinot Noir, awarded “Best-in-Class” in the 2014 Pacific RIM International Wine Competition in San Diego, our wines are produced from grapes grown in our 21 acre vineyard located high atop the rolling hills in Leelanau Peninsula.
We hope you find our Tasting Room and waterfront setting your place to “get away!"