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Detroit may be Motor City, but the wine industry of Michigan deserves to get some notice. According to the Michigan Wine Industry, vineyards and wineries contribute more than $790 million to the state economy each year.

Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintner's Association was formed in 2000 with a goal to help spread the word about everything the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer, including a growing number of wineries, gourmet restaurants and a rich agricultural history. Today, it is the largest and strongest of the four organized wine trails in Michigan.

Michigan Wines
Maps and events and restaurant listings — oh MI! The official website of the Michigan Wine Industry offers all of this information and more to discerning oenephiles.

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula stretches north 18 miles into Grand Traverse Bay, and is only four miles wide at the broadest point. This appellation is home to seven wineries: 2 Lads Winery; Black Star Farms; Bowers Harbor Vineyards; Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery; Chateau Chantal; Chateau Grand Traverse; and Peninsula Cellars. The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula’s website lists news and events for the region, and also offers an email newsletter.

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Michigan Travel Guide

(Updated: 05/24/13 BH)

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