Dining September 25, 2017
9 Beautiful Michigan Wineries That Are Pure Magic In The Fall
When it comes to stunning wineries, Michigan certainly has its fair share. From the Old Mission Peninsula to the shores of Lake Huron, there are countless vineyards throughout the state that offer up some of the most delightful homemade wines imaginable. Here are nine such wineries in Michigan that are perfect for an autumn visit.
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1. Black Star Farms (10844 E Revold Rd, Suttons Bay)
This locale in Suttons Bay sits among some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable, and you’ll be enamored as soon as you arrive. With two wineries, tasting rooms, an on-site restaurant, equestrian facilities, and even an inn, there’s truly something here for everything. You’ll be especially charmed by Black Star when it’s cloaked in the beauty of fall foliage.
2. Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery (3142 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids)
Perhaps you’ve visited Robinette’s in the fall to pick up a few apples or sip on a cup of cider, but did you know that this Grand Rapids favorite also features an on-site winery? With over 20 wines and hard ciders available, you’re sure to find your new favorite fall beverage when you stop in at this delightful destination.
3. Round Barn Winery (10983 Hills Rd, Baroda)
Venture to Baroda and visit this utterly charming winery, which is — as its name suggests — tucked away inside a circular barn. Choose from multiple tasting options, including flights and guided sessions, as you marvel at the beauty of Michigan’s great outdoors. There’s really nothing not to love about Round Barn Winery, no matter when you visit.
4. Chateau Grand Traverse Winery (12239 Center Rd, Traverse City)
You’ll wonder if you’ve been swept away to the vineyards of Italy when you arrive at Chateau Grand Traverse, which sits on the Old Mission Peninsula and remains proud of its status as one of Michigan’s's oldest wineries. Through the end of October, you can enjoy the fall colors surrounding the winery and set aside some time to taste the unique beverages produced on-site.
5. Mackinaw Trail Winery (3423 US-131, Petoskey)
This utterly charming winery in Petoskey is committed to producing some of the finest wines in the state of Michigan, and it certainly lives up to this commitment. Originally founded in Manistique in 2004, this family-owned operation prides itself on unique, carefully crafted tastes. You’ll also find an on-site brewery if craft beer is your preference — what’s not to love?
6. Cherry Creek Winery (11500 Silver Lake Hwy, Brooklyn)
Tucked away in an amazing 1870 schoolhouse, this winery is absolutely one-of-a-kind. Using old world wine-crafting methods, Cherry Creek produces some of the most delicious and satisfying tastes imaginable, and you’ll want to take home a bottle of each variety. The surrounding land is stunning, and this is one autumn excursion you’ll certainly never forget.
7. Verterra Winery (103 River St, Leland)
This winery offers locally crafted wines at their very finest. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be blown away by the magnificent and peaceful atmosphere that surrounds you — not to mention the wonderful wines! During the autumn months, the winery is surrounded by seemingly endless fall foliage, which only adds to the beautiful charm of Verterra.
8. Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery (3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City)
No matter when you visit, a journey to Brys Estate is like taking a step back in time to a more elegant era — but there’s a particular magic about arriving in the fall. Marvel at autumn colors from atop the beautiful upper deck, which serves as a perfect spot to enjoy your favorite wine. Embark on a tour or sit down for a tasting — you’re sure to be utterly charmed by your experience.
9. Stoney Acres Winery (4268 Truckey Rd, Alpena)
This boutique winery in Alpena is known for more than just delicious wine: it also serves up hand-dipped truffles and other chocolates. Is there any more marvelous combination than chocolate and wine? We think not! On a fall day, what could be better than indulging in some of your favorite sweet treats? When you venture to Stoney Acres, you're in for an utterly charming experience.
Have you explored any of these wineries in the Great Lakes State? Which of your favorites did we leave off your list? Let us know in the comment section below, and happy tasting!