Eat, Drink + Be Merry.
Northern Michigan is fast becoming a foodie-haven. From Traverse City to the small towns dotting the landscape, chic restauranteurs have found a home Up North. Also common throughout the region are craft brewers and wineries. Quickly, and for good reason, northern Michigan is becoming known as the Napa Valley of the Midwest.
Leelanau County and the Old Mission Peninsula, just outside Traverse City, are home to outstanding Michigan wineries. These Northern wineries make the most of the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula’s perfect climate for growing grapes, creating award-winning wines and offering the ultimate in spectacular Michigan wine tours. Whether you are wine touring for a day or enjoying Michigan getaway, Northern Michigan wineries offer outstanding wines, tasting rooms, wine events and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
Some of our favorites wineries include:
- Torch Lake Cellars, Bellaire
- 2 Lads, Old Mission Peninsula
- Chateau Chantal, Old Mission Peninsula
- Verterra, Leland
The craft beer craze has been sweeping Michigan, making it fifth highest concentration in the nation of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. Bolstered by the Great Lakes and nurtured by the glacier rich soil, here awaits a brewer’s paradise. With countless varieties of styles and tastes, Michigan is on tap to pour your new favorite. And what better place to try seasonal beers than a place that truly experiences all four seasons. Pack up your palate and go on a brewery tour.
Some of our favorites include:
- Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire
- Right Brain Brewing, Traverse City
- North Peak Brewing Company, Traverse City
Mead + Spirits
The unique climate created by all the fresh water surrounding Michigan creates an amazing opportunity for growing food. Michigan has the second-greatest diversity of crops of any state in the nation, behind only California. That food diversity has been discovered by northern Michigan’s mead- and spirit-makers, who are deploying the remarkable selection of fruits, grains, vegetables, and honey to add every more interest and richness to the region’s culinary scene.
Some of our favorites: