White wine being poured into a glass in the vineyard at top Michigan wineries near Traverse City

We can hardly wait for the busier season to hit up here on the Traverse Wine Coast. There are always plenty of things to do in Traverse City, no matter the season, but with warmer weather on the horizon, we’re dreaming of a new season of delicious tastings at all the best Michigan wineries. The best of them all, of course, is Black Star Farms.

Black Star Farms is one of the oldest and most award-winning Michigan wineries. Our flagship location is on the gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula near Suttons Bay, just a short drive north of downtown Traverse City. We also have a tasting room on the Mission Peninsula.

While you’re enjoying a wine tasting with us, we hope you’ll take the time to visit more of the exceptional Michigan wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula. It’s part of the greater Traverse Wine Coast and home to various Michigan wineries specializing in balanced, fruit-forward, and cold-climate-friendly wines.

While in the area, we invite you to join us at our Bed and Breakfast near Traverse City for some rest and relaxation. Our Inn is situated on 160 beautiful, serene acres. There’s plenty of onsite recreation to enjoy here, including hiking, biking, wine tasting, and more. We’ll also help you plan as many adventures as you’d like – including wine tasting at the top Leelanau Peninsula wineries. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast near Traverse City today!

Women enjoying tastings at one of the best Michigan Wineries near Traverse City

The Best Michigan Wineries Near Traverse City

Though there are several fantastic Michigan wineries near Traverse City, one stands out from the crowd: Black Star Farms. We’ve produced a line of internationally acclaimed wines for over 25 years. Our flagship location on the Leelanau Peninsula opened in 1998 and has since grown into one of the most respected and visited Michigan wineries.

Black Star Farms sits on 160 acres of vineyard and equestrian farm. We utilize sustainable agriculture practices, and we think you can taste the difference in our exceptional line of fruit-forward wine, cider, and spirits. To date, we offer over 50 different wines and European-style brandies, which means there’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

When you visit our flagship winery near Suttons Bay, you’ll find a range of tasting spaces, including a seasonal outdoor patio overlooking the best of the Leelanau Peninsula. We offer traditional tasting flights and elevated wine and food tasting experiences. As much as we know you’ll enjoy the experience at our winery, there are plenty more delightful Michigan wineries worth visiting while on the Leelanau Peninsula. We’ve listed a few more top-rated Michigan wineries below.

  1. White wine lovers won’t want to miss a tasting at Chateau Fontaine Winery. Their European-style wines are delicious and range from Chardonnay to Gewurztaminer.
  2. Get a taste of Michigan’s best dry white wine at Verterra Winery. It’s won an award three years in a row!
  3. Another excellent choice for white wines on the Leelanau Peninsula is Amoritas Vineyards. As an added benefit, fantastic local art and other Michigan-made products are sold in their tasting room.
  4. If a taste of sparkling Michigan wines is on your agenda, we recommend our friends at Mawby Vineyards & Winery.
  5. For a well-rounded wine-tasting experience like Black Star Farms, head to 45 North Vineyard and Winery, named for its location on the 45th parallel. Here, you’ll sip on a fantastic variety of Michigan wines in a rustic barn overlooking 35 beautiful acres of vineyard and the surrounding countryside.
  6. For an extensive collection of wines, head to Leelanau Wine Cellars. They offer delicious red, white, and lush wines, and the water view from here makes this one of the most spectacular Michigan wineries to visit.
  7. One of the newer Michigan wineries in the Traverse City Area is Bluestone Vineyard. Their modern tasting room is inviting, and they have a fantastic selection of European-style wines to taste.
  8. Shady Lane Cellars, a family-owned and operated vineyard, is another award-winning Michigan winery. The wines are creative, carefully curated, and perfectly reflect the terroir of this spectacular wine-growing region.
  9. If you enjoy boutique experiences, head to Aurora Cellars. You won’t find these exclusive wines anywhere but in their tasting room, and you can expect the experience to be divine.
  10. Finally, taste something genuinely unique to Michigan and try the cherry wines at Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery.

Enjoy wine tasting near Traverse City while staying at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast, the best place to stay near Traverse city

The Best Place to Stay in Traverse City

Of course, with so much wine tasting in your future, you’ll want a comfortable place to wind down and relax. There’s no better place to stay near Traverse City than our top-rated Bed and Breakfast. It just so happens that we have wine-tasting right here on site, but the true gem of this equestrian farm & vineyard is our Inn’s welcoming hospitality.

Our Bed and Breakfast, found on the Leelanau Peninsula about 15 minutes north of Traverse City, is your gateway to all the fun and adventure waiting for you in the Traverse City Area. From grand adventures on the Bay to unforgettable wine and food experiences, we think you’ll love every minute of your time up here. It’s this access to so many of the best things to do that makes us one of the best places to stay near Traverse City.

Our Bed and Breakfast offers ten well-appointed guest rooms, each outfitted with comfortable beds, a broad array of amenities, including a complimentary bottle of our house red wine waiting for you, and our exceptional hospitality. Take advantage of our specials, packages, and curated adventures, and get ready for an unforgettable getaway.

There really is no better time to visit. Treat yourself to one of the best places to stay near Traverse City, and enjoy all the best Michigan wineries while you’re here. Book your room today!