If you’re looking for a fantastic wine-forward getaway this fall, there’s no better place to end up than the delightful Suttons Bay wineries. Suttons Bay is located just north of Traverse City on the stunning Leelanau Peninsula – not just one of the prettiest places to visit in Michigan this fall but also the home to one of the best Traverse City wineries, Black Star Farms.
Of course, while you’re enjoying a tasting or two at Black Star Farms and other Suttons Bay wineries this fall, we hope you take the time to enjoy the explosion of color and other things to do in the Leelanau Peninsula. Visiting this wine and outdoor-loving destination is one of the best things to do in Traverse City.
While you’re enjoying the best of the Leelanau Peninsula and the Suttons Bay wineries you’ll find here, we hope you’ll take a few moments for rest and relaxation at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula. We’re located 12 miles up the Leelanau Peninsula from downtown Traverse City and offer guests an unparalleled escape.
With ten guest rooms, an onsite tasting room for one of the best Suttons Bay Wineries, and an exquisite onsite Restaurant, Bistro Polaris, it’s no wonder our Bed and Breakfast on the Leelenau Peninsula is rated as one of the best places to stay in Traverse City. Book your room today!
Best Suttons Bay Wineries to Visit This Fall
There’s no question that the Leelanau Peninsula leads the way among wine-growing regions in Michigan and is home to some of the state’s most coveted bottles of wine. That’s especially true when talking about Suttons Bay wineries such as Black Star Farms. This fall, enjoy a breathtaking display of fall color, all while sipping and swirling your way through some of the most magnificent Suttons Bay wineries.
Though there are some wine-tasting rooms in Traverse City, most of the true winery experiences lie just beyond town on either the Leelanau or Old Mission Peninsulas. There are more than 20 Leelanau Peninsula wineries on the west side of Grand Traverse Bay, including leading Suttons Bay wineries. Here, you’ll find sensational, fruit-forward wines, all from grapes grown in this Lake Michigan-influenced microclimate.
A great place to start your journey through Suttons Bay wineries is Black Star Farms. Our flagship winery location is on the Leelanau Peninsula, just outside of Suttons Bay. This tasting room is on our sprawling Equestrian farm and vineyard, offering a stunning paradise for fall wine tasting.
Our outdoor seasonal patio is an exquisite place to sip a glass of wine while admiring the fall beauty that surrounds you, but we also offer indoor bars when the weather isn’t ideal for outdoor tasting. If you’re a guest at our Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula or one of our wine club members, you can also enjoy a tasting in our signature barrel room. Regardless of where you enjoy your tasting, one sip of our wines (or spirits!) and you’ll understand why we remain one of the leading Suttons Bay wineries.
Unlike other Suttons Bay wineries, our Leelanau Peninsula winery offers ways to elevate your wine-tasting experience, including partaking in our new top-tier wine-tasting experience. You’ll enjoy five top-tier wines, including a traditional method bubbly, limited-production reds, and an ice wine-inspired treat, in addition to a house-made charcuterie box and an in-depth conversation about the wines you’re enjoying.
Our flagship location for wine tasting on the Leelanau Peninsula is open daily on a first-come-first-served basis. In addition to wine flights and wines by the glass, we also offer spirit flights, featured cocktails, and retail sales of our product line.
When you’ve thoroughly sampled the wines at our Leelanau Peninsula winery, we invite you to enjoy more Suttons Bay Wineries. Here are a few other recommended spots to visit this fall as you enjoy the exquisite Traverse Wine Coast!
- Chateau Fontaine Winery
- 45 North Vineyard and Winery
- Bluestone Vineyard
- Amoritas Vineyards
- Leelanau Wine Cellars
- Shady Lane Cellars
- Mawby Vineyards & Winery
- Aurora Cellars
- Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery
- Verterra Winery
Unwind at our Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula
Visiting these fantastic Suttons Bay wineries is one of the great reasons to join us here on the Leelanau Peninsula. Though there are plenty of great things to do in Traverse City, a big draw to this area is the entire Traverse Wine Coast, which includes the Leelanau Peninsula.
This fall, you may as well immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of this area and stay outside of the city. There’s no better place to stay in Traverse City than our top-rated Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula. We’re only 12 miles north of Traverse City and offer guests the perfect location to enjoy the best of this area.
From delicious wine-tasting experiences at top Suttons Bay wineries to exquisite fall drives, there’s so much to do and see in this part of the state. Our exceptional location is only part of what makes our Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula one of the best places to stay in Traverse City. Here, you’ll find a thoughtfully curated experience that starts the moment you pull up to our stunning Equestrian Farm.
We offer ten well-appointed guest rooms at our Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula. In addition to comfortable beds, you’ll find a broad array of amenities inside, including a complimentary bottle of our house red wine waiting for you. Talk about a great way to start your getaway!
Aside from enjoying tastings at one of the leading Suttons Bay wineries, you’ll also have access to one of the best Traverse City restaurants while staying here. The cuisine at Bistro Polaris is sourced locally from our farm, area farmers, and other local artisans, and it’s all designed to pair with our exquisite wines, of course.
This fall is the perfect time to enjoy tastings at the best Suttons Bay wineries, not to mention to enjoy the picturesque surroundings on the Leelanau Peninsula. Book your room today!