Northern Michigan Wine: With no fewer than nine new wineries to explore, it’s safe to say that indigenous viticulture here on the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas is exploding. Launching with the superb 2010 and 2011 vintages, this new crop of oeno-entrepreneurs has integrated standing local wisdoms about vineyard site management and local microclimates with fresh, innovative perspective on varietal plantings, blends and enclosed viticulture (grapes under glass: whoa!). Bring an appetite, an open mind and an empty trunk, as the wine route just got a little longer in the best possible way. Join us this month for a whistle stop tour of new tasting rooms and labels from the next generation of local wineries.
Check out some new wineries!