Wineries in our service area are listed below. Most are located within a 15-minute drive from downtown Petoskey. Our afternoon wine tours visit 4 wineries, and our evening ‘happy hour’ tours visit 3 wineries.
The Petoskey Wine Region
It’s hard to imagine, but wineries here were nonexistent a decade ago! Yet a dozen have cropped up since then, forming what is known as the Petoskey Wine Region. In 2016 the U.S. government declared our region to be a distinct viticultural (i.e. grape-growing) area of national significance. It is the first new viticultural area in Michigan in 30 years.
Our wineries are in good geographic company. The Petoskey Wine Region is situated along the famous 45th parallel (halfway between the Equator and North Pole), which is home to other well-known winemaking regions across the globe: Italy’s Piedmont; France’s Rhone Valley and Bordeaux; Oregon’s Willamette Valley; and even our neighbor to the southwest, Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.
The Petoskey Wine Region specializes in wines made from cold-hardy grapes like Marquette and La Crescent. These grape varieties are bred to withstand cooler climates, yielding uniquely northern wines not available anywhere else. Book a wine tour with us and taste for yourself!