We love what we do, and it shows in the quality experience we provide. Below is **REAL FEEDBACK** we received from our guests (via TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google, emails or texts), after they participated in one of our wine tours:

“Would absolutely recommend this service! Jeff was so knowledgeable and incredibly easy to work with. We cannot wait to go again!”

“Jeff, We are so grateful for the absolutely wonderful experience you provided. Your knowledge, kindness and thoughtfulness were just superb . Our tour was on October 10th and will remain as one of our best experiences together.”

“Jeff was amazing and I would highly recommend vine ride! Me and my family had the absolute best time checking out vineyards in the northern area of Michigan❤️❤️❤️. Thank you!!!”

“When in the Petoskey area this is a must! What a fun & safe way to wine! Jeff is a fantastic tour guide. Love how he works with you to choose the best wineries for your group. Everyone absolutely loved it! The scenery was great on a beautiful fall evening. And the wineries were fantastic!”

“We did the Happy Hour Tour (4 PM to 7 PM) and visited three vineyards. The experience was exquisite. There were four of us (my wife and I are local but had never explored the nearby wineries; the other two were friends visiting us from Arizona). Everyone was duly impressed and loved the experience. It really opened the eyes of our Arizona friends to the beauty and amenities of Northern Lower Michigan. Two days later we are all still expressing the pleasure and fun that we experienced. Jeff (the tour guide) is very knowledgeable and personable. He provided a lot of interesting information about the area and the vineyards. I would highly recommend to everyone.”

“Thank you for a fun, safe, and informative ride! My girlfriend and I are recommending you to all our friends and family. We would definitely  do this again!”

“We had the best time! So much fun! Thank you again! It was really great!  You made it so interesting to learn about the history of the area, and the wineries and region. We can’t wait to do it again!”

“I can’t even begin to say how amazing vine ride is! Jeff was our driver and he absolutely made the trip with his knowledge, fun personality, and great photography skills! We celebrated my sister’s bachelorette party last weekend and this was the highlight of our trip! We all can’t wait for next year to book again!!”

“I’d give Jeff 10 stars. We had a great time on our tour. Since we came into this with little knowledge of the area, we let Jeff pick the stops. Really enjoyed the variety. Jeff had a great knowledge of the wineries and history of the area. If we’re ever back we’ll probably tour with him again.”

“This was by far the best wine tour we have been on. Jeff the owner is very knowledgeable and kind. Will book this service next time we come to petosky.”

“Thank you Jeff for making our tour so memorable. You make beautiful Boyne wineries the perfect way to spend an afternoon. High recommend 5*+”

“You’re the best 🤩🤩🤩

“I cannot say enough good things about Jeff at Vine Ride!! We took a group of seven on a tour of wineries around the Petoskey area, and he made our afternoon so enjoyable! Vine Ride chose the wineries we visited, and they were all so beautiful, unique, and enjoyable. Jeff was friendly, knowledgeable, both punctual and flexible, and worked so well for our group outing! If you are looking for transportation as you tour the beautiful Petoskey wine country, I would highly recommend Vine Ride!”

“Just want to thank Jeff again for such a wonderful experience for my sister’s bachelorette weekend!”

“Jeff was knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and a fantastic host. We were greeted with a smile and a cute board with our trip plans for the evening. He kindly reminded us when time was almost up at each stop, but gave us a little flexibility when we needed it. I loved this trip and absolutely will book with Jeff again!”

“We had a fantastic time using Vine Ride as our transportation to wineries in Petoskey! Jeff was an amazing driver. He was so kind and friendly, and it was so interesting to learn all about the wineries from him. We knew we were in good hands! The van itself was very comfortable and spacious. My mom and I had a great time on this tour and would recommend to anyone!”

“My fiancé and I had so much fun on the Vine Ride! Jeff was a friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible host who took great care of us on the journey. We stopped at 3 wineries for about an hour each. The van was pristinely clean and well kept. I really appreciated that Jeff remembered I am a vegetarian and supplied a veggie snack tray for me. A small touch with a big impact! Highly recommend this experience for anyone traveling in the area. We will do this again when we come back!”

“Excellent hospitality and service. The owner, Jeff, was our driver – and was very knowledgeable about the region and the wineries. My wife and I enjoyed not having to worry about driving, while indulging. We weren’t rushed, the van was very comfortable, and the we appreciated the private booking. Pickup was at our resort’s front door (The Highlands). Highly recommended if you’re in the region!”

“Where do I begin with the Vine Ride? Let’s start at the beginning. Jeff, our driver, started the day off with a confirming phone call hours earlier. He arrived a lovely 10 minutes ahead of time, making us feel confident and READY! As we made our way into the Vine Ride van, we were instantly transported to Napa Valley or Bordeaux thanks to the lovely decorations on the inside. The grape vines, the fairy lights, the sign with our agenda for the evening, it was all we could hope for and more. Along with educational facts about the Northern Michigan Wine Regions, Jeff also shared with us lovely goodie bags with snacks and a brochure on the local winery’s. I could stay just in the van all day long! As we made our way to the wineries we were walked in by Jeff and made comfortable with our flights. We enjoyed snacks, views, winery merchandise, and of course, wine! Around 10 minutes before our departure to the next winery, Jeff checked in with us to remind us of the time. He made sure that we never had to worry about our timing. The Vine Ride is the best way to learn about and enjoy the Northern Michigan Wine Region. I highly recommend this wonderful experience!!”

“My family and I have taken two trips with Jeff and Vine Ride, and they were both excellent! Jeff is incredibly kind, informative, and has a great sense of humor. He provides interesting information about the geography, the wine itself and history of the vineyards. Would highly recommend if you are interested in visiting wineries in the Petoskey area!”

“Je[ff] was wonderful and we had so much fun!!”

“Jeff was a gem! Thanks so much for making our trip so memorable!♥️”

“Such a great time. Jeff was so great!! Wonderful experience”

“This was the perfect afternoon event for our 6-person bachelorette trip. Jeff (our guide/owner) was so knowledgeable, personable and he thoughtfully curated our trip based on the vibe of our group. The van was comfortable, exceptionally clean, and safe. Each winery had something different to offer and we had the best time. If you’re looking to book a wine tour in the Petoskey region, this one is for you. And he picked us up and dropped us off from our AirBNB, how awesome is that!”

“Such a fun experience! Jeff was a wonderful tour guide for our bachelorette party. Highly recommend!”

“Vine ride was amazing! Jeff was kind, informative and easy to work with. He truly made our experience visiting the wine region memorable. We even lost a jacket and they returned it the next day!”

“Amazing time with Jeff today, excellent information about the area, great extras with water and snacks, personal service, photographer and just the absolute best way to get to wineries!! Absolute recommend!!”

“My wife and I had a fabulous time on a windy, cold, and rainy day. Jeff is a real pro and took great care of us and thoroughly explained the differences between the Petoskey area wines and Traverse City. He even convinced two non-hard cider lovers to try the hard cider at Boyne Valley Vineyards. You can imagine his surprise when we walked out with two cans to take home! We laughed a lot and I knew my wife had a great time because she said we should come back up to Petoskey just to hang out with Jeff and his wife. All in all, a great 30th anniversary adventure!”

“Girls Wine Weekend is always a great time and it was made even better by Jeff and Vine Ride! From the moment we stepped into the van we knew we were in for a special treat! The sign with our itinerary, the gift bags on each seat, everything was done perfectly. Jeff’s knowledge of the local wineries and area was informative and we thoroughly enjoyed the day!”

“I can not say enough good things about Vine Ride. I booked a trip for 6 of my friends for this past weekend and it was probably the most fun time I’ve had in northern Michigan in a while. Jeff is so knowledgeable about these wineries and really adds such a story to each place! The van was spacious, clean and so cute! 10/10 stars this guys is someone you need to book ASAP”

“We had a great time thanks!”

“Vine Ride was great for our group of four. Jeff was on time picking us up and we were able to spend about 50 minutes at each of the three wineries we chose. We also got a little history lesson about our Michigan wine regions, which made the trip interesting.”

“Had so much fun wine tasting for our 29th annual Girlfriend’s weekend. Vine Ride picked us right up at our Airbnb and took us to three different wineries. Jeff was an amazing driver and tour guide. We never felt rushed, always felt safe and had such a fun day. Thanks for the ride!”

“We all had a great time. The 3 wineries were fun to visit and all had a nice selection of wines to choose from. Jeff did an excellent job of driving us to the wineries and giving us some good information about each winery. I would highly recommend.”

“Jeff was a wonderful driver and guide for my and my friends’ afternoon touring some of the Petoskey area’s wineries. Highly recommended!”

“We highly recommend Vine Ride! Jeff was a amazing! We love all the wineries and his knowledge we’re wonderful. The van was super clean and decorated with a wine theme. We had plenty of time at each place. Everyone could enjoy and have fun without worrying about driving.”

“Book Vine Rides for your next winery tour NOW! Jeff was truly an amazing host, with the cutest van and knowledgeable winery/northern Michigan facts. We had the absolute best time and will be booking again.”

“Great time. Jeff was a great tour guide and we went to amazing wineries. Learned a lot about the area as well which was appreciated. Beautiful views at the wineries.”

“We cannot say enough great things about Jeff and Vine Ride! The van, snacks and his knowledge were top notch! The six of us had a great time hopping to 4 different wineries. It was great we could all enjoy our time and not have to worry about driving from place to place. We will definitely connect Jeff and Vine Ride the next time we have friends or family in town! Thanks again for a great day!!”

“This company is amazing. From the time we booked until we got picked up they were in touch. Jeff was amazing and so knowledgeable about the area, with wineries and just about anything else we needed to know about. I highly recommend using Vine Ride.”

“THANK YOU so much for an amazing day on Friday and introducing us to the wineries in the Petoskey area. It truly was the highlight of our trip!”

“We had a great time visiting the different wineries. Jeff was very courteous with us. I definitely recommend this tour.”

“Jeff was a fantastic tour guide! The entire trip was perfect down to every last detail. Highly recommend!”

“Had an amazing experience with Jeff for a birthday celebration! His knowledge of the local wineries is beyond insightful. The van was very comfortable and spacious and the provided water and snack bag was thoughtful. The chosen wineries were fabulous and we had just enough time to get a taste of what each had to offer. Would highly recommend Vine Ride to anyone wanting to explore the Petoskey region wineries. We will be booking again in the future! Thanks again Jeff!”

“We booked Vine Ride for the girls weekend getaway. Jeff was super courteous, friendly & ontime and accommodated shifting our tour by 30 min because we were running behind. Thank you! We have a great time and could truly relax at the wineries since we didn’t have to worry about driving. Highly recommend.”

“I love this company! They make everything so easy! It was no trouble to book our ride and pay. Jeff called me the day before to double check our address. He also called when he arrived. He was right on time. We enjoyed our ride with him as he was very knowledgeable about the wineries in Petoskey. We were able to visit 3 wineries and had a blast! Thanks again! Would definitely use this service again.”

“We had a group of 4 and it was a wonderful experience. Jeff was personable and knowledgeable about the area, history and process of wine making. He’s put in the time to create a great itinerary. We’ll be booking again and highly recommend. Thanks again!”

“With no experience in northern Michigan and with very little notice, Jeff was flexible, friendly, helpful, timely.” 

“Evening Jeff, Again, just wanted to say thank you and sing your praises, the ladies had such a wonderful time. We will certainly book again in the future!”

“Vine Ride is the WAY TO GO for your up north adventure!! Jeff was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the wineries 🍇 and wine in general. Jeff needs to put on his profile that he is a winery photographer location enthusiast 📷 each location he had beautiful places at each winery for a beautiful shot!”

“Vine ride was awesome! Jeff was a wonderful tour guide. Definitely recommend! The van had our itinerary written out and goody bags with snacks. 10/10!”

“Us girls had a great time!! Very clean, fun, professional! We will definitely be booking again!”

“This was our second wine tour. Absolutely the highlight of our girls weekend trip. Jeff is so accommodating, informative, kind and professional. Picked us up at our B&B and made all the arrangements to see three beautiful wineries. Without a doubt, the perfect choice for delightful wine tour experience.”

“This wine tour was one of the highlights of our girls trip/40th reunion! Jeff gave us great information about the Petosky wine region and how it has developed in addition to how some of the local wineries got their start. He gave us plenty of time at each destination to sip wine and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. If you are in the area, I highly recommend this tour, it’s Michigan at it’s best– rolling hills, grapevines, beautiful trees and lots of delicious WINE!”

“This was a fantastic wine tour. Tour leader Jeff was really knowledgeable and shared just the perfect amount of information with us regarding the region and the winery. He chose some great and diverse wineries to show us. He was very flexible and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend this wine tour!”

“We had a great time!  Thank you for the informative tour.  We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends in the future.”

“This was my second tour with Jeff and both experiences were wonderful! He is personable and knowledgeable, and a great wine tour guide!”

“We had such a great time on our Vine Ride Happy Hour tour!! Jeff was great! He was very knowledgeable about the area and the wineries! And it turns out he is a great photographer too! The wineries were beautiful and the wine was delicious!! I would definitely recommend vine ride to any group!”

“Jeff did a fantastic job picking wineries/breweries and providing fun, safe and friendly transportation and knowledge. We booked a private tour with six of us, (one local) and had a fantastic day. Jeff will pick the spots to tour, or custom make the plan based on your preferences. Highly recommend.”

“Thank you Jeff – you have made this tour wonderful!”

“Jeff was an amazing tour guide throughout the Harbor Springs/Petoskey area. We completely trusted his knowledge of the area and his choices for wineries did not disappoint. We loved trying a few newer places and he definitely saved the best for last. He took great care of us, but gave us space to have our girls’ trip. Thanks so much!!”

“Jeff was a very knowledgeable and friendly driver. He made sure we had a great experience”

“I will for sure come back, we had a great time with your tour”

“Booked a private wine tour with Vine Ride and had a great experience. Jeff was a great host! Good communication prior to his arrival; he called to confirm our pickup address and time. He was very informative and accommodating. The van was very comfortable and clean. He had also planned ahead and notified each winery on our stop so the wineries were expecting our group. I would highly recommend Vine Ride for your next wine tour.”

“Hi Jeff, I want you to know that you did a TREMENDOUS job.  You went above and beyond for us; you were extremely professional and courteous.”

“Can’t say enough good about our wine tour with Jeff. He was informative, courteous and fun…we were relaxed within moments. Jeff was especially respectful and helpful with my sis who has MS, loading her scooter and being reassuring getting in and out of the van. From our snack bag to choosing good our fav music to helping us chose our wineries, Jeff was awesome. We will be back again.”

“We had a wonderful time on our wine tour. Even as a local, I saw wineries I hadn’t been to before, and learned information I didn’t know. We had six of us, five from downstate, and had an incredible time. Jeff created this tour for us, but will also do custom tours if there’s a specific spot you want to visit. Fun, friendly and personable. Highly recommend.”

“Just in the door from a wonderful surprise wedding anniversary celebration in Petoskey & want to thank Vine Ride for helping make it a most memorable occasion. We booked a mid week “Mixed Group Tour” and it exceeded my hopes and expectations. Our host/”chauffeur”, Jeff, was cordial (even had a flower to present to my wife), accommodating, attentive and very knowledgeable about the area vineyards, wine offerings and history. I should also mention the Petoskey area vineyards should be proud of their product! All the wines we tasted (all locally produced) were awesome! Thanks Jeff for a great afternoon! Looking forward to a return visit!”

“Great adventure around one of the newest, and most exciting, wine regions in Michigan! Jeff was an amazing host!”

“Thanks again for a great tour yesterday. We are already wanting to come back and bring a few more friends.”

“We enjoyed a wonderful wine tour with Vine Ride on our trip to Petoskey this summer. The van felt spacious, clean and comfortable. Our guide Jeff was excellent- keeping us engaged along the way and providing great info about the region, the history of the individual wineries and the varieties of grapes grown in the area. The time spent at each winery seemed just right and we thoroughly enjoyed our extended happy hour.”

“I very much appreciated my experience with Vine Ride tonight. Everything about the experience was professional and first rate. Clear communications, prompt pickup, and clean and spacious tour van. The amount of time at each vineyard was just right. The driver was courteous, hospitable, and curated a wonderful grouping of vineyards for us to tour. Save yourself the trouble of driving and making decisions and be taken care of by Vine Ride. Highly recommended!”

“When planning our first anniversary, I came across Vine Ride and thought it would be a fun experience to try. When I went to book the tour, the date we selected was booked. I reached out to them to see if we could be added to a waiting list/cancellation list and within 5 minutes we had a response that a large group had cancelled. We booked our tickets and we are still so happy we did. Jeff was super professional. He called about 1.5/2 hours before our Happy Hour Tour to let us know what time he would be picking us up from our hotel in Petoskey. The van was clean and Jeff was an excellent tour guide. Upon picking us up he offered us each a nice little goodie bag with some water and other light snacks. He took us to 3 different wineries and had great information about all 3 wineries and the Petoskey area in general. If we make it back up that way we will book with them again, for sure. It was worth every dollar to just sit back and know we were in good hands and relax at some of the best wineries in West Michigan.”

“We did the happy hour tour and Jeff was great at his selection of winery’s to go to. Each place was fun and unique”

“Jeff was such a delight for our trip and wine tour for Petoskey region. The area great and the knowledge was insightful. I recommend Jeff 100%. Check him out when your up here.”

“Just wanted to say thank you again for a great wine tour! We had a perfect time. Appreciate the service and hospitality! All was amazing!”

“We loved the tour. . .We have been on many tours in Leland area and Traverse City so we wanted to try the Petoskey area it was very nice.”

“Amazing time and experience! Would recommend to anyone. We had such a fun time and will definitely be back next time we’re in Michigan!”

“Was truly a fantastic experience. Jeff was so knowledgeable and provided us with an unreal experience! All the little details were there and we loved it!!! Highly recommend!”

“Thanks for 2 excellent rides, we will be recommending your services to anyone that asks”

“We had a great time on our wine tour with Vine Ride. Jeff (tour guide and owner) was very knowledgeable about the wines, wineries and Petoskey area in general. We certainly plan to book with Vine Ride again when next in the area.”

“We had a great experience. Perfect way to explore wine around Petoskey! Jeff was informative and entertaining. He never made us feel rushed. Highly recommended!”

“Perfect for Petoskey area! Jeff is knowledgeable about the area and the local wineries. He is friendly and courteous and ensures your experience is top notch. Thank you Jeff! We will be back!”

“Thank you Jeff for an amazing tour yesterday! We had so much fun! Jeff planned a great wine tour, kept us on track, took our group pictures (expertly I might add) and even helped us all out of the van at each stop which was very sweet. Highly recommend Jeff and Wine Ride if you want to tour the wineries but don’t want to drive and want to just enjoy and not plan. Thanks again!!!!”

“We had a great time visiting several wineries in the Petoskey area. Jeff, our driver, was fun, personable and knowledgeable. We were picked up at our hotel on time. Communication was great. Can’t wait to try it again!”

“What a great way to enjoy Petoskey’s wineries worry free! I was with my 2 adult daughters for a girls weekend and this was one of the highlights of our trip. Jeff was very accommodating, he picked us up and dropped us off right at our door. We visited 3 wineries and he was very knowledgeable about each one. The snack bags that he provided were also a nice touch. I would definitely chose Vine Ride again next time I’m in town. I would recommend making a reservation as soon as you know the date you want as the tours do book up.”

“We had a great time on our October 23 wine tour with Jeff. He is very knowledgeable about the area and the wineries. The door-to-door service was great and he even came back the next day because one of the women on our tour left a pair of gloves in the van! Would do this tour again.”

“We had a great time. Hope we can do it again sometime. Thanks.”

“What a great way to explore the Petoskey wine area! Jeff is personable and knowledgeable. Picked us at our hotel. We stopped at 4 wineries in the area. The snacks were a nice touch. Highly recommend this service and we are looking forward to our next trip with him!”

“We had an absolutely amazing time with vine rides! Would highly recommend to all!”

“What a great tour. Petoskey has some nice wineries. Jeff is the best! He was very informative about all the wineries we visited.”

“My daughter and I had a great time. Our driver Jeff was a lot of fun and a gentleman. I will recommend your services and Jeff as a driver to family and friends.”

“Hi, Jeff. This is Mary. I just wanted to let you know what a top-notch business you run and that we had a lot of fun.”

“Jeff was amazing and went above and beyond expectations. He was informational and was so patient. Highly recommend for any wine trip in the future.”

“We had a great time on our wine tour with Jeff this passed weekend. We were able to get the last two seats on the night tour and it was perfect! Jeff picked us up from our hotel, gave us little goodie bags, took us around to a few great wineries and even had coolers for our wine and ciders. Overall great experience and we definitely recommend Vine Ride and Jeff! We will be back!”

“My husband and I were in Petoskey for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and decided to go on a wine tour. We chose Vine Ride and we are so glad we did. Jeff was attentive and knowledgeable and made the experience so very memorable. He picked us up right at the hotel and was very flexible as well. Jeff was able to take us to a different winery than planned based on our particular likes in wine. We will recommend Vine Ride to friends and family and will call Jeff again next time we are in Petoskey. Thanks for a wonderful experience!”

“Agree with all other 5 star reviewers. This is a perfect way to go ‘wining’ and not worry about driving. Jeff was very considerate and helpful. He took pictures for us and gave the history behind each winery. We would definitely go again!”

“This was our very first time on a wine tour and we are SO glad we chose Vine Ride! Jeff was a wonderful guide and the whole experience was memorable! We will definitely make this an annual event!!”

“Jeff was the Best! We were so surprised how excellent the Michigan wineries were! Jeff is truly passionate about wine and educated us about the grapes used in some of our favorites. We will be back and he is willing to customize our next tour!”

“We had an absolute blast on our tour with Jeff! He was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the wineries, the region and local wines. The tour was very well planned out as we moved seamlessly around for the day. Every detail was taken care of including a cooler and crates for purchased wine storage. The treat bag was thoughtfully put together and we all felt very well taken care of! Perfect for a romantic date, girls weekend or for any true wine lovers looking to discover the diversity and uniqueness of the Petoskey Region Wineries. Looking forward to another tour. Thanks Jeff!”

“You will find no one nicer and more knowledgeable than Jeff. My wife and I had a great evening tasting the best wines in the Petoskey area.”

“We loved our experience, Jeff was fun and accommodating when we suggested a winery he had not picked. Snack bags, nice touch. We met new people, loved our group! Jeff was knowledgeable about the wineries, comfortable ride. Don’t do it on your own, hire Jeff and sit back and enjoy!”

“We had so much fun and a great tour guide(Jeff) !! He was super fun and a very friendly informative man! Very much worth our money and a blast!! Thanks Jeff!”

“This experience was the highlight of our Petoskey trip. We did the earlier tour (11-3) and had a blast getting to know Jeff and the other passengers on the tour as well as the information about the wineries and the area in general. The trip was organized so the final wineries served food…great idea! The service was fantastic and SO WORTH IT! If you are debating, do it.”

“We met Jeff in June 2019 and  had a great experience. He was so knowledgeable and made our wine tour so interesting. We plan to book again with Vine Ride when we are in the petosky area next summer.”

“Fantastic group outing driver very knowledgeable with great information and interaction. Great day. Very well organized. Vineyards chosen were very good.”

“Hi Jeff,  Just wanted to let you know what a great time we all had on Sunday! Also…we took your advice and went to the Petoskey Winery and Vineyard and LOVED IT! Thanks so much for the recommendation!”

“This was a great wine tour!! Jeff was so friendly and he was also very knowledgeable about the wineries he took us to. I would definitely recommend this wine tour for anyone looking for something fun to do in the area.”

“This is easily the best wine tour we’ve done!

We have done wine tours in Traverse City before, but we enjoyed Jeff’s tour of Petosky area wineries much more. It was more intimate than we expected, as these wineries (for now) are not as heavily trafficked as those on Old Mission Peninsula. Each winery was quiet and serene, the busiest stop being Petosky Farms, where there may have been 20 people total. Our guide, Jeff made sure we had a fantastic evening!

We began at Crooked Vine Winery, where we did a guided tasting with the owner Geoff and one other friendly couple. After the tasting and a long chat with Geoff, we each bought a glass of our favorite and relaxed outside on the covered porch of the winery Geoff and his wife built themselves. Ours was a 3 hour evening tour, so Jeff made sure we stopped at Petosky Farms for their amazing wood-oven pizza. We accompanied our pesto -roma pizza with a flight of wines, cider, and sangria on the large deck overlooking the picturesque vineyards. We didn’t know Michigan could be so hilly, but the area surrounding Petosky is downright mountainous. We finished the evening at Walloon Lake Winery, where we had the place completely to ourselves and got to know our gracious host, Taylor as we sipped on generous samples and watched the chickens peck around outside. We discovered several amazing wine flavors we had never tasted before, given Petosky’s cold-hardy grape varieties.

We recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get to know the people involved in making the wines. They were all excited to talk about winery life, current offerings, and their plans for the future. Just bring yourself and your loved ones and settle in for a relaxing visit led by Jeff or another experienced guide.

Note: if you are staying in Petosky but not at one of the hotels listed on their website, just call Vine Ride and let them know; they will likely be able to pick you up at your location.”

“Jeff was an awesome wine tour guide. My girlfriends and I loved our tour with Vine Ride! Can’t wait to book again!”

“Highly recommend Vine Ride! Loved our evening tour … good wine, beautiful scenery, and Jeff is an awesome host!”

“Thanks for the great tour!”

“Awesome time!! Thanks Jeff for showing us around :-)”

“Vine Ride was the best way to tour the vineyards in the Petoskey. Jeff (owner/tour guide/driver) was very friendly & did an outstanding job, making this a most memorable experience. We were picked up at our hotel and greeted with a nice bag of healthy snacks and a bottle of water. The van was clean and comfortable. Jeff provided interesting information about the Petoskey wine region, as we drove to the 1st of the 4 vineyards we visited. He made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy & experience each. Thanks Jeff!”

“We had a great trip on our Vine Ride. Very clean and friendly. We enjoyed the scenery and comfortable ride!”

“We loved our tour with Jeff. He told us so much about the Petosky area, the vineyards and the winemakers. We never felt rushed. Every stop was perfectly timed. From start to finish this wine tour was the best!”

“Jeff did an amazing job. He was prompt, helpful, entertaining and get our group organized! Our group had a wonderful time. I highly recommend.”

“Jeff and Vine Rides made our first wine tour spectacular. We highly recommend to all our friends and family! Thank you Jeff!”

“Jeff did an amazing job driving us around! It was a lot of fun and we would definitely book with him again!”

“Can’t wait for the next Vine Ride!”

“Jeff was awesome! My husband and I had a great wine tasting experience!”

“We had our first vacation in boyne and did a wine tour with Jeff and loved everything about it.”

“Jeff was fantastic. Would definitely book again if we are in the area. Thanks Jeff.”

“absolutely amazing and fun!!! Jeff was spectacular!!! 5 stars!!!”

“My friend and I had a wonderful time on Thursday, May 2. Jeff is awesome and very knowledgeable on the wineries. when we come back, we will do it again. it was overcast and a little rainy but still a great time with beautiful views.”

“Highly recommend Jeff and Vine Ride if you are looking for a great experience. Great wineries on the tour and Jeff has a lot of knowledge about each one.”

“Vine Ride is a must do! If you want to learn about wine and have a chill vibe experience Jeff is really going to cater to your experience expectations! Don’t second guess yourself here, book a tour and let Jeff take you on a wonderful wine/cider/beer adventure!”

“Great ride around to local wineries with Vine Ride – highly recommended if you’re in the area!”

“To celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a trip to Petoskey and scheduled a Vine Ride tour. We had the best time! There wineries were wonderful! Enjoyed every minute of our time. We were with one other couple who was also celebrating their wedding anniversary. The driver was incredible! Jeff was very knowledgeable, kind and funny! He even brought us mini cupcakes for our anniversaries! I will book a Vine Ride every time I am up there.”

“I had a blast!!!!!!!”

“Very professional and knowledgeable about the area and the wineries. There were many lovely little touches that made this one of the best parts of our vacation. This was our first time in the area and my husband and I had a wonderful time. We cannot wait to come back.”

“The wine tour was amazing. The geographic information and history of the area Jeff gave was interesting and useful.”

“Our vine ride experience was fantastic!!! The driver had awesome tunes ;-)”

“Jeff could not have planned a better day for us, as we celebrated a 60th birthday. The stops on our tour were perfectly timed – we never felt rushed or were waiting on anything. His personality and knowledge of the area added to the great experience. Will definitely book again when we’re up north!!”

“Highly recommend. Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and a great driver. My friend and I had a great time. We look forward to another visit sometime in our future.”

“We had 7 in our group, and we all had a great time! The experience was different at each winery, and we enjoyed them all. Such a great way to drink wine at many places and not worry about driving! Jeff was a fantastic tour guide!”

“Thanks for the great evening we had a blast.”

“What a great way to experience to Bay View Wine Trail. My wife and I enjoyed our weekend getaway by starting with Vine Ride. Jeff was amazing, knowledgeable and fun. If you are looking for a great way to experience the ‘Tip of Mitt’ wine country there is no better, convenient, enjoyable and safe way to experience Pure Michigan ‘Wine’ country”

“My second experience was as great as the first. This one was a girls weekend. All of us can’t wait to come back again. Jeff was wonderful and we met some of the nicest people.”

“Thank you so much Jeff. You made our day today.”

“Booked a wine tour for a girls weekend. We had an awesome time. Jeff was so professional, polite but most important – FUN!!!! We loved the group of people that were on our tour. It is the best way to relax and have fun!!”

“Jeff was awesome! He was very informative. You could tell he really cared about his customers. He even gave everyone gift bags with food and water for the day. Not to mention he had a cooler with back up food for everybody. I would highly recommend and would definitely go back.” 

“Thanks for making our first winery tour so much fun!”

“We booked a wine tour with Vine Ride to Celebrate our family gathering. Jeff was a fantastic host and did a great job educating us on the area and on local vineyards before we arrived at each of 4 locations. He was prompt and provided us with goodie bags and snacks for the duration. It was a terrific experience!!”

“Jeff, this was outstanding! We’ll tell all our friends you’re the best!!”

“We would highly recommend Vine Ride! We had a great time and learned a lot! Our tour guide, Jeff, was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The complementary baggie full of snacks and other goodies was a total bonus. Good wine and good times! We will be back :-)”

“This was awesome! I’ve been on many different tours and what you do is the best, so thank you.”

“Used this service on good recommendation from the hotel.  We did a day tour, so visited four of the wineries around Petoskey.  We received a goodie bag with a granola bar, trail mix, and a bottle of water and there was also cold meat/cheeses and a veggie tray to eat if we wanted them (we ended up getting lunch at one of the wineries, so cannot comment on the cold snacks, but the granola bar was tasty).

The tour was well paced with 45 minutes to do a wine tasting at each winery.  You could tell there was a lot of thought put into the order of the wineries, as the most educational was first and the most relaxing/best views was last.  Also, one of the wineries we visited offered lunch and that came at just the right time as it had been a while since breakfast.

Our driver, Jeff, was very personable and was able to give information on the different wineries and what they offered.  The van seats up to 9, so you could rent it for a small group or drop in on a mixed tour (which is what we did).  He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, so we didn’t have to worry about driving (which is good, because when you do four wine tastings in four hours, you drink quite a lot!).”

“This was my second excellent experience. It is truly one of the best!” 

“We visited Petoskey for a weekend with friends who enjoy wine tasting. They booked Vine Ride for Saturday afternoon. Jeff was an excellent host and driver. He made sure we were comfortable and hydrated, and packed snacks for us to enjoy between stops. The pacing was perfect, and he brought us to a variety of excellent places. He had storage for our purchases in the van. Very happy with the service they provided and would do this again.”

“Listen, I’ve done other wine tours in California and Michigan. Your tour was the best of all of them!!”

“Many thanks for a wonderful and safe wine tour! The snacks and water that were provided were a great extra touch. They really think of everything and are very accommodating!”

“What a great experience! We all had a great time! My Mom already wants to let a couple of her friends know about your business.”

“My husband and I traveled to Petoskey for the weekend to celebrate our 5th anniversary. Another couple, good friends of ours, also went in celebration of her birthday. Since all of us have done wine tasting in other areas of MI we thought this would be fun to do. Jeff was a great tour guide! He has good knowledge of the wineries and knew in what order we should tour them. Providing us with snacks and water along the way was a major bonus!! We truly appreciated the hospitality!”

“We once did a wine tour in Traverse City. Yours is so much better! In Traverse City we felt like we were 2 of 30 people on a giant bus, being herded around like cattle. Whereas your wine tour is more cozy and comfortable. You provided a very thoughtful experience.”

“Thought it was a fun day.  Enjoyed the gift basket of treats. Your selection of wineries gave us a good variety to enjoy and critique. Will easily recommend you, enjoyed your thoughtfulness.”

“I took a chance not knowing anything about them but we were very pleased! Small groups and a comfy ride. I highly recommend them if you’re in the area. Jeff was knowledgeable and a terrific driver!”

“We had a wonderful time on this tour. Vine Ride left no stone unturned to make this a fun and relaxing experience. Many nice touches with the snacks, wine literature, and comfortable ride. We highly recommend!”

“I’ve been on a few wine tours down in Traverse City. Yours is the best by far!”

“We had a fantastic time! Thank you so much. I have a new appreciation for wines and wine country in northern Michigan.”

“We booked a wine tour with Vine Ride to celebrate a family members milestone birthday. I cannot express enough how enjoyable the experience was for all of us!! From the day we booked the tour right through till the end of the actual day of the tour, Jeff and Kassia went the extra mile to provide a personable and fun tour for us. They had the van decorated with birthday signs and they had complimentary cupcakes and snacks for us. Jeff was was so easy going. He gave us a little history on the area as we drove to the winery’s. He gave us a lot of suggestions for shopping and grabbing a bite to eat as well. It was easy to see the pride Jeff has with this region. Each winery we visited was a different experience from the other and they all had a friendly and engaging atmosphere. We recommend Vine Ride to anyone looking for a similar experience!! This would have worked perfectly for a large party as well, since we were a small party of 3. Thank you again Jeff and Kassia for adding so much to our day!”