In today’s USA Today, wine writer Jerry Shriver and travel editor Chris Gray have profiled four up-and-coming wine regions in Off the beaten wine trail. The four are New York’s Hudson Valley, Hill Country in Texas, the Eastern Townships, Quebec and yes, Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula!
The state’s 56 wineries â€” six opened in the past year â€” are spread across Michigan along four wine trails, but most of the best grapes are grown near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan and its bays. Top wineries are positioning themselves as small but key players in the Riesling renaissance that is taking hold across the country, and nearly 1 million visitors will arrive this year to sample the offerings. The most popular wine region, because of its prime setting along Lake Michigan, is the Leelanau Peninsula, home to about 20 wineries, 16 of which have public tasting rooms.
Read the rest of Riesling rising, and more, in Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan from USA Today.
The photo is Willow Vineyard VI by Cotopaxi Sprattmoran (whose photography was also used for the article). Check out her whole August at the Wineries of the LPVA set to see the amazing beauty of our wineries and vineyards!