Letter from the President

thepresident-236x300We’re thrilled you’ve chosen our region as your travel destination and hope that you come to cherish the peninsula as much as we do. Whether you’re a first-time guest or a familiar face, we’re really glad you’re here. Use this brochure as a tool to explore the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, located just north of Traverse City. As you make your way along the trail, take time to soak in magnificent views of Lake Michigan, Glen Lake, Lake Leelanau and other inland lakes beyond rolling hillsides of lush grapevines.

The trail is divided into three mini-trails to make touring easy: the Sleeping Bear Loop, the Northern Loop and the Grand Traverse Bay Loop. Along the way, you’ll discover 26 wine destinations, each known for its own unique character and ambiance. Tasting rooms ranging from small and rustic to large and modern await your arrival. At the tasting bars, you’ll meet friendly winemakers and tasting room staff eager to pour samples of their handcrafted wines into your glass.

As you sip our wines and chat with the laid-back, hardworking winemakers who produce them, we are confident you’ll find many new wines to love. Be sure to take home your favorites to stock your cellar and share with family and friends throughout the year. We hope you enjoy your journey and invite you to visit us often, any time of the year. We’re happy that you’ve chosen Leelanau Peninsula as your wine destination.

And, always remember…

…life is better with a glass of Leelanau wine in your hand!


Matt Gregory
LPVA President