The newest Michigan wine region is Old Mission Peninsula. Located just north of Traverse City between the east and west “arms” of Grand Traverse Bay, this narrow landmass became an approved wine-growing region in 1987. Old Mission Peninsula is only 19 miles long and 3 miles wide. Old Mission Peninsula never leaves vineyards far away from the deep, cooling waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Although Old Mission Peninsula Wine Country experiences a short 145-day growing season, the suitable vine choices include clones of Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris for whites. The reds include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlots.
Wine travelers and wine tasting enthusiasts alike can reach Old Mission Peninsula Wine Country within 15 minutes drive from downtown Traverse City. Those looking to stay overnight will find an excellent selection of hotels, resorts with spas, small inns and bed & breakfasts to choose from in the Traverse City area.
Traverse City offers travelers many activities including boutique and antique shopping, summer festivals, great beaches along Grand Traverse Bay or family activities including water parks and mini-golf. And speaking of golf, the Traverse City golf include what many consider to be some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses you will experience anywhere. Traverse City golf courses include designs by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer.
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