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Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Jutting north between the azure arms of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay lies Old Mission Peninsula. Situated at the globe's 45th parallel – the ideal climate for growing varietal wine grapes – the eight distinct wineries that comprise this stunning appellation have been well recognized by international wine enthusiasts. Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewürztraminer, sparkling varieties and the prestigious ice wines. Visit our renowned wine trail today!
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Sat, May 17 11:00am
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The mesoclimate of Old Mission Peninsula is unique not only in the state of Michigan but in the world.

Lying on the 45th parallel – like Bordeaux, Milan and other wine producing regions – the Peninsula stretches north 19 miles into Grand Traverse Bay and is only four miles wide at the broadest point. The area is virtually surrounded by 600-foot deep water in East and West Grand Traverse Bays. The temperatures stay cold longer in the spring, protecting the plants from late frosts. The warm temperatures linger in the fall, so the grapes benefit from an extra six to seven weeks of ripening. The rolling hills and lake-effect snow ensure Arctic blasts of freezing air won’t stick around long enough to harm the vines.

Seven distinct wineries comprise this stunning appellation, and they have been well recognized by international wine enthusiasts. Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award winning wines: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewu¨rztraminer, sparkling varieties and prestigious ice wines.

Our brochure is available for download here. Thank you for your interest in Old Mission Peninsula wines.