Traverse City Region of Michigan

Enjoy Summertime in the Traverse City Area

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area including Antrim County, Benzie County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Missaukee County and Wexford County Michigan.

Region 9 Traverse City Area

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area

Miles of beaches, spectacular sunsets, and beautiful vineyards are just a few of the reasons to visit Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area! Surrounded by public parks, forests, and beautiful lake-shores Traverse City has an tones of recreation for outdoor adventure. Just minutes from Traverse City enjoy the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes with miles of sugar-sand beaches along Lake Michigan's pristine shoreline.

What to See and Do in Region 9 Traverse City Area

Experience dry wine with 100% Michigan grapes from classic European varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy wine carefully crafted in the French style to be complex, balanced and served with food. Try our award-winning wines to see why we are “Michigan Red Wine Specialists.”

Our Michigan resort offers both indoor water park fun and dry-land experiences. Your stay includes access to 37,000 sq ft water park kept at a warm 84 degrees year-round. Book now and go for the moment today.

Like many of us, our histories begin with our dreams fueling a way of life. Originally from the Detroit area, Walter and Eileen Brys visited the Napa Valley in the 1970's as part of a business trip when Walter worked for Blue Cross of Michigan shortly after they were married.

Our interest in wine came quite naturally, just like it does for most people, a cool, bright Riesling on a warm afternoon, a mammoth California Zinfandel with a pile of BBQ Ribs, and pretty much everything in-between.

Think of it as your very own, perfectly charming winery and Old World inn stocked with fine wine and staffed with attentive proprietors whose sole purpose is to provide a space or experience to meet your every need.

U-pick, we-pick dark & lite sweet cherries & tart cherries in July. Fall apple season - 3rd weekend in Sep through October hrs-10 am to 5pm. 15 varieties of apples, honeycrisp, gala, jonagold. Also pears, prunes, pumpkins, squash, gourds. Weekday field trips by appointment.

Villa Mari founder Marty Lagina made the (some would say) crazy choice to grow grapes that shouldn't grow in Michigan, with the belief that he could produce world class wines that otherwise couldn't be made here. So, true to his Italian heritage, he planted exotic varieties like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others.

Short's Brewing Company is a great story about a man following his love of beer and music and making a living doing what he loves. Stop in for something to eat some great craft beer and even take the tour at the Bellaire Brewpub and Elk Rapids Production facility. Tours share the fundamentals of both facilities on Sundays by appointment only.

WaterFire is family-owned and run by Chantal and Mike, who live on the vineyard with their son. As an environmental scientist and wine lover, grape growing resonated with Chantal as a way to connect herself and others with the land.

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