Leelanau County

Leelanau County

Our distinctive Inn is located on our 160 acre Suttons Bay estate in the heart of northern Michigan wine country, nestled below a hillside of vineyards with sweeping pastoral views. The Inn features luxurious guest rooms with an exceptional package of services and amenities.

August 25th - 28th, 2022

The Cedar Polka Fest is an annual festival celebrating the towns rich Polish history. Lasting 4 days and nights, nearly 10,000 people descend into town for family fun. Join us to eat, drink, and dance the nights away.

The Visitor’s Bureau is your source of information, news, events & local accommodations at Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelanau County. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of only five National Lakeshore parks within the National Park System.

We are a small, family-owned business with a big love for craft chocolate. Our bright green shop is located at the gateway to the quaint, picturesque village of Empire, MI nestled in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Raftshol Vineyards is a small family winery located on Michigan’s scenic Leelanau peninsula. Warren Raftshol, the owner and winemaker, was one of the pioneers to grow red vinifera grapes in the area. The oldest vines are over 20 years old and since 1999 Raftshol Vineyards has been producing quality Bordeaux-style wines, meads and ice wine.

In March of 2013 Richard Fortune became the proud new owner of Shady Lane Cellars. Rich is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and he and his family have been visiting Leelanau County for over 50 years.

An Artisan's Approach... We are dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of our vineyard and the vineyards of Michigan. Whether carefully sourcing grapes from top sites in the state or from our own vineyard, our winery was built on the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard.

You’re away from everyday stressors and pressure…at the edge of the water, with people you enjoy and doing what you want. You are relaxed, maybe enjoying a sunset or the sand between your toes. Just add a glass of Skipping Stone Cellars wine to make it perfect.

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 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.

Willow Vineyards was established in 1992. It was and continues to be a work of passion and love, created and designed by John and Jo Crampton. Located on a beautiful, wind-swept hillside in Suttons Bay, the panoramic views of West Traverse Bay add to the majesty of the vineyard.​ Willow Vineyards was established in 1992.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located in Northwestern Lower Michigan along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan. The closest city is Traverse City, 25 miles to the east.

sbd Tours offers daily guided excursions in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and nearby areas!

One of a kind location, come and visit or warm tasting room. The regions first (and only) totally Certified Organic Vineyard, Orchards & Winery and NOW Leelanau's FIRST Micro Brewery. Serving crafted beers made by Guest Brewers.

The Simpson family has been growing fruit on the Leelanau Peninsula for three generations. Before the cultivation of vineyards, the Simpson’s were a cherry farming family caring for and harvesting over 300 acres. It was Bruce’s father, John Simpson who had the vision of vineyards and a winery.

Located in the beautiful fields of Leelanau Peninsula, the Gill’s Pier Vineyard and Winery offers award-winning wines in an exquisite atmopshere. From Cabernet Franc to Semi-Dri Riesling, our wines will delight your palate and fill your senses.

Northern Michigan has offered the best of a vacation end point for three generations of Grossnickles. The Traverse City area provides the midwest with perhaps the best in hiking, swimming, boating, golfing, and a just plain relaxing atmosphere for all ages. And hence, was visited almost every year since the sixties.

The vineyard

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