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Leelanau Wine,
While wine blazed the trail and so much more for locally created beverages,
today it’s joined by beer, cider
and spirits all produced by local
craftsmen and women. The bounty for all those
delicious drinks comes from
the  elds and hills of Leelanau County, which is known for its hops, apples and other alcohol- enhancers as well as grapes. Just try a Cherry Bounce from Northern Distillery or Cherry Whiskey from Grand Traverse Distillery for proof — literally.
But wine remains the
top attraction for county visitors, and for good reason. Leelanau’s vintners annually bring home dozens and dozens of awards, proof that they are,indeed,  rst class.
Following is a list of wineries, distilleries and brewers from the county.
Amoritas Vineyards
Tasting Room
6701 E Duck Lake Road,
Lake Leelanau
231-994-2300 Amoritas Vineyards had a goal
of creating clean, delicate
food friendly wines, which they successfully completed through hard work, passion and estate grown grapes. Their warm and inviting tasting room can be found in beautiful Lake Leelanau, catering to wine enthusiasts, families and those with a fondness for the beauty of Northern Michigan. At least one owner will be present
in the tasting room at all times, so come have a taste or a glass and make some friends!
Bel Lago Vineyard & Winery
6530 S. Lake Shore Drive, Cedar
Sitting high on a hill overlooking South Lake Leelanau, Bel Lago,
Visitors to Black Star Farm can enjoy a gourmet meal and award-winning wine in one sitting.
whose name means “beautiful lake” in Italian, offers wines made from family-owned vineyards. Enjoy a large variety of wines, including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Auxerrois, and several blends. Panoramic lake views, free tastings and an outdoor patio. Open daily 11 am-6 pm. Located seven miles south of Lake Leelanau village.
Black Star Farms Suttons Bay
10844 E. Revold Road, Suttons Bay
231-944-1270 Twelve miles north of Traverse City off scenic M-22 you will  nd our main tasting room located on our 160 acre farm estate. Join us as we celebrate 20 years! Our
friendly and informative staff
are ready to guide you through
our extensive list of wines, ciders, spirits and dessert wines. Highlights include a wine club exclusive Barrel Room, spacious Terrace Patio and delicious Hearth & Vine Café.
Black Star Farms
Old Mission
360 McKinley, Road Traverse City 231-944-1300
Your  rst stop on the Old Mission Peninsula wine trail is just a short drive along the beautiful rolling
hills of M-37. Our friendly and informative staff are ready to guide you through our extensive list of wines, ciders, spirits and dessert wines. With approximately 40 products in our portfolio we promise
that we have something to delight any palate.
Blustone Vineyards
Just off M204, 780 N Sylt Rd,
Lake Leelanau
231-256-0146 Finding a piece of Leland blue stone on the shores of Lake Michigan is  nding a rare treasure of nature. Blustone wines are inspired by these unanticipated moments in life. Taste our award- winning red and white wines in our beautiful, contemporary tasting room overlooking our vineyard and the beautiful Leelanau landscape. Call or check our website for summer hours.
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