Michigan

The Great Lakes State

Michigan is unique in that it touches 4 of the 5 Great Lakes (Sorry to Lake St. Clair). A land of multiple peninsulas allows for a wide variety or micro climates and terroirs.  While explorers noted the presence of grapes it wasn’t until 1698 that wine was produced from the grapes near Detroit (Motor City wine, anyone?).

Michigan Wineries

Michigan Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 170
AVAs:
  • Fennville AVA
  • Lake Michigan Shore AVA
  • Leelanau Peninsula AVA
  • Old Mission Peninsula AVA
Wine Trails:
  • Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail
  • Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail
  • Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
  • Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
Year 1st Winery Established 1698
Varietals Cultivated: Baco Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonnay, Concord, Gamay Noir, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Lemberger, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Niagara, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Syrah, Traminette, Valiant, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles
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Pioneer Wine Trail – Southeast Michigan

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