The Petoskey Area has welcomed several wineries and breweries recently, making it a destination for lovers of craft beers and connoisseurs of wine. Start your trip planning here. Cheers!
Beards Brewery is a small microbrewery focusing on a craft brew experience. In its first few years, they have created over 100 delicious recipes inspired by local, seasonal products of northern Michigan. The pub features 10 taps, as well as viewing glass into their one-barrel brewing system, allowing patrons to see the beer-making process.
Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery is a family owned boutique winery on 38 acres, just seven miles north of Petoskey. Vineyards, panoramic views of the Petoskey hills and surrounding lakes can be seen as you relax with a glass of wine on the covered porch.
Harbor Springs Vineyards & Winery at Pond Hill Farm invites you to enjoy wine and crisp hard cider in their Tasting Room. Come for a sip and leave with a bottle (or a case!) of wine with a special Michigan twist. Voted Best of the Northwest winery in 2015. Also try the Tunnel Vision Brewery selection of beers made on site.
Looking for a special venue to host your event? Look no further than Mackinaw Trail Winery. The winery sits on 30 acres of beautiful rolling hills, which are planted with 15 acres of grapes. In its ten years of operation, Mackinaw Trail continues to be one of the most awarded and recognized wineries in the state of Michigan.
For something truly unique, try Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery. It is America’s first and ONLY maple winery. Customers rave that the wines have a maple tone with a cream finish, varying from semidry to sweet. You can also find maple syrup, candies and gifts while you are there.
Petoskey Brewing is housed in a unique brick building that is 70 feet high, but only 20 feet deep. The building, known as the “Old Brewery,” was first completed in 1898 and was used to brew Petoskey Sparkle beer until 1915. Today, it offers a variety of craft beers on tap and a full menu of pub fare.
Enjoy wine tasting at Petoskey Farms Winery while sitting on the 60-foot outdoor patio overlooking 22 acres of beautiful hills and rolling countryside. Don’t miss their Thursday nights on the patio with food and wine, and take home a bottle of local wine for that special friend to share your experience.
Pleasantview Winery is the ideal location for touring a northern Michigan vineyard or simply stopping by the tasting room to sample the wines. They sell local wines from Harbor Springs in reds, whites and fruity combinations.
Nestled in the rolling hills ‘Up North’ above the 45th parallel in Petoskey, the area’s latest additions — Rudbeckia Winery and Burnt Marshmallow Brewing are situated on 190 acres with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Walloon Lake. The winery produces limited, artisanal wines, while the brewery specializes in unconventionally handcrafted beer using local ingredients.
Seasons of the North is a small, premium winery offering distinctive, quality wine with an emphasis on local production. The winery’s uniqueness comes from the varieties of grapes that are perfectly adapted for the climate of northern Michigan. Stop in for a tasting and take some home for later.
Walloon Lake Winery is a modern winery focused on creating the very best wines made from cold hardy grape varieties. It offers Pilates classes, onsite food trucks and wine and canvas events on 36 rolling acres near beautiful Walloon Lake.
If you are interested in tasting without the worry of driving afterward, we have several tours available.
Bay to Bay Shuttle offers wine tours for private groups for the Bay View Wine Trail. They will pick you up at your home, hotel or any location to take you tasting at some of the many great wineries in the area.
Blue Lakes by the Bay Transportation will take your group on 5-hour wine tasting tours featuring the wineries of Petoskey, along the Bayview Wine Trail, with breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay and the lush countryside.
Northern Michigan Wine and Beer Tours do just what their name implies – offer tours of the wineries and breweries in the area. Tours last approximately 4 hours for $400 (plus tip and tasting fees).
Enjoy your beverages in the midst of some of the finest scenery to be found anywhere. Make it a weekend or longer. For information on lodging and other activities, please visit PetoskeyArea.com or call 800.845.2828. We hope to see you soon.
About the author
Diane Dakins is passionate about all of the communities that comprise the Petoskey Area of Michigan: Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City. As assistant director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, she has “been there – seen that” when it comes to virtually every area attraction. She strives to create informative content that gives potential visitors the scoop on planning a northern Michigan vacation.