Northern Michigan Wine Tour

July 22nd, 2016


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With countless wine trails, wineries and vineyards in Northern Michigan, it’s no surprise that Northern Michigan Wineries are quickly becoming a local favorite and the traveler’s destination.  The best part about it- Hotel Walloon is centrally located between some of the finest wineries in Michigan including Walloon Lake Winery, Mackinaw Trail Winery, Petoskey Winery and more!

Prior to your stay at Hotel Walloon, ask the Concierge Desk on suggestions for your very own Michigan Wine Tour! Hotel Walloon’s staff will be able to share information with you on some of the best Michigan wineries.  Call (231) 535-5000 today to book your reservations for Hotel Walloon and to get started on visiting all the wineries in Northern Michigan!


Walloon Lake Winery

Walloon Lake Winery

Walloon Lake Winery, located only 10 minutes from Hotel Walloon, is a family farm turned winery that is offering some fabulous wine from right here in Walloon! They focus on making exquisite wines from the seven types of grapes that are grown on their farm. One of their newest wines, Between the Buoys, is a wonderful semi-sweet white wine with flavors of apricot and peach with a crisp citrus grapefruit finish.

The Walloon Lake Winery offers fun events including Music Meets Canvas, Yoga in the Vines and Di Arte & Vino, an event where guests sip wine and paint! Along with the fun events, the Walloon Lake Winery is part of the Bay View Wine Trail (see below for more information). The Walloon Lake Winery is open daily during the summer for wine tastings.


Mackinaw Trail Winery

Mackinaw Trail Winery

The Mackinaw Trail Winery features their premium brand, Unrestricted to bring you only the best of Northern Michigan! The Mackinaw Trail Winery is only 5 minutes away from Hotel Walloon and is situated on 30 acres of vineyards and rolling hills. Just recently, Mackinaw Trail Winery’s Blueberry Wine was awarded the best fruit wine by the Mid-American Wine Competition.

Open daily during the summer, the Mackinaw Trail Winery would love to see you for a wine tasting.  Or stop by during one of their Thursday Music Night’s now through September! When you visit, be sure to check this winery off on your Bayview Wine Trail list!


Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery

Petoskey Farms Vineyard

Located just 15 minutes away from Hotel Walloon, this rustic vineyard and winery is an experience you won’t soon forget! This vineyard features a wonderful outdoor deck with spectacular views of the country, perfect for relaxing while on vacation. Enjoy a wine tasting while listening to live music, eating from a food truck and chatting with family and friends.

Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery’s selection of wines featured Petoskey Red, Petoskey White, Late Harvest Riesling and more. All are delicious served before, during or after dinner! Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery is open Monday – Saturday and once you go, it will be another winery completed on the Bay View Wine Trail.


Harbor Springs Winery


The Harbor Springs Winery, was voted the Best Winery in the 2015 Best of the Northwest Contest! When you visit, try their 2014 Pond Hill White, which was the 2015 Michigan Wine Competition Bronze Medal Winner.

The Harbor Springs Winery, located at Pond Hill Farm is the perfect winery destination that encompasses the best of Northern Michigan! This winery is located off the Tunnel of Trees, has a farm-to-table café, brewery, farm and gift shop that makes this Bay View Wine Trail Winery into not just a quick stop but an afternoon adventure.


Bay View Wine Trail

Bay View Wine Trail

The Bay View Wine Trail features ten wineries located in Northern Michigan and all relatively near Hotel Walloon. The wineries listed above: Walloon Lake Winery, Mackinaw Trail Winery, Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery and Harbor Springs Winery are only a few of the wonderful wineries here in Northern Michigan on the Bay View Wine Trail.

The Bay View Wine Trail Passport is the perfect activity that allows you to explore the best wineries in Northern Michigan. With the purchase of a passport you will receive a wine tasting at each of the ten venues and two Bay View Wine Trail stemless wine glasses upon having your entire passport stamped.


Leelanau Wineries


If you are looking for a day trip while staying at Hotel Walloon, head over to the Leelanau Wine Trail, located roughly two hours from Hotel Walloon. The Leelanau Wine Trail features 26 different wineries, but the trail can be broken down into three separate loops: The Sleeping Bear Loop, The Northern Loop and The Grand Traverse Bay Loop.

LeeThe Leelanau WineTrail was Michigan’s first wine trail, started over 30 years ago. If you are looking for wonderful history of Michigan’s wineries, along with beautiful views of Lake Michigan then this is the perfect scenic day trip!


End Your Day at Hotel Walloon


After a day of exploring wineries, don’t forget to make a final stop in Hotel Walloon’s Hearth Room to have a glass of wine from the Enomatic Self-Serving Wine System. With exquisite wines at your fingertips and hors d’oeuvres from the Walloon Lake Inn, this will be the perfect ending to a busy day on the road.HotelWalloon_Interior_01_72ppi

Experiencing Northern Michigan Wineries and exploring the various wine trails can be an excellent trip for family, friends, wedding parties or corporate events! Call Hotel Walloon to set up the perfect trip for your group.

Drinking Responsibly is a must. If you do not have a designated driver, our concierge staff will be delighted to set your party up with safe travel options.

Start planning your trip today to come experience some of Michigan’s finest offerings. Hotel Walloon is located in the heart of Michigan Wine Country and we want to share this experience with you. Call (231) 535-5000 for more details and to book a room today.


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