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Discover Wineries Along Lake Michigan

Michigan Lakeshore Travel Wine Tours
9 Jun

Discover Wineries Along Lake Michigan

Explore Pentwater, Ludington, Silver Lake, and Hart by winery hopping along the lakeshore. We offer private wine tours that introduce guests to the region’s rich winemaking and diverse selection. Each provides a unique experience, blending exceptional wines with the beautiful landscapes of Lake Michigan’s shoreline and countryside. 

Why Take a Wine Tour With Us? 

Our private wine tours allow you to enjoy tastings with a designated driver who is knowledgeable about the area and can provide you with a customized, memorable experience. Whether you’re visiting the area or a local, we make sure each tour is fun and that you walk away learning something new about the wines of the region. 

Michigan Lakeshore Travel wine tours provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore the diverse and vibrant winemaking scene along Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore. From the rustic charm of Fox Barn Winery to the boutique elegance of Pere Marquette Winery, each stop on the tour offers something special. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, these tours promise to delight your senses and deepen your appreciation for Michigan’s winemaking heritage. 

Pentwater Wine Tours
Wine tours with friends are the best.

Size of Tour and Vehicles

Michigan Lakeshore Travel wine tours are a boutique experience in that we accommodate two to six people per tour. You’ll be transported in luxury vehicles – a large SUV or minivan, depending on group size. There’s room for any wine you buy and we bring along a cooler in case you want to keep a bottle chilled for your evening plans. We provide a bottle of water for each person.

The Wineries

Our wine tours include two to three wineries in the area, with bonus stops at unique markets and farms depending on the route. 

Pere Marquette Winery

Nestled on a bluff of Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Winery is a hidden gem with handcrafted wines and a charming atmosphere. Known for its dedication to quality, this family-owned winery cultivates a variety of grapes that thrive in Michigan’s unique climate.

The Experience

Visitors to Pere Marquette can enjoy guided tours of the vineyard and winery, learning about the winemaking process from vine to bottle. The cozy tasting room provides a welcoming space indoors and outdoors, accompanied by stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Our Favorite Wines

  • Badger White
  • Pinot Noir Rosé
  • Cabernet Franc

Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery

Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery, just outside the Village of Pentwater, offers a boutique wine-tasting experience that reflects the artistry and passion of its winemakers. The winery is renowned for its commitment to sustainable practices and exceptional wine quality.

The Experience

The intimate tasting room at Jamaghra Winery is set among a vineyard that’s photo-ready. Knowledgeable staff guide visitors through tastings, sharing insights into each wine’s unique characteristics. 

Our Favorite Wines

  • Niagara
  • Cayuga White
  • Bison Red

Fox Barn Winery

Fox Barn Winery sits in the “backyard” of Silver Lake Sand Dunes. It has a rustic charm, housed in a historic barn set among vineyards and fruit trees. The winery offers a cozy, relaxed atmosphere perfect for enjoying a glass of wine.

The Experience

You’ll find a tasting room and gift shop at the winery. Indoor and outdoor seating areas provide views of the surrounding countryside. Most of the flavors you’ll find here are fruit wines.

Our Favorite Wines

  • Traminette
  • Peach
  • Harvest Red
Fox Barn Winery Silver Lake
The sunset over the vineyards at Fox Barn Winery is outstanding!

Pleasant Valley Farm and Vineyard

Pleasant Valley Farm and Vineyard offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere with a view of Crystal Lake. All of the wines are sourced from their farm. The vineyard’s rolling hills and fertile soil in west-central Michigan provide the perfect environment for growing grapes.

The Experience

The tasting room offers a cozy setting to sample their wines, and the friendly staff ensures an unforgettable experience. You can sit inside their spacious building or in various picturesque settings outdoors. Also, enjoy a walk around the grounds to see the vineyard and a panoramic view of the lake.

Our Favorite Wines

  • Itasca 
  • Blueberry
  • Petite Pearl

Food and Wine Tip: Looking for a place to dine before or after your wine tour? Check out our comprehensive Pentwater restaurant guide.

Bonus Stops on Wine Tours

The Scenic Lakeshore and Half Day tours include one bonus stop. We can also work with you to put together a customized tour, which is a good option for special occasions. 

Up North Farm Market

Our half-day wine tours include lunch at Up North Farm Market. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy their market, gift shop, and wine, beer, or cider at the bar. Relax indoors for lunch or outside with views of a petting zoo. You can also walk next door to the Up North Garden Center, which sells a wide variety of plants and flowers.

Jam Farm

The Jam Farm is a unique hidden treasure on our Scenic Lakeshore wine tour route. Here you’ll find homemade jams with fresh ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors, or chemical preservatives. Plus, the setting and scenic drive to the farm is stunning.

Book your tour today! We have limited scheduled tours available this summer. If you’re interested in a custom tour, contact us to discuss.

Raise a Glass!

So, raise a glass and toast to the unforgettable journey awaiting you with Michigan Lakeshore Travel wine tours. Cheers!

Travel Tip: Looking for a place to stay in the area? Book one of our vacation rentals!

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