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Updated by James Fangmeyer Jr on May 24, 2013
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Top 5 Michigan Wineries

Somewhere between the Mediterranean and Pacific lies the great American Midwest, home to our Top Michigan Wineries!

St. Julian Winery

St. Julian is the oldest and most decorated winery in the state. St. Julian won the Tasters Guild International "Winery of the Year" award in 1998, making it the first winery ever outside of France or California to win. St. Julian produces over 40 world-class wines but may be best known for its Late Harvest Riesling, which last year won a Unanimous Gold and Best in Class at the Riverside International Wine Competition.

Blue Water Winery and Vineyards

A dark horse #2, Blue Water ranks this high because it is the best value in its price range. If you like whites, their Chardonnay has won at the NY Finger Lakes Competition, and if you prefer red, their Chambourcin won at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. This "Under the Radar" (as featured on PBS) winery is proud of their local Michigan roots.

Peninsula Cellars

Peninsula Cellars is a family run winery located on the Old Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Their specialty is Riesling. The Tasting Room is a converted one-room school building, which is worth the visit on its own.

Tabor Hill Restaurant & Winery

Tabor Hill is in Buchanon, Michigan, and offers a wide range of dining and wining opportunities. The atmosphere is delightful and events year round are perfect day-trip activities.

Fenn Valley winery

Their slogan, " The Lake Effect Everyone Loves " mean? What is the "Lake Effect" and why is it so important? What we call the "Lake Effect" is the moderating effect that Lake Michigan has on the climate of West Michigan, and it makes the grapes at Fenn Valley stand out.