The Saturday of our anniversary trip Chad and I went to Old Mission Peninsula to visit the wineries. I’ll just do a quick rundown and share our favorites.
2 Lads Winery–This was my first time here and I had heard quite a bit about this winery. The view was fantastic but it was packed and the tasting was very rushed. None of the wine from our tasting knocked my socks off.
Bry Estate–We had a lovely tasting in the barrel room and enjoyed some of the wine but it was a bit out of our price range.
Peninsula Cellars–A long time love that we refer to as the School House winery. We had nice tasting and purchased a Pinot Blanc and Old School Red. Wonderful staples to help us remember one of our favorite places.
Finally, as we headed back up to Northport, we stopped at Left Foot Charlie. Do not go anywhere with in a 100 mile radius of Traverse City, Michigan without visiting this tasting room. We had their famous Murmur as one of our wedding wines and it was even better this year! We tasted a few old favorites but we also got to taste a few new things. First, they had a red table wine (they previously only released white) which we bought for that evening. It was medium bodied, spicy, peppery, perfect with our grilled steaks. That wine was sold “growler style” so we can go back for more next time we’re up there. Finally, we tasted their cider. Now, I’m not a huge cider person–the Cinnamon Girl was fantastic! Well priced, not too sweet, crispy, phenomenal. If we hadn’t been tasting wine all day I would have sat back and had a glass then.
Sunday we did tasting on the Leelanau Peninsula–thats up next!
By the way, looks like I’m not the only person in love with Leelanau–ABC News “Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted ‘Most Beautiful Place in America.’”