Also known as Peninsula Township, Old Mission Peninsula is a finger shaped township with about 42 miles of Great Lakes shoreline.
With an abundance of Old Mission Peninsula wineries competing for local and traveling wine enthusiasts, many are looking to add to the wine tasting experience. Check the local events schedule and enjoy local jazz, acoustic guitar, blues and more with your glass of wine and no doubt a beautiful view of the vineyard and possibly East or West Grand Traverse Bay. Delight in the Secret Garden at Brys Estate with lavender, flowers, berries, and herbs surrounding you! Treat yourself to a gourmet small plates menu designed by nationally known chef, Mario Batali at Bonobo Winery. Chateau Chantal offers live music, gourmet cheeses, jams, and Michigan made treats. Visit Bowers Harbor Vineyards for lavender yoga, live music, dinner in the vineyards, and snowshoeing through the vineyards. Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery even includes the beer drinkers as they coordinate with Jolly Pumpkin for winter Sundays’ Old Mission Snowshoe Wine and Brew. All of the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula usher in spring with a Blossom Day winery tour and celebrate girls’ night out with “Divas Uncorked”. Additionally, nearly every Old Mission Peninsula winery is known to coordinate with a variety of area restaurants for wine pairings at themed dinners, like Oyster Night, Swine and Wine, Lobster Boils, and New Release parties. Many Old Mission wineries offer Wine club memberships with free wine tastings, members only events, private tasting rooms, wine shipments 3-4 times throughout the year, pairing recipes, and wine and merchandise discounts. Frequently wine clubs give members priority access to small batch production wines. So find your favorite wineries and join a club or two…you’ll love the perks and you know you’ll buy the wine anyway!