Midwest Living : 2020-07-01

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see some of the produce we get. good, it makes us teary-eyed.” genius in a Bottle Dozens of wineries, breweries, distilleri­es and cideries nestle around Traverse City, making magic with local grapes, hops, apples and other fruit. In addition to those pictured, here are four more great stops. The winery, tasting room and aging caves look as if they were airlifted from Tuscany and offer glittering views of East Bay and the surroundin­g vineyards, where father-son team (and History Channel stars) Marty and Alex Lagina grow a dozen-plus varieties. CLOCKWISE Perched on Leelanau County’s highest spot, Rove Estate looks over sweeping panoramas of orchards and rolling vineyards planted with Gewürztram­iner, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and other grapes. Located next to State Street Marketplac­e food hall, Middlecoas­t harnesses Michigan hops in creations like Left Fin IPA and GW’S Little White Lie. Settle in on a sprawling patio in Grand Traverse Commons to sip Bryan Ulbrich’s small-batch hard ciders, like Cinnamon Girl or Engle’s Ransom. Or try his dark and briary Blaufränki­sch, an award-winning Austrian-style wine. MWL 43 MWL J/A 2020

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