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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