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Old Mission Peninsula Vineyard
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There are seven wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula. The Old Mission Peninsula sits close to the 45th parallel, a longitude known for growing prestigious grapes. The two Grand Traverse Bays provide the ideal maritime climate and the rich soil does the rest. Northern Michigan specializes in growing white grapes and is known for its reislings which grow well in the summer months and late fall which Traverse City is known for. Every October the wineries host a harvest fest. Some reisling grapes are spared being picked in the fall to be picked when they freeze, from which Ice Wine is made. The wineries along the Old Mission Peninsula are 2 Lads Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal Winery And Inn, Chateau Grand Traverse, and Peninsula Cellars.
April 20th, 2012
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