Wine Country Tours near Ann Arbor

Wineries and Vineyards in the Ann Arbor Areawineries

from First Street Garden Inn
Boutique B & B in Downtown Ann Arbor
734.741.9786

We couldn’t publish a list of Ann Arbor Area Breweries without thinking about the wine lovers out there. After all, both industries are flourishing in Michigan and there’s plenty to see. (View our Information page for the Breweries visitor guide.)  (This Information obtained from the Pure Michigan website.)

First Street Garden Inn has gathered this information on wineries near Ann Arbor & within day-trip distance of the inn. Share it with your friends and loved ones, and if you do come to town, give us a call. (We’d appreciate credit for the info if you pass it along.)

(Note:  Information in this resource was gathered from outside sources and may not be current. Before going to any locations listed here, please call or email to confirm hours and locations. First Street Garden Inn is providing this information as a service to our guests and cannot be held responsible for incorrect or changing information.)

Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail  And other vineyards.

Southeastern Michigan’s Pioneer wine trail is a great place to spend a few hours…or a few days! Southeast Michigan’s newest pioneers are the vintners of the early 21st century, growing and selling special wines for you to discover. The beautiful rolling Irish Hills, many lakes & Hidden Lake Gardens are right along the trail. Relax, savor our wines, stop for some antiquing. More information on the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail.

Sandhill Crane Vineyards    Phone: (517) 764-0679

4724 Walz Road, Jackson, MI 49201       Email: heather@sandhillcranevineyards.com

Winery & cafe hours:  Mon – Sat 11 – 6; Sun 12 – 6.  Public winery tours: Sat at 12pm & Sun at 1pm. Other times by appointment.

Sandhill Crane Vineyards is located east of Jackson, just minutes from Ann Arbor. This small family-run vineyard and winery features award-winning estate-grown wines. Our new cafe serves wine-friendly foods made with local ingredients. If you are planning to bring a group of 13 or more to eat at our cafe, we require that you order in advance. The winery also features a seasonal tasting room inside the Dexter Cider Mill, 3685 Central St, Dexter. The cider mill and tasting room are open late August through mid-November. Hours are Fri & Sat 11-5 pm and Sun 12-5 pm.

Dexter Cider Mill & Sandhill Crane    Email: Steinhauer489@cs.com

3685 Central Street, Dexter, MI 48130   Phone: (734) 426-8531

Open Wed-Sun late August through mid-November. Wed to Sun from 9am to 5pm. October only: open Sat from 9am to 6pm. Now with tastings from Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Open since 1866, this family owned and operated mill is the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan. Wood pressed cider, fresh apples, caramel apples, donuts, strudel, turnovers. Apple pies made on premises. Original pastry mixes, jellies and pickles.

Lone Oak Vineyard Estate       Phone: (517) 522-8167

8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240. Nestled among the hills of lower Michigan’s Jackson County, Lone Oak Vineyard Estate was established in 1997. South facing hillsides producing high quality grapes dominate the site. Our hand-crafted wines are made from estate and locally grown fruit.

Chateau Aeronautique Winery   Phone: (517) 569-2132

Williams Aero Estates  1849 Rives-Eaton Road, Jackson, MI 49201. Chateau Aeronautique Winery of Jackson, MI offers handcrafted fine wines made from Michigan Grapes in a Wine Tasting Room in a beautiful airpark setting, the Williams Aero Estates. Wine tastings include a tour of our hangar/winery, cellar and private wine tasting room. Drive in, or Fly in, we are open daily from noon to 6 (for weekdays & hours January through April, check website or call).

Burgdorf’s Winery     Phone: (517) 655-2883

5635 Shoeman Road, Haslett, MI 48840  Email: wine@burgdorfwinery.com

Open year round. Burgdorf Winery is in its 10th year of operation. This small, family owned Artisan Winery is located 2 miles east of Haslett, Michigan. Deborah Burgdorf, resident wine maker, has an MS in Microbiology and worked in research & industry for 15 yrs. as a Fermentation Specialist. Dave Burgdorf has a BS in agriculture and worked as a Plant Material Specialist for the USDA. Their combined wine-making experiences/backgrounds for over 38 years have earned their wines/winery, local, state, and international recognition. Over 100 medals received for their twenty plus, award-winning wines. All made on site at their 4,000 sq. ft. production facility from locally grown, hand-picked, Michigan grapes & fruits.

Cherry Creek Cellars     Phone: (517) 531-3080

2199 North Concord Road, Albion, MI 49224     Email: info@cherrycreekwine.com

Our family run Vineyard and winery features premium handcrafted Wines in our intimate tasting room. Come visit us and sample our craft, have a discussion with John (our winemaker). We feature 12 wines ranging from Bordeaux blends to our now famous Fetter Hahn- Black Raspberry Cordial.

Trees Cellars Cidery & Winery    Phone: (877) 304-3254

703 E Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI 49286    Email: info@treeswines.com

Trees Cellars is a small Michigan winery, crafting fine wines & ciders from estate grown fruit, as well as other high quality Michigan fruit. Located in the Historic Hayden-Ford Mill, we’ve developed a very warm, comfortable environment to sample & enjoy our wines, ciders, and food menu. Visit the website for business hours.

Flying Otter Vineyard and Winery   Toll Free: (877) 876-5580

3402 Chase Road, Adrian, MI 49221  Email: info@flyingotter.com

The objective of our winery is to provide a friendly, unintimidating wine experience. Whether you are a wine expert looking for something new and different, or a wine novice just entering the wonderful world of wine, we welcome you. We hope that you enjoy our wine and your wine experience. Call for times open.

Pentamere Winery    Phone: (517) 423-9000

131 E. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh, MI 49286    Email: ed@pentamerewinery.com

Michigan’s first urban winery. Pentamere Winery is an urban boutique winery, located in historical downtown Tecumseh, Michigan. Our passion is to explore the distinctive native characteristics and rich diversity of grapes and fruit grown in the Great Lakes Basin. We have hand crafted high quality wines, which will satisfy the most avid connoisseur and delight the inquisitive newcomer. Pentamere is known for our delightfully sweet and light fruit wines as well as our big dry reds.

Cherry Creek Old Schoolhouse Winery & Fudgery    Phone: (517) 592-4663

11000 Silver Lake Hwy., Brooklyn, MI 49230  ( US 12 – 3 miles East of US 127)

Email: veritasvineyard@aol.com   For over 100 years, four generations of Burtka’s have been making wines in this country for the enjoyment of their family and friends. Nestled in the Irish Hills, minutes from several lakes and Michigan International Speedway, John & Denise Burtka have created a new destination for wine lovers. Based on their European roots, they built a boutique winery that makes award winning wines, using old world hand crafting. Located in a Historic 1870 Schoolhouse, this is one stop you don’t want to miss! Come and taste their Award Winning Wines at the knotty pine bar. Sample Cherry Creeks freshly made Butter Fudge, or taste their Michigan Cherry Preserves. Sample gourmet items like fresh pressed Artisan Olive Oil or 18 year old Balsamic Vinegar from Modena Italy, all bottled on site for you. Shop our many fine Michigan products and wine gifts, and even create that special Gift Basket. As a rule, all visitors under the age of 12 are required to ring the 138 year old school bell ONCE before their parents will be served. In the summertime have a glass of wine, beer or cider while you enjoy food from the Schoolhouse Cafe while sitting under the pergola overlooking the vineyards and lake or listening to our Thursday & Saturday entertainment. Come visit our family at the friendly winery…….Cherry Creek!

Here’s a little more Michigan Winery information for you from the great folks at Pure Michigan.

Visit Michigan Wineries ~ There are more than 100 wineries and 150 tasting rooms across the state and each location provides a unique Michigan wine experience.   Michigan Wines

Michigan Wine Festivals & Events  There are hundreds of festivals & events that include Michigan wine across the state throughout the year. From dinner with a winemaker to snowshoeing in the vineyard to a festival on the beach, there’s always something happening in Michigan wine country.

 Other Wineries within 25 miles of Ann Arbor

DeAngelis Cantina del Vino Winery –  7879 Jackson Road, Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone:(248) 854-5420    Email:deangeliswine@aol.com

DeAngelis Cantina del Vino produces 100% natural wines with no added sulfites, no added sugar and no added color. The only ingredient used in the production of our wines is grapes! All of our wines are crushed, de-stemmed and barrel aged right on our premises. In our retail wine tasting area, guests can stop in and taste the wines for no charge (no reservation required). In addition, on Saturdays and Sundays, we offer VIP wine tours that include the sampling of 12 or more wines together with a winemaker-guided tour through our production area.

Obstbaum Orchards Winery & Distillery – Northville

A family run cider mill, located in Northville (Salem), Michigan. Obstbaum (German for fruit tree) offers freshly picked apples, pressed cider and apple cinnamon donuts. It is a perfect stop for families or groups on a fall weekend…

Vine2Wine Custom Winery – Northville

Vine2Wine is a custom winery located in downtown Northville, Michigan. We have red and white, very little sulfite and can be customized to your palate. Open all year and no appointments are needed.

St. Julian Wine Company Tasting Room – Dundee – Dundee

Distance: 22 miles from Ann Arbor.  Come taste over 50 award winning wines, juices & spirits. $5 to sample six wines and keep complimentary logo glass. If you are planning on coming with a group of eight or more, please call ahead.

Ugly Dog Distillery – Chelsea  (Because we don’t want to be biased)

Distance: 17 miles from Ann Arbor. Micro-distillery founded in 2009 with the challenge of manufacturing a premium vodka from 100% Michigan wheat that could be sold at a mid-range price. Ugly Dog Vodka is triple hand-distilled in small batches.

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