Midwest Wine Country Weekend Getaways
Michigan: Prestigious vintages
Vintages from two established wine regions--in the southwest corner and around Traverse City--have won prestigious awards. New wineries are gaining reputations in the southeast.
Sip: Gaze out picture windows onto lovely views of the vineyards at Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant (left) in southwest Michigan's Buchanan. In the Traverse City area, Chateau Chantal has a panoramic view of the bay plus tasting room, cellar tour and B&B.
Stay: In the Traverse City area, Stafford's Perry Hotel, a renovated 1899 landmark in Petoskey, offers views of Little Traverse Bay, plus boat and trolley tours.
Play: In southwest Michigan, visit the only female Dutch-certified miller in North America at Windmill Islands and Gardens in Holland. In Traverse City, grab a bike and whisk down the new paved 29-mile trail along Little Traverse Bay.