Geoff Frey’s palette was wowed when he sipped his first glass of Marquette, a red hybrid grape, during a wine event in St. Paul, Minnesota, nearly a decade ago.
By the time the first serious snow blankets northwestern Michigan, a village of igloos has been firmly planted in the barren woods behind the taproom at Hop Lot Brewing Co., an idyllic winter landscape illuminated by strings of glimmering white lights and blazing campfires.
“People are looking for a food that has more taste and is offering more nutritionally, that’s the draw for most people. People like the fact organic heirloom tomatoes are different. Even though they’re ugly (whole), they’re prettier on a plate.” - Kate Poirier
This unique small-batch, boutique winery grows its own grapes and arranges tastings by appointment only.
Summers are short but sweet in Michigan. Most people live for lazy lake days, sipping cool drinks at the beach, pool and favorite tiki bar.
Focused on its mission, 2 Lads Winery seeks a new wine-tasting experience for patrons.
Learn about fine cacao from Ecuador; taste, smell and enjoy it at Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate.
Suttons Bay Ciders is a unique and popular destination in a region known for wines.
A Traverse City coffee roaster acts locally and globally to benefit communities and provide great coffee.
Joyce Petter, Juli’s mother-in-law, brought her gallery to the bright blue building in 1993. It has since become known as an eclectic collection of fine art, including sculpture, glass and paintings.