Stunning views and unique booze
Suttons Bay Ciders a popular destination in a region known for wines.
By Megan Westers
Photography by Coreene Kreiser
Although Leelanau Peninsula is known for its wineries, Suttons Bay Ciders has a prominent position. Found on 10 acres of rolling land nestled atop of a hill overlooking west Grand Traverse Bay, it opened in 2015 as a hidden gem with a killer view. But today, its reputation for tasty ciders takes center stage.
In 2017 and 2018, Suttons Bay Ciders competed in the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). Its ciders won bronze, silver and, as of last year, a gold medal in varying divisions. Its I Spy Ginger received a gold medal in the 2018 spiced cider category.
“Our ciders are not commercial, in the way that there are no additives and flavorings and God knows what is in it,” said Madelynn Korzon, who owns the cidery with her husband Mark.