The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail has taken 2nd place in a national poll conducted by USA Today and its travel site, 10Best.com, for Top Wine
Region in North America. A panel of wine experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees. The top 10 winners were then ranked by popular vote.
“We’re excited to take 2nd Place for the Best Wine Region in North America,” states Lorri Schreiber, Executive Director of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. “This recognition acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our owners, winemakers, vineyard crews and tasting room staff that offer quality wines with genuine and authentic experiences. And, it certainly helps to be located on such a beautiful peninsula.”
The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail consists of 28 wineries boasting eclectic tasting rooms ranging from pure elegance with unparalleled views to cozy nooks loaded with charm. Quaint villages along the way offer authentic experiences with great local dining and shopping located within
beautiful coastal and scenic countryside surroundings.
“This honor solidifies not only the Leelanau Peninsula wine industry but the Michigan wine industry as a whole,” states Schreiber. “To be nominated with these other renowned wine regions is an honor in itself. To take 2nd place is pretty exciting.”
Leelanau Peninsula beat out finalists from renowned wine regions across the country including California and four other states.
2019 Top 10 Wine Regions Ranking
Finger Lakes – New York
Leelanau Peninsula – Michigan
Temecula Valley – California
Verde Valley – Arizona
Walla Walla Valley – Washington
Monticello – Virginia
Mendocino – California
Lodi – California
Texas Hill Country – Texas
Paso Robles – California
This is the second year in a row that Leelanau Peninsula was nominated for the poll. In 2018, Leelanau Peninsula took third place behind Finger Lakes and Lodi, respectively.