Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Traverse City

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#2 of 59 in Wineries in Michigan
Bowers Harbor Vineyards is located in Traverse City. Plan your visit to Bowers Harbor Vineyards and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Traverse City planner .
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  • friendly staff, great outdoor seating, great place to hang out, have a glass of wine or cider and watch sunsets,, they are spectacular!! If you are hungry they offer food items also..meat, cheese, cra...  more »
  • Just love Old Miss Pen and on a Sunday am no one there, sign said closed. A quick serving young lady was nice. Nice place and had a bonfire going already in the am. $5 each for 5 tastes and get glass....  more »
  • Well I proposed here on the deck in 2009, so this place is special to us. A great location and setting to check out on your Old Mission peninsula trip.  more »
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  • My husband and I had a fantastic experience here! We were on a wine tour and this was my favorite stop out of 6. We loved it because the workers were fun and assisted us with so much knowledge of the vineyard and the wines. Also the only vineyard we stopped at with complimentary wine glasses. You must go there!
  • Bowers Harbor is always a must when we visit wineries in the Traverse City area. We are Wine Club members, and the perks are hands down the best. They have fantastic wines for everyone, whether you're a wine novice or wine connoisseur. I really appreciate the separate tasting area for groups/tours. Never have to wait to taste. Beautiful venue throughout the year.
  • This was a great stop for us. Very good wines and ciders. We had an amazing experience here. It is a must for any wine tour. They give 5 tastings for $5 and you get to keep the souvenir glass, what a deal most places charge more than that just for a glass. We like it so much that we joined the wine club and left with 12 bottles. We live over 2 hours away so it will force us to visit at least four times a year. I can't wait to visit during the summer to enjoy the outside seating area.
  • Loved this place! We came here in a 14 person tour and their staff welcomed us with open arms! We had our own picnic table ready for us when we got there. We immediately started our tasting and our guide was so nice with quite generous pours. One thing I noticed about this vineyard were the tables placed between vines so you can really eat and drink in the middle of it all, which gave you a truly unique experience. I loved their blueberry and peach cider combo, and had to take some home!
  • Very quaint surroundings and I love the idea of having the "vineyard dogs" photos on the walls and on a few wine labels. The person helping us seemed a little offish, personable but almost like he wasn't enjoying his job. Maybe he was just tired. However he did give us a little information regarding a reisling and the ciders. We ended up buying the peach-apple cider. You do get to keep your wine glass so now I have a nice collection from the local wineries 😊 Parking is tight so be careful when leaving.

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Most accommodations in Traverse City lie near the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The West Arm of the bay is closer to businesses and services in and around downtown. The portion of Traverse City on the East Arm of the bay remains quieter. Both areas offer hotels and bed and breakfasts with convenient access to the beach. Many visitors opt to stay in vacation rentals, including lakeside cottages and houses, which you'll also find here.
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