Traverse City Uncorked Kicks Off Michigan Wine Month

April 28, 2023

Mike Kent
Public Relations Manager


April 28, 2023

Traverse City Uncorked Kicks Off

Michigan Wine Month

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A celebration of Michigan wine starts Monday with the beginning of Traverse City Uncorked. The month-long event centers around a free mobile passport that opens discounts, prizes, invitations to special events and a chance to win a wine-themed weekend in Traverse City to participants.

The passport is a self-guided wine tour of the Traverse City region and sponsored by Traverse City Tourism. It allows check-ins at dozens of wineries and hard cider tasting rooms along both the Old Mission and Leelanau (Lee-lahn-aw) Peninsulas. Most locations offer specials that include free wine tastings or discounts. Those who check into five wineries during the month qualify to claim a free Traverse City Uncorked t-shirt at the Traverse City Tourism welcome center. Those who book a stay at an area hotel can enter to win a wine-themed vacation in Traverse City. The winner of the vacation prize will be announced in early June.

“The Traverse Wine Coast is an amazing experience with award-winning wines and spectacular views from the tasting rooms,” said Traverse City Tourism President, Trevor Tkach (Tah-koch). “There is no better month than May to enjoy the wine scene. Drive the scenic roads with millions of cherry blossoms on full display, and sip the fine craftsmanship of the wines; it’s a memorable experience.”

The Traverse City region grows about 60-percent of Michigan's wine grapes. It is located on the 45th parallel, which is the same latitude as the top wine growing regions in Europe. A unique micro-climate is created by the proximity to Lake Michigan and produces a wide range of fruit forward wines. The region is growing in national prominence by winning significant acclaim at major wine competitions around the United States.

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Traverse City Tourism is an independent, not-for-profit destination management organization (DMO) that promotes the greater Traverse City area as a leisure and business destination with an excellent quality-of-life. Through the impact of travel, Traverse City Tourism helps strengthen the local economy and supports a thriving entrepreneurial community. Details on the region's lodging, attractions and area events are available at

Mike Kent | Public Relations Manager
231.995.3927 |

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