These Saugatuck Wine Tours Are Some of the Best in Michigan

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When it comes to wine, the only thing better than a glass of it is a wine tour! When you visit Saugatuck, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best wine in Michigan. Saugatuck wine tours offer guests a delicious taste of local drink, surrounded by the beauty of Lake Michigan. If you have a palate for rich reds and sweet whites and an appreciation for local wineries, then you’ll love these Saugatuck wine tours and vineyards. Come see why they’re some of the best in the state.

When you vacation to Saugatuck, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the very best of Michigan. Be sure to check out our recommended activities while you’re here. At Lakeshore Lodging, we want you to have the very best vacation!

Best Saugatuck wine tours

Fenn Valley Vineyards

Approximately 10 miles away from Saugatuck is Fennville, home of Fenn Valley Vineyards. Fenn Valley produces a delicious selection of red, white, sparkling, and fruit wines, as well as speciality wines. The tasting room is open 7 days a week and offers tastings, but the bcttest way to experience Fenn Valley Vineyard is on one of their tours. Choose a Private Tour, a Food and Wine Tour, or one of the regular tours, but no matter what you’ll choose, you’ll get a fascinating look at how their wines are made, as well as wine samples.

Tabor Hill Winery and Wine Port

Although Tabor Hill Winery is located an hour south of Saugatuck in the town of Buchanan, their Wine Port shop is in Saugatuck. Tabor Hill Winery is part of the Lake Michigan Wine Trail, and offers a wide range of wines, semi-dry whites like 2010 LMS Cabernet Franc Rose, to dessert varieties like the Ice Wine Vidal Blanc. You can purchase their wine at their Saugatuck Wine Port, or go to the vineyard or a tour or tasting.

Cogdal Vineyards

Head down I-196 for about 20 minutes and you’ll reach South Haven. Not only is South Haven a popular vacation spot, but it’s also home to Cogdal Vineyards. Choose one of their blended wines, like Vision and Whitecap, or something more traditional like a merlot. Make sure you stop by their beautiful tasting room!

Petter Wine Gallery

Petter Wine Gallery isn’t a vineyard, but it’s on this list of Saugatuck wine tours, because, technically it does involve touring and wine. Saugatuck is known for its art community, and Petter Wine Gallery allows guest to stroll through their fine art gallery, wine glass in hand. Their impressive wine selection is topped only by the impressive display of art!

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

Saugatuck is part of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, a collection of Michigan wineries located in the state’s southwestern corner. The trail combines Kalamazoo, Buchanan, and Saugatuck wine tours and more into one, allowing you to taste the best wine on the lake. The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail covers 19 different vineyards, including Fenn Valley Vineyards, Tabor Hill Winery, and Cogdal Vineyards.

Why You Need to Visit Fenn Valley Vineyards

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It’s wine o’clock in Fennville thanks to Fenn Valley Vineyards. Just a short distance from Saugatuck, Fenn Valley Vineyards work with the natural terroir of western Michigan to produce fine wine that you’ve got to try. Here’s why you need to go visit while you’re in the area.

Do you love wine? There are many great vineyards and wineries in the area. There is also an abundance of other incredible ways to experience western Michigan. Here at Lakeshore Lodging, we know all the best things to do because we’re local.

What You Need to Know: Fenn Valley Vineyards

Just about 15 minutes from Saugatuck, Fenn Valley Vineyards offers the area some of the finest wines in Michigan. The unique climate at Fenn Valley Vineyards is like a pocket of milder winter temperatures, perfect for growing cold-tender grapes in a place that otherwise is mostly inhospitable to most varietals. Come, explore the vineyards and sample some wine. Then, take some with you!

Touring the Vineyards and Winery

At Fenn Valley Vineyards, tours are designed to be interactive and educational. The nearly two-hour tour will inspire you and help you appreciate even more the process of winemaking. You’ll have the chance to taste wine samples from different points in the process. Explore the vineyards, winery, cellar, and more in this open book of a winery tour. You won’t come across a tour so welcoming anywhere else!

Tours must be booked online in advance. Vineyard tours are not handicap accessible. Must be 21 years of age with a valid ID.

Wine to Take With You

White Wines and Sparkling Wines

The Michigan climate is great for growing white wine varietals, and it reflects in Fenn Valley Vineyards whites and sparkling wines! You’ll love the crisp flavor profile, balanced notes, and drinkability. Take some white wine home with you!

Red Wines

It can be difficult to grow red wine varietals in cold climates like Michigan. But, thanks to the expertise of the winery, Fenn Valley Vineyards reds are some of the best in the region. Pair them with meat and pasta dishes for the best pairing, or drink them just as they are!

Specialty Wines and Fruit Wines

Fenn Valley Vineyards produces a great selection of specialty and fruit wines for every occasion! You’ll love everything from port to blueberry or cherry wine. They also use raspberries, as well.

Take Some Wine Back to Your Vacation Rental

What better way to commemorate your tour of Fenn Valley Vineyards than to bring some quality Michigan wine back to your vacation rental? At Lakeshore Lodging, our rentals are the perfect solution for family vacations, romantic getaways, or get-togethers with friends! Make a toast to good wine and good times at these beautiful vacation rentals. You’re going to love staying with us, so contact us today to book your Saugatuck getaway!

Here’s Why You Should Stop by Tabor Hill Wine Port

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In cozy Saugatuck, MI, an array of shops and storefronts welcome you to wander downtown. One of those wonderful storefronts is the Tabor Hill Wine Port. As Saugatuck’s premier wine tasting room, Tabor Hill is the headquarters for wine in the area. Let the experts at Tabor Hill Wine Port guide you to the best wine experience you’ve ever had. It’s a great activity to sample the local flair and fare during your visit to Saugatuck!

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You’ll Love the Selection and Expertise at Tabor Hill Wine Port

Though the wine is produced about an hour south of Saugatuck, the Tabor Hill Wine Port offers to residents and visitors of Saugatuck the chance to experience wine like never before. If you’re looking for quality wine with the opportunity for a tasting, then this is the spot for you. At the store, Tabor Hill’s wine experts are ready and waiting to guide you through their selection. They will walk you through tasting notes of each of their wines, highlighting flavors and aromas that make the wines special. It’s the perfect complement to the art galleries and boutiques downtown, too, meaning your shopping trip won’t be complete without a stop into the Tabor Hill Wine Port.

Tabor Hill Winery in Buchanan, MI

If you’re up for a little bit of an adventure from Saugatuck, then you should definitely make the trek down to Buchanan to visit the winery itself. At the winery lodge, you’ll love the hardwood floors and decor, and the unique lighting will set the mood for your visit. It’s the perfect place to relax and rest with quality Michigan wine. Plus, they’re open during the winter for wine tastings and dining, as well as the rest of the year. You can take a tour beginning in the springtime, and keep in mind that the restaurant is closed the week before Christmas to the middle of January. To stay up to date, you can check out their hours and locations.

Take the Journey During Your Saugatuck Getaway

Whether you’re just stopping in for some quality wine at the Tabor Hill Wine Port or making the journey down to Buchanan to see the winery, itself, you can’t go wrong during your Saugatuck getaway! And, when you stay with Lakeshore Lodging during your time here, you’ll feel right at home! Our beautiful vacation rentals are both comfortable and convenient, and we’re confident you’ll enjoy your time with us more than anywhere else. So, check out our available rentals and see for yourself the quality you’ll enjoy. Then, contact us to reserve your stay! Finally, if you need more ideas for things to see and do in the area. We guarantee they’ll make your vacation the best one yet!