Excellent Views, Superb Northern Michigan Wines
Nestled along the shores of Lake Leelanau, Bel Lago is located near the village of Cedar, just 18 miles from downtown Traverse City, Michigan. A short drive from beautiful Leland, crystal-clear Glen Lake, and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, our winery and cidery is en route to some of northern Michigan’s most treasured destinations.
With views of the lake and our well-established vines, there’s no better place to enjoy a glass of wine or cider.
The Bel Lago Story
Founded in 1987, Bel Lago began serving wine on the edge of Lake Leelanau in 1999. Today, our northern Michigan winery is known for crafting flavorful and complex red, white and sparkling wines. We take pride in growing over 100+ varieties of grapes at our vineyards in nearby Cedar and scenic Northport near the shores of Lake Michigan. Varieties include local favorites Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer and Riesling, in addition to rare varieties like Auxerrois, Siegerrebe and Cayuga White.
With an emphasis on cultivation, we firmly believe in the adage that “wine is made in the vineyard” – and the results speak for themselves. Our attention to detail and focus on the grape sets our wine apart from other northern Michigan wineries. Stop in and taste for yourself!
Our Award-Winning Wines
In July of 2019, our 2016 Pinot Noir received a score of 90 points from Wine Enthusiast. Our winemaking team is proud to craft crisp white wines and deep, complex reds that showcase the terroir of our region.
Our Hard Ciders
We offer six varieties of crisp, refreshing, flavorful hard ciders. Ranging from sweet to dry, our ciders are fermented from the juice of local apples. Outside of traditional hard ciders, we offer a dry-hopped cider, oak-aged cider and a watermelon-flavored cider.
Personalized Wine Club
Our wine club is not one size fits all. Members enjoy a tasting room discount, access to limited-production wines, free tastings and more. Two shipments of wine per year, in April and October, are tailored to the preferences of the member.
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