Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Southwest Michigan is for lovers—of wine and craft beer" from Crain's
Southwest Michigan, the area 90 minutes from Chicago long associated with summer getaways and vacation homes, has become a great daytrip or weekend destination for tasting wine, beer and spirits.
In the past few years, a handful of establishments have opened or expanded their offerings in small towns or the countryside. Others have stepped up their game; even more will open this year or in early 2017. If you're thinking about a weekend drinking tour, here are places to consider, most within 20 minutes or 15 miles of each other. Plot your own trip, or sign up for a tour and leave the driving and planning to someone else. Two possibilities: Grape & Grain Tours or Fruitful Vine's Wine-O-Wagon.
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