Suffering from the mid-winter doldrums? Traverse City wine tours are a great winter activity to get you out and moving, battling those seasonal winter blahs.

Here are 10 great reasons to book Traverse City wine tours in the winter:

Beauty – Getting out in the Michigan countryside, you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula wine regions. Bonus: that bit of fresh air and exercise (which is always so much more fun in a group with a purpose!) is even one of eight science-backed ways to battle the winter blues.

Comfort – You can enjoy tasting wine or visiting breweries and other stops on our custom- designed Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula wine tours without any worries. Let Old Mission Peninsula Tours be your designated driver so you can just enjoy the outing.

Safety – We should mention that not only are our drivers knowledgeable with more than 25 years of experience in the local wine industry, but we are completely insured, state licensed, and fully compliant with all DOT regulations. Not only that, but we use 4X4 Ford passenger vans for the safe andcomfortable transportation on all our tours.

VIP treatment – When you book Traverse City wine tours with us, you get to skip the crowds and enjoy a custom tour itinerary. You can expect the best service because we’ll take care of arrangements and bookings with each winery so they are ready to welcome your group.

Exceptional wine – The wineries of Leelanau and the Old Mission Peninsula have gained an international reputation for excellence, with several award-winning varieties of wine made right here in Northern Michigan. Speaking with these talented vintners and their staff is fascinating for wine enthusiasts as well as anyone who would like to learn more about fine wine.

Warmth – All of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula wineries are ready to offer friendly Northern Michigan hospitality and the wonderful ambience of their unique wine tasting rooms.

Timing – Sometimes it’s a challenge to get your friends, family, or coworkers together for an outing during the super busy months of summer break. It can be much easier to get people together for a wine tasting in January and February when schedules are freer and we’re all looking for a break from winter!

Winter specials – There are some really fun events planned that could work nicely with our Traverse City wine tours this winter. Check out the Winter Warm Up on January 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sips & Soups on January 23rd from noon to 5 p.m., Taste the Passion (celebrating wine, chocolate, and love) on February 6th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7th from noon to 5 p.m., or, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Romancing the Riesling on February 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Off-season rates – You can easily turn your Traverse City wine tour into a weekend getaway or weekday mini-vacation. The best part of traveling to these wonderful Northern Michigan wineries in winter is that most of the nearby bed and breakfasts or hotels offer discounts or other specials for accommodations you wouldn’t have the opportunity to book during the high season.

Great service – We’re proud to say that clients who have enjoyed our Traverse City wine tours have given us an excellent rating for Old Mission Tours on TripAdvisor. We love what we do and enjoy working with clients to create a unique itinerary for their wine tours, offering a great selection and wine education as well as the safest transportation so you can enjoy your outing worry-free.

Looking for something new to do this winter? Book Traverse City wine tours for groups large or small. Contact us at Old Mission Peninsula Tours and we will work with you to create your own itinerary for a fabulous winter outing. For more information or a reservation, call us at (231) 883-TOUR.