Don’t Miss Traverse City Uncorked

The Uncorked Wine Festival runs throughout the month of May in Traverse City, Michigan.

Michiganders, did you know that one of the world’s best wine regions is right in our own backyard? If you’re a wine enthusiast or are simply in need of a spring getaway, check out Traverse City Uncorked. This lively event runs throughout May and coincides with Michigan Wine Month. Uncorked offers unique opportunities to enjoy special wine events and offerings throughout Traverse City’s scenic vineyards and award-winning wineries.

Cheers to the Traverse City Wine Coast

Located on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City is home to the vineyards of the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas. These areas are famous not only for their natural beauty, but also for the exceptional quality of their wines. In fact, Traverse City wines have gained an international reputation

How Traverse City Uncorked works

Begin your wine-themed adventure by signing up for your Uncorked digital passport. Don’t skip this step! This free digital passport allows you to check in at various Traverse City wineries and rack up your chances to win some great prizes. The more wineries you visit, the better your chances of winning. This easy-to-use app is a must-have to make the most of your Uncorked experience. Not only can you win prizes and have easy access to Uncorked events, but you also get special discounts with participating lodging properties around the Traverse City area.

The prizes vary depending on your level of participation, allowing you to tailor your experience.

Traverse Tourism Activities
Photo Credit: Traverse City Tourism

Check in at five or more wineries and score a pair of official Traverse City Uncorked socks, available while supplies last. Head over to the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center to pick up your fun “bragging rights” prize.

The stakes rise from there! If you stay at one of Traverse City’s lodging options, be sure to mention your participation in Uncorked when you check in. You’ll get a special code to add into your digital passport that will enter you into the grand prize drawing. 

The grand prizes are a wine connoisseur’s dream, with options including two different wine-themed vacations or one of two wine-themed gift baskets.

Traverse City Uncorked Checklist

Wine-themed grand prizes offer a “grape” escape

Traverse City is known for its charming inns and hotels that back up to stunning vineyards. Two of the town’s best are offering deluxe prize packages in honor of Uncorked. Here’s what you can win:

Black Star Farms Suttons Bay: Winners enjoy a two-night stay in any room or suite, based on availability. The package includes a $100 voucher for Bistro Polaris, daily chef-prepared breakfasts, a nightly hospitality hour, a welcoming charcuterie board and bottle of wine and a wine tasting session for two.

Uncorked Traverse Souvenirs
Photo Credit: Traverse City Tourism

Chateau Chantal: This prize offers a two-night stay at Chateau Chantal Inn. Start each morning starting with a chef-prepared breakfast and a cellar tour. Each evening, you will be treated to complimentary wine flights. Additional perks include discounted prices on all Chateau Chantal wines and merchandise.

Make the most of your Uncorked experience

Take self-guided tours or participate in one of the many wine trail events. If you like a more structured experience, local tour operators offer guided tours. This is perfect for enjoying your tasting without the hassle of driving.

Traverse City Tourism Spring Family Fun

With its blend of local flavor, beautiful scenery and digital deals, Traverse City Uncorked is a must-do for any wine lover. Grab your digital passport and “cheers” to spring in Michigan!

For more information about Traverse City Uncorked or to plan your trip, visit

Jenny Kales
Jenny Kales
Content editor Jenny Kales has been in the business of writing for more than 20 years. A natural storyteller, she loves helping Metro Parent clients tell their stories in a way that resonates with their audiences.


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