Leelanau Peninsula AVA
A vineyard in the Leelanau Peninsula AVA
||American Viticultural Area
||75,000 acres (30,351 ha)
||Aurore, Auxerrois, Bianca, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga, Chardonnay, De Chaunac, Dolcetto, Gewurztraminer, Malbec, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling, Seyval blanc, Traminette, Vignoles
The Leelanau Peninsula AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Leelanau County, Michigan. This Michigan wine region includes all of Leelanau County, which forms a peninsula between Lake Michigan on the west and Grand Traverse Bay on the east. Being surrounded by water helps to moderate the climate of the region, which is generally cold for viticulture. Frost can occur on all but about 145 days of the calendar year. The soil in Leelanau Peninsula is complex, with glacial deposits of clay, sand, and loam on top of bedrock of granite and limestone. The hardiness zones are 6a and 6b.
Coordinates: 44°53′N 85°47′W / 44.89°N 85.79°W