Tip of the Mitt AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Total area||1,754,448 acres (7,100 km2)|
The Tip of the Mitt AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the northern Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. This Michigan wine region is approximately 2,760 square miles (7,100 km2) in extent. It includes all or part of Alpena, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet , and Presque Isle counties. These are counties that are located at the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula, north of the established winemaking AVAs grouped around Traverse City. Active TOTM wineries are grouped around Petoskey. The Tip of the Mitt AVA was established in August 2016. The major wine trail in the area, The 'Petoskey Area Wine Region', was formerly known as 'The Bay View Wine Trail'.
The Tip of the Mitt AVA was created by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau by petition from the Straits Area Grape Growers Association. The petition to create the AVA noted that the area was suited for the cultivation of cold-weather varietals such as Marquette and Frontenac. The Straits Area Grape Growers Association has announced its intent to specialize in cold-hardy vines.
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