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Peninsula Cellars

A glass of red wine in Peninsula Cellars in Michigan.

Looking for a fun and quasi-educational spot in Traverse City? Look no further than Peninsula Cellars! This winery is a true gem, as it used to be the Maple Grove Schoolhouse that operated from 1896 until 1956. So not only will you get to enjoy amazing drinks, but you’ll also get a history lesson with each sip.


I recently visited Peninsula Cellars and tried one of their cider flights. The ciders were all delicious, but my absolute favorite was the Cinnamon Swirl cider. It tasted like I was drinking a warm slice of apple pie, minus the utensils. The staff at Peninsula Cellars were also top-notch. They were so friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the place.

The atmosphere is so nostalgic. There’s something so cozy and inviting about drinking in an old schoolhouse. It’s like you’re transported to a simpler time where you don’t have to worry about adulting or paying bills. Plus, there’s a lovely outdoor seating area where you can enjoy your drinks and take in the beautiful surroundings.


I highly recommend Peninsula Cellars to anyone visiting Traverse City if you’re looking for a non-traditional winder setting. You get great drinks, a cool history lesson, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere – what more could you ask for? Just make sure to bring a designated driver because those ciders pack a punch!

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Casey Kolp

Cheers! I’m Casey! Get ready for a blog full of wanderlust, culinary adventures, and unfiltered opinions – where I spill the tea (and the wine) on all things food, lifestyle, and travel!

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