Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery, Petoskey

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Mackinaw Trail Winery is a family owned business that was founded in 2004, in Manistique, MI. Owned and operated by proprietors Ralph and Laurie Stabile, the business came into fruition when Ralph followed his lifelong dream of owning a winery.

One of Ralph’s fondest memories as a child was at the age of 5, pressing grapes with his Grandfather who was a Sicilian immigrant making the yearly supply of wine for him and his family. Ralph continued to make the wines until 2010 when his son Dustin took over all operations in the wine production facility. This continued the family heritage of making wine.

Dustin studied at Michigan State University in viticulture where he worked at Spartan Cellars, a facility that researches different methods of growing grapes and making wine. As one of the fastest growing wineries in the state of Michigan, Mackinaw Trail Winery was able to build a brand new state of the art facility in Petoskey, MI. This allowed the winery to continue its growth without sacrificing the quality of their products.

The new winery sits on 30 acres of beautiful rolling hills which is planted with 15 acres of grapes. In its first year at the new facility, Mackinaw Trail has taken over 50 medals and 6 best of class awards. In its ten years of operation Mackinaw Trail continues to be one of the most awarded and recognized wineries in the state of Michigan.

Along with the mission of growing their business, the Stabile family also makes a huge priority of giving back to the community. Mackinaw Trail continues every day to help nonprofit organizations and help support local agriculture within the state. With four tasting rooms in the state of Michigan, a large production facility, and the growing support from their loyal customers, Mackinaw Trail Winery is the “North Star” of the Michigan wine industry.
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  • Family owned since 2004, our bus tour took us to the Mackinaw Trail Winery and Brewery in the Petoskey area. The newer building and grounds are lovely with a pleasant atomsphere and plenty of... 
    Family owned since 2004, our bus tour took us to the Mackinaw Trail Winery and Brewery in the Petoskey area. The newer building and grounds are lovely with a pleasant atomsphere and plenty of...  more »
  • We had the whitefish spread, bruschetta and pretzel bites to go along with our wine flight (me) and single glass of red (husband). The food was tasty and well presented and I liked the whites here... 
    We had the whitefish spread, bruschetta and pretzel bites to go along with our wine flight (me) and single glass of red (husband). The food was tasty and well presented and I liked the whites here...  more »
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  • Hubby and I had a great experience here last Sunday! First, I would like to thank you for being open on Sunday! Several places we planned to visit on our quick getaway were closed on Sunday. Secondly, the young lady who did our tastings was great! Sorry I didn't catch her name. She was alone and attended to the customers well, providing friendly, knowledgeable service! The wine was fabulous! We stocked up! Can't wait to return and hopefully catch a day you got that awesome BBQ fired up!
  • We enjoyed our stop here. Customer service was very good and the facility is nice and clean. The beers and wines we're good and worth the stop. They are flexible with the flights and allow mixing of beer and wine. An overall good experience.

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