Quality Wines Bottled With Italian Traditions.
Founded in 1994
Ciccone Vineyard & Winery presents one of northern Michigan’s most unique and picturesque wineries. Our Old World tasting room is situated atop the rolling hills of Leelanau Peninsula and features award-winning estate wines. Take a stroll through our vineyards and enjoy the striking views of West Grand Traverse Bay and our restored turn-of-the-century barn. Experience the most exceptional backdrop for wine tours, wedding celebrations and other special occasions.
Silvio Tony and Joan Ciccone, Owners
About Ciccone Vineyards
Our vineyard currently consists of fourteen acres of vines. Our vineyard is planted in Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat, Marechal Foch, DeChaunac, Dolcetto and Malbec. We are currently the only vineyard to grow the Italian varietal, Dolcetto in Michigan and one of only two to grow Malbec in Michigan.
Northern Michigan's Finest
Lake Michigan, to our west, and West Grand Traverse Bay, to our east, moderate extreme temperatures, and the hills produce a natural downdraft which circulates the air over the water, and brings it back to the land. In the winter, the downdraft brings back snow which protects the vines from the cold. The lake effect delays early blossoming, as well as first frost which minimizes damage to the blossoms.
The vineyard, family-owned and operated, is managed through the change of each season. In the spring we start pruning to restrict yields and in the summer we de-leaf and thin crops to assure maximum fruit ripening and yields.
Soil health is maintained by restricting yields, fertilizing, and maintaining native grasses between rows to maintain moisture and prevent land erosion.
The Leelanau Peninsula is one of the main wine regions of Michigan. It is renowned for the production of cool climate varieties especially, distinctive Rieslings, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and fine Chardonnay. This is an expanding wine area offering an exciting diversity of sandy loam, clay slopes and breathtaking views.
Michigan's Finest Dry Wines
Ciccone Vineyard & Winery produces award-winning European-style wines from grapes grown primarily on our hillside estate approximately 15 miles from Traverse City, MI. Our vineyard with its surrounding valleys, rich soil and the waters of Lake Michigan creates a unique micro climate which allows for the production of our handcrafted, estate bottled wines. In addition to our crisp white wines and distinct reds we offer a variety of exclusive blends and unique fruit and fortified wine selections.
- Riesling 2015
- Nectar 2013
- Vino di Oro 2013
- Pinot Grigio 2015
- Chardonnay 2015
- Gewurztraminer 2015
- Michigan Riesling 2013
Red & Specialty Wines
- Eve 2014
- Vortex Red
- Cabernet Franc 2013
Experience The Sutton's Bay Difference!
Wine Club and Tasting Room
Our unique Old World Tasting Room provides the perfect backdrop for our wines, enhanced only by our staff and our attention to detail. Enjoy great conversation, sit by our fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine or catch up with friends in our outdoor pergola.
We are also pleased to announce the NEW Ciccone Wine Club. It is free to join and our members will enjoy a variety of benefits including year-round savings on wine purchases. Choose the club level that is right for you and receive shipments in May and November.
Wine Club Benefits:
- Receive an annual Club Gift
- Enjoy complimentary tastings for your and a guest when visiting the Tasting Room
- Save 15% off all tasting room and online purchases for 3- and 6-bottle Club Members, 20% for case Club Members
- Guaranteed access to all small production, small batch or new release wines
- Invitation to events held at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery
- Winemakers notes on featured wines
- Quarterly Newsletters and recipe
There are three levels available to join:
Tre Club: Receives 3 winery-selected bottles in May and November (about $40-$60 per shipment).
Messo Club: Receives 6 winery-selected bottles in May and November (about $80-$100 per shipment).
Dodici Club: Receives 12 winery-selected bottles in May and November (about $150-$200 per shipment).
Our unique Old World Tasting Room provides the perfect backdrop for our wines, enhanced only by our staff and our attention to detail. Enjoy great conversation, sit by our fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine with friends in our outdoor pergola.
Our wine Tasting is $5 and includes our Signature Wine Glass which comes with free tastings for the life of the glass. We offer a choice of flights which will have 4 pre-selected wines, your fifth wine is one of your choice. We aske that every customer enter our tasting room with a valid ID to confirm that they are over 21 years of age.
We love wine tasting groups and will always work to accommodate everyone for a smooth and enjoyable visit. In order to best serve your group, we ask that you notify us prior to your arrival if the group is 10 people or more.
The Perfect Place for Your Next Event!
Venue Rental and Weddings
Ciccone Vineyard and Winery is proud to offer one of Northern Michigan's most unique and picturesque wedding venues. Ciccone is situated atop the rolling hills of Leelanau County with striking views of West Grand Traverse Bay, a stylishly renovated and beautifully restored turn-of-the-century barn, and a spectacular open space overlooking the rolling hills of grape vines.
Our vineyards, barn and vistas can offer the most exceptional backdrop to your wedding celebration, and turn your dreams into beautiful memories. We hope the information on this page can help you in planning your event with us at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery. For more information, download any of the forms below, or if you would like to schedule a site tour, please feel free to email or call our Event Coordinator at (231) 271-5553 or email us at email@example.com.
We offer discounted rates for events held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday parties.
Please see our Availability Calendar to see what dates are open for event booking. Events must be booked at least three weeks in advance of date requested. At this time, we are only booking two years in advance. 2019 booking will open on January 1, 2018.
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Contact Ciccone Vineyard
If you have any additional questions, or would like to request more detailed information, please feel free to send us a message directly here!
Thank you for visiting Ciccone, and we look forward to your visit and serving you!
Ciccone Vineyard and Winery
10343 E. Hilltop Rd.
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Summer Hours: (June-October)
Winter Hours: (November-May)
Friday and Saturday
Closed December 23-25th and December 31
Open December 30
Call for a weekday appointment. Winter Hours are subject to change.