Verterra means 'true to the land' and our estate grown fruit is used to produce elegant red, white, rose and sparkling wines that embody the essence of the Leelanau Peninsula.
We are a family-owned business focused on creating exceptional wines from estate-grown fruit on the spectacular Leelanau Peninsula in Northwestern Michigan. Our journey started in 2006 with a dream. We planted our first 1.5 acres of grapes in our vineyard affectionaly known as 'Frost Pocket.' From that point forward, we were hooked; and today we have 40+ acres of fruit which we grow as we do not import grapes from other regions of the US. All of our our wines are fruity, lively, balanced and exciting.
In 2017, 2018 and again in 2019 we had the honor to win the Best Dry White wine in the State of Michigan. Twenty five judges awarded Verterra Winery the top award. In over thirty five years of the Michigan Wine Competition no winery has won Best Dry White in consecutive years, let alone in 3 consecutive years. Come taste the essence of Pure Leelanau Peninsula wines in our Leland Tasting room one block from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan.
Ever wonder what Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan looks like from the last highest Ridge in the Leelanau Peninsula? Guess no longer. Come visit the Ridge.
The Ridge is currently open for tastings this summer through Monday September 7th, Labor Day. We do have a nubmer of weddings/events so please look under the Ridge hours later in our website for selective days that the Ridge is closed. Typical Ridge hours are Monday - Saturday noon to 7pm, Sundays noon to 6pm.
.The Ridge will be closed for weddings:
Friday August 7, at 4pm until Sunday August 9th at noon
Friday August 14, at 4pm until Sunday August 16th at noon
Thursday August 20, closing at 4pm/ Open Friday August 21/ Closed Saturday August 22.
Thursday August 27, at 4pm until Saturday August 29th at noon.
Saturday Sept 5th we will close at 4pm to set up for our Summer Dinner Series
The Ridge will close for the season on Monday September 7th. Weddings of course will still be hosted into October.