Hickory Creek Winery
Veteran-owned local winery creating old world style wines from Lake MI Shore AVA grapes. A short walk from Hills School.
Small winery nearby. The owner is very hands on and the setting is picturesque. They have a nice heated wine tent this winter.
Hickory Creek is a very small production winery specializing in European old world style wines made from their local AVA's grapes. Their friendly staff provides tastings in their charming red barn tasting room. Their wines are served at some of the finest restaurants in Chicago and SW Michigan, and…
There are a lot of wineries on the trail, but only one that makes truly great wine. This is it. It’s tiny and a little off the beaten path. Insider tip: Most crowds visit the bigger vineyards. If you want to miss the crowds, but enjoy great wine, go here!
“Free Run is a boutique winery specializing in small batch, award-winning wines. Not overcrowded or hurried, this hip and unique Lake Michigan Shore winery has a fresh feel designed for indulging. Reservations strongly suggested for groups. Walk-ins based on availability. Please visit their website for details.”
“They have the best selection of handcrafted, estate grown & bottled wines available for tasting and purchase. They are best known for their dry reds and Rhone varietals (i.e. Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier), and are proud members of the Rhone Rangers! Drink Red!”
“Live music on the lawn and a bbq every weekend May through October! Outside event is kid and dog friendly. Good wine, beer and spirits. Not to be missed. Insider tip: Our favorite destination in the vineyards. Always worth a trip, but Fall is our favorite time to visit. Fewer crowds and beautiful scenery.”
Point of Interest
“At Gravity, they specialize in Wine Flights! Get Four 1/4 full glasses of wine paired with cheese and crackers, all on a cool tray to take to your seat. Enjoy this Wine Flight with friends inside their expansive tasting room or on their beautiful deck over looking the lake and vineyards!”