Which States Have the Most Underrated Wine Regions?

2. Northern Michigan

Grand Traverse Bay in Michigan
A vineyard view of Grand Traverse Bay in Michigan | Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images

If you can’t make it France’s celebrated vineyards, try Michigan, “our very own Bordeaux.” The northern area of the state’s Lower Peninsula has an ideal combination of “well-drained soils with glacial deposits, and slightly tempered weather patterns,” explains Vogue. Known for its white varieties, the narrow region is near Traverse City, a gorgeous resort town full of tasting rooms. With about 100 wineries, the Great Lakes State ranks 13th in U.S. wine production.

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