My brother fiance and I are taking our mom on a last minute trip to the Traverse City MI area. Mom has cancer and we learned last week it's spreading so 1 of mom's final wish requests is while she is ok for right now to take her to Traverse City MI area. We have never been there we usually visit the New Buffalo MI area. With this being said after reading alot I came up with us visiting the below wineries so I wanted to see if I should change anything based on your knowledge. I want to take her to places that are friendly, have a great view, maybe some that are unique, and aren't too far of a drive, and have decent wine since my fiance & I love wine. . So far I am seeing they are about 10-27 miles away from where we will be which should be fine. I have reached out to some and some are doing special things in mom's honor. We also like all kinds of wine mom likes wines that are a little sweeter like a riesling but nothing too sweet. I haven't found many reds in MI that we really enjoy. Well there's 1 from Lemon Creek winery that we really enjoy but that's about it for reds.
So here is a list of the wineries I was planning on going to:
We were going to go to Black Star Farms but when I contacted them to see if they could do anything special in mom's honor they told me they are too busy. Really? well then maybe we are too busy to come visit
I would also like to know what are some must get to restaurants that don't cost a ton. We are from the Chicagoland area so we enjoy our restaurants. We enjoy all kinds of food we aren't picky eaters at all.
We were planning on going to Apache Trout Grille
Maybe the Coveland
Maybe Jolly Pumpkin but it seems expensive
Maybe Red Ginger
If there is anything else that's a MUST VISIT please let me know. We are planning on doing the scenic drive at Sleeping Bear Dunes. 4 Piano concert. Taking mom to the shopping area.
Thanks a ton.