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Best New Buffalo MI Wineries 2023 (Wine Tours, too)

Discover the Wineries Near New Buffalo MI

Looking for an amazing winery near New Buffalo MI?

You’re in luck: New Buffalo Michigan is set along the Lake Michigan Shore Wine trail, which offers some of the best wine in west Michigan.

Whether you’re on vacation looking for something fun to do, or specifically are looking to explore the wineries in the area, read on. We’re sharing Harbor Country’s best wineries!

Scroll to the bottom for a map of wineries near New Buffalo MI!

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Wineries in New Buffalo Explored: The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

Have you tried some of the wines coming out of Michigan wineries lately? We’re talking about deep reds full-bodied and rich with flavor, and light whites with just the slightest hint of fruit.

If your answer is no, start planning now for a road trip or quick getaway to southwest Michigan, for some pure Michigan perfection in a glass. Keep reading, because we’re sharing our favorite stops along one of our favorite wine trails in Michigan!

About the Wineries Near New Buffalo in Southwest Michigan

As the largest of Michigan’s grape-growing regions, the southwest corner of the state is home to some of the best wineries in Michigan. Located in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA (American Viticultural Area), this wine region produces some of the most diverse wines in the state, thanks to the “lake effect” weather along the Lake Michigan coastal area.

Collectively, these southwest Michigan wineries make up the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail, a cluster of wineries surrounded by endless Michigan vineyards, farms, and orchards.

This area extends from New Buffalo and north along the Lake Michigan shoreline to South Haven and inland to the Kalamazoo area. Marked by the gently rolling hills of Michigan’s “Fruit Ridge,” this scenic area is dotted with sprawling farmland and quiet inland lakes.

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Explore the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail

This guide to the wineries near New Buffalo, Michigan, will introduce you to fabulous local wineries in the fruit ridge area. The expansive variety of wines produced by the vineyards and wineries in this scenic corner of Michigan are diverse: you’ll find rich, full-bodied reds; light, sparkling whites and a variety of rich flavors that only Michigan grapes can create.

Wineries near New Buffalo, Baroda and Berrien Springs

The trail begins in the southwestern-most corner of the state where New Buffalo and Union Pier, Michigan wineries, as well as those in the lovely neighboring towns, make a fantastic first impression.

Set in the midst of some low-lying sandy dunes on along the Lake Michigan shoreline, this fun Michigan beach town is a great spot to start your tasting tour along the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail.
The charming Baroda area is home to many interesting historic sites in addition to wineries, so you can add a little extra to your Michigan travel and wine tours.

St. Julian Tasting Room in Union Pier
9145 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier, MI 49129

A small but comfortable tasting room with outdoor deck for the larger St. Julian Winery in nearby Paw Paw, MI. You’ll find all of your St. Julian favorites and some cocktails here, too.

Hickory Creek
750 Browntown Rd, Buchanan, MI 49107

This unique small-batch winery produces classic, European-style wines made from locally grown grapes.
Visit this tasting room or comfortable patio and be sure to try an exquisite Syrah or their Blue Star White wine, named for the historic Blue Star Highway.

Dablon Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room
111 W Shawnee Rd, Baroda, MI 49101

Tiny Baroda, MI is the heart of southwest Michigan wine country, and this pretty winery produces some award-winning wines at their small-batch winery. They make some deeply flavored rich reds here: we like the Carmenere.

Red Top Winery
482 E Snow Rd, Baroda, MI 49101

This winery is fun and lighthearted, just like their wines. The contemporary tasting room is a perfect setting to try different wines – some of which are aged in rum, tequila, cognac and bourbon barrels.

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Chill Hill Winery

New Buffalo Area Wineries

Chill Hill Winery
8986 1st St, Baroda, MI 49101

Chill Hills wines are produced by Arrowhead Vineyards, a Baroda-area commercial grape producer that grows grapes on almost 400 acres in the middle of the Lake Michigan Shore AVA. Chill Hill opened the doors to their winery in 2019, and offer a laid-back, friendly vibe at the tasting room. Try the Ice Wine, a spectacularly sweet treat.

Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant
185 Mt Tabor Rd, Buchanan, MI 49107

If you’re looking for winery near New Buffalo, choose between a tasting in the Estate Room or on the spacious patio with stunning vineyard views or opt for a meal in the full service restaurant. We recommend the Traminette, a light, white semi-sweet.

Round Barn Estate Winery, Brewery and Distillery
10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, MI 49101

A turn-of-the-century Amish round barn is the eclectic setting for this fun spot that even has its own hiking trails on the grounds. The Round Barn Winery features live music every weekend May through October.

Free Run Cellars
10062 Burgoyne Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

This boutique winery and sister to the Round Barn offers a laid-back and intimate tasting experience in two locations in Union Pier and Berrien Springs. Their small batch wines are creating some big flavors: you’ll want to try the Free Run Fusion, a light fruity white.

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Domaine Berrien Cellars
 398 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

This popular stop on the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail has been producing flavorful wine for more than 20 years with grapes from their 40-acre vineyard. Known for their dry reds, you really can’t go wrong with any of their offerings. Domaine makes a Red Satin that is quite good. They allow leashed dogs on the grounds of the New Buffalo area winery, too.

Lemon Creek Winery
533 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Lemon Creek Winery is the quintessential family business. The same family opened the farm in 1834 and began crafting decadent wines 150 years later. With plenty of open space for outdoor seating, add Lemon Creek Winery to your list of must-visit wineries. While you’re there try their cabernet sauvignon assortment which they take great pride in.

Gravity Vineyards and Winery
10220 Lauer Rd, Baroda, MI 49101

The beautiful surroundings of this spot and their spacious, comfortable deck adds to the allure of this southwest Michigan winery. There are many flavorful wines from which to choose; we are fans of the Chocolate Cherry Dessert wine.

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Baroda Founders Winery

St. Joseph and Kalamazoo-area Wineries

Next stop, scenic St. Joseph, and any St. Joseph winery will offer lovely coastal or hilltop views and have wine just as lovely to pair it with. At St. Joseph, the trail veers inland towards Paw Paw and Kalamazoo.
Despite being farther from the beaches the wine produced here has the same high-quality local flavors the rest of the trail offers. Here, the St. Julian Winery claims its place as the oldest winery in Michigan.

Additionally, the Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery and the Lawton Ridge Winery bring lovely winds to the people living in inland western Michigan. Kalamazoo makes for a great place to find Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail lodging, but great hotels can be found all along the trail. Here are some other spots you won’t want to miss:

White Pine Winery (White Pine Winery and Tasting Room is also located in downtown St. Joe’s)
317 State St #1247, St Joseph, MI 49085

Owned and operated by an award-winning wine-maker; this winery near New Buffalo focuses on producing classic wines. The charming downtown St. Joe’s tasting room is fun: lots of wine-themed gifts to shop while you taste. Try the white sangria- it’s one of the best we’ve had.

Be sure and add White Pine to your New Buffalo-area wineries tour…it’s a really nice spot to relax and enjoy some delicious wines.

St. Julian Winery
716 S Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw, MI 49079

For almost 100 years, this southwest Michigan winery in Paw Paw, Michigan has been making wines in the fruit-growing region along the shores of Lake Michigan. St. Julian’s portfolio of award-winning wines has over 100 products and include distilled spirits, ciders, and every type of wine from internationally recognized dry wines to award-winning sweet wines, classic dessert wines and wines using innovative wine-making techniques.

If you visit, seek and find the Blue Heron in the telltale blue bottle – it’s a Michigan favorite.

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Domaine Berrien Cellars

More Wineries Near New Buffalo MI

Cody Kresta
45727 27th St, Mattawan, MI 49071

This small, boutique winery specializes in hand-crafted wines produced at their vintage 1882 homestead. All the grapes used in their wines are grown in the Lake Michigan Shore area, showcasing the versatility and delicious capabilities of Michigan wine.

Wines available for tasting in the Tuscan-Inspired tasting room will include: Chardonnay, Traminette, Riesling, Vidal, Rose, Cabernet Franc, and a House Red Blend. The semi-sweet 2016 Traminette is worth the trip.

Lawton Ridge Winery
8456 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

This small-batch winery is comfortable, friendly and focuses on food-friendly wine. This is one of Michigan’s oldest wineries: they’ve been producing wine from their grapes since 1974. We like the slightly spicy, white Traminette.

Karma Vista Vineyards
6991 Ryno Rd, Coloma, MI 49038

This wine cellar and tasting room is located in the middle of a pristine vineyard and orchard setting on one of the highest points in Michigan’s southwest fruit belt. Their Ryno Red is semi-sweet red for cooking and drinking and has become a kitchen staple for many.

Contessa Wine Cellars
3235 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038

Located in Coloma, southwest of South Haven in Michigan’s fertile wine valley, Contessa Wine Cellars is a small winery featuring a wide variety of wine. Visit the elegant tasting room reminiscent of an Italian villa and enjoy the spectacular orchard vistas from the European-style terrace overlooking Coloma Valley.
Try the sweet red Dolce Vita; it is perfect for Sangria.

Lazy Ballerina
321 State St, St Joseph, MI 49085

Lazy Ballerina winery in downtown St. Joseph is Southwest Michigan’s only women-owned winery with a tasting room in St. Joseph and Bridgman, Michigan. The Weko Beach White, named for a local beach, is light and refreshing.

Map of Wineries Near New Buffalo MI

Map of Wineries near new buffalo

Wine Tours Near New Buffalo

Fruitful Vine Winery Tours
1159 W Lemon Creek Rd, Baroda, MI 49101

If you’re looking to do some wine tasting Michigan style, consider wine tasting tours along this magnificent and bountiful wine trail.

Fruitful Vine Tours, located in nearby Baroda, MI, are a fun and safe way to visit the many wineries in southwest Michigan. Choose from a tour in their open air “Wino Wagon,” or travel in their luxury coach as you visit wineries. Packages include a three-stop tour with a meal, or private parties.

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