Local wineries, cideries and distilleries are flourishing in Michigan and they are an excellent place to sample the flavor of each region. Over 50 varieties of grapes are grown on Michigan vineyards and many wineries have gained national recognition for their award-winning wines. Enjoy an afternoon wine tasting to discover a new favorite varietal. Hard cider tasting is another popular pastime for locals and visitors alike, and producers are pairing up with growers to create crisp, flavorful ciders from unique apple varieties. Local distilleries are newer on the scene in Michigan, and they are exciting destinations to visit, as they showcase local spirits, featuring farm-grown ingredients.