The state in the Midwest with the capital Lansing counts beside California. new York. Oregon and Washington in quantity to the most important wine-growing states or centers of the United States, It is the only state bordered by four of the great lakes, namely Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior and Lake Erie, which is why he was rightly nicknamed "Great Lakes State". There are nearly 5,000 hectares of vineyards, which are influenced by the heat-storing huge lakes very positive. The four areas Fennville, Lake Michigan Shore, Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula are as AVA classified. The focus of viticulture is on the two peninsulas at Traverse City and around Benton Harbor in Barrier County. It dominates the most famous American vine Concord but of which mainly grape juice is produced. Wine is mainly from the European varieties Cabernet Franc. Chardonnay. Pinot gris. Pinot Noir and Riesling but also traditional hybrids won. Of the over 30 production plants, the most famous are Château Chantal, Château Grand Traverse, Fenn Valley, Good Harbor, St. Juliean and Tabor Hill. There are also large quantities sparkling wine and fruit wine generated.