Looking for an adventure to delight your taste buds this summer? Look no further than Jackson, Michigan’s wineries and breweries. With so many to choose from, it would take a few days to visit them all. Here are some must-visit spots for the summertime.
Perfectly positioned in Jackson’s beautiful countryside, you will find Sandhill Crane Vineyards. This area staple has become a wonderful summer tradition for many. Enjoy their large deck, which overlooks their sprawling vineyard. Having won several awards for their wine, you are sure to find the perfect red or white. If you prefer even more atmosphere than what Mother Nature provides, join them every Friday night through October for music on their porch (weather permitting of course).
If you are a fan of French wine, or would enjoy visiting a French winery one day, stop by Chateau Aeronautique Winery for a taste of what all the hype is about. Modeled after chateau wineries in the Bordeaux and Burgundy areas, you are in for a special treat as you enjoy fine wines made from Michigan’s best grapes. Sip on their award-winning wines on their patio to take in the area’s beautiful surroundings.
You can’t get more Midwest summer than the patio at Grand River Brewery! Adjacent to the Grand River Farmer’s Market, you can enjoy a pint of North American IPA of the Year, Monkey Mouth, before discovering local produce and other farmers market favorites. Their patio is also perfect for relaxing a relaxing evening. Strung with outdoor lights, it’s a great way to enjoy downtown Jackson.
Poison Frog Brewery is just the place to go for a unique experience. The little yellow house that contains this brewery is nearly always active with something to do from live music to psychic nights. For a traditional summer experience, head there for their campfire singalong nights, where you’ll sing along to traditional songs while sitting on tree stumps with a pint of Poison Frog’s signature beers.
Enjoy Even More Wineries & Breweries
To sip even more of Jackson’s beer and wine scene, get our free self-guided winery and brewery tour. This free guide is the best way to see all of Jackson’s wineries and breweries because it will help you decide the best places to go to based on your location and give you even more information about each destination.