Wineries & Breweries
Seasons of the North & Burt Lake Brewery
Located: 9090 W. M-68 Hwy., 3 miles west of the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
Phone: 231-548-1280 *On Facebook
Seasons of the North Winery and Burt Lake Brewery is a small, premium winery offering distinctive, quality wine and beer, with an emphasis on local production. The Tasting Room offers wines, beer and hard ciders (to those over 21). Summer and fall special events have included Classic Car Shows, live music, outdoor games and contests. Check ONLINE for upcoming events, and seasonal hours.
Seasons of the North Winery & Burt Lake Brewery is part of the Bay View Wine Trail, which has nine other wineries in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix. Maps and descriptions of the trail are available at Seasons of the North.
Northland Brewing Company
A microbrewery and restaurant is being developed for downtown Indian River, at the corner of S. Straits Highway and South Avenue. Local businessman and home brewer Matt Whitener's plan is to brew small batches of beer for consumption on site. Everything will be done by hand and locally focused. Whitener has won awards for his home brewing, and has worked part-time as a brewer at Pond Hill Farms. He hopes to open the Northland Brewing Company building in 2020.