Travel the thumb of Michigan and go wine tasting

Posted at 11:07 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 11:08:07-04

If you are over the age of 21 and are looking for a fun weekend trip, consider traveling to southeast Michigan to explore the various wineries in the thumb of Michigan.

Michigan's Thumbs Up Wine Trail maps out 12 wineries and tasting rooms to visit in a weekend or throughout several weekends. The trail extends for about 275 miles and includes wineries, vineyards, a meadery, a cider house and more. 

You can start at any winery, being that the trail is a loop that travels up and down the coast of Lake Huron.

Locations include Harrison Twp., Clinton Twp., Rochester, Washington Twp., Romeo, Armada, Croswell, Bad Axe, Lexington, Smiths Creek, Memphis and New Baltimore. 

Thumbs Up Wine Trail is a non-profit organization that's purpose is to promote local wineries and increase tourism throughout southeast Michigan. 

This Sunday, May 22, 2016 will be the second annual Wines of the Thumb Taste Fest from 1-5p.m. at the Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Twp., Mich.

Wines of the Thumb Taste Fest offers each guest samples of wine from different wineries that make up the wine trail. It is a great way to sample each winery in one day. 

Tickets for Wines of the Thumb Taste Fest and additional information can be found here.